The challenge was to use Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum and Basic Grey. Now, I've had three sheets of Perfect Plum since May last year and have never used them as purple just isn't really my colour, so today it finally got to see the light of day! I actually made two cards with it, the second one I will show you tomorrow. The other colour I've never had a chance to use before is Basic Grey so am pleased I got a chance to try it today.
I really like the stamp set I used, Loads of Love, I used it to make some Christmas cards last year, and my daughter has taken ownership of a Valentines card I made with this set as well, now it's time to make a masculine card with it.
I also love my new Sizzlits die as I'll never run out of co-ordinating "buttons" thanks to it!
I took a series of photos as I made this card to show you how I did the checkerboard background (please excuse the rather well loved aka 'grotty' green cutting mat, after all I've had it for about 25 years..!) - here they are:
First I coloured the pickup truck using watercolour pencils and the truck ended looking rather pink. I slept on it and this morning I had another go at it and here is the result of my "adjustments":
What I used:
Card: Bashful Blue, Basic Grey, Perfect Plum, watercolour paper.
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Tools and other fun stuff: Buttons #5 Sizzlits die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, corner rounder punch, Stampa-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals, acquabrush.