I am still inspired by the Power Poppy, Power & Spark challenge where they teamed up with PageMaps.com with 10 different card maps. I picked another card map and combined that with this weeks Power Poppy, Hues to Use. The Hues to Use colors are: reddish plum, sage and greige. Looking through my stamps from Power Poppy, I was happy to find the Olive & Oak expanded stamp set. I had been wanting to color this image and I really wanted to show case the reddish plum color on the olives and the sage would be great for the immature acorns.
To create my card, I stamped the full Olive & Oak image onto white cardstock and used my Sakura Koi water colors. I mixed the colors until I had the right hue for the various leaves, olives and acorns, and painted the image. To finish of the image, I mixed a very light grey to fill in the background around the Olive & Oak image. With my main image completed, I was ready to work on the card map and putting things together. I started with my background and using the light gray cardstock. I used Versamark and stamped the Olive & Oak image around all four corners to give some interest to the card. I sized up my main image with some eggplant cardstock and die cut so they would layer on each other and attached to the grey background. Using the Lawn Fawn Valentine Border dies, I created the tags, in sage and eggplant cardstock, and placed them to the right of the image adhering with dimensional foam tape. Lastly, I embossed the sentiment with black power on vellum. I used vellum to keep the beautiful purplish olives showing through. The final little touch was to add three eggplant colored hearts above and below the image. I love how this turned out. What a great color combination! Thanks Power Poppy for showing casing these colors!
I’ll be entering this card in the Power Poppy Power & Spark challenge as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Layer it Up.