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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Kre8tors Blog Hop - August 2019 - Color Challenge Farms


FARMS!!! is the inspiration this month during this amazing Color Challenge Kre8tors Blog Hop!  With inspiration coming from such a gorgeous picture for this talented bunch of Kre8tors, I know you will want to sit back and enjoy a hot cuppa while you peruse along the hop.

This photo of the Hood River Fruit Loop, is a collection of farms in the Hood River Valley in Oregon, USA, that offer fresh fruits, vegetable, flowers and other items straight off the farm.  There's nothing like farm life, right?!

Well, when you love farm life and the challenge colors and can't throw in a pop of green, I was stumped!  It took me awhile to figure out what I was going to do until I driving around in our 1961 MGA one evening and I saw the sunset behind a beautiful red barn like the one pictured.  Breathtaking it was, I must say.  I wanted to use the Heartland so bad for this challenge, but it wasn't working for me creatively.  So I took it from another view...  and focused on the skyline and then I was dreaming of fields of tulips!  A tulip farm!!!

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Being inspired by the sunset drive, a Highland Heather and Petal Pink watercolor wash created the a  skyline sunset after the windmill image was stamped in Gray Granite onto Shimmery White cardstock.  The tulips were watercolored with Cherry Cobbler.  The windmill was watercolored with Gray Granite and accented with Early Expresso.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The area below the tulips was watercolored in Early Expresso to represent the time of day when the sun is setting (inspired by the sunset drive!).  The Rooted in Nature sentiment was stamped in Early Expresso and fussy cut.  The left edge of the watercolored layer was torn from top to bottom to some texture.  The layer was adhered with liquid glue to a Cherry Cobbler layer to compliment the tulips.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo came in perfect for a finishing touch, but wait... the linen thread is Early Expresso!  Yes, it was inked up (regular Linen Thread not the gorgeous Mossy Meadow!) with Early Expresso and then rubbed with inky fingers to make sure it was well covered.  This is such a fun touch to do!


By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The Cherry Cobbler layer was next adhered to a Petal Pink card base which was stamped with the Birch background stamp in Petal Pink.


By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

This card was made for a special friend who is going through a challenging time so the inside sentiment from Inspiring Iris conveys the perfect message.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The single tulip image from Winds of Change was off stamped in Gray Granite.  The sentiment was stamped in Early Expresso.  The tulips were watercolored with Cherry Cobbler.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

A Whisper White envelope will be stamped and watercolored to compliment the card for my friend later today.  

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope that you have been inspired to get yourself just a bit inky!
Now, hop along with me to see more color inspirations the Kre8tors are excited to share with you. Clicking the “next” button will take you to Jan’s blog, and there is also a name list to follow.
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By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Color Challenge; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Winds of Change, Rooted in Nature, Inspiring Iris and Birch Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!; #tulips #windmills #windsofchangestampset #thinkingofyoucards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards
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20 comments

  1. What an awesome project!! I like the way you colored the sky. TFS

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan! It was definitely a lot of fun to create! :)

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  2. Beautifully colored, Angie! Gorgeous card!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jacqui! Lots of fun using all the colors! :)

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  4. Nice job covering all the elements in your inspiring card. Love the sentiment. Perfect friendship card showing you care.

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    1. Thanks so much, Penny! I greatly appreciate your comments. :)

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  5. This card is breathtaking beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. spectacular card! I love all the attention to detail, TFS

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  7. I love this stamp set Angie and you've done a great job with the watercolouring.

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    1. So glad I'm not the only one that loves this stamp set! It's awesome. Thanks so much for your comments. :)

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