Global Design Project #263 | Theme Challenge

As I haven’t entered a Global Design challenge for a while and because I had been playing around with making some backgrounds with my new colours from Colorburst I decided to create something that combined both. To be honest I didn’t like my background results very much as I managed to use too much of the dark brown and everything was quite dark. Those that know me are aware that I don’t throw much away so I decided to use part of one piece that wasn’t as dark or as bad as the other. I had used some Dusty Concord Distress oxide on a large background stamp first which was clear heat embossed. It is somewhat evident on this piece but a lot got covered up. The card is a leftover piece of kraft that gave me a 4 1/4 square card. Using the Stitched leaves stamp set and dies from Gina K I stamped and cut the leaves as well as the word and shadow pieces all from same set. I used 2 sakura gelly roll starburst pens in gold and copper to add sparkle and some subtle colour on the leaves. Once positioned I added the twine bow and a few metallic gold dots on the background. I really wish the shine would show up on a photo as it is quite pretty in R.L.

10 thoughts on “Thankful

    1. Thanks and I shall have to practice more to get the colours right. I think perhaps it would be better to do one colour at a time and then dry before doing the next one.


    1. Thanks Lisa. If you saw the other piece you might reconsider liking brown – lol. Anyway Golda has given me an idea and I may work on it a bit to see if I can improve it.


  1. Johanna, this is gorgeous! I really like the background piece. You know, as they are watercolors, you can always lighten up the rest. Add a bit of water and dab with a paper towel. Dry and add some other colors, lighter, sparkly, whatever. That’s what’s so fun about watercolors, you can play and change to your heart’s content.

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  2. Thanks for both the comment and great tip. I hadn’t thought of blotting up some of the colour so will give it a try. Adding some gold and some sparkle would also make a difference I think.

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  3. Somehow I missed seeing your comment Gayle. Thanks and I’m glad you like this one. I’ve always liked copper and gold tones and somehow fall brings them to the fore.


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