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Sunset colours

Over at "Aussies who love Stampin' Up" they put out a challenge inspired by this beautiful sunset.

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So many colours that just melt into each other creating this stunning vista!

Sometimes it is easy working with lots of colours as you have so much scope and other times it can be a challenge to get them to all work together.

The best way I know to get them working together is to either blend them or get them to flow into each other.

I decided on a water colour technique to allow the colours to flow together.

How I did it: 

I grabbed a piece of watercolour paper and spritzed it so it was nice and damp.

Next I took the solid flower stamp image from the Garden in Bloom set and stamped using Fresh Fig ink.  The colour spread beautifully - but I had lost the shape of the flower.

I kept building the colours with different flower images from Garden in Bloom and Petal Palette sets until I was happy with the spread and colour combo - you have to know when to stop or the colours can blend too much and become "muddy".

Once dried, I decided to add some definition back in.  I took the outline stamps from the Garden in Bloom set and white emboss them over the sunset coloured background.

I mounted it on Calypso Coral card stock which made the colours pop.  Sometimes you have to try a couple of different colours, as it will give a different effect each time.

I loved it without a sentiment, and could have just put one on the inside, but it just didn't seem quite finished.  I stamped a sentiment from Birthday Blooms on a piece of card and popped it up with dimensions, just in from the corner.  Now it was complete!!

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