Black & White With a Pop of Colour! – Aud Sentiments Challenge #251

Hey Crafty People!

Today we are starting another challenge over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and this time we are being sponsored by Fred, She Said. As our sponsor they have generously given the Aud Sentiments team a selection of images to use for our creations.

I chose to work with the Dahlia Garden Digi Set, (outlines only) which actually comes as a set of images but I chose to use just the large Dahlia image.

Colouring the Dahlia

I printed the image onto Neenah 80lb card stock using my laserjet printer and I used two of my Altenew Artist’s Markers in Mango Smoothie and Cotton Candy. I absolutely love this combination for a warm pop of colour on floral images, and the markers themselves are honestly beautiful to use. They blend like a dream, layer well and the colour payoff is incredible!

I ran another sheet of Neenah 80lb through my Gemini Jr with the (new to me) Big Dot cover plate die from Waffle Flower. I knew I didn’t want to use the ‘positive’ portion of the die this time; I wanted those stark white dots against a black card base for maximum impact. The easiest way to attach the dots is to place the outer panel over your chosen card base and use that to line the dots up correctly as you attach them. I used some black foam adhesive squares to add some dimension.

I fussy cut my Dahlia and attached that to my card front; I was able to use it to completely conceal the missing dots from the middle of the panel where the sentiment spot is on the cover die

I used some clear Wink of Stella over the whole Dahlia to give it some added sparkle! Then I attached a sentiment from a Graciellie Designs set that I had pre-printed & cut on my desk.

Once I had my sentiment attached I felt that it needed a black border to make it pop off the bright flower, so I really gently lifted it before my wet glue had to dry, I stuck it down onto a scrap piece of the same card stock that the card base was made from. I trimmed it down and then glued that back onto my card.

So, that’s my card for this challenge, now I’m really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with, good luck with the challenge!

If you haven’t already seen it, please check out the Instagram Hop I am hosting to raise awareness for Ehlers Danlos & Hypermobility Spectrum; I actually suffer from Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility sub type, so this is a cause very close to my heart. We have some AMAZING prizes that have been sponsored by some incredible companies & crafters, so hop along with us, leaving a comment on each stop to maximise your chances of winning! I’m the 1st stop of the hop and you can get to my post by clicking the photo below. (Giveaway running until Saturday 30th 2020 6pm EST)

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*GIVEAWAY* Welcome to an IG hop where the crafting community unites to raise awareness about EDS/HSD and support @ehlers.danlos . The EDS/HSD are a group of connective tissue disorders that often go undiagnosed and unvalidated. Thank you for joining us in this effort to spread the word. Hop along for some gorgeous cardmaking inspiration and the opportunity to win prizes form over 25 AMAZING sponsors. How to win: . 1. Like and comment on this post 2. Share the love by tagging friends in separate comments 3. Get to all the stops on the hop (more comments = more chances of winning) 4. would love it if you gave me a follow but that is totally optional . The next stop on the hop is @alexsyberia . Winners will be chosen from comments left across all the stops on the hop.  You have until May 30, 2020 – 6pm EST to leave a comment, winners will be announced on June 1, 2020 by 6pm EST.  Open internationally.  Giveaway accounts do not qualify.  This giveaway is not sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.  By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram or Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use. . #myEDSchallenge #myhsdchallenge #EhlersDanlos #craftytherapy #craftersgonnacraft #handmadecards #handmadecardoftheday #adultcoloring #greetingcards #birthdaycards #cardmakingismysuperpower #happybirthday #ilovepapercrafting #quarantine #spreadingkindness #taylurking #taylorswift #taylornation #thisweeksmakes #ukcraft #altenew #wowembossing

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