LIM – Blue and Brown Colour Challenge

LIM colour challengeOh my word!  When I saw this weeks challenge at Less Is More was the colours blue and brown I was a tad concerned.  They are not colours I would normally think to put together, at least not a darker brown. 


However, when I saw the inspiration from the Design Team, I knew instantly that I would finally use the hummingbird image from the Picture Perfect stamp set!

LIM colour challenge 2

I was going to create a one layer card but since I didn’t like the way I stamped the flower with the hummingbird on my original piece, I decided to cut the back half of my thick Whisper White cardstock to stamp on and use as a raised up layer on my card base.

LIM colour challenge 4

I stamped my three rose images which are tripled stamped, each layer providing more detail than the one before but wasn’t quite happy with the bits of white space between them.  This led me to sponge in and around the flowers.  I really didn’t want to do this, as Sharon on the design team used this similar method on her card but I felt I didn’t have much choice if I didn’t want to scrap the card.

LIM colour challenge 3

While both the hummingbird and rose are triple stamped, I only used two ink pad colours for each colour group.  For the browns, I used Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip, stamping off my Chocolate Chip ink once first before stamping my second detailed image.  For the blues, I used Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point, stamping off my Tempting Turquoise ink once first before stamping my first detailed image. For the hummingbirds throat, I stamped off the Pacific Point ink once before stamping on my image.

Thank you so much for checking out my design for this weeks less is more challenge and I hope you check out some of the other fantastic creations from the other participants!





Related posts:


    • Thank you Zoe! You aren’t kidding that it is a challenge to balance these two properly, but a challenge is what it’s all about! 🙂

  1. A super card, the hummingbird image is really beautiful. I was left a bit daunted when I saw the LIM challenge was brown and blue too, it’s not colours I tend to use together either, but I love what you’ve done. xx

  2. I absolutely love this card – so stylish and elegant like all your creations! It looks fantastic and so perfect for our colour challenge. Thanks for playing along!

  3. WOW! Swooning at this perfect work of art. The detail, shading and use of colour here is spectacular here and you’ve definitely gone above and beyond with your take on our colour combo. Love the movement and elegance. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  4. I agree with you these colors were a tad bit tricky to work with this week but you did a beautiful job with your card. Just perfect for the challenge! Thanks for sharing at less is more!

    • Thank you Susan 🙂 The challenges you ladies come up with help push me in my creations. I’m thankful for them, as they are always so unique.

  5. What an absolute stunner! I think this is such a beautiful creation and well done for using just two shades of each colour too! You should be proud of this, it’s gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

Leave a Reply