At The Playdate Cafe it is a Color Splash challenge this week using black, white and a splash of green.

For some reason the stamp that came to mind was Serena, by The Stampsmith.

The black is obviously the black cardbase, the white is the Regency White emulsion (latex) used to stamp the flower onto the black cardbase. The splash of green is the Neocolor II watersoluble crayons in a lime green to paint the flowers on Serena and also from the organza ribbon. Not my usual colour choice but enjoyed working with them for a bit of a change.

At Reasonable Ribbons their challenge is black, white with a splash of colour so I will also participate – my first time, thanks Tina!

You might wonder why there is a strange pattern on the stamped image, it is the organza ribbon bouncing off the glossy cardstock.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftytrog
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 15:50:39

    So pretty! Enchanting in fact! x


  2. debbiek
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 15:51:26

    Very pretty! The colors look terrific and Serena is one of my most favorite images from ‘The Stampsmith’. Great job, Lynne:)


  3. Marie
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 15:57:17

    Hi Lynne,
    I think I need to take a class with you! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for stopping by.Have a great evening.


  4. Cynthia a.k.a. Cynnie
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 17:10:24

    What a wonderful piece. I love the green with the black and white…just gorgeous!


  5. Cath
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 17:20:08

    Ooh, that’s gorgeous, Lynne. Delicate and pretty, yet striking with the black and white.


  6. Martina
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 17:41:49

    Dear Lynne, your art is glorious. I love seeing your new pieces. They are always flowing with inspiration and happiness.
    MARTINA oxo


  7. alcoholinky
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 18:21:27

    gorgeous shade of green Lynne. did you really stamp with emulsion?? lovely soft romantic image. funnily enough my next SS is green too!


    • lynne
      Aug 02, 2010 @ 09:10:17

      Yes Carol. it is emulsion paint. I use a piece of household sponge, dip into paint and dab some off before applying to the stamp. Don’t overload the sponge with paint. After stamping a few times, completely clean the stamp as the paint will harden quickly. Then start over again if required. Easy and you can also use acrylic paint/craft grade paint. Lynne x


  8. Chris
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 19:25:00

    Beautiful. I think Serena is one of my favourite Stampsmith images. I love the background you’ve created with paint.


  9. Sue Allan
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 20:13:26

    This is lovely, so dreamy. I love the white emulsion and the green highlights on the girl…must read up on those techniques. Very, very beautiful, Lynne.

    Sue xx


  10. Cockney Blonde
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 23:45:22

    Really delicate, beautiful, x


  11. stampersuzz
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 01:13:24

    Love the background stamp (Gorgeous) The image works beautiful with your card. The green on the flowers is a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week!


  12. Crafty Dawn
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 12:30:26

    Still love this image so much. Lovely book

    love Dawn xx


  13. Jack
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 13:10:10

    What a gorgeous card. Hmmmm, may have to have a go at this challenge after seeing this inspiring work of art. xx


  14. Savannah O'Gwynn
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 23:59:26

    Are you kidding??? This isn’t your color choice?? YOU ROCKED this challenge! I just looooooooooove this card! I love all the details and that beautiful image! BEAUTIFULLY done:) LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC!


  15. True :D
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 11:59:43

    Your card is awesome! You should also enter it in Really Reasonable Ribbon’s “Black and White” challenge! You could win a $10 gift certificate!
    True 😀


  16. True :D
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 17:38:02

    So glad you took me up on the invitation to join us in Really Reasonable Ribbon‘s “Black and White” challenge!
    Your project is beautiful!
    Please bookmark our team’s Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings blog or add us to your challenge blog list. We have 2 challenges a month on the 1st and the 15th and would love to have you join us as a regular!
    Good luck in the prize drawing!
    True 😀


  17. Jen McLaughlin
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 15:27:16

    This is gorgeous. Love the touch of green.


  18. Penny
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 02:40:11

    I’m really in love with your paint stamped backgrounds – this one is striking with the light color on black. And that wonderful Serena stamp! Gorgeous!!


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