Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SOS 428: Use three colors (a picture challenge)

Hello, and happy September!

This fortnight's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is a color challenge!  I love these!

This is the color palette (and beautiful picture):

Here's my card based on the palette.


  • Heidi Swapp stencil from 6 years ago.  Well, this packet was actually sold as laser-cut papers but I've used them as stencils and they've held up rather well!
  • Color Bursts in the following colors: Chartreuse, Wisteria, and Burnt Orange.
  • I used some of Tim Holtz Mini Greenery diecut years ago.
  • The roses were originally white, bought in bulk a few years ago.  I dyed them using orange alcohol ink.
  • I sprayed the entire card using some Tattered Angels shimmering spray acquired years ago from Tuesday Morning,  
  • The sentiment banner was made using a scrap of white paper (off-cut from a card) and brushing it using Finetec Gold.  (If you like to watercolor, I recommend buying Finetec metallic paints!  I use them at least once a week.  At least!)  This was popped up using 3M dimensional adhesive.
  • As a final touch, Nuvo Drops were added.  I may have omitted them in hindsight.  I don't have as good of luck with Nuvo Drops as I used to with Liquid Pearls...
  • Mounted the whole panel onto a scrap of some of Tim Holtz' paper.  I bought this single sheet years ago and it's kind of a nice textured grey.

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Shopping Our Stash crew for some beautiful inspiration.  


  1. Awesome card, you are fabulous with stencils I'm challenged, I never know what to do with them. Beautiful use of the colours in the pallet. And with the drops. nuvo is easier for me but I need practice

  2. When I first saw this my jaw dropped in my lap. Mimi, this is STUNNING!!! Wow!!

  3. Beautiful card, Mimi! The background is simply beautiful and I love the composition of your focal!

  4. Ohhhhh this is sooooo super gorgeous!
    Did you hand paint that banner? You did didn't you? Your lettering is amazeballs!