Hi there stampers!  This week’s challenge for TGIF Challenges features a color theme using Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, and Mango Melody.  I decided to try this cheery color combo the fall inspired bundle Falling for Leaves and love how it turned out.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I treated with my embossing buddy and stamped the large leaf shape from the Falling For Leaves stamp set in Versamark ink all over the panel.  I then heat set the images with White Stampin’ Embossing Powder and hit it with my heat tool.  I then got to coloring using Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, and Coastal Cabana inks.  I smoosh my ink pads onto my work surface to give me a palette to use for my watercoloring.  I added splatters of ink onto the panel as well to give it additional interest.  

This week's TGIF Challenge #180 color theme is #melonmambo, #basicblack, #mangomelody, and #coastalcabana. I used the new bundle #fallingforleaves to #watercolor the background and the coordinating dies #detailedleaves for accents around the sentiment. The #stitchedlabels thinliits created interest around the edges of the watercolor panel.

I then used the coordinating dies called Detailed Leaves to cut out the leaf shapes from Vellum, Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo cardstock.  I stamped the greeting onto a Basic Black square using Versamark and heat set that with the white embossing powder.  I adhered the sentiment along with the die cuts onto the watecolored panel.  I then added some bling with Rhinestones I had colored with my Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend.  The entire panel was adhered to a top folding card base made from Basic Black.

This week's TGIF Challenge #180 color theme is #melonmambo, #basicblack, #mangomelody, and #coastalcabana. I used the new bundle #fallingforleaves to #watercolor the background and the coordinating dies #detailedleaves for accents around the sentiment. The #stitchedlabels thinliits created interest around the edges of the watercolor panel.

I hope you play along with us this week at TGIF Challenges!