Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Colour Creations - Early Espresso

Early Espresso is a versatile neutral, which can be used to replace black for a slightly softer look. Seems to me its perfect for these palm trees stamped on Basic White or Crumb Cake.

Timeless Tropical always reminds me of the two wonderful trips we have made to Hawaii, and how some of the more remote islands are true tropical paradises. The palm trees are silhouettes, with a gentler look, providing a pleasant contrast to Balmy Blue.

This lovely sentiment has also been stamped in Early Espresso, and trimmed down to be less obtrusive across the image. I swiped an ink pad across the card to represent the sea.

A second card was made using a similar plan, and the addition of some pops of Magenta Madness. The fonts used in Timeless Tropical contrast to emphasise the important thought.

The swiped ink technique is more obvious here, but maybe the frangipani is a little too distracting!

I wonder what Michele Taylor is sharing this week, I'm sure it will be amazing!

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  1. Lovely tropical cards Rachel, bring on Summer!

  2. These cards sure do evoke memories of Hawaii, Rachel. I like that you've teamed Early Espresso with Balmy Blue; a lovely mix.

  3. Thank you for taking be back to relaxing times in Hawaii with your gorgeous card, Rachel! Love your swiped ink technique for the sea - genius!

  4. Gorgeous cards Rachel. There are so many fantastic elements. I love your ink pad swiped sea and your colour combination of Balmy Blue with Early Expresso. Your layering focusing on the feature scenes with the palm trees and pineapple or frangipanis is delightful - and no the Magenta Madness flowers are delightful. Xxx

  5. Lovely cards, Rachel. I love Eaerly Espresso with Balmy Blue; how pretty they are together. Then you add Magenta Madness flowers, and it turns into a gorgeous feminine card. Love them both.

  6. You've definitely captured the feeling of Hawaii in these cards. It reminds me of our trip just 2 years ago. Just lovely

  7. I love the colours you have paired with early espresso. It has brightened a dark colour up.

  8. As I sit here in my hoodie, I am now dreaming of summer! Your cards are so summery and fun. The colours are fantastic.

  9. How nice to see Early Espresso used so subtly Rachel. Two lovely cards. Love the “pop” of pink!


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