I decided to go for green which I thought no one else would choose but I was beaten to it! I've used my 'Robin on a boot' stamp which is one of my favourites from this Christmas release. It involved quite a bit of colouring but makes a substantial card.
The code for the stamp is;
I've stamped using the 'Pearlescent Ivy' Brilliance ink pad. It's a muted green as the ivy in the name implies. I chose pale green card for my base.What a difference this makes from stamping on white card with black ink!
To add the shading you could use ink from the pad and dilute it with water. Instead I used one of the Sakura Dark Stardust pens '734 Dark Jade Star'. It is a perfect match for the ink. You cannot tell from my picture but it leaves a shimmery effect as you paint. It also spreads more easily than the ink from the pad.I have added white highlights with a Sakura White Gelly roll pen.
For finishing touches I've used some 'Diamond' Stickles, ribbon and Mark Richards pale green dots.
The greetings come from another Robin set;
FRCL101 A winter's Day
Don't forget that you could use this stamp for a gardening greeting card. After all they do call the Robin the gardener's friend!
Pop along to the Woodware Blog to see other versions of the challenge by the design team.