This month’s color challenge was to use strong summer colors. But this picture was attached and inspired me to make a card. Strong summer colors… to me, means oceans, sand and a cool drink. Dapper Denim, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Sky blue… and Lemon Lime Twist for the drink. I used the Seasonal Layers Framelits and the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp set for this card. I also used Glitter Enamel Dots for accents on this card and again used a strand from the Burlap Ribbon. Whisper White Thick, Dapper Denim and Whisper White card stock too.
I am TERRIBLE when it comes to choosing colors! I don’t know why but if it weren’t for the DSP packs telling me what colors to put together, I would be monochromatic! This challenge was fantastic for me! It gave me great ideas on what colors to use. For the Suite Surprises part of the challenge, I used the Succulent Garden Suite. The surprise for me was cover up another boo-boo! The metal rimmed pearls were perfect! The large one covered the boo-boo (embellishment opportunity!!) and the small one made a great flower center!!
So, what was the mistake? I cleaned the photopolymer stamp before I stamped Happy. I inked up the word happy with Rose Red and stamped, M-o-t was visible from the dirty stamp cleaner I used… UGH. I covered that baby up with the metal rimmed pearl! Perfection! The colors I saw in this color combination was: Whisper White (I tried Smoky Slate and it was too dark for me), Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz.
Tomorrow, I will post Challenge 5. Stay tuned!