Saturday, June 16, 2012
Perplexing Pigment Play
A color challenge with one of my fav color combinations! The Haunted Design House challenge this week (HDH137) is to make something with purple, lime green, teal, and black. Oh, I had 5,000 card ideas in my head because I love, love, love these colors together. I even thought of having some slime come out of the Johnny on the Spot image from this week's Dude Time Doodles freebie image - I still may try that! In the end, I decided to go with a flower arrangement.
My card base is from my very last sheet of Taken with Teal from SU! (sniff, sniff), and I layered it with some other SU! cardstock papers. The dp is from My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy stack and my scrap pile of unknown origins. The ribbon is from SU! but is retired.
To make the flower arrangement, I started with a sheet of Whisper White from SU! and sponged on sections of various SU! inks (Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Taken with Teal, and Tempting Turquoise - some of these pads a 6 years old!). Then I misted the paper with some Marshmallow Shimmer Spray a friend of mine made (love it Kelly) and ran it through a CB ef. I let it dry in the ef. Then I came back and added more green plus some Tim Holtz linen distress ink and a touch of black. I used SU!'s Fabulous Floret stamp set for the leaves and flowers. I colored them, cut them out, sponged the edges with a wee bit of black, and cupped them with my favorite tool in the world - my embossing stylus (got it from Joan's Gardens). I layered in some punched branches from the Martha Stewart branch punch, some glittery purple round things and a swirly wire from an old Walmart flower pick,and put on some Stickles wherever it seemed appropriate. The sewing is all faux using a SU! Faux Sewing Kit.
This one is going to my SIL who had a birthday the day of my MIL's funeral a few weeks ago. We celebrate with a little cake and some cards - she didn't want anything else. So now that a litle time has passed, I am sending her a surprize package filled with little goodies.
Hugz, and hope today is a day filled with many blessings for you!