You are going to love, and I mean LOVE, using today’s ColorLab Challenge colors. They are seriously beautiful together!
The Perfect Plum and Basic Gray pair so nicely and I loved adding a pop of Bashful Blue. I found another great sketch courtesy of the Operators over at Stampin’ 411 and got to work. Something about this color scheme compelled me to pull out my Every Moment set. I just knew the flower and the butterfly would be fantastic on this challenge.
I started with a base of watercolor paper for my image and stamped the flower and butterfly in Black Stazon Ink. Using my lightest color first, I colored my butterfly with Bashful Blue and then the flower with Perfect Plum. I have Stampin’ Write markers in these colors so I used the technique of coloring a bit on a clear block and pulling the color from there with my Blender Pen. I added Basic Gray to the flower center and stem, and then to the butterfly. With the little left on my Blender Pen, I shaded a little around the images with Basic Gray. I used the sentiment from Say It Simply (again!)…it really is a great little set!
For the rest of the card, I rolled out a frame on Perfect Plum with my Big Shot and the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. I did use some retired Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon and scrunched it using the thread pulling technique. All you have to do is rough up the end a bit and pick a center thread to pull. I did the same on the tails of the bow. The bow is held together with an Antique Brad. The team over at Pals Paper Arts have a Bow challenge this week…how fun! Of course, I love a bow so I am thrilled to join in.
I hope you love playing with these colors this week! I can’t wait to see your beautiful creations! I’ll be back tomorrow for the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop. I’ll be showing you projects with the SAB choice Funky Four. Thanks for stopping in today!
Stamps: Every Moment (120522-C), Say It Simply (122324); Paper: Watercolor (105019), Basic Gray (121044), Perfect Plum (101889), Bashful Blue (105120); Ink: Perfect Plum (100035), Bashful Blue (105111), Basic Gray (120966); Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Framed Tulips Folder (121809), Antique Brads (117273), Blender Pen (102845), Basic Gray Taffeta (retired)
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