Razzleberry…hmmmm….what to do with Razzleberry?? This week’s ColorLab Challenge colors were interesting to me. What do you think?
Now I must say that I love the idea of combining Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz since they are such sister greens so the Razzleberry became a little less intimidating. When I am a little stumped with one element of a card, I usually go find a good layout. For me, it helps me see what to do next. Sure enough, there is a great basic layout over at Stampin’ 411 – SSC190. Once I saw that I knew I wanted to use the Pear DSP from Greenhouse Gala for the bottom panel. Putting Old Olive behind it looked great so then I layered everything with Rich Razzleberry.
My image panel was completed last and I’ll admit this wasn’t the first panel created. I was making it way too hard!! I pulled out this wonderful flower from Friends Never Fade and inked it up with my Stampin’ Write Markers in the three challenge colors. I knew I was on to something! I added the phrase from Say It Simply (Occasions Mini) and was left needing one more element. Given that I rarely use Rich Razzleberry, I don’t have any Taffeta Ribbon in that color. But I can make any color I want!! I dampened a piece of White Taffeta Ribbon and inked up the ribbon using my marker. I then rubbed the color around a little to even it out.
Hint: Unless you want Razzleberry fingers all day, you may want to use a paper towel or protective gloves when handling the damp ribbon (ask me how I know!). For really saturated color, you may need to apply your ink twice.
Recently, I won some blog candy from Stampin’ Celebration and the little Olive clip was in my box of treasures. I am so happy that I could use it for this! I popped the image panel up on Dimensionals and I am happy with the result. This is why you should try color challenges especially when one of the colors is “out of your box”. You end up making a card you might never have considered. Since I used my markers on both the flower image and the ribbon, this qualifies for Stampin’ Royalty’s Mark It Up Challenge this week.
Glad to see you today. Make sure to check out the other fantastic work over at ColorLab. I hope to have something else ready to post this weekend but I’ll definitely be back next Tuesday with the next SU Only Challenge. See you soon!
Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Say It Simply; Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive; Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon (dyed), Old Olive Library Clip (retired), Dimensionals
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