Friday, February 15, 2013

A Challenging Color Challenge

Since my card making mojo has been slowly returning, I've had fun playing along with the Paper Players.  This week's challenge was a color challenge, and well, it pretty much stumped me for most of the week. 

Each of these colors is pretty intense in their own right, and to combine them would take some careful planning.  Typically color challenges are the easier challenge for me--not so this week.  :oS  I'm about to make a confession here that I know will have me whipped with wet noodles--I really don't like Summer Starfruit.  *ducks and covers and runs away*

I know so many folks who are absolutely enamored of the color, and I just can't get into it.  It just looks like a dingy, dirty yellow to me and typically I adore yellows.  This one just doesn't do it for me.  :oS  So when I saw it was one of the challenge colors, I knew I had to do this challenge since I've avoided this color like the plague.  
Finally, last night, inspiration struck and I managed to pull this together.  :o)

I just love my "Season of Friendship" stamp, and I have to say it doesn't see ink nearly often enough.  It's such a versatile set I don't know why I haven't.  Hm...Thinking out loud here, I can see doing a set of seasonal cards using this set...yes, yes, that's a plan...

At any rate, I'm happy with how this turned out.

And, here's the inside. 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Looooooooooooove it! I use it with practically every card I make these days.  I drew a light line across the bottom of the card and then another to mark the middle and used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (as much as I love to use it, it's a pain to type it out ;oP) to position the flowers and birds and then erased the line, leaving me with straight, (pretty much) evenly spaced elements. :o)

Now to add a sweet message and send some springtime greetings on to Sister Berenice.  :o)


This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: "Season of Friendship", "Sweet Essentials"
*Inks: Chocolate Chip, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse
*Papers: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, vellum


jkcards said...

I like your card and love your sentiment on the vellum! Thank you for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

Amy O said...

All those flowers just make me happy. The inside of your card is beautiful too! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!