Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Flourishing Color Challenge

Do you ever sit and look at color challenges and think, "What in the world am I going to do with this?!?" 

This was NOT the case when I saw Sandy's color challenge over at The Paper Players.  I saw those gorgeous colors (Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz) and knew at once it was time to get out a set that had yet to see ink.

I pulled out my markers, inked it up and stamped it a couple of times on the paper and then sat and looked at it.

And looked at it.

And looked at it. 

It was gorgeous, but what in the world was I going to do with it now that I had created it?? I HATE that!

Hm.  Maybe a bit of shimmering Smooch Spritz would help inspire me...

Nope.  Now it was extra beautiful and feminine, but I was still clueless.  I really hate that!

Then, I decided, why not just leave it be, let it stand on its own?

Perfect!

I mounted it on a piece of Strawberry Slush, added the sentiment from "Sweet Essentials" (LOVE this set!), backed that with a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe, and finished the whole thing off by adding some pearls.  

Sometimes, I guess you just need to sit and look at something for a couple of days and then inspiration will strike.  :oP

--Rach

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This card uses:

*Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
*Papers: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
*Stamp Sets: "Flowering Flourishes", "Sweet Essentials"
*Accessories: pearls, Smooch Spritz

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Congrat's on becoming this weeks headliner over at Paper Players, love your card, have become a follower of your blog, look forward to seeing more of your creations, hugs, Sarah x

JoAnn said...

Congrats on being the headliner at Paper Players. Your card is beautiful.

stampwithsandy said...

I loved everything about this card, Rach! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Player and congrats on being the headliner!

Rach said...

Hi Sarah and JoAnn!

Thank you ladies so much! :o)

Ruth G said...

Such a lovely card! I'm glad you left it as it was because it is so very pretty! I love the pearls! Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on the Paper Players win!