Happy Wednesday, Friends! Time for another Color Dare challenge!! I don't know about the other design team members, but this one threw me for a loop! We are combining Peach Parfait, Real Red, and Pear Pizazz! Once again, all items used are from Stampin' Up!
Now, I gotta tell you...I RARELY use peach parfait! I seam to bring it out for challenges, but I don't gravitate toward it on my own. I decided almost right away to do something with a floral image, so I went with the 2-step stamp set Awash with Flowers. I like my square cards, and I began with a pear pizazz base, then added a peach parfait layer. The peach was texturized with the Backgrounds 1 Texturz plate in my big shot. Next I stamped my images with stazon black on whisper white, and added the challenge colors. I sponged a bit on the bottom as well... and somehow I came up with this cut-up image for my sketch. I like the stair-step look for the square shape. I stamped the entire square first, then cut it in 3 pieces, making sure I could line up the stems. Each piece was layered with real red. I added a strip of pattern paper from the almost-retired hostess level 1 pack. I used the Beautiful Wings embosslit and some basic pearls for my butterfly. The Friend stamp is from You're a Gem, finding it's way back to the IBC this July 1st! The small oval punch is retiring...found on the Last Chance List until June 30th. For my final fun detail...how 'bout that ribbon!? I could not decide which color ribbon to use (heaven knows I have a bunch!)...so I used my markers and colored my organza ribbon in this rainbow fashion. I really like how it turned out, and I know I'll be doing it again!!
Hope you play along with us this week! Check out http://colordare.blogspot.com and use keyword CD106 in your online gallery!!