Hello there, strangers! It has been quite a while since I have blogged. I have been super busy at work, and exhausted when I get home. I have done some stamping, but just haven't stopped by here. So, today, I'm back!
My first challenge-love has always been color challenges, which I first discovered on splitcoaststampers. I had not done one for a while, so today I did all 4 June challenges. Here they are...
The next card is much more my style, in terms of color: baja breeze, cajun craze, and cherry cobbler. Very unique, but I love these rich colors together! The "dessert option" was to use lucky limeade, such as for stems and leaves. Well, I forgot all about it...but I'm glad. I decided to use butterflies instead of flowers, so I pulled out this image from the long-retired "God's Beauty" set. I also stamped from Word Play onto a sponged panel. The lower layer is baja breeze from the subgtles pattern paper stack. Some cherry cobbler baker's twine and basic black brads finish it off.
Now this third card features "Field Flowers" which I finally bought...love it! The 2-step bloom is gorgeous! The color challenge called for tangerine tango, chocolate chip, and always artichoke. I rarely use tangerine, so it was a good chance for me to get reacquainted with it. I cheated a bit by sponging pool party for the sky...oh well! The sentiment is from Kindness Matters, on oval punches. Used my beloved seam binding to make a big bow.
Finally, this card is for the most recent challenge...island indigo, pool party, and whisper white. Basically monochromatic. I was tempted to add a pop of something, but held off! I used my new argyle impressions folder, which goes so well with the kites from "Send me Soaring." My accessories are retired larger brads, a big designer button, and some silver cord. This is also the third card with "fussy cutting!" I'm kinda surprised at myself!
It was a fun day of stamping...hopefully more tomorrow. It's too hot to do anything outside, so I'll stay in the A/C!
Thanks for stopping by!