May Colors

This is the last Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration color challenge you'll see with Midnight Muse or Summer Starfruit. I'm sad to see them go; but tomorrow my new 2014-2016 In Colors arrive for me to play with. I think I'll survive the heartache!

I created this color challenge combination for fellow DT member Donna. I'll admit, these colors together stretched me a bit. Of course every time one of the other DT members says the same thing to me about one of my color combos, I respond, "isn't that the point of these challenges?"

This was one of those cards that didn't end up anything like it started out. I actually had a dream about a card layout last night, and thought I'd use it on this one. It didn't work out for today, but I'm keeping it in the vault for another day.

I grabbed my three ink pads, and Secret Garden. I'm so sad that it's retiring, I have to use it as much as possible this month! I cut a 2 inch square of Crumb Cake and stamped my flower. I knew I was going to mat that piece, and opted for the Midnight Muse. After that I was at a loss and went to my stamp cupboard for inspiration. I figured flowers go with flowers, so I picked up Petite Petals. I was actually impressed with how well the Summer Starfruit ink showed up on the Crumb Cake cardstock.

I had intended to use a greeting on the front, but when I started laying out my card. I felt that it would be too much and throw the balance of the card off wherever I decided to use it. This layout reminds me of a wall hanging with the picture in the middle flanked by sconces. (Can anyone say "every wall in every home in the late 90s?") By the way, the sconce pieces of Crumb Cake are 1 inch by 3 inches.

I had quite an internal debate about using Midnight Muse or Crumb Cake for the base. I assembled the entire layer and then kept moving it back and forth between the card bases to decide. Abby refused to wake up from her sunny nap and offer her input. I suppose I'm glad for that, her input usually involves eating some part of my supplies. The Crumb Cake base finally won out because I felt that it made the Midnight Muse mats pop a little more. Speaking of pop, the center flower is lifted off the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Since I had already brought over Label Love, I decided that I would stamp it on the inside.

As with all of our color challenges, there is a linky tool at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration for you to link up your own creations using our latest Color Challenge!

1 comment:

  1. Great job with the color challenge this month. I like how you used the larger flower as the focal point of the card!