You may have noticed that I regularly enter a couple of challenges and this week at Simply Stampin’ was certainly a challenge for me! It is a colour challenge using Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White and my initial thoughts were that I wouldn’t bother. My next thought was that the reason I enter these challenges is to make me think AND to sometimes take me out of my comfort zone so backing out because I didn’t like the colour combo defeated the object. So this is my card.
I started by stamping the flowers from Greenhouse Garden in Pink Pirouette and, because this is a two-step stamp set, I was able to stamp the centres in Pool Party. I then added the leaf from Happiness Shared, in Lucky Limeade and drew in the stems with a blender pen. I wanted to add a vase but thought a solid colour vase would be OTT so I punched a large oval in Whisper White, ran it through the Stripes Embossing folder and sponged ink over the top before cutting off the top and bottom curves. This was then layered onto a piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock with some Whisper White Organza ribbon tied round and knotted. I chose the sentiment from Just Believe because, let’s face it, whoever saw flowers in those colours! This was punched out with the Curly Label punch and mounted onto a Pink Pirouette Decorative Label. Challenge over and, although maybe not a colour combination I would use, I was reasonably happy with the end result.