Every week when Dawn McVey puts her color challenge up I swear I will get to it---and then the time passes and I don't. Color IS a challenge for me, so I tend to put it off. I decided I had no excuses today, and I went for it---here's the picture for the challenge. You still have plenty of time to get in on it if you want.
I actually made another card first and I hated it---I had finished all the elements, but when I put it together it just looked BAD---so I threw it out. REALLY---the things I could keep I did, but a few elements I just needed to throw out! :)
Anyway, I don't have Soft Stone cardstock (HORRORS----a Papertrey cardstock I don't own---I seriously think it's the only one.....wouldn't you know?I guess I *NEED* it, huh?) SOOOOO, I used Sahara Sand instead. It truly looked a little more gray in my room, but when I brought it out in the dining room to photograph it, it doesn't look very gray at all. I had some Basic Gray from SU, but it still looked too dark---it would have looked better than this, I think---oh well! C'est la Vie--I had fun anyway! I started with a 5 x 5 card of Sahara Sand. I stamped the damask star from Star Prints in three colors on to Stamper's Select White cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I "boxed it all in" with a black Uniball pen.....no Copic multiliner for me----I don't own one, so I used what I had! :) I layered that image with Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy papers. I tied some saddle stitch ribbon around the whole card (I cut a hole in the fold of the card) and then added three buttons to embellish---there it is! I hope you enjoyed it---and go try this challenge yourself---it was much easier when I went with SIMPLE---the first one was much too complicated and it just looked bad!
Thanks for looking! Have a great day~
Stamps: Star Prints
Paper: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, SS White (PTI), Sahara Sand (SU!),
Ink: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Saddle Stitch True Black ribbon, Vintage buttons (PTI), Foof-a-la button (red--gotta get some pure poppy buttons, people!), Uniball black pen