Fab Friday #128 is a color challenge: Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Emerald Green. I love Fab Friday challenges for a few reasons, one of which is that it’s a 2 week challenge. For this one, I need to think about what to do, and how to incorporate the 3 colors.
I kind of knew right away that the Emerald Green was going to be the base, then decided I’d go back to one of my previous checkerboard (inspired by Mary Fish @ Stampin’Pretty.com). DSP makes this card easier, and I decided on the In Color Fresh Florals DSP. Have to say, I wasn’t originally a fan of this paper but it’s growing on me. I used the Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst for the 1.25 inch squares, lined everything up in a dry run on the layers Whisper White and Emerald Envy, then used my liquid Tombow and craft tweezers to get the squares placed. That’s when I decided I really needed some black to calm the colors down, so enter the Basic Black cropped scalloped circle, the sentiment from All Things Thanks stamped in black (with the other part of the sentiment masked off), added a bow, and I was done.
Originally, the OCD part of me wasn’t a fan of the color variations in the patterns of a single sheet of the DSP, but I’m getting better about it. It really seems to just work with this layout.
Here’s the Fab Friday color challenge:
You’ve still got a week to play around with this challenge, so what will you do with it?
Have a Peachy Day!
The Fusion challenge for this week, as always, is a card sketch or color/greeting combination. I picked the card sketch and was very happy to break out my brand new Colorful Seasons bundle of the stamp set and framelits. I’ve seen so many cards made with this bundle and have been (not so patiently) waiting to be able to order it. I also used the Color Theory DSP in Old Olive, the base is Berry Burst and I used the LAYERED LEAVES DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (try saying that 3 times quickly) for dimesion. I used the die set to cut out the tree limb in Soft Suede, and the flowers were cut from Powder Pink and then stamped with the same ink. I punched out tiny circles to go behind the cut out flowers in Fresh Fig to highlight the flower centers. It’s barely noticeable, but it is a detail. I stamped the greeting “just breathe” in Soft Suede. Wrapped the card in SU thick bakers twine and I was done.
Here’s my card:
Here’s the Fusion challenge:
Have a Peachy day!
The generic colors for this week are a raspberry pink, green, and yellow. I chose Berry Burst, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight, and went to one of my current fav stamp/punch bundle using the Daisy Delight set.
I had made my own background paper and colored daisy using this bundle for another challenge in different colors. For this challenge, I wanted to keep it cleaner, even though the background is stamped, so I didn’t add an extra punched daisy.
Here’s my card:
I actually created a 5.5 x 8.5 sheet of this paper so I can make another card later. I used the daisy stamp and alternated stamping off daisies for both layers to give the card a bit of dimension. I used the leaf two-step stamps fromthe same set by stamping off the background and then using the detailed stamp full strength, again for dimension. The center of each daisy is Daffodil Delight, as is the ribbon. The greeting is from Beautiful Branches, stamped and punched with the Pretty Label punch, which was then mounted on Stitched Shape circle and attached to the card with dimensionals. When I kept staring at the card thinking that something was off, I realized I needed color on the right hand side by the label instead of all that white space. I grabbed my Old Olive enamel shapes, which balanced the card to my satisfaction.
I am still struggling with bows right now, but at least I managed to get a little one for this card. I like this card a lot because, while it has a lot on it, there is still a calming feel to it.
Here’s the challenge sketch:
Colors just scream summertime, don’t they?
Have a Peachy day!