I am loving this color combo- although it is a bit bright! Don't worry though it grows on you, I promise.
This one really makes you grin doesn't it? My color combo today came from the group over at Scrapmasters Paradise- Green Galore, Summer Sun and Only Orange. Yum! Warm, sunny colors- just what we need as we go into the home stretch to spring- hang in there friends, I know you can do it! The sketch is all Mojo of course- what would Monday be without them to kick start our creative buzz?
On my morning blog sweep I found two more challenges to work into this card. The first is from All Sorts they have shared a recipe with us... one that seemed simple until I really thought about it!
That was it. Three of something, two of another and finally a single item. The hard part was coming up with what those elements should be. At first, when I was looking at the sketch, I realized that it fit the bill perfectly- one ribbon, two images and three scalloped items. Then my sense of fair play kicked in and I admitted that would be copping out and even though it was Monday morning I couldn't do it.
(quite the convo my conscience and I had this morning! It would have had you giggling for sure!)
I have Three flowers, Two brads and One handmade background paper! With the colors I was working with it was certainly challenging not to overdo it yet still work in the required elements. So why not add in one more? The team over at Corrosive thought maybe a little sewing would be a nice feature so I hit the corners of my orange rectangle with green embroidery floss and added a line of stitching to the middle of the card in orange floss. I had matching colors thanks to my cross stitch and embroidery habits! For the background paper I used the wonderful stamp-a-ma-jig to line up several presses of the stamp. I used markers to color it a little differently each time to keep the pattern more random. Even though the graphic is the same all the way across it looks different at first glance. I did not need any ink pads for this card- it was all done with markers. My paper "ribbon" was perked up with the crimper before layering it behind my square piece. I also nicked off the corners with the corner rounder punch to pump up the ribbon feel.
Hope you all have a great day and that your week is full of happy surprises!
Keep on Inking!
p.s. this one is for my sister down in Alabama-
currently stuck at home because the roads are covered in ice!
Apparently they are out of milk and cookies too! A terrible thing with two little girls to keep happy!
Good Luck Jenn! and Hi to my nieces Caitlin and Hannah!