Wow! This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was a true CHALLENGE! Oh my gosh! These colors were VERY hard for me. Really Rust, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou and Mellow Moss! I was ok with all of them except throwing in the Regal Rose with this combo. But…I don’t think it turned out too bad…I just tried to minimize the amount of Regal Rose I used. I’m anxious to see what the other Blogger’s did with these colors.
The background is Smackin’ Acetate…and oldie but goodie technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter. I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this technique. It is great when you have a lot of colors to use. I used all the colors in the background except Blue Bayou, and I used that over the top with the Fresh Cuts stamp.
I also am trying to use up my Hodgepodge Hardware since it is retiring. This is the Pewter Color. Don’t forget…it is on SPECIAL this month! 25% off! What are you waiting for…call me today to get yours. The colors available are Pewter, Antique Brass and Antique Copper. I think they add just the right accent to your cards or scrapbook pages! Note that I secured the holder with a Pewter mini brad on the right side, but just threaded Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon thru the left side!
Each of the flowers were popped up with dimensionals and I added some white brads to the center. I know…you didn’t think that Stampin’ Up! carried white ones, right? They do! I used White Craft ink and embossed them with White Embossing Powder…instant white mini brads!
I’m almost finished with one of my organized 3D swaps. Whew. I’ll finish tying the ribbon while I’m watching TV tonight. I also have some cut-out work to do, nice to do it watching TV, too!
Enjoy the weekend. It is HOT, HOT, HOT here…but I love it!