Good Morning! - Today is challenge day over on Kerry's Blog (Three Clover Designs) and this week the Design Team had a color challenge: ( Always Artichoke, Rose Red and So Saffron (Neutral of your choice if needed). I was in bit of a panic because I went through my stacks of DP and couldn't find any patterns with those colors. Then I remembered that I had some SU Designer Paper that would meet the challenge. I started with the So Saffron pattern from (Haiku-retired). Then an idea hit me as I had recently purchased the Embossed Petals Border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and thought that it would go grea with the pattern in the paper. I punched it out on So Saffron and then edge the flowers with Yellow Citrus Fluid Chalk ink (Color Box) and added a strip of Rose Red cs to the back so it showed through the holes of the petals. Then I added a small strip of Rose Red DP (from a Retired 6x6 pack that I don't recall the name of right now).
Next up I had to decide on an image to use and I chose these lovely birds by Inkadinkado-Best Friends. I colored them with Prisma Color Pencils on Naturals White cs with Basic Gray Ink and blended them with Gamsol. Then I cut them out and mounted them to a Nestabilitie Die that I sponted on the clouds with Bashful Blue and a cloud stencil. (I know blue wasn't part of the color scheme but it just felt right with my birds so I went with it anyway.) I sponged some So Saffron Ink around the edge of the die and mounted this to a square of Always Artichoke. I also added Prima Flowers that I added glitter to and some matching brads in the color scheme. The sentiment (Hero Arts) was stamped with Basic Gray ink and I pierced under it to high light the sentiment. The birds and flower border piece were raised up using foam mounting tape. I also added a small bit of sparkle on the birds with a pink Spica Glitter Pen.
Now don't forget to check out the other team members blogs and leave them a nice comment. You can also participate in the challenge and then post your creations to Kerry's blog using the Mr. Linky feature there.