It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us:
Now, I have to admit..... this was a tough challenge for me. The one thing that I have realized over the years is that I am not a primary colors sort of gal! I love them... but I just don't use them. So, it took me a while to come up with something that would fit this challenge. It was the orange and red that was tripping me up. Now, my esteemed design team members have helped to show you how great this combo of colors is... so, it's not the colors per se - it's just my preference :-)
I thought that the colors required florals. To that end, I used the Extra Special Stamp Set from Altenew for my floral element.
I decided to combine the orange and red together on the flowers and then add the pops of turquoise in the middle of them. Now.... as an engineer, I have a problem with non-realism.... and I am trying to force myself to think more creatively. So, adding turquoise centers to the flowers might go against everything that nature does - but I needed to do it so that I could meet the challenge requirements. And... hey... it's my little fantasy world and if flowers have turquoise centers... it's OK. After all, that is what creativity is all about, isn't it?
I hope you will join us this week and play along. As usual, if you are looking for inspiration, you have to look no further than our amazing design team.
I'll be back tomorrow with another card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Card stock: Neenah Solar White
- Inks: Copic Markers
- Stamps: Altenew - Extra Special. Sentiment - Altenew - Amazing You