It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. I used Gaathered with Love from MFT. Here's a sneak peek:
And here are Ann's colors for this week:
Now I am not a pastel girl and I am not a fan of crumb cake, but I decided to pull up my big girl pants and get over myself! After all, that's what challenges are for - to push you out of your comfortable little comfy zone where you have fluffy bunny-ear slippers, overly-large fluffy jumpers and baggy-at-the-knees comfortable pull-on pants, a large mug (not pretty little china cups) of tea and a warm oh-so-melty chocolate brownie! Or.... is that just MY idea of comfy:-)
Anyway, after that little digression where was I going? Oh, yeah to find out how I was going to use these colors! In the end I decided floral - even without a green. I decided Crumb would be my neutral. Luckily I had just received a new MFT set called Gathered with Love and decided the colors would be perfect for that. I'm creating cards for charity and we were asked to send cards with no sentiment on the front. So, this little tag with the xo stamped in it worked!
I stamped the image and then colored with Copic Markers. I didn't have exactly the right colors, so had to match as closely as I could. I used the Saffron in the middle of the poppies and the balmy blue around the arrangement. The Crumb Cake was used on the leaves.
Here's my card:
The problem with the light in our current apartment is that it is north facing light. So on days like today, my cards take on a decidely blue hue and there is no amount of messing around with my photo editing software that seems to be able to fix it. As the light from the new apartment gets south, west and east facing light, I'm hoping I can get a decent place to take photos.
I hope you will join us and play along with Ann's color challenge. As always the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:
On a personal note:
No packing yet! We are trying to hold off packing until about two weeks before we move and just enjoy the last few weeks we have in this apartment. As I won't have a craft room as I have had here, I am utilizing the little den area in the open space and I've spent time trying to work out how I am going to make it work. It's going to take some creative space planning, but I am looking forward to having an area with direct daylight. Maybe then I won't have any more excuses not to do some coloring and painting!
I'll be back later in the week with another card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Stamps: Gathered with Love - My Favorite Things
- Inks: Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
- Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles
- Card stock: Neenah Solar White 110#