Tuesday, September 10, 2013

#54 notes

Welcome.  The lovely ladies over @ Nacho Average Challenge have a color challenge this week.  And, I really struggle with color challenges.  Don't really know why, but they always throw me for a loop.  I first look at the colors.  Then decide what I think of when I see the colors.  Try to figure out what Stampin' Up! products I have to create what I think of.  And then try to put it all together without looking blah.
here are this week's colors:

and here is what I created:

When I saw the colors, the first things I thought of were green foliage, blue blossoms and using soft suede for the sentiment and distressing.  (I also used my distressing tool to all the edges.)
Island Indigo is not a widely used color for me.  And so, I have very limited card stock.  But, I do love the soft gentle green color of pear pizzazz.
I used the postcard background stamp and soft suede classic ink to create the main panel.  And that led me to the idea of creating an old mail correspondence.  Something you would find in your grandmothers attic.  vintage, pretty, and delicate.  (I hope I succeeded in that.)
I wanted to add some type of writing, so I inked the text stamp from the background builders stamp set and masked the borders of the post card.
I made a postage stamp with the postage due stamp set, and pear pizzazz classic ink.  I used the postage stamp punch to create the 'torn' edge.  I adhered the stamp the to postcard front with a dimensional.
I matted the postcard to my last scrap of island indigo cardstock.   I adhered a doily half to the postcard.  I used very vanilla seam binding and dyed it with pear pizzazz re-inker.  I wrapped the dyed seam binding around the center of the postcard and did a zig zag stitch with my sewing machine.  I tied a multi-loop bow with some of the dyed seam binding.
To create the blossoms, I stamped the floral images in island indigo classic ink onto very vanilla cardstock.  I used the flower shop punch to create the blossom images.  I wanted to add some interest to the blossom centers, so I made some buttons out of clay and used the blossom and button mold.  I adhered the clay buttons to the paper blossom centers.  I adhered the blossoms to the front of the post card.
I was thinking about tucking a sentiment label within the seam binding/blossom clusters, on the front of the post card.  But, I couldn't think of what to stamp, or where exactly to add the label.
Well, thanks for taking the time to see what I have been creating.  I hope this new design team has inspired you to play along with us @ NAC.  I'd love to see what you create with this week's colors!

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