Welcome back to another color challenge at the PPA challenge blog. This week’s soft and sweet colors were chosen by color team member Michelle Gleeson. Since it had been awhile that I inked up my Botanical Blooms set, I decided to see if this set works for pastel colors. We know that it looks spectacular with bold and rich colors judging from what I have seen on so many gorgeous cards.
I incorporated many of the stamp images from Timeless Textures on my background panel to give a collage effect. Then the card base was cut using the leaflet die in Botanical Builder Framelits dies. These two pieces were adhered to a Mint Macaron base separating the pieces ever so slightly. The leaflets were gently curved up so that more of the card base peeked through. Then I turned my attention to the botanical blooms. Various pieces were cut from both Blushing Bride cardstock as well as its designer series paper. Again I used Timeless Textures images as well as sponging to add interest to the plain cardstock. The same attention to detail went into the preparation of the Mint Macaron leaves.
- Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms, Timeless Textures, Suite Sayings
- Papers: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate cardstocks; Subtles Color Collection DSP
- Inks: Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride
- Tools: Botanical Builder Framelits dies, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
- Embellishments: Metal Rimmed Pearls
So, what do you think? Do the pastel colors work with Botanical Blooms or do you prefer the bold colors with this set? Would you like to play along with the PPA this week? Have you been by the challenge blog to see all the amazing projects by my designer team mates? We would love to see you in the gallery. Remember you don’t need a blog to play along. You can choose any public gallery (such as Pinterest or Splitcoaststampers) but be sure to label your project with PPA 293.
Additionally, remember that I will be giving away “blog candy” (an item of my choice from the SAB catalog) at the first of next month to help celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion that continues through March 31st. All you need to do to qualify as a potential winner is to leave a comment on any or all of my March posts. The winner will need to provide a US mailing address to receive the gift.
I am still very busy with closing our home in Hayesville, NC and incorporating the many household items into my home in Kennesaw, GA. We are actually closing on the house today, so it is another mad dash up there. I spent Sunday and Monday nights by myself in Hayesville which was my last sleep in that house. On Monday morning I awoke to seeing a smattering of snow on the ground. It was my goodbye gift from a much beloved vacation home. The furniture was moved to Kennesaw on Tuesday and I still have many boxes to unpack. There will not be space for any stamping classes during the next month since that is the room that stuff was unloaded. Right now it is enough just to keep up with the two design challenges for which I am a member. But I will get back to blogging as soon as possible. Since this will most likely be my post prior to Easter, blessings for you and yours on this special occasion.
Please let me know if you have any questions. In the meanwhile,
Have fun stamping,