I don't usually do the color challenges on Splitcoaststampers since I rarely have all that is required (I still don't own the pastel colors - yuck - I just don't like pastels!!). However, I am trying to be more "flexible" these days!
The color challenge for Feb. 19th was Orchid Opulance, Pumpkin Pie, and Certainly Celery. I read that and thought - yuck!! But again, I am trying to break out of my "regular" creative box so I decided to give it a go!!
I pulled out my Green Thumb set from Papertrey Ink. I love the grasshopper in the set but I've only used it a few times. Shame on me. So I decided to make him my focal image. I then got a bright idea that if he were sitting on a flower stem, it would probably curve down. One of the great things about using acrylic stamps is that you can stick them onto the acrylic block in different ways so I took the longest stem from this set and bent it when placing it on the block and then stamped it coming out of the rubber boot. Just enough bend for my little grasshopper to sit comfortably!! I stamped him twice and cut him out and popped him up a little. I generally feel like the regular dimensionals are too high so I usually glue 3 layers of cardstock and use it intead, just the right height!!
In the end, I kinda like this card -- love the images and layout, not so keen on the colors but they are growing on me ( a little ).
Supplies: Cardstock-Whisper White, Orchid Opulance, (Stampin' Up), green designer paper as close to certainly celery as I had (unknown); Stamps-Green Thumb and Paper Tray (Papertrey Ink); Ink-Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Orchip Opulance, Basic Black (all Stampin' Up!); Accessories-green satin ribbon (Michaels 1.50 bin), black marker (Zig).
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