I picked up this stamp set called Damask Floral at Stamping Around Connecticut from Donna Marie. Well, when I saw the colors for this weeks Color Throwdown #53 (so NOT me colors), I thought this set just might work. There are actually seven images in the set; I just used a few here. As I was working on this last night, I thought they actually looked a bit feathery. I also decided to try some different techniques coloring wise on this. So out came the chalks and blender pens (that I have never used!)The challenge colors are Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette and Rose Red. I used chalks and my blender pens to color, combining a few different pinks to try to get close to Pink Pirouette. I also sponged chalked around the outside of the image. To give it some dimension, I stamped it twice, layering the flowery feathery parts of the image. I think it works!
I used Bella Birds DSP to accent the Bordering Blue, and layered Pink Pirouette and Rose Red papers. I happen to have some Pink Pirouette ribbon and tied it off of the front. After I did, it seemed to need something, so I cut out a little circle design from the DSP and covered it in Crystal effects, adding a little blingy rhinestone to the center. I also cut out a flourish design from the DSP and added it to the inside for some excitement (woohoo!!! I know how to party!! haha!)
After all is said and done, I like the way it came out! Even though I was not sure when I first saw the colors! I am glad I am starting to do these color challenges...they are really helping me try some new things, and I hope I inspire you to get out some tried and true supplies, like chalks!
stamps: Damask Floral, Impression Obsession
paper: SU! Bella Birds, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
technique: chalks and blender pens
accessories: crystal effects, bling and pink pirouette ribbon