It took me nearly all week to really buckle down and do this color challenge. Initially, I didn't think I'd be able to do it - I have little to no gray, and no Pumpkin Pie marker or ink pad. But last night, as I spent hours playing around with all my stamps and Cricut (I do all my best stuff at 12am :b) I came across some patterned gray paper, and immediately the challenge came to mind. So...... Here's my go at it:
The gray I used for the first layer is actually a silver/gray scrap I found in my file of Basic Gray. I loved it so much, I had to allow room enough to see the pretty stuff. The butterfly is from a set of stickers I bought last year. I thought the green was perfect for the challenge. I used an orange marker (non SU!) I found rummaging through my things.
Another late night creation. I've had this pearly orange embossing powder for a while, but I rarely use orange. I decided to pair it with it's color opposite - blue. Bliss blue is the card base, and Bordering Blue the sentiment and paper strip. I love these rhinestone brads for a bit o' bling.
Last, but certainly not least, is my last creation for this afternoon. This is an old SU! hostess set I got on Ebay. I love the classic look of it. I had a stack of monochromatic textured cardstock I paired with the images. I knew the layout I wanted, but knew I needed a little something more. I stamped the background in Bella Toile with Versamark. After stamping I thought I wanted to make the pattern a little more obvisous, so I pulled out my clear embossing powder. Even though it had been a few minutes since I'd stamped, the powder stuck! Yipee! I also embossed the sentiment in white.
I added some Waterfall Stickles to each corner. Classic.