I finally got back on track with another challenge, and this one is a double doozey! I used the sketch from Mojo Monday 254 and the color scheme from Color Dare #11.
So, the color scheme made me cringe at first as do many that have so many colors to work with. It included Ruby, Goldrush, Sweet Leaf, Honey, Indian Corn Blue, and Cocoa. At first, I thought I was going to have to sit out another week since I had no Ruby at all yet. Then I realized that I have the paper sampler with some of each color and could use that! I added Colonial White, and then focused on one of the colors that I had a background paper for and ran with it from there. I decided that the colors actually reminded me of fall so pulled out my Harvest Happiness My Acrylix set. Here is what I came up with:
My background paper is from the retired Lucy Paper packet. This gorgeous ribbon is also in sweet leaf and can be found in the Designer Ribbon Green Assortment.
My favorite part of this one is the Cocoa Cardstock stamped with the Colonial White Ink in the leafy swirls. I covered it with gold embossing powder and heated it. The effect was fabulous! I also love the bit of added hemp in the leaf cluster.
Each of the pieces is inked with the Cocoa to bring a sense of cohesion to the crazy color scheme. ;)
In fact, I was so distracted by the colors that I neglected to add any
black to the colors for the whole lesson on shades that Sara gave us on her Color My Heart Blog! Wooopsie! Sorry, Sara! :O