I think we all know that I have a tendency to lean towards soft pastels and neutrals when it comes to my crafting, I just love pinks, peaches and soft greens, especially when making flowers. But today I was inspired by some challenges to do something different - RED - a colour which I normally reserve for Christmas projects. I think the red looks pretty good! Here is a quick peek, then I will dish all the details.
- the backgrounds were done with Impression Obsession stamps - Time Worn Roses and cover-a-card Batik Pattern. I used Tim Holtz distress ink Frayed Burlap and Ranger Archival ink Vermillion.
- the ribbon and roses were coloured with a combination of Tim Holtz distress inks Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany. What a messy business that was! Warning ladies, wear gloves while drenching ribbon in dye!
- the round frame was handmade using polymer clay and a Martha Stewart mold. The image inside is a Hot Off the Press stamp and was coloured with Copics and the die cut is Memory Box - Whimsy Circle. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.
I was inspired by the following challenges and their talented design teams:
(this is the challenge that inspired me to step outside my pastel comfort zone and try a new colour!)
( I usually make my own flowers, but this challenge inspired me to dig into my old stash and pull out those pre-made flowers)
(this challenge really inspired me to use extra ribbon and use it in a way other than just adding a bow)
(the inspiration for my layout, although I had to off-set my circles a bit to balance out the ribbon strands)
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.