Well, I must admit, I was tickled pink to find out I was a Mashup Maven last week AND that I was going to be a Guest Designer this week. I was totally up for the challenge.
I got a sneak peek of this week's color challenge: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand.
Confession #1: My Poppy Parade Stamp Pad has never been used
Confession #2: I don't even have a Not Quite Navy Stamp Pad (thank goodness for SU Markers ;)
Confession #3: I had no idea how I was going to pair these three colors up
How many of you are like me...I tend to use a lot of Pinks, Browns, Black and some Light Blues. These were way out of my comfort zone. So, I pulled out my Color Coach and guess what I found. These colors are actually considered a Sweet Set. Who knew????
It turns out I love them together! I had no designer paper in these colors to draw inspiration from, so I created my own. I used a stamp from the Vintage Labels set with the Poppy Parade Ink and used that as my print. I added some crocheted lace...that just happens to match the Sahara Sand paper perfectly.
All in all, this card came together pretty easily, which for me is a triumph ;) If you are so inspired to give these a shot, upload your card to the challenge here. I'd love to see what you come up with. Happy Stamping!
Stamps: Afterthoughts (Hostess) & Vintage Labels (Sale-A-Bration 2010)
Paper: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Poppy Parade & Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Crocheted Lace, Clear Button, Linen Thread and Dimensionals/Pop Dots