This week's challenge was offered by Aimes: "Therefore my challenge to you is to pick any one of the products by Dorset Cereals and think about using the colours featured on it on a creation of your own" This was really fun and forced me to put some colors together that I might not have done. If you haven't seen the packaging, you might want to check it out.
Here's what I chose:
And here's my card:
I had been waiting for my PTI February release order to have a larger selection of colors. I purchased the 2009 Cardstock Sampler and thought I now had all the colors PTI offers. I don't have Soft Stone and that's what I wanted for my neutral background. I used a color called Pewter from The Papercut (found at a stamp show last year) and added Soft Stone to my cart. The oval was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Nestabilities and stamped with the new Background Basics: Tin Type using Versamark. The scalloped oval is Enchanted Evening and the background is 2008 Bitty Box Basics in Plum Pudding. The sentiment is from Damask Designs. The Offray ribbon and pearls were all originally white and colored with Copic R89 to represent Scarlet Jewel. The violet was stamped with Year of Flowers and colored with the trios for Plum Pudding and Enchanted Evening. Then I went back with a white gel pen and added little lines along the edges of the petals to mimic the little white ruffle on the flower. The whole time I was coloring I thought of my grandmother and her collection of African violets. How she loved them, and how I didn't appreciate them then. But I guess she instilled a love for all flowers that I wouldn't realize until years later.
I cut out the flower and leaves, shaped them and popped them up with Pop Dots. (visions of too many hours spent on paper toile, too many years ago)
I truly enjoyed doing this challenge. I am definitely trying new things. I'm looking forward to seeing how the other Peeps answered this challenge. Thanks Aimes and thanks to everyone else for dropping by.