The current challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog is to make a project using the colors lavender and lemon. This is the first challenge I've ever done that had something to do with color, and I thought it'd be easy, but challenges are never that easy for me, haha! What was easy is that they encouraged using a Penny Black stamp (not required though), and I do have a set of them! It helped me narrow down what I was going to do. The following stamp is from the Hugs set.
I stamped the image with StazOn Jet Black ink and then colored it in using chalk. These images, in my opinion, are perfect with chalk because they have a softer look to them AND I have an older rubber stamping book that explained how to use chalk using a Penny Black image! Haha, I guess it stuck with me. I then used the 3rd and 4th largest dies in the Nestabilities Labels One set. The 3 yellow pieces were embossed using the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder. I haven't embossed in a while, so I knew I wanted to add that on the card. The sentiment from Pink by Design's "Love Always" set was attached to the card using eyelets and my Crop-a-Dile.
To create more of a color contrast, I used my Distress Ink in Dusty Concord to ink the edges. I'm glad I did that because if I didn't, I think it'd look a little too plain. However, I did accidentally smudge a little on the white part of the card, so that's why I decided to add Stickles to the outline of the white piece! I'm happy with that added on too. I wanted to add more yellow, so I took a Bic Mark-It and added stitch lines around the outside. I actually did a dash and then a dot, so it's different than my typical "only dashes" thing. The last thing I did was put the image on the card with the flattest foam adhesive squares I had just to give it the slightest bit of dimension. I can't believe I was still able to put a card together for a challenge despite feeling under the weather! It did, in fact, cheer me up. Crafting ... it's what the doctor ordered!
(Click here to be taken to the actual blog post for this particular challenge! I'm linked as #7!)