Here’s my card for Cindy’s Terrific Tuesday Challenge, which is to use a color you don’t often use or maybe that you don’t like. (Please click to view larger). I have never used Handsome Hunter before, ’cause I’m not drawn to this color at all, and since I don’t even have any of this color in ink, I had to go with card stock only. I paired it with one of my favorite colors – River Rock, as well as white. There’s some More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie on the bird, which brings in more color. I will say that in the photo the color doesn’t look like Handsome Hunter, and there really isn’t very much of it to see anyway.
I also decided to participate in the challenge I gave to my stamp club, which is to use a flower from the Pretties Kit on a project. I hope this will inspire them to participate again! (I glued the stem carefully with the Tombo Mono glue).
I wheeled the Stems & Silhouettes (which comes free when you order the Wonderful You stamp set until 4/30) in River Rock ink on the plain side of the printed paper from the Ginger Blossom collection and then tore each side for a little texture. I used my Watercolor Wonder crayons and a blender pen to color the bird, cut it out and popped it up on Dimentionals. A little bit of Basic Gray under his feet ground him. I wish I had placed the brads a little closer to the matted image, but I didn’t want to re-do! Card size is 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.
I’m glad for the challenge to make something with a color I don’t care for as it stretched me a bit, which is always good. Thanks, Cindy for asking me! I hope you’ll try it, too! Thanks for stopping by!