I really like color challenges. I like that the majority of colors go well with each other and then you get a twist. Kind of like being on a reality show. You think you have it all figured out and then you get blindsided. I generally find color challenges the most difficult to try to play along with and most of the time I don’t really think I do very well with them.
But that changes today (and maybe only for today!) *wink*. I played along with the color challenge at Reverse Confetti. The colors are gray, pink and yellow. Pink and gray together? Love it. Gray and yellow together? You betcha. Put gray, pink and yellow together – requires some thinking! Which color should get top billing? Which color should be toned down? So I let those colors roll in my head for a few days. Then it hit me, I just got a new die from RC that is called triangle pretty panels. I thought if I could make gray the prominent color and use pink and yellow as the accents, the colors would all gel well together.
I used one of the class act dies to cut a base layer to put the triangle panels on. That way I could replace individual triangles and be able to glue them in place. (I tried it without and guess what happened!!) Next I cut several triangle panels from different colored pinks, a yellow and a lighter gray and then replaced triangles randomly. As it turned out, I had DSP that had pinks and yellows together so it was the obvious choice to back the sentiment. I pulled all the pieces and parts together with a piece of basic gray that I ran thru the tiny triangles embossing folder and tied with a piece of strawberry slush twine. Once I met my color challenge, I hopped over to SugarPea Designs and used their sketch challenge to format my card.
I am just tickled pink (and gray and yellow) with how this all turned out. For today, I feel like I conquered the color challenge.
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Have a great Friday!
Supplies: CS: PTI white, SU! basic gray, smokey slate, daffodil delight, blushing bride, strawberry slush, and all abloom DSP. Stamps: RC class act. Ink: memento black. Dies/EF/Punch: RC class act and triangle pretty panels. SU! tiny triangles EF. SU! scallop edge punch. Other: SU! strawberry slush twine.