This was a great one! Kristina always picks such great colour combos for these challenges and here is this week’s:
Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Whisper White
I knew I wanted to use a few things that I love: HodgePodge Hardware, Rub Ons and Designer paper as well as a couple of things I don’t use nearly enough: Crimper and Hemp Twine. I also wanted to use different “feels” – you’ll see what I mean! So here is my creation:
I started with a So Saffron card base and pulled out some Spring Break designer series paper. This paper is fun and “teen-ish” and I love it. I decided to use the two-tone Old Olive piece. I had a piece all cut to be adhered as a flat strip and then, at the last minute, decided that I wanted it on the angle – something I don’t do often – and I love the look of it! I added some Bashful Blue striped grosgrain over the seam of the designer paper using mini glue dots.
I still have a bunch of Die Cut Blooms and love the feel and texture of the textured cardstock so I grabbed a large flower in Bashful Blue and set out to find a cool centre for the flower.
I grabbed my crimper – one of the first things I bought but now rarely use and ran a piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock through it over and over. Then, I tore the two layers of cardstock apart to get a cool textured piece. I tore the edges a bit and decided I needed to use a piece of HodgePodge (HPH) hardware to dress it up.
Now, what to put inside? As you can see, I used something fun and light (designer paper and ribbon) and then I started to use some more “grown up” pieces (hodgepodge). I really like this variation of “themes”.
I pulled out my Cherished rub ons and decided to use the “hi” circle as my piece inside the HPH. I rubbed it onto to my textured/crimped piece and put the HPH piece over top it with mini glue dots.
I wanted to add a second “tied” layer over the striped grosgrain so I used my Hemp Twine and tied it into the HPH piece. I then added a small Felt Fusion Flower in Olive with an Antique Brass brad.
I looked at my almost finished creation and decided it needed something more. So, to tie in the swirls from the “hi” rub on, I cut out the white large swirls from the Cherished Rub Ons and added them to the Saffron layer.
I’m extremely pleased with my “fusion” of sorts – thanks for looking!