This week has been a stressful return to work after a week of traveling for business so I needed to escape into the craft room for a bit of a break! I was looking for inspiration and found a great trio of challenges to fit the brief.
I love the Color Throwdown and this week the colors were a great base to choose from:
I looked at I <3 Pro Markers as their challenge blog always has interesting ideas. They were featuring a Three of a Kind challenge and left it pretty open so I thought that sounded like a fun experiment. My three(s) are:
- 3 flowers
- 3 colors (blue, orange, yellow)
- 3 papers
- 3 pearls and 3 gems
- True blue
I then looked for complimentary papers and was delighted to find the blue chevron and corrugated orange in my scrap folder. Claire does scrap amnesty really well and I just love a clean sheet....which is why I need to get better about using scraps. Sketch challenges are great for using scraps as you think of paper in different ways.
And also great as I discovered Clear it Out Challenge which is is having a "use your orange stash" challenge - a clear out and a challenge entry - score!
Instead of the banner shape I cut along the chevron lines - just felt like a better way to use the paper.
Finally I topped it all with some bling and pearls and added the little "friends" greeting tucked in the corner under the paper.
And I thought I'd also include this in The Pink Elephant's Anything Goes challenge.
It's been a fun evening putting this together - the perfect anecdote to a stressful return to work. And I think