Monday, December 9, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Colour Challenge

Well, our One Night in Bethlehem 2013 is history now, but everything went very well, and contrary to my worst fears, I didn't forget anything important.  My cast played their parts admirably and we received lots of positive feedback!  But, oh my, am I tired!  I chose sleep over a blog post yesterday and I'm sorry for that, but I think sleep would have won the contest even if I had tried. The cold weather was a bit of a challenge, but the crowds were down a bit so we were able to move them through quickly with no one having to brave the cold for long, save our intrepid shepherds, who were watching over their little flock outside all day.  I'll have to show you some photos later.

After Saturday's sad post, I had another bit of bad news.  My former neighbour's father passed away just recently, so I created a sympathy card for her and her husband.  I used the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #182  for the colour scheme:  Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate and Very Vanilla.

Here's my card:

  • I find those three colours very classy together.  I did stamp off the Smoky Slate to make it the lighter of the two colours for 2 Step Stamping purposes.
  • The DSP is from the Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack.  Those paper stacks are SO handy when none of the current DSP has the colour you're working with.
  • My favourite 2-Step Stamping set, Stippled Blossoms, creates the elegant display.
  • Oops, I forgot to resize that photo and it took forever to load and I almost fell asleep again!
  • I decided to go for a diagonal ribbon look like I sometimes do on presents.  This is 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla.
  • The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes - your go-to set for any occasion card! 
  • Tiny seed pearls from Pearls Basic Jewels create the center of the large flower, while the smaller flowers have the medium sized pearls for their more solid center.
Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope your Monday treats you well!

1 comment :

  1. Such an elegant card, Heather! Really like your choices for stamp set and DSP -- everything works so well together. Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!