When I first saw these colours my immediate thoughts were: "Staceeeeey! What are you doing to us!" Quickly followed by: "This is not going to be easy!"....."These are Halloween colours minus the pink and I don't own any Halloween stamps so I'm in biiiig trouble!" and finally...."I had better come up with something good because I'm on the design team!" Nothing like stressing yourself out before you even get started LOL!
Once the initial shock was over, I was definitely up for the challenge! After all, I wasn't going to let some dumb colours get the better of me LOL! I know, I know, I'm weird....who in their right mind competes against colours! Well....you're looking at her (grin)! With my ball playing and skiing days on hold for now, I must find some competitive outlet and today a mix of colours came a calling LOL!
I picked a few sketches and used them to play around with various colour arrangements in the hopes of finding one that worked. Thankfully, Kazan's Sketch #52 on the 2S4Y (2 Sketches 4 You) blog came to the rescue.
Initially, I had multiple colours in the scalloped layers, but it was too busy so I changed them all to Kraft. For the main panel, silhouette images immediately came to mind and after digging through my stash, I settled on Stampin' Up's Stem Silhouettes. A few years back someone on SCS came up with the brilliant idea of stamping a circle in each flower head. I loved the concept, and it was a perfect way to get all this week's colours in - score!! I used Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Sahara Sand on the flowers and added a few black butterflies and some black sheer ribbon and called it a card. Phew....I did it :D
Check out what the rest of the Curtain Call Crew came up with for this week's colour combination!
- Amy White - Delvinwhite Designs
- Andrea Roose - Andrea's Scrap -und Stampel Blog
- Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) - Random Acts of Creativity
- Julie Smith - Paper and Such
- Lea Lawson - Cupcakes & Sunshine
- Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
- Shelley Germann - Stampin' Garden
- Sue Kohler - My Inner Reflection
- Stacey Schafer - Stacey's Stamping Stage (Our Director)
We'd love it if you joined us too!! I know it isn't an easy mix of colours this week, but I'm sure you can rise to the challenge just like I managed to, and take great pride in mastering Act 30!! Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to Mr. Linky on Stacey's blog. If you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword Curtain Call. Each week, Stacey will select one person to receive her "I Got The Lead At The Curtain Call" Award as well as five people to receive her "I'm A Top 5 Curtain Call Show Stopper" Award which you can post on your blog, so come on over and join the fun!
What's In It?
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Watercolour Garden
Paper: Kraft, White
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon, Half Pearls