BUT!! It's FRIDAY and that means it is time for another Just For Fun Friday Color Challenge. This week we are challenged to use the following colors:
My first thought when I saw these colors was Christmas. I decided to channel my inner T!m Holtz and do a folk art/distressed look. Wellllll..........my inner T!m must be on vacation because all I got was this:
Actually, this picture does not show the entire mess made. I spent most of Wednesday night trying to unclog my Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist. Of which the pump decided to expel DARK RED glimmer all over my bathroom. I'm talking mirror, tile and MY LIGHT COLORED SHOWER CURTAIN. I managed to get it all cleaned with some rubbing alcohol, but of course, my shower curtain. It still has lovely splatters of what looks like blood. Niiiiice. Good or bad, this occurred in the office/guest bathroom. Since our only guests tend to be teen age boys, I'm hoping they'll find my soon to be embellished story of the "blood" thrilling!
After the discouragement of my failure to be T!m, I went a in a different direction. CLEAN AND SIMPLE.
I started with the FTL101 on the clean and simple blog.
And here is my take on it:
(Yes, it was late when this photo was taken. Which means no true colors!)
I started with a base of Gina K's pure luxury card stock in white. Another layer of white was used to add some dimension. I then embossed some Riding Hood Red from SU with a snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I swiped some white craft ink over the raised images. This was matted on a piece of Kraft card stock. I stamped the sentiment from this unmounted sheet of sentiments from Just For Fun Stamps and made my "flag". I then stamped and colored this cute candy cane from Just for Fun Stamps and covered it with glossy accents. OH WAIT!! The candy cane did not make the cut on the card!! Some how my card took on a different feel and the candy cane no longer fit the "look". I pulled out my Create a Flake 1 dies from Spellbinders (no longer available. Create a Flake 2 still is!) and cute the layers from pure luxury white and kraft. I then embossed and sponged the embossed areas using Riding Hood Red ink. The layers were put together using rolled glue dots and dimensionals. I then layered on some glossy accents and sprinkled Glitter Art shards glass glitter over the layers. The snowflake was then adhered with dimensionals as was the sentiment flag.
Not a whole lot of stamping, but I like how this turned out!! If I could figure a good way to mail this with the snowflake, this would be my Christmas cards for this year!!
Make sure you drop by all the other design team's blogs to see what inspiration they have for you!! Remember, if you play along with us on the Just For Fun blog, you have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!!
Thanks for dropping by again today!! I'm going to tackle the mess made on my desk and see if I can't find some other creativity to channel!! Have a CREATIVE weekend!!