This week our Celebrity Guest Artist is Carrie Gaskin and her blog is titled Artistic Avenger. Please check out her work, as well as all of our Design Team and Pals Paper Arts participants.
When I first saw these Challenge Colors, I was worried. How would they look together? What supplies would I use? Then it all came together, once I decided to use the above print from Well Worn designer series paper! The wood-look print was a perfect starting point, incorporating the Early Espresso/Chocolate Chip/Soft Suede in the grain of the print. Make the base of the card River Rock offset all of the darkness in the print.
I then decided that my element would bring all of the colors together by using the neutral colors of Naturals Ivory (1-3/8" circle) and Basic Black (1-3/4" circle). These were matted with the lighter River Rock scalloped circle from the Perfect Pennants Die and using my Big Shot. LOVE my Big Shot! Have you seen the extended promotion for a *free* Big Shot? Details here.
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, River Rock, Naturals Ivory, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Well Worn
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Punches: 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle
Extras: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Silver Mini Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail adhesive