A challenging challenge for me!

It's week seven over at Just Add Ink, and this time around it's another colour challenge - a most challenging one for me that gave me a good old shove out of my comfort zone.

Here are the colours:

They look quite delightful and Springtime-ish here, but Bold Brights have never been a strong point for me, and having to create anything with such bright colours, quite frankly, 'frightens my life out' as my girls would say.

I will admit to a false start with this challenge that never made it into a complete card.   I wasn't happy with the stamped panel that I had created, so that was cast aside in favour of this...

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The Flower Fancy stamp set that I have used here is usually one that I reserve for colours such as Rose Red and Always Artichoke, so inking up those flowers in Pink Passion and the leaves in Green Galore was quite a stretch.

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The panel of Whisper White that you can see at the bottom of the card has been scored at random intervals using my bone scorer and paper trimmer.

To get this effect, you simply insert the cardstock into your paper trimmer as though you were going to cut it, but instead run the tip of the bone scorer down the cutting groove.  It's one of those great techniques that adds a little something extra to a project, but without requiring any fancy tools or equipment.

Not that I have anything against fancy tools or equipment - heck knows I own a lot of those (and have another en route as we speak....!) - but sometimes it's nice to be able to achieve simple but effective results using nothing other than what you have in your basic stamping kit.

Don't you agree?

I'd love to see what you can come up with using these colours - mostly so I can CASE some awesome ideas for myself - so make sure you head on over to Just Add Ink and play along!

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"Just Add Ink Challenge #7" Stamps: Flower Fancy Paper: Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White Ink: Punk Passion, Green Galore Accessories: So Saffron Marker, Large Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Chit Chat Rubons, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals