Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Trick to too bright

"... The trick is to grow up without getting old", Frank Lloyd Wright says.  The trick to using bright More Mustard, Melon Mambo and my precious Baja in a color challenge is watering down.  Not literally, but I did dilute these colors to make them more palatable to me. 

Project notes: 
  • Baja breeae is stamped off one time for one of the flowers on the background here and then a second time for the flower on the right.  The edge is colored with More Mustard pastel.
  • I stamped a plain ivory flower with Melon Mambo using the Medallion stamp which gives is a muted look. 
  • Finally, I found a use for the mostly white side of one of those color pads - this time the one with More Mustard.
  • Finally, the ribbon really does match Melon Mambo but being partially sheer fits in with the muted theme.
Using a fair amount of the Espresso helped this out too.  I really like that shade of brown.  The ink is Dark Brown from Colorbox and it matches Early Espresso really well.

I also used this week's sketch challenge for the arrangement.  Check out the other cards at

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Kind and Caring Thoughts and Medallion by Stampin' Up!; Birthday sentiments by Cloud 9
Ink:  Dark Brown by Colorbox; Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo by SU!
DSP: Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ribbon:  Enchanted Cottage in Winston-Salem, NC

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