I must admit that the card shown below was a true CHALLENGE of a challenge. For Fab Friday, the challenge this time was a color challenge: Calypso Coral, Hello Honey and Blushing Bride. Yeah, I might be comfortable using Calypso Coral and Hello Honey on the same card. But throw in the subtle Blushing Bride? Oh my.
Well, since it was a challenge, I decided to take them up on it. And went to work. With their color choices. Oh my again.
Grabbing my Petite Petals set, I used the most "realistic" of the flowers in my card, stamping each of them once in their own color. I wanted to set the flowers against a piece of music, but the flowers simply matted with Calypso Coral looked truly wimpy. When I put a narrow mat of Basic Black to work with the color of the music, it was much too stark. So I opted for skinny mats of Basic Gray. Which proved to be the right choice.
The cool thing though about my flower blocks is the technique I used on them. Wanting them to resemble ceramic tiles, after stamping the flower images, I covered each one of them with VersaMark ink. I then dumped onto the sticky flowers some of Stampin' Up!'s retired thick embossing powder. This gave the three squares the "tile" look. I think you can see what I mean in this photo:
This is probably the most challenging of color challenges I've ever participated in..
What are your thoughts, either on the color combo itself or how the card turned out? What would your take on the challenge have been?