I do love a challenge. Something that makes me step out of my comfort zone. Something that forces me to put on my thinking cap to fertilize the little Paper Seedlings that have been sown by a challenge thrown at me. A challenge that coerces me to work outside the box. One that makes me THINK.
That is how I see this week's Paper Players Color Challenge. Not ever having been a fan of either Pistachio Pudding (too wan and washed-out, not enough zip) or Strawberry Slush (too much too soon), this truly was a challenge for me. It is Joanne's color challenge: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush and, one color I do love, Coastal Cabana.
OK, I don't think I would have had a problem putting two of the colors together, namely Coastal Cabana with either one of the two. But, the three together?? Blecch.
After lots and lots of trial and error -- mostly error -- this is what I finally ended up with. And, you now what? I really kinda like it. In fact, I think I love it.
For the center of the larger flower, I used one of the cute embellishments that I got for free in one of my Paper Pumpkin kits. The colors in this challenge, three of the five 2013-2015 In Colors, will be retiring in about six weeks, and the embellishments are also in those colors, so it was fun to choose one of them to grace the center of the big blossom.
Thanks, Paper Players, for making me work so hard!