I did look at the Less is More site bright and early this morning but my husband decided it was time to buy himself some shorts (just in case summer should arrive at any stage) and I offered to help. So it was quite a few hours later that I settled down to have a think about today's colour wheel challenge and this is what I came up with:
Having chosen a blue/green and red/orange colour combination I thought I'd use the cool colour for a bit of a textured background and add pops of the red as an accent.
The background squares were cut, stamped, sponged and swiped with an ink pad. They were then mounted onto a piece of Real Red card stock which in turn was mounted into a frame scored with my Simply Scored board. I added some punched flowers, decorated with brads, the vase...
... and a fussy cut sentiment for balance. The thing that entertained me most about making this card was that the stamp set I used for these backgrounds was the most unlikely set ever - Button Buddies! It is the Bilbo Baggins of background stamps!
• If you'd like to know more about the backgrounds, there are more details on my facebook page - do pop over and check it out and perhaps give it a 'like' while you're there. There'll be a give away at the end of this month so it's definitely worth keeping in touch!
Here's the colour wheel Chrissie and Jen have provided for our inspiration:
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Button Buddies, A Word For You (sentiment)
Ink: Island Indigo, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Other: Simply Scored, 1 1/4" square punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Real Red brads, paper snips
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You'll be glad to know that we managed to get my husband kitted out for the summer and a certain pair of bargain sandals from TK Max managed to come home with me too - so it's perfectly possible we'll never see the sun again and it will all be our fault!
If you're in the UK, enjoy the May bank holiday and I'll see you soon,