Happy almost Thursday! You know what that means...it's almost Friday, yah! I just had to take a break and participate in some challenges. Everything But The Kitchen Sink had an interesting sketch I wanted to try.
And the CARDS blog challenge this week was to use 8 colors. 8 COLORS! Now this was really a challenge for me, seriously, I finally got to seven colors and almost gave up. But you know me, I pulled out all of the stops and threw in some yellow floss!
I used the Look Up set from Practicing Creativity and my Marvy Uchida heart punches to create little heart shaped hot air balloons. And I thought that the banner in the set could help me use at least 4 colors. Score! So for the scalloped edge in the sketch I used the banner...that counts, right? Did some inking on the edges in Spring Rain to represent a little bit of sky, and added a button to the center balloon. Let's see, I'm at 7 right? White, Aqua Mist, Close to Cocoa, Spring Rain, Lavender Moon, Spring Moss, and Ocean Tides. So I needed 1 more. That's when I pulled out the yellow floss and added it as the string for the banner, tied a bow, popped the button off so I could thread some through it, and voila! Done.
While I love how it turned out...I don't know if I'll be trying to pull that many colors together again anytime soon.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a chance to make a creative mess today!