I absolutely loved this challenge as well. Betsy is my card making hero. Dawn is my color hero. It was a win-win for me!
Ultimately, I chose to come up with my own color combo. I went so far out of my box that I lost it somewhere. Seriously. I lost my mind. I have NEVER water colored with real actual water colors in my life. And, I loved Laura Bassen's use of the clear bobbles from her "thread nest" video. I could hear Tim Gunn over my shoulder saying "make it work". So, I did what she said she used to do and put glossy accent bobbles on my card for the first time ever! EVER! How is that for out of the box?
I am crossing my fingers and hoping this looks ok. I will admit that it isn't my best work. But, I think the point is to get outside of your comfort zone. And I smashed that out of the park!
I used Peerless Water Colors for the background. I purchased them a year ago! I bought them off of a discussion I was following (but I cannot remember where . . . it was a year ago). I thought I would crack into them today.
The color scheme of Scarlet Jewel, Hawaiian Shores, and Summer Sunrise is way out there for me. I adore Hawaiian Shores. It is probably my favorite color. I tend to go in spurts with Summer Sunrise. But, I just don't find myself reaching for scarlet jewel ever. I think it worked. I see Tina scrunching her nose at it, and Heidi turning her head sideways as if she needs to see it in a new direction. But, I gave it my best effort. I did NOT play it safe. It is Project Runway . . . go big or go home!
The balloons and Sentiment stamps are PTI. But the sunshine stamp is from Verve Stamps.
It is late . . . I am exhausted. Thanks for looking. I hope that I can complete the remainder of the challenges. If not, I still had a fun day!