You read it right. Even though I said I would never combine two challenges again, I did it! I saw this color challenge on Ashley Newell’s blog and just fell in love with the colors (white, kraft, green, HELLO!!!!) because those are colors I ALWAYS use, so of course, I wanted to participate!!! I have now added SPCC to my google reader and will become a faithful follower and participater whenever possible!
Before I get on with the challenge, let me just say AAAAAHHHHHHH! I HATE tying ribbon. Please, anyone. Tie up a bunch of ribbons and mail them to me! Seriously. Two hours, 5 tutorials (VIDEO tutorials at that) and I STILL COULD NOT DO IT! You will notice a button masking the horrid attempt at my ribbon tying! Wah. I just can’t do it!!!
So, here we go. On with the challenge and submission (click each picture to enlarge):
I found somehow (maybe thru splitcoast stampers, maybe thru another blog that I follow, I honestly can’t remember, (yes, that is how many blogs I follow) a tutorial on edge distressing using a serated knife! It worked wonders. It was so easy. And EVERYONE has a serated knife! Hey, in thinking about it, it may have been the SCS Twitter I follow where I found the link.. Anyway, off subject. If you haven’t distressed edges and want to, try it! So easy. Just be careful not to cut your hand! :). You can distress as little or as much as possible. I chose to do a minimal distressing for my first time… I also watched this online tutorial about 10 times attempting to get some help tying a ribbon… Her voice is incredibly calming and she really is a good teacher. I am just a dumb student…..
I tried to get my pear to be multi colored using a mixture of the inks on my stamp. It probably would have came out much better if the background had been white and not kraft. I took the inspiration from the color of the pear from this photo:
Supplies:Ink: All Papertrey Ink: New Leaf, Burnt Sienna, Ripe Avocado, Paris Lights Stamps: All Papertrey Ink: Fruitful, Cupcake Collection (sentiment) Other: Papertrey Ink Vintage Buttons, Serated knife, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder