I don't think anyone told in the sun in Blenheim (where I live in New Zealand) that its now Autumn and it doesn't need to shine so brightly or with such heat anymore. I got very sunburnt while gardening on Tuesday but only realised when I hopped in the shower Wednesday morning....ouch!!! So Autumn hasn't really started here yet and there is still no rain....
The colours for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge remind me a bit of Autumn, with the leaves eventually turning orange, then brown and the lawns getting lush and green from all the rain (hopefully...).
I'll be honest, I was a little stumped with these colours because they are colours I never use. However, it was a great chance to experiment with them and learn to use them in a different way.
I purchased a second hand set of waffle-edged square dies a few weeks ago and had this design in my head ready to go. Since I don't have any inks in the button colours, I thought it best to use kraft cardstock for my 'brown sugar' and some patterned papers for the rest. I think the colours worked out perfectly!
It was pretty simple to make. I die-cut lots of squares from both papers and arranged them over the card front, trimming back any over the edges. The squares were then all popped up on foam tape while trying to keep them in line and have the same spacing. I wanted to keep the sentiment simple, so cut a piece of white CS and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. No sequins or enamel dots needed.
Unfortunately I don't know the company who made the waffle-square dies. The sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Year Round Sentiments'. The green paper is from Echo Park 'Dots and Stripes' and the orange paper from Kaisercraft 'Happy Snaps'.
The challenge runs till next Wednesday 18th March 10pm. Hopefully this will give you plenty of time to mix these colours into something amazing that might encourage me to use these colours more!! The rest of the Design Team have created some amazing projects for you on the Just Add Ink blog if your needing some inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!