Once I pulled together the colors for Loves Rubberstamps' "Espresso, Pumpkin, & Aqua" challenge, I liked them a lot more than I thought I would. My taste in colors is rather conventional and I often shy away from pairing across the color wheel. (This is why challenges: to try things you normally wouldn't.)
Of course I had fun finding the exact shade of light blue that matched the color prompt best (it was actually Aqua, which was frankly a bit surprising). Spoiler: I ended up with none of these inks visible on the final bookmark. Sigh.
I also grabbed some papers and cardstock -- I thought the orange one with white swirls echoed the print in the first stripe of the prompt nicely, but otherwise I was just grabbing colors.
The little white-and-aqua circles are from the packaging for an EK Success punch. In fact, the packaging of the very punch that punched them, a one-inch circle. That punch didn't really like how thick the boxboard was, but I got it unstuck from the third attempt eventually...
Shown in Kit:
I tried a couple of sketches, but nothing really seemed to work. Sometimes it is quite hard to make wide card sketches work for a skinny bookmark. It works in my head, but when I lay it out I realize that somehow the bookmark was much wider in my head. Dear my imagination: please take physical reality into account.
Anyway, I stacked up some circles, stamped a little border and heat embossed it in bright aqua embossing powder, and cut some chevron/zigzag things out of a square of textured cardstock. I added the vertical line of cardstock in an attempt to connect the two areas of interest; I think it worked okay. It also looks a bit like a yo-yo or upside-down lollipop, though, which I'm not too sure about.
I am entering this bookmark in the following challenges:
- Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 17: Espresso, Pumpkin, & Aqua
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge: We're So TRENDY... (chevrons)
- Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 85: Recycle It! (focal circle from punch packaging)
- Delightful Challenges: Anything but a Card (it's a bookmark!)
I'm also linking it up to DL.ART's 1000-post Linky Party.