Here's the story: I had rescued a particularly hideous greenish mustard piece of cardstock from the floor, so it was sitting on my cutting mat. I was paging through DCWV's "Sweet" matstack looking for something to think pink with, because hey, right now that's enter-able into about a dozen challenges without even stretching. (Look, they don't always have to be challenging.) And then there was this floral pattern incorporating pink and an almost mustard-y yellow. It kinda looked like it would go with that ugly cardstock.
I determined to force the issue. Almost-coordinating papers don't give you the opportunity to use up something ugly every day, after all.
I also wanted to use some of my new fruits and sweets stamps. And it hit me that, hey, pears are a yellowy-greenish color!
There was also a light blue on the floral print, giving me the opportunity to use some fairly dull and uninspiring light grey-blue cardstock as well... and to make a pair of pear bookmarks.
I promise that's the only play on words I'm deliberately committing here. And I totally would have stamped a bunch of grapes for the blueish bookmark if I'd had such a stamp, just to avoid the pun. 'Cause I like clever puns, but this one is not clever.
Also, that blue pear kinda weirds me out.
I stamped everything in pink (and clear embossed), edged with pink, and used a little of my new pink polka-dot washi tape in an effort to play up the pinkness for all those Breast Cancer Awareness / Think Pink competitions.
To be fair to the grey-blue cardstock, it's not entirely uninspiring. However, the only thing it suggests to me is rainy days, and I own no cloud, raindrop, or umbrella stamps. So.
I'm entering this
pear pair of bookmarks into the following challenges:
- Link Up For Pink
- Our Craft Lounge 137: Go PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness
- Art Impressions 83: PINK! for Breast Cancer Awareness
- Dream Valley Challenge 42: Go Pink
- Lexi's Creations Challenge 75: Pink
- Drunken Stampers Challenge #100: Think Pink
- Ladybug Crafts Ink: Flowers and Embossing (flowers on my patterned paper, and all the stamping is heat embossed in clear)
- Stampin' for the Weekend 18: Feeling Floral (flowers on patterned paper)
- Joanna Sheen: Down in the Garden (more like down in the pear orchard, yeah? But that's a kind of garden.)
- Crafty Bloggers Network #4: Anything Goes
Supplies: (washi tape is "printed paper tape" from Up & Up / Target)