It’s Sunday and time for a color challenge over at the Paper Players.  Ann chose Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight.  These are three vibrant colors with lots of deep tones.  They make a great combination.

For my inspiration card, I chose to go with Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Wishes Bundle.

My card is a simple A-2 white card base with a layer of Misty Moonlight which would serve as the backdrop for the rest of my design.  I chose a subtle Bumblebee patterned paper from the Dandy Garden DSP stack.  Not sure where to go from there, I took a look at the Dandy Wishes Dies and found my match.  I die cut a white flower image that matched the pattern in the Designer Series Paper.  Now I had a “pattern repeat” in my design so I knew the rest would be easy.

My only thought was to keep a good color balance.  I had a good amount of Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight so I had to work on adding some Blackberry Bliss.  The “Gallon-Quart-Pint” color design rule came to mind.  Now that I had a “gallon” of Bumblebee and a “quart” of Misty Moonlight, I had to keep Blackberry Bliss to a “pint”.

I decided to practice my fussy cutting and hand cut the dragonfly image from some patterned paper.  The little Blackberry Bliss die cut flower helped me balance the Blackberry Bliss as did stamping my sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.

So, grab some cardstock, add a few layers and a cropped image or two and join us over at the Paper Player’s Color Challenge this week.  Be sure to take a look at the Design Team’s beautiful inspiration.