I actually participated in a couple of Splitcoast Challenges! YAY me! LOL
This week's color challenge was an interesting one: YoYo Yellow, Going Gray and Basic Gray. I like yellow but this was definitely out of the norm so I wanted to play along.
And then I saw the sketch challenge and I was off and running:
I knew right away what stamps I wanted to use, my color combo and layout were already set - so I was good to go! And here's what I came up with:
I stamped the raccoon in Basic Gray ink then used a blender pen and inks to color him in. I cheated and added a little Pretty in Pink to the color combo - as I was filling in the ears I decided to go a little further with it and added it to his clothes as well...
The balloons were stamped onto a scrap of card stock and cut out and adhered.
The sentiment was stamped with yellow chalk ink and is kind of hard to see in the picture (you can click on it to get a pop-up window with a bigger image) - it says "birthday blowout" (the sentiment is from A Muse - I'm not sure if it's retired or not...).
I actually really like this color combo! I think adding a teeny bit of an accent color (I was originally going to do blue but since I already had the pink out I went with that) just makes it POP all the more!
STAMPS: Hip Hip Hooray set by SU!, sentiment by A Muse. CS: Papertrey White, Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Going Gray and Basic Gray (all SU!). INK: YoYo Yellow, Going Gray and Basic Gray, Pretty In Pink. ACCESSORIES: Blender Pens, Ribbon, Button, String.