Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My Favorite Things Color Palette Challenge: Hello with Wildflowers

My Favorite Things has recently begun a Color Palette Challenge.  I missed the first two, but I really wanted to play along with #3 since it included a some of the sweetest colors from MFT.  Sour Apple is a wonderful, bright, but still very natural green that has become one of my go-to colors.  Berrylicious is a very nice middle-of-the-road blue - it's not a true blue, but it's also not aqua.  I don't use purple/lavenders much - but this seemed like a great excuse to pull out Grapesicle.


I had the thrill of being an MFT guest designer back in December and one of the release sets that month was Grand Peaceful Wildflowers.  It's gorgeous and I was rather surprised when I was browsing my MFT stash for this color challenge, to realize that I had not used the wildflower since.  I definitely had to remedy that...

Hello with MFT Color Palette


The flowers do have a spritz of MFT's Sheer Shimmer MIX-ables Mist.  I don't have a great picture of it (and don't have time to do more given the challenge closes in minutes!) - but it gives it a nice fresh look.

I also used MFT's Brick Wall stencil.  It's only the second time that I have stenciled - so please look beyond the sloppy edges.  I love the random stenciling that other designers are able to do, but mine just looks messy.  I love the idea of it though!

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Grand Peaceful Wildflowers, More Washi Patterns
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Kraft, Grapesicle
  • Ink: My Favorite Things Grapesicle, Berrylicious, Sour Apple
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Grand Peaceful Wildflowers dies, Washi Tape dies, Happy Hellos dies, Brick Wall Stencil, Sheer Shimmer MIX-ables Mist, misc sequins, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

9 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

NOT messy at all, Kim! The embossing looks fantastic! And now you make me want those wildflowers, too! I have the little ones, but now I need the big ones!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, love the texture!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh this is just so gorgeous Kim@! Love that awesome stencil.

Lisa said...

How PRETTY!! Love the wispy flowers against the stenciled brick!

Marisa said...

Love the touch of brick embossing paste and the gorgeous use of the colour combo! Fabulous card.

Jen said...

This is not messy, it's fabulous! The embossing paste adds some rustic charm to the elegant flower and sentiment. Great card!

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet!

Shannon J said...

Breath-taking, beautiful, perfect! I love it!!

Marjolein said...

OMGosh!!!Stunningly gorgeous!!
Love the flowers, but your stenciled brick wall really rocks!! Absolutely love your card!!
And the colors, wow, great combo!
So, now I have to recover first before I have my breakfast, ha, ha.
My heart has to calm down a bit, it's still in shock you see. :-)
Have a wonderful day.
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. very inspirational!