with the additional challenge of punches/die cuts
Apparently, there are lots of fun British candies that I am unfamiliar with. These smarties sound similar to m&m's but in the U.S. smarties are pastel colors with fruity flavors. So I think that is why I had pastel colors stuck in my mind and was having a hard time thinking of how to create a card with them. But then I really looked at the picture and saw the rich fall colors: orange, brown, red, yellow, green. Now that I can work with! So, here's my card:
It's a birthday card for my husband (his birthday is today!) and I actually pulled in ALL the colors from the inspiration photo. The chevron paper even has the plum, pink and blue. I used little "droplets" on the bottom and top right corners that tie in the shape of the smarties and the brown color (which I have been told is the original color). And I used a leaf die, oval and scalloped dies, too. Hop on over to the Lollipop Ladies' blog for all the details and then come play along. We've got a great prize but can only give it away if 7 or more people play along.
Viva La Verve September week 2--sketch
The Squirrel and The Fox #52--It's raining men
Crafty Catz #198--men/boys
The Cutie Pie Challenge #53--one for the boys
Eureka Stamps #57--mustard, plum, red, orange, lime (the paper on the background layer looks orange, but it is more mustardy in real life)
Get Inky #13--Let me tell you 'bout that (I have a tree and the theme of love)
Sassy Cheryl's #184--spots & dots (with a Sassy Cheryl image)
Die Cuttin Divas #13--Use an apple
Fab n' Funky #185--leaves
Word Art Wednesday #98--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Paper: DCWV; Basic Grey
Stamps: Sassy Cheryl "Noah Tire Swing" pre-colored digi; the sentiment and the apple come from an old Flourishes set that I can't remember the name of right now.
Dies: PTI leaf; Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval, large