Today's challenge at SCS was to use these Stampin' Up! colors: not quite navy (which I have), mellow moss (love it but don't own it), bordering blue (nope) and almost artichoke (not that one either). I really liked the combination so I headed out to see what I could find that was close. The patterned paper in the background caught my eye and ended up being my inspiration.
First I stamped the flowers in navy and colored in with light blue pencil. Then to make the leaves, I stamped the same flowers in bamboo and colored in with green pencil. Some flowers I overstamped with palm leaf ink and colored in more darkly. I cut out all the stamps and arranged as shown, cutting leaves apart as necessary. The sentiment was stamped with not quite navy. All panels are edged with not quite navy and cut with a corner punch. I tied an organdy ribbon through the navy panel before mounting to the paper.
Stamps by Stampin' Up!: Delight in Life (flower) and A Greeting for All Reasons
Bazzill cardstock except for not quite navy by Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Up! ink: not quite navy
Palm leaf ink: Ancient Page
Bamboo ink: VersaColor
Damask paper by K&Company
Ribbon by Making Memories
Corner punch by Marvy