There's so many directions to go with Kristina Werner's colour challenge #34 this week! So yummy! I have a second design in mind but couldn't get past taking this one quite literally, so I pulled out some baby alpaca wool I actually bought recently at Spun Fibre Arts in natural and my reinkers to dye my own yarn. After knitting the sweetest little swatch, I ran a line of each of the colours to create a striped knit pattern. The wool sucked it in and wanted more! So I gave it and now am still waiting for the dye to set and dry. Dabbing with paper towel softened the colours; heat setting just singed the swatch. Although these challenge colours are so gorgeous, there's a lot of them to work together, so certainly celery appears only in the dyed wool and in the sponged embossed background panel. I liked the way the other colours worked together. Simple layout here: the rectangular mats are cut and embossed with nestabilities; the background panel is embossed with my cuttlebug swirls folder, then liberally sponged with all of the colours in the challenge; a little paper piercing on the pale plum panel; and my warm wishes sentiment is stamped in bordering blue to keep away the winter chill. The grosgrain ribbon is from a retired SU collection.
Stamps: warmest wishes, Hero Arts
Ink: SU pale plum, perfect plum, bordering blue, certainly celery and sage shadow (classic ink and reinkers)
Paper: SU pale plum, perfect plum, bordering blue, sage shadow and whisper white card stock,
Other: rectangular Nestabilities; cuttlebug 'swirls' embossing folder, baby alpaca wool; toothpicks; pop dots and dimensionals; SU ribbon; paper piercer