Crosses of Hope

The inspirational colors of the day are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla.  The beautiful cross is from the Stampin Up Crosses of Hope Stamp Set.

This color challenge was tough for me.  I love earthy colors… however, I couldn’t figure out where in the heck I was going to put the Gray. Lol.  I played with it and played with it until it hit me… make the Gray an accent color.  Sometimes you just need to walk away and let go only to return with a fresh perspective.

The base of the card is Chocolate Chip.  The next layer is Crumb Cake.  I stamped the very vanilla layer, in Soft Suede with the Stampin Up background stamp Wonderfully Worn.  I then decided to add a bit of Soft Suede sponging to tone down the vanilla. I really wanted the beautiful cross to pop off the card and be the focus.

You’ll see I tore a piece of basic gray for the accent to the subject.  I stamped the cross in Chocolate Chip and added a pearl to the middle.  Its a really subtle but elegant touch.  I loved the saying from the Stampin Up Stamp Set Peace Within.

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2 Responses to Crosses of Hope

  1. Tonya October 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I really like this one, Brandy. You did a great job with those earthy colors. Love it!

    • Brandy October 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

      Hey Tonya,

      Thank You friend! It was a hard one for me. I do really like the way it turned out too. Big hugs your way! Cheers, Brandy