Did I decide to leave it and forget about the challenge? No! That's what I like about challenges. They force me to think outside my day-to-day comfort zone. I know I've grown a lot in my creative abilities since I began joining challenges. Certainly both my style and my willingness to use colours that aren't my favourites have expanded. That's a very good thing. Without growth, I would become bored and stop paper-crafting.
Thanks goodness that cute little chick is being offered in our Sale-a-bration freebies. That set came to the rescue for this challenge. I used a base of Whisper White, then a layer of Night of Navy and then another layer of Whisper White. For that final layer of Whisper White, however, I added some stamping before adhering it to the layers. I used my Aqua Painter and added some Night of Navy ink in the lower portion and then stamped a couple of the patterns from the Timeless Textures set above that using the Hello Honey.
On a scrap piece of Whisper White I stamped the chick and the balloon from the Honeycomb Happiness set using the archival Basic Black ink. Then I cut those out carefully before colouring them. For the chick I used my Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry ink. I added a touch of Hello Honey with my Stampin' Write Marker for the feet and beak. I also used the Crused Curry for the balloon but decided to sponge the colour on to give it more of a 3-D effect. The little ribbon below the balloon is coloured with Night of Navy ink.
I attached the chick and the balloon with my Dimensionals and then stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner using Night of Navy ink.
I hope you'll check out the rest of the cards at The Colour Tree Challenge.