I love colour challenges. Usually I have to do a lot of thinking to get myself into the right mood to use the challenge colours. I think we all know how that is. We all have our favourite "go-to" colours. That's where these challenges help me to work outside my safe little box. Jean's challenge is no different. What is different, however, is her choice of colours. We have two neutrals and a metallic. Time to get my thinking cap on.
There were so many ideas that flooded my head. That's just as hard as sitting there with no ideas in your head. Finally I decided on combining a heat embossed copper and a die-cut copper foil.
I began with a base of Heavy Whisper White followed by a skinny matte of Basic Black and then another layer of Whisper White which I first embossed, heat-embossed and stamped. The heat-embossing is, of course, the wonderful sun from the Kinda Eclectic set, stamped over in the top left corner. I absolutely loved the way the copper embossing powder heated up and melted into such a shiny metallic.
Then I took the new Pine Bough embossing folder and placed that in the top right corner, angling across diagonally towards the left lower area. I followed that up with a slight bit of sponging over the embossed "needles" with some Basic Black ink and then also used the Basic Black ink to stamp part of the sentiment using the Sunshine Sayings set. Under that I glued the rest of the sentiment cut out of Copper Foil using the Sunshine Wishes framelits.
Finally I glued a Basic Black die-cut bird cut using the Birds & Blooms thinlits, placing him so that he appeared to be perched on the "n" of the "sunshine".