I'm off on a tangent. Anyway, so when i saw the challenge at the Color Me Scrappy blog I knew i had to do this challenge! what a beautiful color combo!!!!
Right?? its awesome!
BUT, the thing about color challenges, is that they don't always neatly fit into a ready made kit's scheme. Usually, there's another prominent color that isn't in the color challenge, or the kit has most but not all the colors in the challenge... A dilemma indeed.
But i found a solution to this problem and thought i'd share in case anyone else had the same conundrum.
Step 1: flip through your kit stash and try to find kits with at least a few of the same colors
Step 2: If that fails, or produces less selection than you'd like, take your remaining kits and try to pick out the specific colors in the scheme. Pull the cardstock and/or patterned paper out, and set it aside.
Step 3: narrow down the papers you pulled for the most attractive combination of colors and prints. I like to choose a dominant color, a secondary color and then a couple of detail colors. I also try to have some solid colors, big prints, small prints, etc. so there's variety.
Step 4: flip through first the kits with compatible colors that you set aside, and if needed all your other kits, to fish for embellishments. I only pull out the ones i'm pretty sure i'll use, as pulling out all that patterned paper has created mess enough!
Step 5: put it all together, and clean up the mess! Voila! you have a color challenge!!!
Here's what I created with these beautiful colors- (sorry about the cruddy picture, I was too impatient to wait for sunlight!) And because i am JUST that much of a nerd- i even used the color grid itself as inspiration for the design of this page!