It might sound wrong ... but I don't always trust the Color Dare. Sometimes I look at the combinations and think, "Why would that look good?". This week was one of those dares. My favorite color in the whole world (green of any sort) matched with one of my least favorites (orange of any sort).
Why would I want to take the time to make something like that?
WELL ... because Sarah Stone, who comes up with the challenges, knows something I don't claim to understand. Every dare is an opportunity to learn something new and step outside of my box. We all need to get stirred up a little here and there. When I try I'm always pleased. Even when I don't try that hard.
This week I barely tried. (sorry Sarah) BUT there was some feisty thing inside of me that moved me to my scraps. I basically just pulled out whatever popped up in Olive, Sweet Leaf and Goldrush. I did one of those things I do and made a whole bunch of pieces approximately the same length.
Here's what I wound up with ...
Now what? I just adhered them at random more or less to some cards.
Once I had these finished I was stuck because green and orange aren't about anything!! I went searching for a sentiment and discovered that I'd NEVER stamped this adorable little lamp. So it just seemed like the right thing to do. I just kept on stamping lamps in a variety of color combinations until I had the same number of lamps as I had cards. Some combos are better than others!!
Overall, I'm happy with my results. It turns out that Sarah Stone has nailed it once again!! I can't choose a favorite. I love it when the random scrappy process works out. AND truthfully it almost always does.