I discovered this challenge from dynamic duos which is to use only TWO colors, Black and Melon Mambo with a neutral on a card and/or a ribbon if desired.
I've been anxious to use this stamp set for a while now and thought this was the perfect time. I know, I know you're going to say what...black leaves on a plant! Well you haven't seen my garden, I could easily have black leaves, anyhow I thought I'd try it.
I used a white card base, framed in a Melon Mambo polka-dot and framed again in black, which I stamped in black with the leaf pattern tone-on-tone, but it's very difficult to tell (but I know it's there).
I stamped the adorable little plant container twice in Melon Mambo so I'd have one to cut out and pop up. Then I remembered I had just bought black and white twine...perfect to wrap around the container as well as the white panel to give it a little charm and of course any plant has to have a bow! Next I stamped the leaves in black and added all the little clusters of flowers in Melon Mambo (almost couldn't stop myself they're so darn cute). Added some glitter on a few of the flowers and stamped the sentiment. Don't you love the font on the sentiment. I do, I think it yells FABULOUS!
So what do you think of my plant with black leaves? I'd love to hear your comments on this card.
Paper-SU card stock and DSP
Inks-SU Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Stamps: PTI Garden Variety II and Dress Form Stamps (sentiment)
Misc. items SU's Dazzling Diamonds and rhinestones from my stash
The following bookmark was my original entry for the challenge but I soon realized by adding the color green to the stems it no longer met the criteria for the challenge. I really liked the design and wanted to post it. I'm sure I'll be able to use it in one of my books.