I did finally sit down at the computer last night (that can be hard to do after spending the whole work day in front of a computer) and browsed through some of my favorite challenge sites. Fab Friday is back with a great sketch:
Less is More have chosen
BLACK and WHITE
with a touch or a splash, a hint or suggestion, a dab or a patch of
a colour of your choice!
The idea being that the black and white are predominant and the added colour is subtle.
Typically I think of a splash of color as an element in the foreground of the card, such as a butterfly or a star, but this time I thought I'd confine the color to the narrow mat:
stamp set - Blessings from Heaven; ink - Whisper White Craft; card stock - Basic Black, Island Indigo, Whisper White; Big Shot with Flower Garden textured impressions embossing folder; Island Indigo Baker's Twine, (retired) button
I cut the sentiment as a banner at first, but I thought it would look better if it spanned the full width of the card. Then I noticed the packet of buttons I'd set out after reading Shopping Our Stash and decided that a button with another little splash of color in the baker's twine would provide a nice balance. The only decision I haven't made yet is whether the inside sentiment will be an encouragement or a sympathy - I think the verse on the front will work for either, don't you?