Even if you're a mono- or dichromatic stamper who thinks it's living on the edge to use *gasp* three colors on a card, it's still fun to cut loose and play with lots of colors every now and then. And you can keep the overall look CAS by sticking to one theme in your color choices: warm, cool, bright, pastel. As long as the mind has a way to organize the different colors cleanly, the visual effect is also clean. Also, that clean and simple feeling can be preserved by using repetition of images while varying the color.
The OLW28 Challenge is to use five colors on your card. What got me started on this card was the combo of Brilliance Pearlescent Olive and Pearlescent Poppy inks (the top two ornaments on the final card). The two looked so nice together, so I looked for other warmish colors in my Brilliance ink collection and settled on Coffee Bean, Pearlescent Beige, and Pearlescent Ivy. Instead of using black as my neutral, I used Palette Dark Chocolate because all the ornaments were such warm colors and black would have looked too stark.
The "strings" were drawn with a Sakura Stardust Clear pen, and the shimmer really brings out the pearlescence of the Brilliance ink.
Thanks for the awesome challenge, Jennifer!
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Brilliance, Palette
paper: PTI white
accessories: Sakura Stardust pen, ruler