I’ve been tossing around some ideas for the latest Color Hues Challenge to use Lime Green and Aqua. Most of my ideas were involving flowers, which would have involved lots of coloring. While I like coloring flowers, aqua just wasn’t doing it for me for flowers. Then in the middle of the night it came to me – plaid. Don’t know why it didn’t occur to me before because I love plaids. I got out my Plaid Layering stencil from Taylored Expressions. I sponged the first layer in Ocean Mist, then turned the stencil and sponged Key Lime. Then used the second layer and sponged the thin lines in Ocean Mist going both directions. When I went to die cut the sentiment from Ocean Mist CS, I decided it was too light – I’d sponged the color on pretty heavy when I used the stencil. So, I took a scrap of white and sponged heavily with Ocean Mist, then cut the sentiment out three times so I could layer for dimension. I trimmed the plaid piece down using Master Layouts 1. My plan was to make a landscape card, but the holes cut in the sentiment kind of made it blend in with the background. Then I turned it the other way and voila! The sentiment landed over more of the Key Lime and that worked. Since the outer edges of the plaid were Key Lime, I decided on an Ocean Mist card base, but the color still seemed too light. So I sponged around the edges to deepen the color. I like how it turned out and I have another birthday card for my stash.