Here's the sketch and color palette we were using:
This looked pretty, but didn't end up looking very different than my sentiment which I embossed in white on a piece of Pool Party cardstock. Guess I could have saved myself the trouble, oh well! You stamp, you learn.
I had some Tim Holtz tiny paper clips and matching brads that were almost an exact match to my Soft Suede card stock, so I threw those in for extra details. Check out Bree's take on the same two challenges here. She has done another great card, (of course!). And a special thanks to Bree because without her letting me raid her craft room I wouldn't have been able to play in this color challenge, thanks again, you are awesome!
Thanks for looking!