It is so true that challenges push you to do things you wouldn't have tried otherwise! Yesterday I decided I wanted to play along with the color challenge at Paper Crafts Connection, but frankly I wasn't inspired at all by the palette. I love bright colors and I never would have picked this combination on my own!
But then, as I went through my digi stash, I discovered this very combination in one of my favorite kits by Jenn Barrette:
I tweaked the colors a bit in Photoshop to match the palette better, and voila':
I ended up with a card I absolutely adore! Yay for challenges and stretching your limits! ;)