Friday, January 20, 2012

a color challenge

Well, I guess one good thing leads to another... I decided to try another blog challenge. This one is a color challenge from the "Create with Connie and Mary" blog. When I saw the color challenge - Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade - I got really happy. I have made a TON of projects using this color combination! In fact, these are the main colors in my Catalog Display area. Want to see???
If you see any dust, could you just ignore that?  ;)  Someday I'll get around to the dusting... someday...

Now, I could have linked to several previously posted projects I made using Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade... but where's the fun in that? Since the Creative Elements stamp set I used for yesterday's project was still sitting on my desk, I used that to make today's card for the CCMC185 - Color Challenge.
Isn't it pretty??? It's a wee bit over the top, but not really complicated. The Peach Parfait DSP has the swirly background stamped in Calypso Coral ink, as well as spritzing with Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade markers using the Color Spritzer Tool. I stamped the flower in Calypso Coral ink onto Very Vanilla textured card stock, and then lightly colored it in using a Blender Pen and Peach Parfait ink. For the butterfly, I used the "rock-and-roll" technique (Peach Parfait and Calypso Coral ink). After snipping out the butterfly, I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink so it would stand out a little more. The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Peach Parfait card stock. And I couldn't resist adding a small Pearl to add one more finishing detail. Fun challenge!!

Well, the snow is really coming down now. I guess I'll force myself to hunker down inside all weekend and stamp... I'm thinking some scrapbooking is on the agenda. What are you doing this weekend? I hope you find time to create a few projects of your own!  :)

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  1. Great job on the sentiment layer and fussy cutting all your pieces! My customers hate it when I make them cut! Cute display for your stamping room also! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie & Mary!

  2. Lovely card! I love your stamping on the dsp and all that *patient* fussy-cutting! Thank you for playing along with us at CCMC!

  3. This is really lovely! Great idea to stamp on the dsp (I need to remember to do that)! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Pretty card. Love the punched edge on the bottom. Great cutting and layering. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  5. WOW- thanks for the nice words, ladies! I love "fussy" cutting on my projects... well, projects that are destined to be one-of-a-kind :) The wavy strip of Crumb Cake card stock is actually from the scrap edge after die cutting a Fancy Favor box... I'm such a scrap hoarder :)

  6. How pretty! This set is so unexpected with these colors! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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