Jul 18 2008

Blogger’s Challenge, Week 56

Wow!  This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was a true CHALLENGE!  Oh my gosh!  These colors were VERY hard for me.  Really Rust, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou and Mellow Moss!  I was ok with all of them except throwing in the Regal Rose with this combo.  But…I don’t think it turned out too bad…I just tried to minimize the amount of Regal Rose I used.  I’m anxious to see what the other Blogger’s did with these colors.

The background is Smackin’ Acetate…and oldie but goodie technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this technique.  It is great when you have a lot of colors to use.  I used all the colors in the background except Blue Bayou, and I used that over the top with the Fresh Cuts stamp. 

I also am trying to use up my Hodgepodge Hardware since it is retiring.  This is the Pewter Color.  Don’t forget…it is on SPECIAL this month!  25% off!  What are you waiting for…call me today to get yours.  The colors available are Pewter, Antique Brass and Antique Copper.  I think they add just the right accent to your cards or scrapbook pages!  Note that I secured the holder with a Pewter mini brad on the right side, but just threaded Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon thru the left side!

Each of the flowers were popped up with dimensionals and I added some white brads to the center.  I know…you didn’t think that Stampin’ Up! carried white ones, right?  They do!  I used White Craft ink and embossed them with White Embossing Powder…instant white mini brads!

I’m almost finished with one of my organized 3D swaps.  Whew.  I’ll finish tying the ribbon while I’m watching TV tonight.  I also have some cut-out work to do, nice to do it watching TV, too!

Enjoy the weekend.  It is HOT, HOT, HOT here…but I love it!




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13 People have left comments on this post

Jul 18, 2008 - 06:07:33

Connie, as always you’ve pulled it off beautifully. Hard colors weren’t they? I had a hard time working the Regal Rose color into mine as well. Such a pretty card…

Jul 18, 2008 - 06:07:58

Gorgeous Connie! It is *HOT and MUGGY* here too! Keep cool! Maybe you can hide in your stamp room over the weekend! 🙂 I need to pull out this stamp set and use it more! TFS!

Jul 18, 2008 - 06:07:12
Ida said:

Lovely Connie, This set was popular for this challenge. It lends itself well to adding in the different colors. That was a challenge. Seems the Regal Rose and Really Rust were the hard colors for most of us.

Jul 18, 2008 - 06:07:00
Nikki said:

This is stunning! I love how you incorporated all the colors…the effect on the main image is gorgeous! {SMILES}

Jul 18, 2008 - 06:07:10

I thought of this set right away, but I don’t own it, lol. You did a terrific job. Love the punched flowers mon the bottom. The whole thing is beautiful.

Jul 18, 2008 - 07:07:21

Very pretty Connie! What a wonderful design! Stay cool! It’s very humid and hot here too! 😀

Jul 18, 2008 - 08:07:11
Suzanne said:

Terrific card.

Jul 18, 2008 - 08:07:52
Sheryl said:

Your card is gorgeous, Connie. Perfect background for this stamp! And–love the white brads!

Jul 18, 2008 - 10:07:32
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is such a pretty card. The use of the Hodgepodge just makes it so much more special!!

Jul 18, 2008 - 10:07:43

great job! I love your little ribbon on there. Totally makes it.

Jul 18, 2008 - 11:07:10
Marcia said:

Wow, this is awesome

Jul 19, 2008 - 01:07:42
Lori said:

This is beautiful! The technique worked perfectly for incorporating the colors.

Jul 19, 2008 - 09:07:40
Lisa B. said:

Connie! This is simply beautiful! Love how you blended all of the color together in the image and the layout is great, too!