Apr 23 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Color Challenge


When I first heard that Lisa picked Blue, Orange and Moss for our color challenge, I hesitated.  But, after playing with them, I really do like them!  Two out of the three colors I chose will be retiring after this catalog is over…Brocade Blue and Mellow Moss.

I just recently purchased Stampin' Up!'s Simply Adorned charm and coordinating Chaming Stamp Set (available as a write-in item…it is not in the catalogs yet).  I really love the small sized stamps in this set.  I have plans to make a lot of these charm inserts!  I think they are darling!


I knew I didn't have any coordinating designer paper that matched the colors we were suppsoed to use, so I created my own.  I used the small medallion stamp in Chaming and used Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss and Brocade Blue randomly over the Whisper White cardstock.  I layered it on a wide band of Pumpkin Pie and then a layer of Brocade Blue.  I tied the white Satin Stripe Ribbon around and tied a bow.  I used the word background stamp in Charming for the background of my circle element, then my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the floral vine.  I punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch, then layered on the Scallop Circle Punch.  I pierced the holes in each of the scallops with my piercing tool.  The background Mellow Moss I ran thru the Big Shot with the new Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  Then layered it on my base card of Brocade Blue.  I repeated the process for my 1 x 1 1/4 charm insert.  I like how these turned out!



Reminder that SUNDAY is the last day to take advantage of the Early Bird Subscription savings going on now!  Save $5 off the normal $24.95!  Check out the Early Bird projects on Create with Connie and Mary!  Demonstrators and customers are welcome to join!  You'll get lots of ideas using the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog stamps and accessories!

23 People have left comments on this post

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:42

Very girlie and pretty Connie!  I love it!

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:54

Wonderful job with this weeks colors!  Very pretty!  The embossing folder is pretty popular this week.  Great matching charm.

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:33

This is just beautiful, what a great gift that would be.  Love it.

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:07

Ohh gorgeous! Love that simple sketch too! TFS!

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:40
Lori Mueller said:

cute…Cute…CUTE!!!  Love the colors you chose.  I'll definitely be CASing this one.  Thank you for the inspiration!

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:50
Lee said:

Gorgeous Connie!! I love how it turned out too!

Apr 23, 2010 - 10:04:15
Tami Black said:

Love the charm and the card — the paper you stamped is beautiful — I really like the color combo too!

Apr 23, 2010 - 10:04:33

thanks for sharing that is a wonderful idea as well. I think every time I have a stamp set out I will try to challenge myself to make a charm with it as well. I have the biggest one and so most stamps fit it some how.  I have found I like to take the time to imboss images a lot of time on the charmfaces as it showes up from a distance better then.   So am in the process of collecting more colors of imbossing powder.  blessing to you Gail

Apr 23, 2010 - 10:04:18
Barbara Washington said:

Very pretty card. Love the charm and ribbon. That background folder is great.

Apr 23, 2010 - 10:04:40
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, both projects are gorgeous!  Charming works for so much more than the jewelry.  You've showcased that beautifully!

Apr 23, 2010 - 10:04:47
Shelly Schmidt said:

Great card- I love how you made the BG of this card- the layout is great-the ribbon is my favorite by SU!

Apr 23, 2010 - 12:04:05
Ida said:

Very pretty.  Great job creating your own background paper.. 

Apr 23, 2010 - 01:04:22
Marsha said:

Lovely card….great job on the "designer background paper" 🙂

Apr 23, 2010 - 03:04:20

So pretty Connie!  Love "your" paper!  You've done a wonderful job making these colors work!  😀

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:19
Lisa Martz said:

Love your card, Connie!  It's beautiful!

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:35
Lisa Bohler said:

I just LOVE the shades of the colors that you worked with!  I love your layout and the texture that the Lattice folder adds.

Apr 24, 2010 - 12:04:44
kim howard said:

Beautiful, those flowers/medallion are gorgeous!

Apr 24, 2010 - 12:04:47
Toni Tessler said:

Great background on the card Connie!  Love the charm too – great gift!

Apr 24, 2010 - 07:04:53
Heidi Hihn said:

Wonderful job!  Love the little flowers!  The little charm with it is just lovely!

Apr 24, 2010 - 08:04:21

connie another stunning card…love that texture and the stamp…perfect for this challenge…what a great way to show the new stuff.
connie paxman

Apr 25, 2010 - 11:04:53

Beautiful card.  I love the flowers and the scallop circle that draws the flower out.

Apr 27, 2010 - 10:04:27

Very pretty, Connie.  I love the matching necklace–great used of the charm!

Apr 27, 2010 - 05:04:35
Lori said:

What a lovely set!