Feb 11 2009

DCBD 114 – Color Challenge

 Today’s Diva Coffee Break Designer’s challenge was to use the colors of Always Artichoke, Almost Amethyst, Pink Pirouette and Kraft to design a card.  Again, my bigger challenge always involve the color combinations!

However, I pulled out my new set, Trendy Trees, to design this card.  I was thinking that the Pink Pirouette could represent the cherry blossom trees!  I’m so wanting SPRING to be here!  We’ve been tempted with 50 degree weather the last few days (that in Ohio is pretty unusual for February!), but I know it is only a big tease!

I started with the base card of Kraft and layered with Pink Pirouette.  I cut some 3/4" strips of Almost Amethyst paper and stamped the swirl stamp in Trendy Trees with White Craft and layered them on the Pink Pirouette.  I stamped the trunk in Sahara Sand and topped them with Pink Pirouette blossoms on Whisper White.  Then I cut a strip of Always Artichoke with my Cutter Kit to make a curvy line for the "grass".  I layered the White on Pink Pirouette, then a layer of Always Artichoke.  I added a little bling with a Pink felt flower and silver Filigree brad.  Thanks So Much was stamped in Always Artichoke, too.

Enjoy!  I’m in a GOOD mood since I finished my taxes…just have to review them one more time and send them off.  WOOHOO!!!

Make sure to check out the rest of the DCBD creations!

Chris Austin
Dannie Graves
Dee Tollaksen
Heidi Michel
Julie Semones
Kristin Moore
Selene Kempton
Lisa Freeman

Set:  Trendy Trees
C/S: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand
Other:  Filigree brad, Flower Fushion pink flower, Cutter Kit

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10 People have left comments on this post

Feb 11, 2009 - 10:02:31

Really darling. Just love this stamp set. Well done!

Feb 11, 2009 - 10:02:16

How Cute!! I so need this set! You are such an enabler! Nice balanced use of a challenging color pallette. You Rock.

Feb 11, 2009 - 12:02:07
Chris said:

Very pretty. It is so soft looking. I like how you have the grass under the trees. So cool!

Feb 11, 2009 - 12:02:55
Heidi Michel said:

Very cute Connie. Lovin’ the trendy trees. Great job.

Feb 11, 2009 - 01:02:22
Lisa Freeman said:

very cute Connie! I love it!

Feb 11, 2009 - 04:02:35

Your card is so pretty. It’s so bright and cheerful.

Feb 12, 2009 - 08:02:17
Laura Turnmire said:

Love this card! It’s beautiful!!

Feb 12, 2009 - 04:02:44
Velta Wesson said:

Who woulda thunk it…these colors look fabulous together…or is it just your wonderful design??? I think # 2 đŸ™‚

Feb 12, 2009 - 08:02:24
Pam Browne said:

I really like that! Nice!

Feb 17, 2009 - 03:02:39
Sue Decker said:

The colors are gorgeous, the layout is gorgeous, I really want to adopt the swirl-for-background-DP concept, and the card is inspired