Sunday, 8 January 2012

Challenging Colour Combo!

You may have noticed that I regularly enter a couple of challenges and this week at Simply Stampin’ was certainly a challenge for me! It is a colour challenge using Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White and my initial thoughts were that I wouldn’t bother. My next thought was that the reason I enter these challenges is to make me think AND to sometimes take me out of my comfort zone so backing out because I didn’t like the colour combo defeated the object. So this is my card.
I started by stamping the flowers from Greenhouse Garden in Pink Pirouette and, because this is a two-step stamp set, I was able to stamp the centres in Pool Party. I then added the leaf from Happiness Shared, in Lucky Limeade and drew in the stems with a blender pen. I wanted to add a vase but thought a solid colour vase would be OTT so I punched a large oval in Whisper White, ran it through the Stripes Embossing folder and sponged ink over the top before cutting off the top and bottom curves. This was then layered onto a piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock with some Whisper White Organza ribbon tied round and knotted. I chose the sentiment from Just Believe because, let’s face it, whoever saw flowers in those colours! This was punched out with the Curly Label punch and mounted onto a Pink Pirouette Decorative Label. Challenge over and, although maybe not a colour combination I would use, I was reasonably happy with the end result.


  1. Great work with this weeks colours Margaret. They are a little unusual, but you have once again come up with a brilliant card, I love the textured vase, and mixing two flower sets looks fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin'.
    Kelly xx

  2. Hi Margaret . . . LOVE what you've made. I checked out this SU challenge site after you mentioned it and have made a card for it. I'm so glad I found YOUR blog.

  3. What a beautiful card Margaret!! I'm so glad you took up the challenge and joined us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

  4. This is lovely, using one of my favourite stamp sets, but I must have a go at making a vase like that, thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Well I think you've created a beautiful card with the colours...they are a challenging palette!
    Love the way you made the vase too:)
    Jenny x

  6. Well I think you did really well! Well done for getting past your reservations and taking on a challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin' Challenge, Niki xx

  7. This is so pretty and I love how you made your vase! Good for you for taking the challenge, you did a fab job! Thanks so much for joining in and hope we see you again at Simply Stampin'. Ruth x


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