Friday, February 12, 2010

Stamp Simply #126 - A Color Challenge

It's Stamp Simply day so it must be Friday ;-) Can it be almost Valentine's Day already? Really? Life's a whirlwind, isn't it?

OK, down to the challenge. Sharon has challenged us to use purple and green on our cards today. Here it is in Sharon's words:

Feb 12 - ssnotime126 - Purple and Green - Today let's go with a color challenge -- Purple and Green -- ANY shades go -- totally up to you! LOVE this color combo and can't WAIT to see your beautiful creations!!! Just have fun with this gorgeous color combo!!!

Piece of cake for this girl, who hasn't seen a green she doesn't love. OK, maybe one or two, but I do love most greens. And purple ain't bad, so I'm loving this challenge.

My base card is white, with a layer of Ripe Avocado that I stamped with a Polka Dot Basics II stamp and Versamark, then rounded the bottom corners with my Corner Chomper (love that gadget!). Then I added a strip of Lavender Moon from Bitty Box Basics and tied a Ripe Avocado grosgrain ribbon around in a bow, and added a Lavender Moon Vintage button, tied on with Rustic Twine. I stamped the images from In Bloom on PTI white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers. Then I cut them all out and adhered them to another piece of white card stock. And, voila! A purple and green card! I love the CAS but elegant (I think) look.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime126 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Deb Neerman - February Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for dropping in today! Tomorrow is Crazy 4 Challenges day and we've got a fun challenge for you, so I hope you'll stop by again then.

Stamps: In Bloom, Polka Dot Basics II (PTI)
Paper: Stampers Select White, Ripe Avocado, Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories: Ripe Avocado grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Button in Lavender Moon, Rustic Twine (PTI); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)


  1. Just beautiful! Love that flower stamp, your layout, and your pretty bow. Very elegant!

  2. Very stunning card. This challenge threw me but it turned out really a good color combo. Very nice & love your new "self" picture. Pat

  3. Beautiful! This card is perfect!!

  4. Beautiful card! Love the pretty flower and the great colors. TFS!

  5. Very pretty Barb! I love this color combo! It has a modern, yet so very pretty, feel!

  6. GORGEOUS card, Bar! See, this is why I don't have to bother with using purple.... you do it so well! :) (Hey, love the new profile pic, too!)

  7. BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the colors!
    Have a GREAT day!

  8. Beautiful Barbara!. You make these colors look great!

  9. Love the coloring on those beautiful flowers!

  10. Very pretty and a unique flower.
    BTW love the new avie, very cute. :0) I think someone is going to be dirty soon.. Just my prediction. Not cause of the avie, but just a feeling. I have been right twice before. hee hee :0)

  11. Love your new pic!! And the card isn't so bad either!!

  12. Beautiful, elegant card! Love those colors together!

  13. Stunning, Barbara! What a wonderful color combo!

  14. Ohhh, that ripe avacado is one of my fav colors! And paired with the purple is perfect, Barb! LOVELY card!

  15. Wow! I like this outline feature on purple and green! State flower, Bitterroot, always needs 'something' and I think you've got it, gal!
    Thanks for the eyeopener.

  16. Absolutely LOVE your colors on this one -- GREAT take on the challenge -- totally STRIKING creation!!!

  17. Barbara -- this is an absolute stunner! Love the shades of green and purple you used!

  18. Barbara this is jaw-dropping gorgeous!!! Simply perfect. I truly love everything about this.


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