Jun 24 2010

Stamp Simply #145 – A Color Challenge

A Color Challenge – Color challenges have always been my very favorite.  Choosing colors and patterns is my favorite part of the card-making process.  Our challenge colors today are YELLOW and GRAY with EITHER White or Ivory as your neutral and adding Black for a little POP is totally OK, too!  I’m sure we’ll see some stunning creations with this striking color combo!  Here is an inspiration photo:

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WHAT an inviting room!  I want to sit there with a cup of coffee and visit with friends!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime145 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And be sure to Link to Mr. Linky below.

Check out the fab samples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

 Julia Aston:  Create with Me - June Guest Designer 

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden 

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover 

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And today I have a birthday card to show you and I’m so pleased with this card:

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I honestly feel like I struck a gold mine with this one!  The reason — well, how many of you have stacks and stacks of older DP that never gets used?  Well, that’s me, waving my arms wildly in response!  I knew I wanted to use this pretty yellowish/gold piece from the Thrift Shop Pad, but alas, NO grey in that pad to work with today’s challenge.  Then the lights went off and I remembered this 12 x 12 pack of Charbon DSP from SU that is many years old.  Loved it then, and still love it — just haven’t used it.  Well, I can’t tell you how delighted I was when I pulled it out and found that MANY of the patterns in that pack went so well with, and reminded me of, the Thrift Shop Pad that I’ve been so addicted to of late.  So I pulled out the dotted gray/ivory sheet and it was a PERFECT coordinate to my Thrift Shop yellow piece (in my opinion, anyway!) – a HAPPY camper!  I’ll be using my old Charbon SU DSP more often with my  Thrift Shop Pad, to be sure!!!

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This is my all-time favorite birthday stamp – BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS by Wordsworth, a fairly large wood mount stamp at 2.75 x 3.5″.  (I have plenty in stock for $11.50).  My card is large at 5″ x 7.75″ to accommodate the stamp and still have room to show off my pretty papers.  The Thrift Shop Pad, the Butterscotch Striped Grosgrain and the Ivory 100% Silk are all included in my Stamp Simply October Afternoon Thrift Shop Kit.  All items can be purchased individually as well.  The bow was made on the Bow Easy and Classic Rectangle Nesties were used to cut/mat my sentiment.  The black ink is VersaFine Onyx Black and I used a 1/4″ Silk to run through the button from my stash.

I’ve used this Birthday Blessings Stamp before on cards with similar layouts.  Honestly, I could sit and make 20 of these cards, just changing up the papers on each — now in my opinion THAT would be fun!  (I guess I’m easily amused — LOL!)

This stamp and all other stamps I carry by Wordsworth can be seen on this post.

Items can be ordered by emailing me at ssj@up.net, include your state/zip OR Country.

Thank you for stopping in again! Truly appreciate your visits.  Hope you enjoy these colors as much as I do and get a chance to play with us!  Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Oh, and please join us on Saturday morning for another small, but fun, Stamp Simply Saturday Blog Hop — Dressed in White (or Ivory).  Hope to see you there!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Stamp Simply #145 – A Color Challenge”

  1. Sharon, this is one gorgeous and oh so elegant card!!! Love it!! Hugs, Sabrina

  2. Deb Neerman says:

    Sharon, this is stunning! WoW! I love everything about this gorgeous creation!

    {Me waving madly} Oh my goodness, I completely relate to the old designer paper in “storage!” LOL, I think ALL of us can! I have sworn time and time again that I wouldn’t buy any new DP till I made a dent in the old, but … well, you know!

    Hope you have a fabulous, relaxing weekend, Sharon. Sending hugs!

  3. Marisa says:

    Gorgeous inspiration piece! Love this colour combo too. Hope to be able to sneak a few minutes in to play!!

  4. Amy Rohl/rohla says:

    You did hit gold my friend, this is fun and gorgeous! Love the ribbons and I’m in love with that stamp!

  5. Sharon, this card is Beautiful!
    Those papers are gorgeous together!!
    I don’t know why but each time I hear people talking about putting yellow and gray together what first goes thru my mind is not that exciting, but each time my mind is proven wrong! LOL…and this time is No Exception!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing! And I don’t blame you…I would sit and do a bunch of those as well…In fact I my have to case this idea and do just that!! tehe

    Have a Blessed weekend!

  6. barb schram says:

    What a stunning take on the color inspiration, Sharon! LOVE every detail! Take good care and have a fantastic Friday!

  7. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Wonderful colors! I also have this SU! paper and love it too.

  8. Cathy Tompkins says:

    Your card is simply charming. I love your choices in color and the sentiment is lovely. I’m especially partial to all the scrolls and flourishes. I’m marking your site so I can order the stamp on payday.

    Thanks for sharing

  9. Julia Aston says:

    I just love the papers you used Sharon and the font on the sentiment is lovely!

  10. Love this Sharon. One of my favourite classic colour combos too! I have some of this “older” paper too…must make a card for your challenge!

  11. Colleen Horner says:

    Yep, yep, yep! This is awesome.
    I love the color and the room you used for inspiration is so inviting.

    Colleen

  12. Deb Saaranen says:

    Very pretty design Sharon! I love your pattern mix here!

  13. Just lovely, Sharon! Gorgeous design!

  14. Carla Suto says:

    Hi Sharon! What a great challenge! I love the color combo and the beautiful inspiration photo! Your sample card is gorgeous! Such an elegant design! I linked my card for the challenge.
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Jennie says:

    beautiful card, Sharon. You always have an elegant style

  16. Sharon B. says:

    Wow Sharon – you’re color choices are super! Love the idea of using two ribbons and the sentiment is just lovely! You are an inspiration to me – thanks!

  17. Hi Sharon! I loved, loved, loved this color challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  18. cindy says:

    I have two for this challenge. Thank you for the inspiration.

  19. cindy says:

    I posted my second one which I’m not sure if I’ll use it for a wedding or anniversary. TY

  20. erin says:

    Great colors… thanks for the inspiration.

  21. SmilynStef says:

    Love those colors … thanks for the inspiration.

  22. teresa kline says:

    I luv these colors together, just beautiful….here is mine

    http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-have-two-cards-to-share-i-am-trying.html

    have a great weekend Sharon!

    enjoy *~*

  23. jenny gropp says:

    Beautiful! Great Birthday stamp!

  24. Katya says:

    Elegant! That is the word for this gorgeous card. This colour combination inspires a lot! Going to create. )) See U!

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