Friday, September 16, 2016

NEW COLOR CHALLENGE - #sucolorchallenge

I decided to do a very different kind of Color Challenge. While scrolling through my news feed on Facebook, I came across this page "Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge". I always love a challenge, so I joined the group. All I had to do was ask for a color challenge and someone in the group would give me one. Since I'm not shy, I asked for it. The colors I got were Watermelon Wonder, Perfect Plum, and Emerald Envy. Say what? Those would be colors I wouldn't think of combining. When I first put them together, I wondered what I got myself into. Then I remembered that the whole purpose to this challenge page is getting you to use color combinations you wouldn't ordinarily use or using those inks that get very little use. And since I had opened my mouth, I needed to follow through. And I'm so glad I did!

Here's what I came up with:

I knew right off that I had to tone down the colors a bit. They were "honking" at first, so I embossed vellum with white emboss powder and colored the flowers and leaves with my markers. Voila! Not honking anymore. Actually, I may just be a new fan of those colors! Maybe.

I stamped off twice with the brick wall using Watermelon Wonder ink. The brick wall is a fantastic stamp located right in the middle of a Halloween stamp set called "Ghoulish Grunge". I love it and will be using it long after Halloween is over. I stamped it twice to make the wall bigger. The sentiment is from "Thoughtful Branches", which by the way, is still available. Here's a close up of the wall and the flower embossing.

The final touches were the 5/8" Mini-striped ribbon in Watermelon Wonder and the Enamel Shapes for the flower centers.

Bottom line - I loved this challenge and the colors turned out beautifully. It's good to do challenges, whether it be from card sketches, stamp sets, or color combos. Try it! If you want to join this color challenge group, click HERE

All products used to make this card are listed below and available in my online store. The host code for September is XXXDMY2A. Order soon to take advantage of my Customer Rewards Program (see tab above) to get free cards/tutorials.


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Happy Stamping!

Supplies used to make this card:


  1. Tha's petty good. Would not have come up with that combo!

  2. Love your card, Sandy! I also love that Ghoulish Grunge set and have used it a lot. Going to check out this group - sounds like fun.