Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Color Challenge Catch-Up

Hello there, strangers!  It has been quite a while since I have blogged.  I have been super busy at work, and exhausted when I get home.  I have done some stamping, but just haven't stopped by here.  So, today, I'm back!

My first challenge-love has always been color challenges, which I first discovered on splitcoaststampers.  I had not done one for a while, so today I did all 4 June challenges.  Here they are...

(Note:  Each card today uses all Stampin' Up...though some products are retired.)  The first card uses daffodil delight, certainly celery, and pool party.  I rarely create a card with just subtles, so this was tricky.  I used my markers to color this delicate image from a retired hostess set, Up in the Air.  I decided to keep the card clean and simple, just adding a band of embossing and some taffeta ribbon.

The next card is much more my style, in terms of color:  baja breeze, cajun craze, and cherry cobbler.  Very unique, but I love these rich colors together!  The "dessert option" was to use lucky limeade, such as for stems and leaves.  Well, I forgot all about it...but I'm glad.  I decided to use butterflies instead of flowers, so I pulled out this image from the long-retired "God's Beauty" set.  I also stamped from Word Play onto a sponged panel.  The lower layer is baja breeze from the subgtles pattern paper stack.  Some cherry cobbler baker's twine and basic black brads finish it off.

Now this third card features "Field Flowers" which I finally it!  The 2-step bloom is gorgeous!  The color challenge called for tangerine tango, chocolate chip, and always artichoke.     I rarely use tangerine, so it was a good chance for me to get reacquainted with it.  I cheated a bit by sponging pool party for the sky...oh well!  The sentiment is from Kindness Matters, on oval punches.  Used my beloved seam binding to make a big bow.

Finally, this card is for the most recent challenge...island indigo, pool party, and whisper white.  Basically monochromatic.  I was tempted to add a pop of something, but held off!  I used my new argyle impressions folder, which goes so well with the kites from "Send me Soaring."  My accessories are retired larger brads, a big designer button, and some silver cord.  This is also the third card with "fussy cutting!"  I'm kinda surprised at myself!

It was a fun day of stamping...hopefully more tomorrow.  It's too hot to do anything outside, so I'll stay in the A/C!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Great cards, Kim! I REALLY love that butterfly card, though!!! TFS!

  2. Oh, Kim, these are all so pretty! I think my favorite is either the butterflies, or the kites. LOVE them!

  3. These are all gorgeous! You are so talented with the SU supplies and stamps. I bet your customers are always wow'd!