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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Color Combo Blog Hop


Today's card(s) were made for a color challenge. The colors this month are Stampin'UP"s Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green and Crushed Curry.

An open ended challenge like this offers so many possibilities for imagery.  I ended up making 2 cards, very different from each other.  The first one features the ink colors and the second one features the paper colors.

This first card showcases ink colors on both the scarves of these Playful Penguins and in the sky behind them for the northern lights.


The scarves were stamped on white paper and the colors are very vibrant. They are more muted on the sky because they're sponged on blue cardstock. I did paint over the whole sky with Wink of Stella pen to give the sense of an icy cold winter scene. 

Winter Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Playful Penguin Stamp Set

The 2nd card showcases the colored cardstock.  This set of colors seemed perfect for these happy little Halloween Monsters.

Halloween Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Boo to You Stamp Set

Of course there had to be some sparkle on this card too.  The glittered Organdy ribbon was a perfect way to add sparkle while still keeping with the darker colors.  And if you look closely at the horns of the first monster you'll see I covered them with a layer of clear glue to give them some shine.

Halloween Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Boo to You Stamp Set

Be sure to check out the other entries in this Color Combo Blog Hop. Next up is Caroline Peck


  1. Sue McDonald - UK 
  2. Tricia Butts - USA 
  3. Katie Johnson YOU ARE HERE
  4. Caroline Peck - USA
  5. Angélique Nederpel - NL
  6. Samira Merzouk - DE
  7. Sue Allen - Australia 
  8. Pia Gerhardt - DE
  9. Nicole Mahler - US  
  10. Sandra Roberts  UK
  11. Helzie Slimm - UK
  12. Jacqui Lawrence  - UK
Thanks for stopping buy. I hope you've been inspired to play



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Cute monsters and love the sparkly "southern" lights. LOL