Thursday, April 30, 2009

Colour Challenge!

I was quite happy to see that Dawn had posted a new colour challenge today. And it just so happens to be one of my favorite combinations already- Aqua, Brown, and White. Because I just received Scattered Showers, I've been using it a lot and having quite a lot of fun with it. Since it's Dawn's challenge, and that set is her design, I figured, why not showcase both?


I started by stamping my own patterned paper with the smallest umbrella in the set and the rain drops. I found the handle to be a bit too long for that umbrella in a background setting, but it was easily resolved. I placed a post-it note over each umbrella and then I could make the handle as short as I wanted. I embossed the greeting in white powder so it would really pop out. I also stamped another umbrella and cut it out. I really like placing the umbrellas on a diagonal. Perhaps because that's usually how I see them when they're being used? Then I added a scalloped edge, some satin ribbon, and my current obsession (sorry folks!) the button bow!

Something amusing I just noticed- it's been raining all day, and after I finished my card I saw that the sky is clearing and there's quite a bit of sunshine!

Supplies:
Stamps: Scattered Showers, Birthday Basics
Ink: Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, White
Accessories, etc.: scallop punch, satin ribbon, aqua mist button, twine, pop dots, white EP

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I saved her color challenge as well to try out later.

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  2. Beautiful use of this cute stamp set, Natasha. Gorgeous card!

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  3. I love this set and your card is so soft and sweet! Great job! I'm off now to join in the challenge myself!! :)

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  4. Gorgeous!!! I love how you used the image as the background. The layout and the ribbon are just great too!

    I didn't think I needed this set, but your card tells me otherwise.

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  5. Super fun!!! Love the layout and the great use of my favortie stamp set of the week. Fabulous job on the color challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  6. So cute! I LOVE that stamp set!

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  7. so so cute! It is such a peaceful card!

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  8. So cute! Your cards are always so great.

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  9. Just Beautiful! I love that set!

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