Friday, May 13, 2011

color challenges!!

I had some extra time yesterday to play in my stamp room. There was absolutely NOTHING on the calendar, so I knew I could play a little. Of course, this meant avoiding some housework...but playing in my stamp room sounded much more fun, and housework can ALWAYS wait! *wink*

I played with two different color challenges this week and ironically they both used Not Quite Navy as one of their colors. I'll have to admit I haven't been playing much with the Regals or Neutrals. I'm more of a Brights or Subtles fan, so it's nice to be "encouraged" to use other color collections.

The first challenge was over at Create with Connie & Mary.

This card reminds me of myself (the "momma" bird) with my two kiddos behind me just chatting away with each other. I have a 5 year-old girl and 3 1/2-year old boy and they are the best of friends!

Stamp Set: Happy Together, Tiny Tags ("friends" sentiment)

Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, Poppy Parade DSP (hostess pack)

Ink: Night of Navy, Poppy Parade

Accessories: 5/8" Poppy Parade Poly-Stitched ribbon, Dimensionals

Tools: Jewelry Tag punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The other color challenge comes from The Paper Players, which I just found this week!!

These colors would be so perfect for a masculine card, but looking at my collection...I don't have much (if anything) to choose from. Looks like I need to find something in the new catalog coming up in July!

Stamp Set:
Pocket Silhouettes, Thank You Kindly

Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding (from 2010 Holiday Mini), mini library clip, Dimensionals,

Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

I had a great time playing along with these challenges...
I look forward to the next one!


Karen said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog Heidi. When someone new leaves a comment I get so excited because I figure that I must have done something right to have someone visit. Both your cards are fabulous and Not Quite Navy is a real winner. Love the little birdies though, they make you say "awwww"

Rita W said...

I love that you were able to make a card with masculine colors that doesn't have to be masculine at all. I love the clean design of it and the little clip is PERFECT. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week.

vicki said...

Love the cards! Great job! Glad you took time out from housework.

Debbie Henderson said...

Both card are beautiful. Love how you separated the little penguins, two as friends, so cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Deb said...

Super great cards! The 'friends' card is just so super cute! I love how you highlighted the mamma bird! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

LeAnne said...

I love both of these! Clean, sharp, outstanding! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Carrie Gaskin said...

These are both amazing card projects - I'm so glad you decided to play along at CCMC this week!

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous cards, Heidi!! Both are beautiful and I especially like your take on the Paper Players challenge car. Just stunning - hope to see you play again with the Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Heidi, both of these came out beautifully! So clean and crisp and you showcased both color combos wonderfully! I love how you used the Pocket Silhouettes set, too. I think that is one of my most neglected sets. You hav inspired me with this one! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! Hugs! :)

Nance Leedy said...

These are both beautiful! You've rocked both color combos and I love how you didn't turn to a masculine one for the Paper Players colors! Great job! So glad you could join us!

Mary Brown said...

What an adorable little bird parade! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous cards, Heidi! Great execution of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Lisa Martz said...

The bird card for Create with Connie & Mary is great! Super cute! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

// ADDED BY RYAN ON 1-3-14 // END ADDED BY RYAN 1-4-14