Friday, January 23, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #83 - Color Combination

I just love it when a plan comes together! This week's Blogger's Challenge was the Color Combination of Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black and a neutral - I chose Whisper White. A FANTASTIC challenge! What makes it even better is that it worked with my downline team's Image Challenge that is going on right now.

I've started a new, fun activity for my team of stampers. Each month, they receive a set of two stamped images from me. Their challenge is to create two identical projects with the images, one to keep and one to send me. The ones they send in will be posted to our team Yahoo group for inspiration and I'll be posting a few of them here on the blog as well. Plus, all the projects will be posted on one of my display boards in the studio and my clients will choose which one they like the best. The winner, gets a prize from me!

So, I want to play along as well (not for the prize of course!) and I used the image this month on my card today.

I started with the Thanks a Bunch image from "A Little Somethin'" hostess stamp set (in the NEW Idea Book!) it's stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White. It's punched out with the 1 3/4" Circle punch, sponged with Kiwi Kiss ink and layered on a Real Red circle cut with the Coluzzle. I don't have my amazing NEW Circle Scissor yet from the NEW Idea Book, but it's coming!

Then I popped it up on Dimensionals and layered it on another circle cut with the Coluzzle out of the NEW Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. This Kiwi patterned layer was perfect! That paper is very versatile - I used it with Perfect Plum last night for Big Shots class and it was YUMMY!

Anyway, this layered medallion was layered onto a Whisper White Scalloped Circle cut with the Big Shot and Scallop #2 Die. It's also sponged with Kiwi Kiss ink. The floral images are stamped with a NEW Sale-A-Bration Stamp set called "Botanical Blooms". You'll be able to get this FREE beginning February 1st!

I stamped the outlines in Kiwi Kiss and the flowers were filled in with Real Red stamped off to tone them down a bit. The leaves were also filled in with Kiwi Kiss stamped off once as well.

This layer is on a Basic Black Circle also cut with the Coluzzle and then layered on a Real Red piece cut with the Big Shot and the Scallop Circle Die. The card base is a 4 3/4" square of Whisper White which was sponged with Kiwi Kiss as well. I then stamped some of the outline flowers and leaves in Kiwi Kiss along the bottom and only filled in the leaves with Kiwi Kiss ink stamped off once.

I love the contemporary feel of this color combination and I especially love the mix of the vintage greeting and designer paper with the color combo. Eclectic, like me! I hope you like it too!

Please be sure to check out all the other Blogger's Challenge Players this week by clicking on the link in my sidebar. These wonderful stampers are sure to inspire you!

P.S. We are getting a new puppy today - another rescue dog! Oh, my. Please say a prayer that all goes well - Emma has her heart set on her. Her name is Susie and she is so sweet! I'll share some photos next week and her story too.

Happy Stamping!



  1. Beautiful Robin - love all the scallop layers. Enjoy that new puppy!

  2. Wonderful Robin. Love the sentiment with your "bunch" of flowers. Fantastic job.

  3. Fun layout. Love the kiwi along the bottom, beautiful.

  4. This is so beautiful. I totally messed up this challenge. I forgot about the Kiwi Kiss. That's what I get for working from memory!!

    I love the idea of the challenges for your downline. What a way to keep everyone motivated. You rock!!

  5. Great card Robin, I love the flowers of this set. I'm a FLORAL type of a girl ;-)

  6. Fabulous card. Love the layout and how you stamped the flowers below the circles. Really pretty.
    Enjoy the new puppy.

  7. Love the combination of the flowers and the scallops! Super cute card!

    Blessings on Susie! Our younger dog is Suzy and she has been a treat!

  8. Darling card, I love all the scallops...very contemporary! Good luck with the new puppy!

  9. All those circles, what a card. I really like the look of this card.

    :) Marcia

  10. This is so pretty Robin! Love those blossoms! :D

  11. This is beautiful, Robin! I really like all of the layered circles. Congratulations on the new addition to your family--hope all goes well with the new puppy!

  12. Oh this is so pretty! I love all the circle layers!

  13. Very pretty. Love your circles. Great job with the challenge!


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