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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bloggers' Challenge #148 -- Something Old, Something New

Something old....well, that would be the Apricot Appeal CS and ink as well as the Mellow Moss, Only Orange, and Ballet Blue inks.....they'll soon be gone! They are part of our Fond Farewell colors series. And something new......check out that background. It's the brand-new Square Lattice Embossing Folder, which you can soon buy! It is in the new Summer Mini Catalog; all the new items in that great little catalog will become available on May 1. Another newbie on this card is the fun, new 2-step Awash with Flowers....it's a sneak peak set!! But, you can own this now....check out the promo here.
So, our Challenge this week was a tough one....a color challenge. Usually, these are kinda fun, but this week....well, just let's say it took a LOT of tries to get this color combo to work! We were to use Moss, Orange, and a Blue. Think about that.....NOTHING even sounds at all appealing about that one!
Well, like I said, after quite a few failed attempts, I was able to come up with this sample.....but I added in a little Apricot Appeal (which is kind of orange-ish!) and that seemed to help. The moss is actually Mellow Moss and was used for the stems and leaves. I think this one will work, don't you?!!
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Tiny Tags, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Apricot Appeal
CS: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal
Misc: Scallop Edge Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Narrow Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are from SU!
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the other Bloggers' ideas....it will be fun to see what they did with this color combo!

23 comments:

Tami Black said...

Barbara,

I love what you did with the color combo -- perfect for this set! And the background really rocks -- I'll have to rethink that embossing folder -- wasn't sure I liked it, but it looks great on this card!

GCgirl said...

Very pretty! Love this new embossing folder...can't wait to get mine :-)

Lisa said...

You made it work! Very pretty spring card!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a great combination of elements (color, texture and stamps) to make one terrific card!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I'm with you and thought Lisa was crazy when she put these colors together but you ROCKED this challenge!! Love this springy card and the colors work awesome together!!

Lisa Somerville said...

The colors look wonderful with this set!

Chrissy D said...

Sooo pretty! Love how this came out!

Connie said...

So pretty, such soft colors. The combo made me hesitate a little bit, too! I'm sure there will be tons of great cards with this color combo!

MJ said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love it.

Ida P. Krause said...

Hard to believe you had a hard time with these colors as this card looks fantastic with them.
Love those flowers and that embossing folder too.

BarbaraW said...

Very pretty. Love the soft use of the colors and the background is wonderful.

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, love what you did with it!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so beautiful Barbara! I think that you've put these colors together wonderfully! I love that embossing folder! (I'm going to NEED that one!) :D

Selene Kempton said...

This is stunning! Excellent job with the color challenge, and I love your use of this stamp set! Rockin!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the look of the new embossing folder.

tonistamps said...

You certainly made it work Barb. I love the colors you used!

Connie Paxman said...

Barbara...love that stamp set especially with the new embossing folder...a very delightful and summery card..
TFS
connie paxman

Heidi Hihn said...

Beautiful card, I love the stamp... I also think the embossed background jus gives this card the extra wonderful touch!

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very nice card. I love the new Awash with Flowers and the new embossing folder!!

njburk said...

Barbara--love your card--that set is sure getting a lot of use--so many of us love it.
Your card is perfect in every way. Glad you got to play with us again this week, Nola

sheryl said...

Pretty card! Love this set!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet set, luv what you did with it! Colors are perfect!

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