Saturday, January 16, 2010


It took me nearly all week to really buckle down and do this color challenge.  Initially, I didn't think I'd be able to do it - I have little to no gray, and no Pumpkin Pie marker or ink pad.  But last night, as I spent hours playing around with all my stamps and Cricut (I do all my best stuff at 12am :b) I came across some patterned gray paper, and immediately the challenge came to mind.  So...... Here's my go at it:

The gray I used for the first layer is actually a silver/gray scrap I found in my file of Basic Gray.  I loved it so much, I had to allow room enough to see the pretty stuff.  The butterfly is from a set of stickers I bought last year.  I thought the green was perfect for the challenge.  I used an orange marker (non SU!) I found rummaging through my things.

Another late night creation.  I've had this pearly orange embossing powder for a while, but I rarely use orange.  I decided to pair it with it's color opposite - blue.  Bliss blue is the card base, and Bordering Blue the sentiment and paper strip.  I love these rhinestone brads for a bit o' bling.

Last, but certainly not least, is my last creation for this afternoon.  This is an old SU! hostess set I got on Ebay.  I love the classic look of it.  I had a stack of monochromatic textured cardstock I paired with the images.  I knew the layout I wanted, but knew I needed a little something more.  I stamped the background in Bella Toile with Versamark.  After stamping I thought I wanted to make the pattern a little more obvisous, so I pulled out my clear embossing powder.  Even though it had been a few minutes since I'd stamped, the powder stuck! Yipee!  I also embossed the sentiment in white. 

I added some Waterfall Stickles to each corner.  Classic.


  1. These are all totally gorgeous! Love, love, love the pop of orange on the second card!

  2. Your cards are beautiful Robin. Great job on the Color Q challenge. I love the design of the card and that sparkly butterfly really adds some pizzaz.

  3. Beautiful card Robin, I love that sparkly butterfly! Thanks so much for playing at the colourQ!