Friday, August 14, 2009

My Time Color Challenge

Happy Saturday! Time for another Super fun My Time to Create Color Challenge from Lauren. Here's a look at this week's colors:

These colors scared the crap out of me - soooo NOT my typical colors (I don't normally do too many pastels!!), but I'm actually really pleased with my card. Man, that Pam sure can pick 'em!! LOL. (I'm really sorry for the bad photo. I didn't finish this card until almost 11:00 tonight and had to take it in really poor lighting. This is the best I could get even with lots of editing).

I was so distracted by the terrifying thought of having to use these colors that my MoJo ran off and hid and was nowhere to be found, so I decided to dig into my "To be CASE'd" files and this card is a CASE of a card by Lisa Johnson, but it's so late and I can't seem to find her post with the original. Sorry! The layout's basically the same as is the stamp set, but I used a different sentiment and umbrella top and chose to paper-piece my umbrella rather than color it and added a ribbon tab and button rather than a little flower. But the rest of it's all Lisa.

Well, I'm headed to bed!! (It's still Friday night here). It's been a crazy busy week preparing for the Verve Stamps release tonight as well as the Clear and Simple Stamps release tomorrow (well today for most of you). Tomorrow (Saturday) we're headed to the beach in the morning for my friend Sarah's birthday bash, then I have some more DT work to catch up on in the afternoon. Should be a fun but busy weekend!!

Be sure to stop by the rest of the My Time to Create DT blogs to see what the other girls have done with these colors: Mahalo for stopping by!!

Materials Used:
Stamps: Scattered Showers (PTI)
Paper: Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart CS, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Basics (PTI); Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Sweet Blush button, ribbon (PTI); Scallop border punch, corner rounder punch (SU)


Stampin' Pam said...

Jen I can't believe you were scared by these colors - you did them up so beautifully! Maybe Hawaii brings out the bolder colors in you :-) I love the layout on this card and your use of the colors was right on! Sorry I took you out of your comfort zone. I googled hot summer color trends and those colors popped up over and over.... SO way to come through - you ROCK and now that I realize you're also a Verve Diva I'll be following you even more closely! :-)

Kristin Bueter said...


Awesome CASE of Lisa's card! LOVE your ribbon tab with the button and your paper pieced umbrella. Okay, if you happen to see the card I post tomorrow or the next day, I promise I made it yesterday :O) LOL I used the same set and paper pieced my umbrella also!

Have fun at the beach! Oh how I miss the sunny, laid back days in Hawaii. I'm going to have to live vicariously through you I think :]

Aloha friend,

Tracey Cuccia said...

Well -- if you were intimidated, it certainly doesn't show! Great job with the challenge -- and a belated CONGRATULATIONS on your win for the digital challenge!!! WAY TO GO!

Tamara said...

I love this card. I was also somewhat intimidated by these colours because I don't use pastels often, but you totally pulled this off.

Maria Levine said...

Fun simple card! I love it.

Heidi said...

Love these colors and the simplicity of the card Jen!

Dana Gustafson said...

So cute Jen! I love the combo of our challenge colors and your layers of goodies. Super cute...and hey if you're gonna CAS someone, Lisa JOhnson is an inspired choice :)

Maile Belles said...

Simply adorable!!! I love it!