Thursday, June 24, 2010

I love a Color Challenge!

I love color challenges just as much as I love sketch challenges but lately it seems that I've been participating in more of the color challenges! What can I say I love COLOR!! Loved it when I was decorating homes and I love the combinations and the way they inspire the design of a card.

Jen (aka Miss Boo at SCS) has a great color challenge to start the week off at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS. Warm summer colors of red, orange and neutrals are the challenge (blue and green are acceptable in this challenge as you can see if you head over to CPC and read the "fine print"). In addition to CPC's Color Monday I've been able to incorporate it with the PLAY DATE CAFE color challenge and as you can see by the photo they are some wonderful colors to work with and what a great pic for inspiration! All the design paper used in the following two cards is from the DCWV "Cafe Mediterranean" line.

CPC-CM62 and PDCC35

More details:

Sentiment stamp is a clear stamp by Autumn Leaves "All Occasion Word Art" with the "Label" stamp from Taylored Expressions "CreativiTea" the border punch is made by Fiskars, the adhesive pearls from Kaiser and I colored them with a Copic Marker E79, cashew. Red cardstock is Bazzill

Close up of the paper piecing of the butterfly and the Adirondack Dimensional pearls (Expresso) The stamp is from Hero Arts and I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa.

My next card is inspired by the CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge. Blue, Yellow and a Neutral.


Stamp is from Gina K Designs "Botanicals" and the ink is Palette, black. Kraft cardstock is Bazzill. Nestabilities Labels 9 (diecut and embossing), Fiskars border punch and Corner rounder from EK Success were the tools used and three small adhesive pearls from Kaiser finish this CAS card.

Thanks for looking!! Hope you have a blessed weekend.


  1. Very cool color inspiration!! Love your creations! =)

  2. This is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us in this weeks' CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple color challenge!

  3. Wonderful creations, Natalie! The DCWV paper is perfect for the color inspiration! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

  4. Great use of the labels on your CAS card, such a pretty design on both.

  5. Lovely card, wonderful paper piecing of the butterfly. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  6. Oh Natalie--these cards are super cute! I love the butterfly on your first card! So much detail! Great job on both challenges;) Just love visiting your blog:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

  7. Sweet cards! Love the piecing on the butterfly on the card for the PDCC! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

  8. Lovely cards! Love how you've paper pieced your butterfly, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC :)

  9. Wonderful addition to The Play Date Cafe gallery! So glad you could play with us this week : )