color challenge

inky friends: dc 15

Digging out from one snowstorm with another right around the corner – sounds like a perfect time to hunker down in my studio. My Inky Friends ave another design challenge to help kick your crafting mojo in gear. This time it is one of my favorite color combos chosen from a sample on page 37 of the 2019 Occasions catalog. Right now those colors are making me think of spring. In the midst of all this snow, I’ll take what I can get. Here is my project with this color scheme.

I made that fantastic watercolor background with a technique I featured in this post. The flower and sentiment are from the All That You Are stamp set in the Occasions catalog.

Check out what the rest of the Inky Friends design team has created, then create your own project putting the color combo center stage. Be sure to share your creation by linking to the My Inky Friends design challenge 15 page.

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inky friends: dc 10

My Inly Friends are back with their 10th design challenge!  This is a color challenge based on a sample on page 115 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual catalog.  A very bright combination of colors! You can head over to the My Inky Friends page to see what all of the Design Team created with this color inspiration.  Here is my creation:

Inky Friends DC 10: Thank You - Center Stage Stamping

I used the A Big Thank You stamp set and coordinating Thank You Thinlit.  The small images work great to create your own background paper. The Crumb Cake card base is embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I just love the texture and dimension it gives.  I added two little ribbon loops on the top left corner of the image panel to finish it off.  I let the die cut thank you hang off the image panel a bit to pull it into the card base some.  I think it helps it stand out more.

Head over to the My Inky Friends page and check out the other design team creations, then have a go at this color combo yourself!  Be sure to upload your creation to the My Inky Friends page so we can share in your creativity!

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inky friends – dc8

Hey everybody!   It’s time for another My Inky Friends challenge! This inspiration for this one is a color combo found on page 119 of the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! catalog.

I have to admit this was a tough combo for me.  I wasn’t sure how to handle the balance of these colors.  I finally decided less is more and went with a white back ground and small amounts of these colors.

Love and Thanks - Center Stage Stamping

I embossed a white panel with the Pinewood Planks Textured Embossing Folder.  I wrapped a bit of the Night of navy Gingham Ribbon tied offf with some Linen Thread and layered it on a Whisper White card base.  I cut out three leaves from the Tropical Thinlits in Soft Suede, Old Olive and Grapefruit Grove and centered them on the ribbon.  The sentiment is from Tropical Chic.  I masked off part of it, stamped it in Night of Navy ink, and fussy cut around it.  It is popped up on dimensionals over the leaves.  The finishing touch is the three Grapefruit Grove pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Head on over to My Inky Friends blog to see what the rest of the design team did with this color challenge and then play along.  I’d love to see what you come up with!

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inky friends – dc 6

It’s time for another Inky Friends design challenge.  We picked a color combo from page 63 of the 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  This is a great color scheme, perfect to get in the mood for summer.  The colors are very bold, so I chose to use them in moderation to let them shine.

Thanks Varied Vases - Center Stage Stamping

I used the NEW Varied Vases set (designed by Stampin’ Up! Million Sales Achiever, Mary Fish).  I LOVE this set.  It even has a coordinating punch!  For this challenge, I decided to go a bit minimalist.  I masked the center vase so it would look like it is in front.  The fun scallop line makes a great shelf for the vases. A few enamel dots compliment the trio of vases.  I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Bermuda Bay.  I stamped it off first to mute the color just a bit.  The front panel is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals for more depth.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will drop by the Inky Friends blog and play along with our color challenge.  It’s more fun when others play along.  Create a project using this color scheme and upload a link to it on the Inky Friends page.  Happy Stamping!



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Inky Friends Blog Hop

I am interrupting my display samples to join my Inky Friends in another blog hop.  This time we are putting the retiring 2016-18 in colors in the spotlight: Dapper Denim, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo (Will becoming part of the core color line!), Emerald Envy, and Sweet Sugarplum.  We have some fun projects showing off these colors, so make sure you follow the blog hop for all the inspiration!  You may have come here from the talented Tanya or from the Sensational Shelley if you are traveling backwards through the hop.


I am putting Peek-a-boo Peach in the spotlight.  I love how fresh and fun this color is.

You are Amazing - Center Stage Stamping


This card uses Swirly Bird and All Things Thanks stamp sets. I used the small swirl to create a fun background.  The banner die cut is a fun way to highlight part of the sentiment.

Floral Hello - Center Stage Stamping

I love Peek-a-boo Peach with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The dainty flowers of the Floral Sentiments set help showcase this great color.

I hope you are inspired to give Peek-a-Boo Peach a little love.  Make sure you continue through to all the blogs in our hop for more great color projects!

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Inky Friends DC 4

I’m back with my Inky Friends for another design challenge. This time it’s a color scheme found on page 79 of the 2017-18 Annual Catalog.

This one had me stumped for a bit.  I rarely use Marina Mist or Blushing Bride. But, I like a challenge and it is good to step out of your comfort zone occasionally.  After some thought, I settled on this:

Lavender Thank You - Center Stage Stamping

I used Lots of Lavender set with the addition of Basic Gray for the outline and sentiment.   Stop by the Inky Friends blog and see what the other designers created with this color scheme.  There really is a lot you can do with it!  Then play along and share your creation.

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Beautiful Friend

Today, I am playing along with my friend Mindy and the Fab Friday crew.  They have a great color challenge going on.  I love the jewel tones of this combo.

And here the card I made using the Beautiful Peacock set.  This is one of the great Sale-A-Bration offerings this year.  It can be yours FREE with a $50 purchase!


On the Emerald Envy wing – I peeled off a layer of the card stock so it has a soft texture you can’t see in the photo.  I drew on the eye lashes to give a more demure look.  The Petal Burst embossing folder compliments the feather / leaves in the tail.  Sweet card to give a dear friend.

SU Beatiful Peacock

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