Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Conquering The Colours!


The latest Play Date Cafe challenge was another one that almost thwarted me.  I pondered, flipped through my stamp books and discarded one idea after another until finally I looked at my dies and punches.  Some days I feel like I will never have another halfway decent idea again so it's always sweet relief when something finally comes together.  It also feels good to use things that have been languishing untouched for ages.  I had just been thinking the other day how I hardly ever use SU Tangerine Tango (I'm more of a Pumpkin Pie girl) or Garden Green and lo and behold they have made an appearance today!      

Cardstock:  (Kraft) PTI, (Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Signature Greetings) PT
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Simple Circles Border) PTI
Punch:  (3/4" & 1" flowers) Woodware Craft Collection
Gems:  Craft Supplies for Less

25 comments:

onecraftymama said...

Now that turned out really neat! Love the detail & dimension of all the punches/dies. I hate those "ack, why isn't anything working???" days - I'm having one today!

Ardyth said...

I think you did a great job! I took one look and thought "Not playing this week!" lol! I admire your spirit and courage!

Ardyth said...

Just re-read my comment and realized it came out wrong! I took one look at the colours (NOT your card) and decided not to play this week. lol!

Chunyuan said...

love how you used the colors. It seems really challenge to me. you nailed it.

Joyce said...

This is such a great use of the colors. And, I adore what you have done with that simple circle die. I forgot all about that one--great look with layering.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Great card! Love the design and the way you have incorporated the colours

Barb said...

great take on the challenge. love this!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great card, Jen! LOVE the graphic design, paired with the softness of your dimensional blossoms! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Karen B. said...

This turned out amazing, so clean and simple and modern.

Lindsey said...

Those punches flowers are the perfect fit in the funky circles! Nicely done -- I'm not going near those colours. :D

kingstonmama said...

This turned out really great! I love that border strip you've created. The orange flowers really pop against the greens, and your layout is fabulous. :) Ann

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally cool and I think you nailed them!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

lostinpaper said...

Oh My Jen! You have totally ROCKED this one, I really LoVe it!!

Lynn said...

Oh me oh my...way to use those dies and punches...gorgeous.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You know that's why we do these color challenges! Otherwise every card of mine would be kraft/red/black or white, white, white. You'll like my take...

Maureen Morton said...

This is such a stunner, Jen! Somehow many of your designs remind me of my hippie days in the 1960's - when I know you simply weren't around to gather the ideas! I am not generally a green fan, but you rocked it with this combo!

kerenbaker said...

Love this! Super take on the challenge. There's no way I'd have attempted this one- I'd have run screaming from those colours! You made it look easy!

Jenny said...

Oh this is a cool way to use the colours Jen and on Kraft too.....yum :0)
Jenny x

~amy~ said...

2 words:

pure perfection.

Robin K. said...

Congrats on being named PDCC Fab 4! You really nailed the challenge colors with your design!

Lisa Arana said...

this totally made me go 'oooooo'! Perfect use of the colors and the design is stunning.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

ok totally can't get with the colours in the challenge but totally adore the card, could you do it in blue or white or any other colour that's not as retro seventies ?!?!?

JJ Bolton said...

So many things to love about this card! Those layered flowers are incredible! And to put them inside of that border/frame? Awesomeness. And the way you triple layered the border die cut! Genius! I sold that die awhile back and now I'm totally kicking myself:)