Thursday, January 13, 2011

Friday Mashup #27 Guest Designer

Well, I must admit, I was tickled pink to find out I was a Mashup Maven last week AND that I was going to be a Guest Designer this week. I was totally up for the challenge.

I got a sneak peek of this week's color challenge: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand.

Confession #1: My Poppy Parade Stamp Pad has never been used

Confession #2: I don't even have a Not Quite Navy Stamp Pad (thank goodness for SU Markers ;)

Confession #3: I had no idea how I was going to pair these three colors up

How many of you are like me...I tend to use a lot of Pinks, Browns, Black and some Light Blues. These were way out of my comfort zone. So, I pulled out my Color Coach and guess what I found. These colors are actually considered a Sweet Set. Who knew????

It turns out I love them together! I had no designer paper in these colors to draw inspiration from, so I created my own. I used a stamp from the Vintage Labels set with the Poppy Parade Ink and used that as my print. I added some crocheted lace...that just happens to match the Sahara Sand paper perfectly.

All in all, this card came together pretty easily, which for me is a triumph ;) If you are so inspired to give these a shot, upload your card to the challenge here. I'd love to see what you come up with. Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Afterthoughts (Hostess) & Vintage Labels (Sale-A-Bration 2010)
Paper: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Poppy Parade & Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Crocheted Lace, Clear Button, Linen Thread and Dimensionals/Pop Dots


Always Playing with Paper said...

Oh Julie! I love what you did with that Vintage Label stamp to created your own DSP!! I need to try that! SO pretty! Congrats on the GD spot!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Girl you did it again!! Love Love your card.. Wow and to think its color's you have never really used. I did use a lot of Poppy parade for Halloween, but Not Quite Navy has always been hard for me to use but everytime I love it...I think SU needs to make some ribbon for that color.. then it would be ON!! lol

Julie said... may not have known what you were gonna do with those colors, but you sure rocked them! Awesome card!

Terry Blais said...

Terrific card - especially considering you hadn't used Poppy Parade and didn't own a Not Quite Navy pad! You can't tell these colors are out of your comfort zone because the card looks awesome!

Elaine said...

Absolutely stunning! Seriously. I love this card! :)
I'm following you now!

LeAnne said...

LOL!!!! I felt the same way--had no idea how I was going to use these colors! I don't even have a Poppy ink pad!!! Well, you pulled it off beautifully, this is terrific!

Shabby Horse said...

Awesome card! Love everything about, and the colors do work very well together. Fab job!