Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Color Blog Hop -- August 27, 2014

Hi all.  It's Wednesday Color blog hop day.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.   I haven't looked yet, but we've been talking the last couple of days and I know she has been working hard.  We were challenged with the below inspiration piece and the colors.  Looks very much like something of the sea.  But I decided not to do anything like sea.  At first I wanted to use the little seahorses, but found that I don't have that set -- ugh!

Here are the Stampin'Up! colors Robbie worked out for us:  

And here is what I created from these colors.  I used all the colors.  The base is Night of Navy and the mat just above that is Real Red.  My sponged colors are Pacific Point, Crisp Cantaloupe and Marina Mist.  Then the stamp is Marina Mist with some greens.  I used a little Soft Sky in the background.

So now you should hop back around to Robbie's blogsite.  She starts it, but if you began with me, continue with her until you come all the way around.  Robbie has something special, I know.  She has a very creative mind.

Today is my granddaughter's birthday (Hannah).  Over the weekend we had a little party.  Here she is with her new American Girl tent, new camping clothes for her doll and her new little camping puppy.  And just how did she know to wear a color-coordinated dress to go with both the new presents and our color challenge for today -- LOL.  Happy birthday my dear sweetheart!

Until next time.......................

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines -- August 20, 2014

Are  you ready for another Wednesday Color blog hop?  Great.  You should have arrived here by way of Joni's blogsite.  Joni had something really gorgeous once again.  I love looking at her talent.  We were challenged this week to use Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe and So Saffron.  Whew, that is a lot of colors, and I used them all.

Below is our inspiration piece from the Seeds blogsite, where we have been finding lots of color ideas.  I just love the soft colors of this piece, and especially the soft purples and the cantaloupe.

Robbie, our color leader, once again coordinated our Stampin'Up! colors for us.

And her is my interpretation and use of the colors.  I used the Everything Eleanor stamp set.  It is one of my go to sets for the flourishes and small flowers.  The sentiment is from Bloom With Hope.  I've had the pack of large pearls for a long time, unused.  I thought it might be fun to use them here.  Not so sure.  I colored them with my Crisp Cantaloupe marker.  What do you think, should they stay or go?  

I am last on the hop, so you should go back to the beginning with Robbie's blogsite.  However, if you started here, then hop to Robbie and continue on around.  It is fun seeing how Robbie interprets things and what a great job she always does with not only the card, but the inside and the envelope.  So hop over there.

Have a happy day.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Coloring Down The Lines -- August 6, 2014

Happy Wednesday, and welcome back to our Coloring Down the Lines challenge.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  Such a pretty creation.

We were challenged to use Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding.  I think I covered them all.  Here is our inspiration piece from the Seeds blogsite.  I really do not know my plant life, but they look like those little fall cabbages.  However, I bet they are some exotic flower and I should know better.  Anyway, they are pretty.

And here is the conversion to Stampin'Up! colors that Robbie prepared for us.  Thanks Robbie.  Those colors are really close.

So I decided I would use Crisp Cantaloupe for my base and then the black as a background mat.  Black always sets everything off.  The rest of the colors are in my flower arrangement.  I wanted to try out my new Flower Patch  Bundle.  There are so many things to choose from in that stamp set.  And the thinlits make it so easy to cut everything out.  I love that.

 I decided this time to show you the inside and the envelope.  Unfortunately I have 2 sympathy cards to do this week.  This one has already gone out and another will have to be sent in the next day or two.

Now you should hop back to the beginning to Robbie's blogsite.  Unless you started with me.  Then you can keep on going until you get back.

Happy Crafting.