Sunday, June 01, 2008

Another Kristina Challenge

Just what I needed on a rainy Sunday afternoon...some lovely summery colours!

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaI had no trouble at all with this colour combo...these are soooo my colours! In a way though, that made this card a bit harder to make. The colours didn't really steer me in any particular direction. In the end, I was steered by my workshop hostess from yesterday, who showed me that the 5-petal flower punch fits one of the flowers from "In the Spotlight" perfectly (it was a light bulb moment, I tell ya!). Then I just started playing around with other flowers from the set and punches, and before I knew it, I had 5 flowers on my desk, and the rest was easy :o) The colours we had to use were from this picture:
Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron and Not Quite Navy.
I used stamps from In the Spotlight, Little Pieces and So Many Sayings. And LOTS of punches: Scallop circle, 5-petal flower, 3/4" circle, 1" circle, 1/2" circle. The patterned paper is Old Olive Prints. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the row of dots straight, and to position "be happy" perfectly. I used markers to ink it up in Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy.

If you look at the comments on Kristina's Blog, you can see all the other (150!! *gasp*) contributions.

31 comments:

  1. Marelle, your card is beautiful!! I was a bit challenged with this colour combo but you sure nailed it.

    Cheers, Jean

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  2. Holy Moley Marelle!! How do you do it every singgggle time?! Lol

    I was like Jean and really struggled with this combo - but by jingo girl, you sure didnt!!

    LOVE IT!!

    Karen
    xo

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  3. That's stunning Marelle. Won't be surprised to see you in the top 10 again with this one! I really loved the colour combo this week too - no ORANGE!!

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  4. LOVE IT Marelle!! Looks like I am going to have to do a big order to get "In the Spotlight" hee hee! Just as well there is the Hostess promo coming up!!

    Caroline C

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the flowers!

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  6. Very pretty card. Clean and neat.

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  7. Super cute!!! Awesome card and awesome use of the colors!!

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  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. How great is that card. I love it. I might have to dust of this set and actually cut rubber. Thanks for sharring

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  10. This card is super cute! Nicely done!

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  11. Gorgeous, as usual, Marelle! Love, love, love it!

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  12. another great looking card marelle!

    is there a link to kristina's challenges?

    Deanne
    xx

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  13. Hi Marelle, glad to be of assistance! Beautiful card, I can't wait for those stamps to arrive! Are you happy for me to show your beaufitul card and bag on my blog, (fully credited of course)?

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  14. Wooohooo Marelle, top ten again. YAY for you!!!

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  15. Stunning card Marelle. Congrats on making the top 10. Well deserved.

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  16. Makeesha Byl4/6/08 9:56 pm

    Hi Marelle, Congrats on making the top 10 again! Love your card!
    Makeesha x

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  17. Wonderful card. Congrats on placing in the Top 10!

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  18. this really is quite beautiful, and i especially like the little detail of the reversed out leaves on the olive dp! sweet card...makes me wish i had more flower sets!

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  19. yay! congrats on the top 10! beautiful card!

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  20. Beautiful card! Congratulations on being in the KW Top 10! I love the way you arranged all the flowers and colors!

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  21. woo hoo Marelle! Top 10 - nice to see some Australians in there as last time! Well done. It was so deserved. Must try it one day :)

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  22. Such a great card! I love all of the detailing in the flowers!

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  23. Really pretty card, lots of different dimensions to it. Nice job!

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  24. WOW! This is FANTASTIC!!! Look at you! ... top 10! You make it look so easy! WAY TO GO !!!!

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  25. Beautiful card! Nice job.
    Lisa

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