Hiya friends, and welcome to another week at Create with Connie & Mary! The gals have a fun color challenge for us this week:
Basic Gray and So Saffron are two of my favorite colors and while they do look good with Poppy Parade....I'm still not in love with that color! I think I will be glad to see it retire in June! So what to do with these colors? Well, inspiration truly is everywhere as evidenced by the design on this tee at I recently bought from Old Navy:
I loved the interlocking diagonal stripes and the pattern that runs underneath the stripes. So...with that in mind, here's what I made for Connie & Mary:
Kinda cool, huh? Different? You know my philosophy when I am not keen on color, right? Use it in small doses...as in half inch wide strips, lol! I cut half inch strips from a collection of designer papers (supply list below) and started laying them out on a piece of textured Basic Gray cardstock. The Basic Gray cardstock started out slight larger than I wanted the end product to be. That way, I could lay the strips with edges hanging over and trim the whole edge at once. Gives a nice even cut that way. Once I had the strips laid out, I used the 2 1/2" circle punch to pop out a space for the sentiment from the Word Play set.
Of course, there was some leftover strips which I just added to the inside along with a sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes. I even stamped it in Poppy Parade! Now, before I let you go I also wanted to show that these colors could be used for a more feminine card. I saw this beauty over at Kristin's blog and just knew I had to case it. Be sure to check out Kristin's blog--she is amazingly talented and one of the nicest people I've met in blog-land. Anywho....here's my take on her blossom card with this week's colors:
and a peek at the inside:
Sorry for the pic-heavy post, there's just so much to show you! And there's also much to see from the Design Team over at Create with Connie & Mary...be sure to check it out and maybe you'll think about playing along with us this week! The challenge ends on Wednesday, April 4th at Noon (EST). Hope to see you there!
Card #1: Stripes
Stamps: Word Play; Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Naturals White, Whisper White CS; Basic Gray textured CS; Attic Boutique DSP (poppy); Pocketful of Posies DSP (so saffron); Designer Patterns Stack (Neutrals-basic gray)Xtras: Basic Gray Satin Ribbon; Basic Rhinestones.
Card #2: Blossom
Stamps: Friendly Phrases; Pursuit of Happiness; Broadsheet Alphabet; Mixed Bunch
Ink: Poppy Parade, So Saffron
Paper: Naturals White, Whisper White CS; Basic Gray textured CS; Just Add Cake DSPXtras: Basic Gray Satin Ribbon; Basic Rhinestones
Punches: Blossom, 1" circle, 3/4" circle, 2 1/2" circle, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, Boho Blossoms