Friday, March 27, 2009

Want some YUM colors!?

I set out to meet a couple fun challenges this week and ended up with some pretty neat color combos.
This card was designed after Laura's Sketch #22 at 2 Sketches 4 you blog. I have this big package of amazing SEI prints so I wanted to pull out some more of those for cardmaking. These two prints are both sides of this one piece of paper.
I used some adorable stamps from a set by TJ Designs. These are great rubber stamps with a cling backing. Can you see that I stamped over the dot patterned paper? I used a line of music notes and stamped that in a color that matched the paper so the stamped images would be subtle.

You guessed it, my next card uses KW Werner Designs, Color Inspiration challenge #47. I always just melt when I see the colors she puts together for her challenges.
Can you also guess what I used for the foundation piece of my card? Right, a paint chip from the home improvement store. This particular kind of paint chip is cool because it comes with these little punched out squares. I just let those be a focal point and backed them with white cardstock.
The flowers I had that I wanted to place in those punched out squares were white so I sprayed them with Memories Mists sprays by Stewart Superior. It only took a quick squirt or two and they were a wonderful shade of orange. The stamps are by Art Declassified. I LOVE that fun and artsy circle design.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
EACH DAY… card
Cardstock – Bazzill swiss dots
Patterned papers – Adirondack/Poppy/SEI
Stamps – Bird nest, greeting, notes and circle design – Song Birds set/TJ Designs
Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads - Clearsnap
Pearl brad – Recollections
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Scallop border punch – EK Success
Scallop circle and circle punches – PaperShapers/EK Success
Cardstock – Prism
Paint chip from the home repair store
Stamps – Bisous/Kewel Frame/Art Declassified
Ancient Page - Clearsnap
Flowers – Petaloo
Memories Mists spray color – Stewart Superior
Rub-on words and phrases – Art Warehouse
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars


  1. What great your use of the SEI & the circle & brad on the far right. Love your use of the paint chip too...such pretty fall colors.

  2. Beautiful cards.. thanks for the great instructions on how you made them....

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the momma bird baby bird image you chose.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog too!

  4. Cool cards Linda!! The paint chip one is to die for!

  5. What awesome inspiration!!! tfs!! I mite have to visit a local hardware store today! he he

  6. Thanks for leaving your comment on my blog.
    I love your cards and the colors you use!

  7. Beautiful! I love that bird stamp:)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  8. beautiful and so elegant! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, this is my first challenge, and I didn't realize how uplifting the comments would be! Take Care, and where in California are you from? I'm in Anderson, Northern CA. ~Misty

  9. they are great colors on your pretty cards

  10. Fun use of the paint swatch. You rocked this color challenge!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  11. So pretty! Love the stamp! I just got some of these swatches at the store and I also wanted to use them to craft! Great job!

  12. Love both cards!!!! You used Laura's sketch really really well! Thanks for playing at 2S4y!!!

    The Kristina colors card is beautiful. I love the stamps! I have never heard of that company. I got to check them out. They are very cool and artsy!!

  13. Awwwwwwwwww! I love it. Love it on the chip. ---teri