Thursday, December 10, 2009

PPA20: A Color Challenge + PPA Blog Candy!!!

When I first saw the colors used for the Pals Paper Arts challenge for this week, I was a little stumped. This is not a typical combination for me! I kept working through it in my mind, and I am pleased with the final results.

The colors for this weeks challenge are Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Soft Suede. In order to achieve some balance, I went with an old rule of thumb: when in doubt, use a lot of white!

Some tips:
  • I created a background using the Circle Circus set in all three challenge colors. The square was cut up into even panels and matted onto Old Olive and Soft Suede.
  • The sentiment probably doesn't look familiar to you. That is because it is a stamp that can be earned by booking a workshop through me! When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for this card.
  • The hardware is retired pewter hodgepodge. You can achieve a similar look with the Very Vanilla or Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.
I hope you will play along at PPA!!! By participating you will become eligible to win some fabulous blog candy!!!

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Stamps: Circle Circus (115778), Incentive Stamp
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Old Olive (102277), Crushed Curry (115659)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Soft Suede (115318), Crushed Curry (115319)
Accessories: Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware- retired: substitute Styled Vanilla (112454) or Styled Silver (111325), Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115614), Dimensionals (104430), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)


Melanie Collins (Oops a Daisy) said...

Perfect Job! You did an excellent job with the color combos. I love the Circle Circus stamp set - one of my favorites.

Kim said...

Oh Carrie, I am still stumped! You did a great job with the challenge!!! Circle Circus was a perfect solution!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Awesome job with the color combo.

I love how you created a look of designer paper with the circle circus images.

Mary Fish said...

Love this "screen" look. Beautiful use of Circle Circus with these colors! Hugs, Mary

Cards by Gina said...

I love Circle Circus and I love the way you popped everything against the Crushed Curry! Stunning! I also love the three panels and your ribbon and sentiment treatment. Great job!

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful card! I love the layout and how you used the challenge colors! Great job!

....Linda.... said...

I love this Carrie - haven't seen Circus Circus in a while - except in my own house :) ! Great job!~!

Patti MacLeith said...

The piercing is perfect. Love those colors the way you put them together.

Lourdes Torres said...

So beautiful results! I love that stamp set and you really used well. The card looks modern and classy.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I am casing your card... its awesome. I have Circle Circus and nothing comes to mind, just blankness. Hugs,

GCgirl said...

This is a really cute card...I just got this set and can't wait to use it!

Margaret Moody said...

Love this card, Carrie! Great way to show off Circle Circus! Great job with the color challenge!