Thursday, November 20, 2008

KWERNER COLOR INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #31

I was so excited to see that Kristina Werner had extended the deadline for her Color Inspiration Challenge #31! I haven't been able to play along since I started working, and the extended deadline gave me the extra time I needed. Kristina's colors this week are CLOSE TO COCOA, ELEGANT EGGPLANT, PUMPKIN PIE, SO SAFFRON, and WHISPER WHITE. GREAT color combo!!!!!

I tried to play off of the inspiration photo of the autumn wreath. The Dew Drops (non-SU) added the dimension I needed for the large stamped image (Season of Friendship) and resemble the berries on Kristina's wreath. The circle paper piercing on the 1 3/8" Close To Cocoa CS was done using the Priceless Classy Brass Template, and the Punches Plus Classy Brass Template was used to paper pierce the So Saffron Scallop Circle. I used a Corner Rounder to round the corners of the sentiment from Holidays & Wishes.
RECIPE
Stamps:
Season of Friendship, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Summer Picnic DP, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Close To Cocoa, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron Classic
Embellishments: Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dew Drops

Tools: Priceless Classy Brass Template, Punches Plus Classy Grass Template, Corner Rounder, 1 3/4", 1 3/8", and Scallop Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

45 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

This is so pretty! Love Kristina's colors on this, and the dew drops are the perfect addition!

Stamp and Smile said...

So adorable Nancy!!! I love the colors and your Dew Drops do give the finishing touch. Your scallop punch and paper piercing is way cool! I just used my Season of Friendship for the first time this past Tuesday for the SCS color challenge CC193. I did a winter/cardinal theme by using the little bird stamp. Fun! Smiles... :)

Tammy said...

WOW--this is gorgeous!!! Love the dew drops!!! And, the colors really look great with this set!!

Allison said...

This is beautiful. Great take on the colour challenge.

Melissa said...

Fabulous my friend, fabulous!

Many Blessings,
M.

..::Paulina::.. said...

Amazing card! The receiver is going to be one lucky person!

Lori Barnett said...

Nancy...this is beautiful!

Linda Beeson said...

I love the tree and I love those drops on there.

Vera said...

Fabulous card, Nancy! I love the piercing on the scallop circle - thanks for reminding me about that classy brass template!

fran said...

It's lovely! I just heard that plum and mustard are the "new" colors for this spring! You're ahead of the game!

Sara said...

I LOVE the way you've used these colors here! Just a perfect amount of each! Beautiful!

Kirsten said...

I LOVE this card! What an excellent concept! I've just discovered Kristina's blog & have found much inspiration in it. I hope you'll participate in more of her challenges. I LOVE what you come up with!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Love what you did with this card and your use of this set. All the little details set it apart!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Nancy! This is fast becoming a favourite stamp of mine...hehe! LOVE the colours and your layout...it's fantastic as always my friend!

Tara said...

so pretty...love the dew drops in the leaves!! :)

Cindy said...

Stunning card, Nancy! The tree is beautiful in these colors. Your details enhance beautifully, especially the circle piercing. You've inspired me to get those brass templates out and use them.

Becky said...

FAbulous! So elegant!

dasimonds said...

Nice color challenge...
Beautiful Card!!
Great Details!!

Karen Giron said...

wow, Wow, WOW! Nancy, this is fantastic. Love the dew drops on the tree - such a fun little touch.

Alexandra said...

This is beautiful Nancy! Love the colors, and those dewdrops are fabulous!! You, me, and Dawn all used the same set today - great minds think alike, eh?!!! LOL, have a great weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Vicki said...

Nancy, I love the colors you used on this fabulous card!!! Totally inspiring!

Jerry said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the amber colored beads on the card. This is one of my favorites.

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Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Beautiful card! The dew drops are great. TFS, Amy.

Diane said...

Nancy, this is just stunning. I love the extra touch of the dew drops, and the details of the sentiment. Colors turned out beautifully!

Diane said...

Nancy, this is just stunning. I love the extra touch of the dew drops, and the details of the sentiment. Colors turned out beautifully!

Twila said...

Nancy, I just love your blog! You've got so many great ideas. So I'm nominating you for a Kreativ blog award. See my blog for details. PS Still wating to see if you won on Shelli's blog for the past month.

Lisa Brown said...

Great card! Love the backing for the sentiment!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is FABU Nancy...just like YOU!

Marie said...

Another stamp set I need to buy!!

Gorgeous card - I love all the different dimensions and layers!!

CeeCee said...

Nancy, I love your card! The crisp colored-leaves against the white is just so yummy!
CC

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a beautiful card Nancy! I just LOVE the fun design and the warm colors of fall!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Nancy, this card is wonderful! The color combo is teriffic, and you really worked it so beautifully. The dew drops really finish it off so beautifully...

Kari said...

Great card! I love the dew drops! Wonderful touch! I just got this set! Now I really can't wait to use it!

Wendy said...

Nancy, I have seen alot of beautiful cards with this set but yours is one of my fav's! Love the colours and how you used them!

Regan said...

I love this!!!

Connie said...

This card is just beautiful. I love this set. I keep putting off purchasing it, but I think it will need to find its way onto my next order. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.
Connie
www.constantlystamping.com

Jen Tapler said...

GORGEOUS Nancy!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! I don't have that stamp set yet, but this has convinced me I need to put it on my next SU order!!!

Cathrine StClair said...

Wow! you have an amazing blog - really lovely.

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Lynn said...

Your card for the color challenge is wonderful! I love this stamp set that you used and the dew drops look great! It really does look like Kristina's photo for the challenge!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the dew drops and the piercing...I keep telling myself I don't need that template, I don't need that template, but I do!!

Lynn said...

What a great color combo! Love the dew drops added to the branches and your layered sentiment...and the...OK, I love it all!

Brooke S said...

Wowzer! Nancy I {LOVE} it!! How vibrant... Why were you not a winner? I would have vote for you...

Hugs
Brooke

LaurieF said...

This is amazing Nancy! Gorgeous, gorgeous fall colors, wonderful dew drop accents and that layered flower sentiment is sensational!

LaurieF said...

This is amazing Nancy! Gorgeous, gorgeous fall colors, wonderful dew drop accents and that layered flower sentiment is sensational!