Friday, July 14, 2017

Stamp Off Watts of Occasions

We're back, same day, same channel!  Susan, Buffy
and I love bringing you our Stamp Off Challenge every Friday.
Today we are bringing you a color challenge.  Now
Buffy and Susan know that this color combo is a BIG
challenge for me.   I have used Lemon Lime Twist
on a limited basis, because it feels very bright, to me.
 I did a couple of things to increase my comfort level.
I used a clean and simple (CAS) format, including the very
simplistic outline from Watts of Occasions, on page 63.
The lightbulb was colored with the "swish" image from
Work of Art on page 151.  All 3 colors were stamped,
although the Pool Party was somewhat obscured.
The Lemon Lime Twist is toned down when paired
with darker colors, so the Bermuda Bay and Basic Black
layers helped a great deal.  I added 3/8 " Bermuda Bay
Chevron ribbon, with a loop of Basic Black Solid Baker's
Twine (both on page 199).  After all that, I found that
the Lemon Lime Twist is a fun color!
Now please hop on over to check out what Buffy
and Susan did with this challenge.  They are not as
"challenged" with this color combination, so
I look forward to seeing their delightful offerings. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You're Delightful Hostess Set

This is another hostess set, You're Delightful, on page 223.
As I mentioned in the previous post, the hostess sets are
"delightful".  The big sentiment components makes for a 
quick and easy card.  The background layer for this card
comes from the Color Theory Designer Series
Paper Stack on page 187.   

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tranquil Tulips with Lovely Inside and Out

This catalog has some amazing hotess sets, listed
on pages 220-223.  I love 3-4 of them, but my fav is
Tranquil Tulips.  This is an incredibly elegant,
2-step stamping set.  It enables you to make numerous
cards, using different color combinations, or just
stamping off the base stamp so that you can use
a single ink color for the flowers.  In this example,
I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.

I find that this set coordinates extremely well with 
Lovely Inside and Out (p 157) and the coordinating
Lovely Words Thinlits on page 214.  They just 
fit together!  I'm not 100% sure that decapitated
tulips work, however.