Aug 12 2008

A Color Challenge Pull-Out

I really wanted to do the Color Challenge at SCS today, and when I woke up to see the fabulous colors I was ELATED!!! Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal and Old Olive. I LOVE these deep and rich colors and, even better yet, I had an image already colored that would work, so my daywas off to a GREAT start!!! Here it is:


This is one of the Gina K images I had colored a week or so ago at our Stampin’ in the UP event, called Botanical Dreams and drawn by Asela Hopkins. Although I don’t have a list of exactly what colors I used, they sure worked with today’s Color Challenge. I had this wonderful sentiment from the same set pre-stamped as well:

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau


I turned the sentiment into a little pull-out tag/bookmark — fun!!! To get the pull-out to pull in and out at this angle, I just used mounting tape under my main image at the angles required to let the tag slide in and out. The mounting tape acted both to adhere my main image to the card as well as to make a channel for the tag to run into. The main image is cut, embossed and scallop framed with the Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders. The Eggplant panel is stamped tone-on-tone with the Floral background by SU. Fun card to make in GREAT colors. Gee, I just maydo another today!!! We’ll see!!!

  • Stamps: Botanical Dreams by Gina K, Floral by SU
  • Paper: PTI White, SU Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise (out of T w/ T)
  • Ink: Unknown black, SU Elegant Eggplant
  • Accessories: Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Tag Corner Punch, Primas, SU Brad,Hole Punch,Wal-Mart or Michaels Ribbon, Mounting Squares

Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day here — wish you all a wonderful day as well!!!

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “A Color Challenge Pull-Out”

  1. suen says:

    Fabulous card, Sharon! I love the idea of the pullout tag!

  2. Sharyn says:

    Gorgeous! Stunning color combo and a beautiful card! I love the addition of the scallops too – those grab me every time.

  3. Stacy Twinshappy SCS says:

    Wonderful Sharon! I like the pull out tag, very creative.

  4. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful card Sharon –love the pull out tag

  5. Shelly says:

    This is so pretty Sharon!

  6. I just love that pull-out tag! Beautiful card!!!

  7. Cindee Stacey says:

    Beautiful card!! Isn’t it fun when it comes together so easily?!! Have a beautiful day!!

  8. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very pretty! The pull out tag is sweet!

  9. Gabriela says:

    I adore your coloring of the orchids and pot – wonderful blending! The beautifully tied satin bow for the pull-out is incredible. I love your card.

  10. This is really gorgeous, Sharon! Love your elegant, rich Floral background, too. I like the angle of the pull out. Gosh, it’s all just so pretty. The little bits of Teal make it pop beautifully!

  11. Janine says:

    This is just perfect Sharon!! Love those colors together!

  12. LadyDoc says:

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! (Yeah, I’m shouting!) WOW!

  13. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    This is stunning Sharon!!! I didn’t get a chance to check out today’s color challenge but I LOVE these colors together and intend to do a card tomorrow just for the fun of it!! Thanks for inspiring me!!!

  14. Carolyn King says:

    absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  15. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is beautiful. Each little step you took to make it unqiue paid off, because it certainly stands out. Your coloring is wonderful, as I knew it was when you were coloring it. Great job!!!


  16. Jerri Kay says:

    You never cease to amaze me Sharon, this card is stunning! What a great idea to use the sentiment as a pull out book marker. Not only is someone going to get a spectacular card, but they’re getting a book mark as well. Love it!

  17. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    This is gorgeous and perfect in your style too.

  18. Jody M says:

    I love the sentiment! Sharon your work is truly an inspiration. Thank your for sharing your talent with us!!

  19. Beautiful, Sharon!! Love the bookmark idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  20. Rose Ann says:

    This is so beautiful, Sharon!! I love what you’ve done with the color challenge, and your pull-out tag!!

  21. ~amy~ says:

    Spectacular job on the color Challenge!

  22. Lynn says:

    This is so gorgeous!!!
    Love the pretty colors and the fun hidden tag!

  23. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is so, so pretty. Your coloring is beautiful. Really like the way you incorporated your sentiment on the tag.

  24. […] now to my card. I made this card for my friend to tell her thank you. Sharon Johnson inspired me for this. I like her idea with the tag! Thank you Sharon for the inspiration and for sharing […]

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