Mar 11 2010

Stamp Simply #130 – A Color Challenge

A COLOR CHALLENGE — I love color challenges, always have, and like to incorporate them from time to time here.  This week let’s go with a favorite of mine — PINK AND GREEN, with added BROWN as an option.  You can use any shades of these colors, anything goes – have fun and can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Remember to use Mr. Linky below!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime130 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here using Mr. Linky below.

Check out the samples today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Marlene Bender:  Heart Spring - March Guest Designer 

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my color challenge card for today:


I haven’t done a monogram card in ages and I figured it was about time!  Today I used the smaller 1 3/16″ Damask Monogram Kit by JustRite.  Love this tiny monogram — leaves a lot of room to add the extras to really make it pop!  And as for the color challenge, I went with the soft colors found in the Le Romantique pad by Graphic 45.  The pink is more of a blush/almost peachy type color and the green is a very soft sage green — totally gorgeous colors!!!   And I got in a little brown accent which also shows up in the LeRomantique collection!  Perfect!!!


Using the smaller 1 3/16 Damask Monogram  Kit (1 3/16 Wood Stamper with 3 Bonus Damask Centers and 60 pt Font) I had plenty of room to add lots of diecuts under it — lovin’ this look!!!  The Spellbinders dies I used to create this layered monogram are:  Petite Circle Nestabilies (4 pack), Labels Thirteen Nestabilities, and Fancy Tags Shapeabilities.  The Fancy Tag was too long, so I just cut it in the middle to shorten it up.  It’s underneath, so who’s to know!  I dressed up my Damask Monogram with Kaiser Pearls in Blush and Chocolate.


The DP used is from an 8×8 pad by Graphic 45, Le Romantique — such beautiful colors and elegant patterns.  This ribbon is my new 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon, not quite the silk I love, but a GREAT substitute when you want a narrower ribbon at a very reasonable price!   I did NOT use the Bow Easy here.  I merely wrapped the ribbon around the card front and tied a quick little bow!


Here are the graphics for the 1 3/16 Damask Monogram Kit (my name) — it’s actually called the 1 3/16 Wood Stamper with 3 Bonus Damask Centers and 60 pt Font.  I’ve had a true fondness for the JustRite Monogram Kits since the first time I set my eyes on them several years ago, and this one is a true favorite of mine.  Love it’s petite size and love the fact that you get all you need in the Kit.  Kits like this are perfect for gift giving, whether a gift for someone else or just a little treat for yourself! 



JustRite Stampers carriers the 1 3/16 Wood Stamper with 3 Bonus Damask Centers and 60 pt Font, as well as their full line of product.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries all these items to create today’s project:

Paper:  LeRomantique 8×8 Pad by Graphic 45 – Individually or as a Kit complete with embellishments (Cardstock used was SU Very Vanilla)

Ink:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia

Accessories:  1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon, Spellbinders products(Petite Circle Nesties (4 pack), Labels Thirteen Nesties, Fancy Tags), Kaiser Pearls in Blush and Chocolate.



JustRite Stampers currently has ALL their 1 5/8″ product on sale at 20% OFF.

JustRite Blog features a fun Friday Challenge — check it out on Friday!

JustRite March Mega Blog Hop with 75 Designers — coming March 23, 24, 25!!!!

Open Blog Candy post HERE on my Blog.  Blog Candy offered can be seen HERE.


Thank you, everyone, for stopping in!  Hope you have time to play this fun Color Challenge.  Remember to use Mr. Linky!  Have a GREAT weekend.

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Stamp Simply #130 – A Color Challenge”

  1. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow– so very pretty Sharon! I love all of the special touches on your monogram!

  2. Charlene says:

    So soft and pretty, as always. Love the crinkled ribbon!

  3. cards4u says:

    Beautiful!! This Graphic45 paper is wonderful and the new ribbon looks like it would be just the thing for me!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    Absolutely beautiful Sharon, love your monograms! The paper is exquisite, just love it! Fabulous colors for the challenge.

  5. Deb Neerman says:

    Just gorgeous, Sharon! Love all the beautiful details … and that wrinkled ribbon is perfection! Love it!

  6. Sharon Banta says:

    Gorgeous! The brown has set off the colors so nicely! Love it!

  7. nancy j says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Kathie says:

    Yes I agree these are gorgeous colors Sharon. I love all you die cuts with the monogram!! Very very pretty card!

  9. Bev J. says:

    Love your pretty elegant card-great paper!

  10. BEAUTIFUL, SHaron! Love this one. Thanks for another fun challenge. This is one of my favorite color combos! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  11. Colleen Dietrich says:

    Love the colors, the layout, the accessories…the whole thing, really!

  12. Velta says:

    ooooowww…This is stunning Sharon!!

  13. Gorgeous, Sharon! I’d have never thought to use those little square images as a border–genius!!!

  14. Janine says:

    I love it Sharon!! Very romantic!

  15. barb schram says:

    Another beauty, Sharon! LOVE the brown accents with the subtle pink and green! Have a great weekend!

  16. nancy littrell says:

    Such beautiful and romantic DP. Love your very dimensional monogram image too. A really stunning card and………the colors are great. TFS and choosing an easy color combo.

  17. Carla Suto says:

    Hi Sharon! Gorgeous monogram card! I love the Graphic 45 DP and all the dimension you added to the monogram! I’m going to link my card with the colors with Mr. Linky!
    Have a great weekend!

  18. pam barker says:

    Pretty card! I have never been in a challenge before, hope I did it correctly. My blog is new too, so I am still trying to get it all together.

    Thank you

  19. Elaine says:

    Hi – like Pam I am new to challenges, card making and have a new blog too so i feel a bit nervous about posting my card but too late now lol.

    I love your work Sharon – inspirational.

    I can’t believe how brave i am feeling posting this tonight lol.



  20. jenny gropp says:

    Sharon — this is knock your socks off FAB!! Love all the elements you used to create this beauty!!!

  21. Clare Loveless says:

    Hello Sharon–This is the Clare that Brittany and Brian talk about 🙂 I was just looking at your site….very beautiful cards! I have just started stamping cards. Not as elegant and wonderful as yours..but simple and a sweet. We’ll have to meet sometime. I will keep your site under my favorites!!! Have a fabulous day!!

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