Boy the week just flies by – its Saturday again and challenge day at Create with Connie & Julie!

Congratulations to last weeks winners of the Easter Card challenge – 1st place was Lisa, 2nd place was Robin and Honorable mention to Cynthia.  Thanks to everyone that played along the entries were all great.  I hope you will play this week too.

This week our challenge was a COLOR challenge – So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Orchid Opulence.  And it was definitely a challenge for me!  Why?  Because my least favorite color out of all the Stampin’ Up! colors is Orchid Opulence – so I don’t have an ink pad and only a couple of pieces of card stock – luckily I did have my Stampin’ Write Marker!     One of the big reasons that the Stampin’ Write Markers are so great – if you buy the whole set like I did then you will have ink in every color so when you need one and don’t have an ink pad – pull out the marker and you are set!  It saved me with this color challenge!

The featured items this week are from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure – Abundant Hope stamp set, Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Butterfly Accent stamp and Decor Stencils – Paisley Patterns and Folk Flowers.  My choice was to use the Beautiful Wings Embosslit – because I love it and because it was the only one of the featured items that I had this week.  And here is what I created….

Are you wondering where the background is from, the flowers under the butterflies?  It is a piece from the Storybook Designer Series Specialty paper.  If you haven’t taken a look at this pack of paper on one side of each is what looks like a coloring sheet.  It is textured card stock so it was similar to watercolor paper.  I picked a piece of one of the patterns that had flowers on it so the butterflies could be flittering around the flowers.   And with no color on the design I could watercolor it with any colors that I wanted.  I used my Aquapainter and the classic ink pads.  But since I didn’t have the Orchid Opulence ink pad what I did for those was scribble on one of the plastic stamp cases to make a puddle of ink to use for watercoloring.    I always loved to color in coloring books when I was little so I had a lot of fun with this and now that I got the pack out I think I need to play some more.

I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit in the Big Shot to cut the Butterflies in So Saffron and Orchid Opulence.  I edged the butterflies with a Soft Suede marker to make them stand out a little bit more.  I used some white crochet thread around the centers to make the antennas.  The butterflies are on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is a full list of Stampin’ Up! supplies for this card:

  • So Saffron card stock and ink
  • Certainly Celery card stock and ink
  • Orchid Opulence card stock and Stampin’ Write marker
  • Storybook Designer Series Specialty paper
  • Soft Suede ink and Stampin’ Write marker
  • Sahara Sand ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • Stem Sayings stamp set
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB)
  • Aqua Painter
  • White Crochet Thread (not SU)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Check out what the rest of the Create team did with this challenge:





If you haven’t checked out the Create with Connie and Julie site yet it isn’t too late to do it! We feature new Occasions Mini product every week.  I counted today and there are at least 27 tutorials out there already. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit the Create with Connie and Julie site.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Stampin’!