Oh my – I forgot to create my color challenge post for today.  That is why it is late this morning.  I was so busy yesterday pricing retired items for a sale that I totally forgot.  I did some cleaning out the last few weeks and I have lots of stuff to sell – stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments, Designer Paper, etc.  I will be posting a list soon so check back if you are looking for anything.

Ok so on to this weeks color challenge -here is the inspiration picture for the UDI Color challenge –

I usually pull out my Color Coach and get the color for the week together and let them sit in my craft room while I think about what to do.  This week Wisteria Wonder, Pacific Point, Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White.  Really it was almost a masculine color scheme but the Wisteria kept throwing me off.  I had a couple of new stamp sets on my table that I hadn’t used yet and one was a new set called Under the Big Top.  It has a weightlifter, a seal and an elephant – all of which could be gray, and the blue would fit again it was the Wisteria that was throwing me – a weightlifter wearing Wisteria tights – hmmm.  So which one did I end up using?  I decided on the Seal.

And I used the Wisteria on the cake.  The image is stamped in Jet Black StazOn ink.  Then I watercolored with my aqua painter – the seal is Basic Gray, the stand is Pacific Point, the cake is Wisteria Wonder.  I went over the frosting with a white gel pen.  The card base is Basic Gray with a layer of Basic Black and a layer of Basic Gray Deisgner Series Paper.  I pierced holes on either side of the paper and tied around some White Taffeta.

You could make a whole set of cards from that stamp set using this layout, just adjust the colors to suit each image.


Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point
  • Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Wisteria Wonder
  • Stamp sets: Under the Big Top
  • Accessories:  Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper, White Gel Pen, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Aqua-painter, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.