Guess what?  It’s Tuesday!  And what else?  Only 3 more days left to order from the 2010-2011 catalog.  And what else?  Only 4 more days until we can order from the new catalog!  And what else?  Only 15 days until I leave for convention!!  And I have so much to do!

But since it is Tuesday it is a new Color Challenge at the Utah Diva’s site.  Real Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Peach Parfait and Whisper White.  A pretty summer beach towel is this weeks inspiration.

I’m really happy with the way this card turned out.  I even wanted to use it for one of my classes this week – the only problem – I ran out of watercolor paper and the old paper that is on the last chance list is now sold out – so I have to wait until I can order from the new catalog and get the new watercolor paper – I think it is just the size that changed – it will be bigger pieces now.  So instead it will be part of a future class.

How do you like it?  It is very pretty in person.  The base is Certainly Celery and stamped with the En Francias stamp set.  Then a piece of Peach Parfait cut with the Big Shot and the Top Note die.  I cut a scallop circle with the Big Shot out of Real Red card stock and then cut an Old Olive circle using my Circle Scissor – it is about 2-3/4.    I stamped the flowers from the On the Grow stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Summer mini catalog using StazOn Black ink onto Watercolor paper.  I punched it out with the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  I watercolored using my aquapainter – the leaves first in Certainly Celery and then add Old Olive in the shadows.  The flowers are Peach Parfait and the centers are Real Red.  The fun part is the jar – I covered it with Crystal Effects so it looks like real glass.

You do want to let that dry real good and don’t touch or you’ll end up with a fingerprint in it.  Then I poked two holes and added the linen thread around the mouth of the jar.  There is also Linen Thread wrapped around the card base.  Yep – I like it!

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:  Certainly Celery, Peach Parfait, Real Red, Old Olive, Watercolor paper
  • Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Real Red
  • Stamp sets: En Francais, On the Grow
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note die, Scallop Circles #2 die, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circle Scissors & Glass Mat, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects, Paper Piercer

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