Did you come by for the Royal Blog Tour?  There were six different tours with lots of castles on each tour.  Lots of different stamp sets and stamping styles.  I hope you had a chance to browse and that you saw something you liked.  I finally got through all the tours and saw lots of new ideas.  Thanks to everyone that came by my blog and left me a nice comment!  They were so nice to read.  Normally I try to reply individually to them all but this time I have a busy week so I don’t intend to do that.  I will be posting more details about each project and will try to answer any questions in those posts.

But today is Tuesday and it is time for another Utah Diva’s Color Challenge. Here is our inspiration for this week:

This week was tough for me.  I pulled out the colors and looked at them for a long time trying to figure out how to get them to work together.  With two different greens (Always Artichoke and Old Olive) and two different reds (Poppy Parade and Riding Hood Red) – I just didn’t think I could get it to work.  I finally came up with the idea that different shades of red and green along with yellow reminded me of apples!  Apples come in those colors so I needed an idea using apples.

I looked through my stamp sets to see what had apples – and guess what there is a Hostess Set called Apple Blossoms – perfect – I’ll go with that one.

My thought was to use the Rock ‘n Roll technique on the apples with different combination’s of the colors for the color challenge.  Apples have different colors so this should be the perfect technique and a good way to incorporate all the colors.

Then what to do with all my Rock ‘n Rolled apples…..

I decided to use the idea from the catalog and make note cards – mine are post card style.  And then I tied the whole stack together with Poppy Parade ribbon – like you might tie a stack of books together.  And I added an apple tag with some Linen thread.

To do the Rock ‘n Roll technique you ink your stamp in one color of ink (typically the lighter color) and then roll the edges in another color of ink pad.  Since I wanted all my leaves to be green – I did take off the ink on the stem and leaf when it wasn’t green and colored it back in with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker before I stamped.

So try some of these combinations:

Old Olive rolled in Always Artichoke

So Saffron rolled in Poppy Parade

So Saffron rolled in Riding Hood Red

So Saffron rolled in Always Artichoke

Poppy Parade rolled in Always Artichoke

So Saffron rolled in Old Olive

Always Artichoke rolled in Old Olive

Old Olive rolled in Poppy parade

Poppy Parade rolled in Riding Hood Red

Riding Hood Red rolled in Poppy Parade

There are more combinations that you could try.  For each post card I layered the Whisper White card stock using the same two colors that I Rock ‘n Rolled in.  I hope you like this idea….

Now it is your turn to play with these colors – then go to the UDI blog and add your creation to the linky section.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with it was a struggle for me!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Poppy Parade, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Poppy Parade, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron
  • Stamp sets: Apple Blossoms
  • Accessories: Poppy Parade Ribbon, 1-3/4″ circle punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Linen Thread, 1/16″ circle punch

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

Are you ready to get back to Blog Bingo?  Thanks for being patient during the Royal Blog Tour.  Since it has been a few days I wanted to go back and recap the pieces that were already called and then I’ll show you the new piece for today.

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 6 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I have now filled group 7 and won’t be taking any more names right now – I”ll be taking a Bingo break after group 7 plays – I may play again in the future so I hope you will continue to visit my blog.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners.

Pieces for Round 6 called so far:

#1 –  the crown from Tiny Tags stamp set (stamped in Poppy Parade)

#2 –  the flower from Because I Care stamp set (stamped in Concord Crush)

#3 – the Heart from Cute by the Inch stamp set (stamped in Poppy Parade).

#4 -the snowflake from Season of Friendship stamp set (stamped in Concord Crush)

#5 – the teddy bear from Family Accessories stamp set (stamped in Chocolate Chip)

#6 – the tiny cupcake from Itty Bitty Bits stamp set (stamped in Poppy Parade).

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #7  –the word CREATE from the Charming stamp set (stamped in Peach Parfait).

If you have Bingo – 5 in a row – make sure to email me.