TGIFC136 - Color Scheme


Hello and welcome back! It's time for a color challenge this week at the TGIF Challenges blog. It's a color combo that lends itself to holiday projects, so I created a set of Christmas tags.

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Last week's challenge was about the ombre technique, so I decided to use that too. Did you see the projects last week? They were amazing, weren't they?

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First, I cut a 2" x 6" piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock, and ran it through the Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After, I cut the tag with the tag top shape from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies. I cut a 2" x 4" pieces of Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, and sponged them with Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge brayer making them light to dark from top to bottom. I added a piece of the Real Red 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Solid Ribbon and the Gold Mini Sequin Trim to the center, and then covered it with Vellum Cardstock punched with the Starburst Punch and a star cut from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the Gold Glimmer Paper.

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The greeting is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink from the Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set, and hand cut into a banner shape.

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 This tag started off the same way, but the 2" x 4" piece is watercolor, with a Cherry Cobbler ink wash for the ombre effect.

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I used the same ribbons, punch and die shapes, and a different greeting from the Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set. The top of the tags has a piece of Very Vanilla Solid Baker's Twine tied for hanging from a package.

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Well, that is all for me today. But, please be sure to stop by the TGIF Challenges blog and share your colorful creation with us this week!

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Fancy Friday - Sketch Inspiration

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the October Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! This month we're featuring projects inspired by the Painted Autumn suite of products. We could be inspired by the colors, the patterns, etc. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Susan's blog, my friend from the South Pacific. Didn't you just love her project?!

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Our inspiration this month is a sketch. This was based on a super cute card by Holly!

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Fancy Friday - Painted Autumn Inspiration

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the October Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! This month we're featuring projects inspired by the Painted Autumn suite of products. We could be inspired by the colors, the patterns, etc. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Erica's blog, my friend from Texas. Wasn't her project amazing?!

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I started with two of the patterned papers from the Painted Autumn patterned papers, and used them for my color choices. I wasn't originally planning use the paper on the actual project, but I thought it added to the final project.

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TGIFC130 - Theme Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this week's TGIF Challenge, and our theme challenge this week is Sweater Weather. I love autumn. It's my favorite season, maybe because my birthday is in September? I just love all the beautiful color, the opportunity to put on some cozy sweaters and to drink pumpkin lattes.

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I decided this was a great project to play with the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set and Patterned Pumpkins Dies. The background is a piece of watercolor paper that I spritzed with Pool Party ink and then dripped on Soft Sky ink using an Aqua Painter. I used So Saffron to cut the sprigs from, and Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla for the pumpkins and curls. I used the orange watercolor patterned paper from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies to ground the shapes with.

Encouragement card featuring the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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TGIFC127 - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm back with this week's TGIF Challenge, and it's a fun tic-tac-toe challenge. Our assignment was to select three items in a row, column or diagonally to make our project with. I chose the middle column, so I'm featuring "not a card", Designer Series Paper and Halloween.

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