Saturday, July 2, 2011

Color Challenge #1 - Red, White & Blue

Are you tired of Red, White, & Blue yet? 

This week being the first Saturday of the month the challenge is a color challenge and my very first!  I decided it would be fun to work with Red, White, and Blue in honor of our (if your in the US) Independence Day weekend. 

However, I decided NOT to do a 4th of July card but instead a 'whatever' or 'just because' card.  That is not part of the challenge this week but could be fun!  I used Stampin Up colors:  Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, and white, but of course any brand can be used!!

For the monthly schedule and guidelines please go here.

I haven't gotten the monthly giveaway pictured yet by I will get that up ASAP!  But until then be sure and check out my current giveaway!  See top right hand button!

Here's what I came up with:

 Swirl was cut at 1.5" from Picturesque cartridge.
The top note was cut from Elegant Edges cartridge at 3.25" and 3.75".

White flowers that I soaked in water with a drop of Pacific Point reinker.
I love the way they turned out!

Card Base: SU Poppy Parade 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: White  4" X 5 1/4" stamped with Poppy Parade
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Poppy Parade DP, Pacific Point
Ink:  SU Poppy Parade, Pacific Point
Stamps:   PTI Embellishments & SU Vintage Vogue
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Moroccan Screen embossing folder, Cricut & Elegant Edges and Picturesque cartridges, SU Poppy Parade ribbon, white flowers that I dyed in water with a drop of Pacific Point reinker and a rhinestone brad

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to that post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to the challenge.  This helps me to spread the word!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously. 
4. Have FUN!!
5. Let me know if I forgot something!

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!


  1. What a pretty card. will be working on my challenge later today. Have a happy and safe holiday.


  2. Very cute Laurie! Love your layout & you did great with those colors! TFS!!!

  3. Beautiful card! Love this image with the red, white, and blue.

  4. I love your card way to use those colors in a fun way. I hope to play along on Tuesday

  5. Great card! I love that you used patriotic colors but did not make a patriotic card! I look forward to playing in your first challenge.

  6. Great card. While I have "painted" my flowers to match, I never thought of "dying" them. TFS

  7. Nice job with the patriotic color combo twist!

  8. Love your card Laurie! Red, white & blue's always a fun friend combo!

  9. Beautiful card, Laurie, and I'm so excited to play along with your first challenge!

  10. Congrats on kicking off your challenge!

    Beautiful card! I love the papers you used. You're right, the flower did turn out lovely. Such a pretty shade of blue.

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  11. Well, first, your red, white and blue card is beautiful. Second, third and fourth, I feel like I have found a kindred spirit. We spell our names the same; I love, love, love PTI and stampin up; and my cricut is the the most fun thing I have purchased (along with my gypsy) for a very long time. I can get lost in my craft room with my cricut, gypsy, cuttlebug, papers and embellishments. Am looking forward to visiting your site frequently.

  12. Absolutely fabulous and very patriotic!

  13. Cute card, Laurie! I'm not tired of red, white, and blue cards yet, but I like the idea of making one that isn't for Fourth of July. Yours turned out great.

  14. Love your card, and can't believe how you colored your flower, how cool is that???? Thanks for the tip, I'm going to use that!!!

  15. Beautiful patriotic card. Your flower turned out great!

  16. Lovely cards, I was looking forward to joining the challenge, but ran out of time.


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