Sunday, January 16, 2011

GCA #120 - Not Your Usual Valentine Colors!!

Hello all!!  I apologize for the delay in my posting today.  The day did not turn out quite like I had hoped!

Are you getting ready for the "Holiday of Love"??  Seems like Christmas just finished and we are thrown into another holiday!!  Valentine's Day always brings out the best chocolate, among other things!!

This week we are focusing on unusual Valentine colors.  What kind of Valentine/Love type of creation can you come up with using no reds or pinks!  Think outside the box with blues, oranges or yellows.  Even brown can make a Valentine paired with the right colors!!

In keeping with my unusual colors for this week, I went with Marina Mist, River Rock and Whisper White.  I recently participated in several swaps and the color combo came from one of them.  I also used parts of a sketch from another one for my layout on my card.

I used the Presto Patterns dsp inked with River Rock for the vertical panel.  I must use that dsp more, because I forget how you can really customize your card with it.  The scallop circle is River Rock, run through with the Perfect Polka Dots ef and spritzed with the Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz.

The heart is punched from a non-SU! piece of embossed card stock.  It is a glossy front and embossed with butterflies.  I inked it up with Marina Mist.

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by January 22, 2011 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA120 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!!



Sandie said...

What a great challenge!!


Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Gorgeous elegant card by you Ann, I love it :D

Anonymous said...

Here's mine