Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Paper Players Colour Challenge ~30~

This week at the Paper Players we have a beautiful Colour Combo created by Nance!!  She chose such pretty colours and I was swept away in the romance of the soft hues of River Rock, Baja Breeze, Rose Red and Very Vanilla. 

This is the card I created, complete with Butterflies and sponged edges.  I sponged the edges with River Rock Ink and added some texture with my crimper on the front circle. I am in love with the sentiment from that Level One Hostess set called "Afterthoughts".  My butterflies are all decked out with Pearls and the background of my card is stamped with the En Francais Background Stamp.

Some things that I do when tackling a colour challenge:
  1. Playing with colour can be intimidating and overwhelming! I always take the Stampin' Write Markers in the colours from the challenge and lay them together on the table. I also pull out one sheet of each colour in cardstock and lay them on the table.  This helps me to see how the colours look together and gives me the idea of what stamps to use!
  2. Still not sure where to start?  Try focusing on the colour that appeals to you the most!  Then choose a stamp set that would work well with your favourite colour.  In this card, I really played up the Vanilla and Rose Red on my card.  The Rose Red is highlighted by the ribbon and the Butterflies from the Embosslit Butterflies Die for the Big Shot.
  3. Create a focal point by choosing a simple and clean layout and then let the colours do all the hard work for you!!!
I hope you give this wonderful colour scheme a try this week at the Paper Players Challenge Blog.  You can visit the blog and link up your creation by clicking HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Watercolour Trio (retired), En Francais, Afterthoughts (Level One Hostess)
Inks: River Rock and Rose Red Markers and Classic Ink Pads
Paper: River Rock, Baja Breeze, Rose Red and Very Vanilla. 
Extras: Large Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissors Plus, Crimper, Embosslit Butterflies Die for the Big Shot, Pearls, Markers, Ribbon (Retired)


  1. So elegant! Love how you used the colors to make such beautiful card!

  2. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for the tips on color challenges - I have a terrible time doing those things. Just a mental block or something - now I'll try to rememember some of the things you've said.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous---I think this is one of the prettiest cards I have seen on your blog! I can't stop looking at it!

  4. Beautiful, Lesley! Of course, every card you make is beautiful! I loved reading your tips!

  5. Lesley, this card "rocks" :-)! Love the use of the crimper tool for texture along with all of the soft colors. The butterflies and pearls are perfect!

  6. You used these colors beautifully, Lesley! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I lay out the stamp pads in the color challenge exactly as you've desribed the markers & CS!! I knew we were stampin' sisters! Love your soft and romantic take on these colors and especially how you've colored the flowers. Beautiful!

  8. Lesley, this was such a fabulous use of the colors. Wonderful tips you shared, too. I agree with LeAnne, it is one of the pretties cards you have made.
    Fabulous job, my friend.
    Big Hugs

  9. This is just beautiful! I will be casing this and the layout as well. Love the large scalloped circle and your colors!


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Lesley :)