Monday, April 18, 2016

WWC63 - Kath's Color Challenge

Hey stampers, I'm finally back.   Although I've been home for a month now I've been slower than usual getting back into the swing of things on the home front. What that means for me is that I've had very little stamping time with my stamping friends while I take care of business.  

Well, I'm about to change that........drum roll please because I'm challenging myself to get out of my funk, throw off my gloom, grab some ink and stamps and jump back into the stamping world with both feet. How about you, are you with me?  

If you asked me what brought about this change in purpose or enthusiasm, I would have to say it was seeing Kath's Colour Challenge WWC63 on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge site this week.  Looking at this fabulous colour combo was just the push I needed to get going (along with some gentle prodding by Heidi Weaver). This colour combo makes me feel both calm and happy and that means I'm in a good space.  

How about you, how are you affected by colour?  I'd love to hear what combinations warm your heart or whatever emotion they bring to you.  

Here's the challenge:

Here's My Card:  

I actually loved making this card so much that I decided to make a set of them and a holder so I could give it away as a gift.  Here's the rest of the ensemble:

This is a folder I made to hold the 5 gift cards and envelopes made with 3 x 5 note cards.  The base is Blushing Bride followed by layers of Watermelon and Pear Pizzazz card stock.  

The So Saffron layer was embossed with the Lovely Lacey EF and I used another piece of So Saffron to frame the Whisper White layer which was adhered with dimensionals.  The ribbon is Pear Pizzazz.  

This is the inside of the card holder.  It holds five envelopes and 5 note cards with ease.

Although the stamped layer is exactly the same for each of the five note cards, I chose to mount the stamped layer on coloured card stock before adhering to the note card.  There are 2 each of Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.  

The colouring was done with a blender pen and markers.  The blossom image was stamped in Momento Black Ink.  The small yellow flowers were stamped in So Saffron and some leaves were drawn onto them in Pear Pizzazz.  The dots image was also stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  Watermelon Wonder Sequins were glued to each of the small flowers. 

In this picture you can see the five cards and one of the matching envelopes. 
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Blushing Bride
Ink:  So Saffron, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  So Saffron, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride 
Stamp Set:  Birthday Blooms 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Trimmer, Lovely and Lacey Embossing Folder, Sequins
Dimensionals, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Blender Pen, Tom Bow Glue , Note Cards and Envelopes
Birthday Blooms is only available in the Occasions Spring catalogue until May 31st, 2016.  
Thanks for coming to look at my cards and I hope you'll leave a comment to let me know how you like this gift set.  

Happy Stamping
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot


Just a note to say that I was thrilled to hear that I "Rocked the Watercooler" and was the winner of this week's colour challenge.  Thanks to everyone who nominated me and a special congrats to Julie Gearinger and Heather Hopson who were honourable mentions with their stunning cards


Deborah Smart said...

Wow, Penny - you came back with a 'bang'! I love your colouring technique, complete with the little white highlights in each flower. I really like how you mixed up layering the note cards with different cardstock colours - anyone would love to receive this set. I'm so glad you were inspired to join the Watercooler Challenge :) ~Deborah

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Deb really appreciate your comments. Yes this was a good challenge for me and got me motivated to stamp and use some of my sets that haven't seen ink. Great challenge colours.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Penny, what a wonderful mixture of cards you've created using Kath's colours! I love the variations with added cardstock but especially love the simpler one. What really makes your cards so stunning is your flawless colouring. That image comes to life with those colours! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Penny. The internet "ate" my original comment. :( Love the variety of ways you've used Kath's wonderful colours for this challenge. The additional framing from the cardstock layers is lovely, but I find the simpler version really spotlights your talent with colouring. Beautifully done! The shading really makes them have a 3-D appearance. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Marsha Reed said...

Beautiful project, Penny! You are definitely back and in fine form! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges. I hope to see you again soon. Marsha

Gail said...

Penny, I'd say you did a whole-hearted plunge into this challenge! You are so right about how colour can affect our moods. These colours are happy - and I love how you coloured that flower. Thanks for rising to the Watercooler Challenge!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Yes Gail, I went deep when I started this project. Initially it was supposed to be a one hour reprieve from yard work, but it morphed in to a few stolen hours of pure bliss. Thanks for commenting and liking the flower. Appreciated.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Marsha for your kind words, appreciate you stopping by and I definitely will be playing along more often now.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heidi for your encouragement to do this challenge, as well as your kind comments above. I agree that the white space on the individual cards, really highlights the beauty of the stamp and the colouring. Appreciate you checking it out.

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, what a gorgeous gift card set. I just love It! Betty Lee and I are always inspired by your wonderful ideas and cards. We are so glad you are back and that these colors inspired you. They are truly Happy colors.

Betty Lee said...

Hi Penny - so glad you are back. What a beautiful card set. You used the colour combination to the maximum. Thanks so much for this.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Betty Lee and Heather. Glad I inspired you. Wish I was up stamping with you gals right now. That would be perfect. Maybe later this summer. Cheers.

Created by Kath said...

Wonderful use of the color challenge, so lovely!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Kath. This challenge was easy because the colours you chose worked like a charm together. So warm and soothing.

Betty Lee said...

Congratulations on winning the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. You have a beautiful set of cards.

Heather Hopson said...

Hi Penny, Congratulations on winning the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. You are so creative and inspiring!

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