Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday #114 - Penny's Color Challenge

It's time once again for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge and this week I'm hosting.  Color challenges are one of the most inspiring challenges for me.  I always find them a fun way to explore different combinations of color.

When I came across this image and beautiful quote I knew I had the perfect color combo for this weeks challenge.  These three amazing colors are:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Island Indigo.  Feel free to use a neutral(s) of your choice.   

I hope you'll love this combo as much as I do and you're inspired to link up a creation of your own. The rules and the Linksky are at the bottom of the Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC114 and it's open until 5:00pm MT on Monday April 17th, 2017. 

Here's My Card: 

What fun I had creating this card with a stamp set called Perfect Mix.  You can find this set on page 35 of the Stampin' Up! Spring Occasions Catalogue which expires on March 31st, 2017.  This set was aptly named as it's simply the "perfect mix" of kitchen images and sentiments.  There's no limit to the different types of cards you can make with this set.
Right now this fantastic 9 piece rubber stamp set is on the retiring list for only $17.95 while supplies last.   

Stamp Set:  Perfect Mix #142930, Touches of Texture #141934
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Momento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Whisper White 
DSP: Regals Collection Designer Series Pack #138436

Accessories:  Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tom Bow Glue, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter
Assembly: 1.  The Pool Party card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is scored at 4 1/4".
2.  The layer of Calypso Coral measures 5" x 4"
3.  The Island Indigo layer measures 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"
4.  The Island Indigo DSP layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
5.  Adhere layer 2, 3 and 4 to the card base 6.  Numbering the Stitched Shape Circle Framelits from 1-4 from the outside ring cut out: one #1 Island Indigo, two #3 medium Whisper White and one #3 Calypso Coral, one #3 in Whisper White and one #4 in Calypso coral.  These circles will be adhered to the front and the inside of the card.   

Stitched Shapes Framelits includes 4 or each size of Ovals, Circles and Squares.  The stitched outlines give such a professional edge to the images.
7.  To complete the front of the card:
  • Glue the large Island Indigo Circle to the upper left corner of the dsp
  • Glue the medium sized Calypso Coral circle towards the bottom right corner
  • Stamp the measuring spoon image in Tuxedo black ink in the bottom center of the medium sized Whisper White circle.  Stamp the sentiment "no one measures up to you" in Tuxedo Black ink right above the spoons.
  • Color the spoons with a Calypso Coral Marker or with the Aqua Painter.  
  • Stamp two of the oven mitt images on Pool Party with Tuxedo Black ink. Fussy cut both images and adhere to the Calypso Coral Circle with Dimensionals and between each other to create depth. Repeat this process for the other set of oven mitts.
I came up with the pattern for these mitts while I was working on another project.  I stamped these on a left over scrap.  The stamp set used for the background was Touches of Texture. and the stamping was done with the same three ink colours.  
8.  Add a few random sequins attached with glue dots and you're done with the front of the card.

9.  To finish the inside of the card cut a 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White card stock panel and adhere to the card base. 
10.  Stamp the sentiment "Baking makes Life Sweeter" with Tuxedo Black ink on the center of the smaller Whisper White circle and adhere to card panel.  Slide small Calypso Coral circle under bottom corner before completely gluing this circle down.

11.  Stamp the mixing bowl in Tuxedo Black ink and colour with Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and Pool Party markers or Aqua Pen on the last Whisper White circle.  Adhere with Dimensionals.  Although you can't see it I've added Wink of Stella to the bowl contents.  To finish add a few sequins and you're done!    

So that's my color challenge for this week.  I hope you've enjoyed my project as well as the ones created by the rest of the Watercooler Wednesday Design TeamI'd love to hear what you think of this card and whether you like this stamp set.

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Heather Hopson said...

Great card Penny! Until you made this card I never really noticed this stamp set. You have really shown the potential for it with your creativity both inside and outside the card.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Heather. Thanks so much for your comment on my card. I love, love,love this stamp set and even though it's retiring I know I'll use it over and over again. It's great for tags for home baked goods. Since I visit and take food items it's images will adorn my food gifts too! Hugs and happy stamping!

Heidi Weaver said...

Penny, I have to admit that this stamp set did not appeal to me at all. But you've worked your magic and made it not only appealing but absolutely delightful. I love they way the colours in your challenge work so well with all those kitchen gadgets. I thought it was great when I saw the card but then, seeing the inside, it just got better and better. Terrific job using something that I had no ideas to use and making it a set that has great potential. Thanks for sharing.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Oh Heidi, I'm delighted I was able to capture your interest with this stamp set. A lot of my friends are bakers and I have a customer to whom I make tags for her baked goods that are sold at a weekly Farmer's Market, so the images just spoke volumes to me. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Appreciated.

paper bag create said...

Love your card Penny!!! Just makes me smile and put my apron on and BAKE!!! LOL... :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Sheri for your comment. Yes I can see you in the kitchen in that apron or wearing one of these pair of oven mitts. Awesome!

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