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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

color me beautiful adventure

Isn't this stunning?  It's the color challenge the team at Color Me Beautiful offered this week.  Just this morning I heard that when my employer hosts the Chamber of Commerce networking evening next month we have cannoli on the menu.  I've just now learned that cannoli are Sicilian (the southern island) and Tuscany is north of Rome, so lumping them together in my mind as being Italian is similar to mentally lumping together a photo of Minnesota's Split Rock Lighthouse and grits as being American.  Nonetheless, they are both Italian, and they both make me happy.  The card I made for this challenge makes me happy, too:
stamp set - Perfectly Penned; ink - Cajun Craze; card stock - Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory, Perfect Plum; punch - 1" circle; Big Shot with Chevron textured embossing folder; Antique Brads

I've also used Clean & Simple Fall to Layout #208 and almost forgot to give credit there!  It seemed like the easiest way to showcase these colors.  My first thought was to create a sunset using sponges or my brayer, but I knew my work wouldn't compare favorably against that photo ;)

Incidentally, the colors as listed at Color Me Beautiful don't include the center swatch on the Design Seeds photo.  I "pinned" the photo for future reference and listed it as Going Gray (a retired Stampin' Up!® color), but now I'm thinking it may be Sahara Sand.  In fact, I think Sahara Sand may have worked as the base color instead of the Naturals Ivory - I do love the Naturals card stocks, though.  What do you think?


Shana Gaff said...

I LOVE your card! The embossed circles look so cool. The designer brads are such a nice touch too. Thanks for playing at CMB this week!

Leslie Orman said...

Love the faux inlay! Great job.

Margaret said...

Love the circles! You're right, it is a wonderful way to show off the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Beautiful with your fantastic card!

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Such a bright cheerful card Kathe! Great work on the challenge - thanks so much for joining us at CMB.

Bonnie said...

I think it's perfect as it, Kathe! The earth toned colors are a perfect match with the Naturals Ivory.