I am still spending most of my time with Austin. Poor guy still doesn’t eat any solid foods.

He likes to play video games with me when he is sick. Let’s just say I love him a lot to take hours of being beaten in games…Gaming is definitely not a talent of mine.

I had to sneak in this color challenge though. Emily picked Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou and River Rock. She had me at Chocolate Chip! LOL


I looked through the sketches I had saved on my computer and decided to try Di Hickman’s first sketch.

I love the look of this one.

My card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of sponged Chocolate Chip cardstock.

The sponged River Rock cardstock measures 3 3/8″ x 3 1/2″, the Blue Bayou Prints Designer paper 3 1/8″ x 3 1/4″.


The side that is lined up with the edge of the card doesn’t show the River Rock cardstock. I stamped my All in a Row Argyle stamp on the three layered sides and distressed those three sides with the Cutter Kit.

The polka dotted paper is from the Dashing Designer paper and measures 1″ x 3 7/8″. It was layered on a sponged 1 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Blue Bayou cardstock. Again the edges were stamped with All in a Row.

For my center image, I stamped the flower stamp from In the Spotlight with Chocolate Chip on River Rock cardstock and punched it out with the Five Petal Flower punch. On top of that I added a sponged Blue Bayou punchout from the Three for you punch.

Underneath the flower is a sponged 1 1/4″ Blue Bayou circle, followed by a 1 3/8″ Chocolate Chip circle and a sponged scalloped River Rock circle. I paper pierced the Blue Bayou circle, taped all layers together and added a Ice Circle Rhinestone brad in the center of the flower.

A piece of Pewter Hodgepodge hardware was attached to the scallop circle with a piece of Chocolate Taffeta ribbon running through it’s lop. I taped that ribbon under the cardstock and tied it together on the side next to the hardware with a piece of Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon. I had sponged that ribbon before with River Rock to tone the white stitching down.

Last I added the saying from Absolutely Fabulous under the paper strip.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

41 Responses to “Color Challenge: Chocolate Bayou”

  1. LOVIN’ this card! Wow! Who can go wrong with chocolate and the new incolor blues? 🙂 Julie

  2. WOW! That is one AWESOME card, Beate! I LOVE it!

  3. I’m so sorry your son is still not 100%! What games are you playing? Do you have the Nintendo Wii ?? IT IS SO FUN! Even my Mom played and loves it!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the layout and colors.

  5. Hope that Austin feels better soon! Poor thing!

    Your card is awesome! Love your layering and adding the Rhinestone brad…fantastic!

  6. OH my can you believe it I am going to head down to my stampin room and make a card using your sketch girlie .. Gee whiz I love this card Its stunning girlie .. as usual 🙂
    Dawn Griffith

  7. Great job. Thanks for sharing your “sewing” secret! lol I feel like a dork now!

  8. Beautiful card Beate!! I love the colors and the layout.

  9. Another beautiful card! I’m lovin’ this color combo!

  10. Beate, this is gorgeous!! I really hope your little guy feels better soon! That’s no fun..

  11. My son Nicholas, likes to play me in video games if he isn’t well or is bored. He whips my butt everytime! Sometimes he’ll hang out and drive backwards waiting for me to catch up during racing games. LOL.

    This card is so gorgeous! I love how you did the medallion on the side with the scallop circle punch and 5 petal flower punch.

  12. Georgous card !! LOve the colors love that flower, love the layout, Love it all !!!

  13. wow, Beate, this is gorgeous! I like that sketch, will have to try it!

  14. This is gorgeous Beate ! TFS !!

  15. FANTASTIC sketch!! This looks great!

  16. Wow! Love the color combination – this is a beautiful card Beate! Love it! Hope your little guy is feeling better soon! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  18. Hope Austin is feeling better soon! It’s no fun when they’re sick! This card is sooo gorgeous! I am definitely going to have to try this challenge!

  19. What a fun afternoon, playing video games! Your a good sport to play even if your not very good!

    And I WISH I had got ‘in the spotlight’ instead of ‘perfect presentation’…………sigh. I’ll just have to wait and see what my next big order is! 🙂

    I really like the balance of colors in your card and the double ribbon is a great touch!

  20. This is so beautiful, you have such an eye for putting colour together! Poor Austin, I do hope he will improve soon!

  21. You would think being a stamper, I’d have some kind of hand-eye coordination, but I can’t play video games to save my life. You’re a terrific mom, Beate. And an incredible stamper! I love this card! The colors are so rich! Hope Austin gets feeling better soon.

  22. Waow, gorgeous card. I just love this color combo, and the result is so “rich” but not overdone.

    I love the little stitch stamp you use around a lot of your cards, I am definitely too lazy to get the sewing machine out to make a card but I like the look of it! 🙂

  23. Wowee! This is a beautiful card. I just love what you have done with it!

  24. So beautiful Beate! You are always such a wonderful source of inspiration for me 🙂

  25. ooh, so pretty…i love it!!

  26. Love this card! All the best with your DS Austin! deb

  27. Wowee! Love all that distressing and the “stitches!”

  28. I’m sooo sorry Beate that Austin’s post-op is rocky and can’t take solids yet. I feel for you both. Is the pain any better?
    It’s always the worst feeling when it is our own children.
    P.S. You’re a supermom….I can’t play the video games that are out these days – the graphics mess with my equilibrium and I get dizzy – so, yep, my kids ALWAYS BEAT ME:)…LOL

  29. Absolutely stunning! What you did with the sketch is amazing. I’m gonna have to give it a try too.

    Hours of video games poor you. I am still praying for a speedy recovery.


  30. What an awesome card! I am definitely going to make a card using this sketch!!! I sure hope your little guy feels better soon!

  31. Wow…I LOVE this layout and I absolutely love the card you made with it !! Gorgeous !!

    Have a good one

  32. Beate,

    You blow me away everyday. I think you should just post everything you buy from SU so I can’t get the same, lol.

  33. This is SO rich and elegant. Hope Austin is better soon!!!


  34. So beautiful!

  35. What a cute card! Austin will probably always remember his special time with you! Lucky guy!

  36. You sure rocked this challenge, Beate! Your card is gorgeous!!

    I sure hope Austin is feeling better real soon! Poor thing.

  37. I love your card…the colors rock!

  38. Oh so pretty. LOVE this card challenge. I have to get started on this one. TFS Jennifer 🙂

  39. Oh my gosh, this is an amazing card!!! LOVE it!

    How is Austin? Feeling better today??

  40. Awesome as always!

    Hoping Austin is feeling better.

  41. Absolutely worderful!

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