This week was another super hard color challenge for me: Orchid Opulence (really? I had to throw all my scraps away after looking at them. They were so old that the sun had bleached them badly!!!), Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie. It looks so much like Halloween.


You know I had to throw some Chocolate Chip in there.

Chocolate Chip makes everything better!!!

The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half.

It was topped with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Orchid (insert a little gag here) Opulence.

The Certainly Celery Prints Designer Paper layer measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and was layered on a 3 3/8″ x 4 1/2″Β  piece of Whisper White cardstock.

5/8″ Celery grosgrain and the new 1/4″ Chocolate Polytwill ribbon were wrapped around the left side and a double photo corner was added to the top right. I paper pierced all around this layer.

For the main image I stamped the triple flower stamp from Just Because from the Occasional Mini catalog in Brown Stazon on a 2 1/8″ square of Shimmery White cardstock. It wasΒ colored the image in with Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Certainly celery and Chocolate Chip ink and Aqua Painter.

I punched a small oval out of a post it note and layered the opening over the bottom of the flower stems. I then I used a sponge dauber to add some color under the flowers. All four corners were paper pierced , vintage brads were added to the smaller flowers and a Rhinestone brad in the center flower.

A 1/4″ bigger layer of Chocolate chip and then Pumpkin Pie were layered underneath the image layer.


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

36 Responses to “Tough color challenge and WSC35 sample”

  1. You are too funny! I LOVE this card. I think it turned out wonderfully. It doesn’t look like the colors made you sick at all! LOL The Chocolate Chip in there is a great touch! You go girl! πŸ™‚

  2. . . .show that purple who’s boss! LOL

  3. I really love this card, I love those colors together. I’m a huge fan of purple so I just might have to CASE this one!

  4. Dude, it’s hard to look at that purple. But I had to! I love that you covered much of it, and made it look so happy to live with the other colors. . . . and I’m lmbo at what Charmaine said. Say my name, purple!

  5. oh I’m with you, hard combo! I am not sure if I’m brave enough to try it but I agree – the chocolate chip makes it (and everything) better! Your card is great, as usual though *smile*
    Charmaine’s comment is hilarious!

  6. Chocolate in general seems to make everything better, doesn’t it? I do have to say…the fact that these look like Halloween colors didn’t even occur to me–I should have made a Halloween card!! Your card looks great though–regardless of the Halloween colors πŸ™‚

  7. Great card regardless of the colors – although you ARE right, they are great for Halloween! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  8. Wowza! You made this color combo beautiful! I have orchid opulence…I can honestly say I’ve never used it…mine is probably faded just from age! πŸ˜‰ Very cute card! Love the sketch as well…I am looking forward to this one…will I double challenge myself with these colors???…not sure I am as brave as you πŸ™‚ …Great job on this one…it’s sooo cute! TFS and have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

  9. I think that you really made the colors work together! It doen’t look like Halloween at all!!

  10. Show that purple who’s boss… SNORT. You did that INDEED babe! LOVE it….I swear you can make anything look good!! πŸ™‚

  11. Great card! Can’t wait till I get home tonight to play with this sketch!!

  12. Hi…this card is fantastic. Love how it came out. I haven’t tried any of your sketches yet…but I still love to look at your work. Jennie

  13. beate, you rock! you are probably the only person that can make these colors so good…you’re awesome and so is this card, so cute πŸ™‚

  14. I think you did a great job. You took a challenging color combo and made it work πŸ™‚ You rock.

  15. Such a great design. Love how you used the sketch and that you braved the Purple. I always know you had a tough time with a CC when there is purple involved. LOL!!!!

    I hope I can play with your sketch this weekend. I al3ways mean to, then life happens. πŸ˜‰

    HUGS and have a wonderful weekend

  16. It does sound like an odd Colour Challenge combo…haha…but you pulled it off girl! I will try this CC out this weekend. Doubt mine will be as lovely as yours though!

  17. Great work and I love the layout!!! TFS.

  18. You did a great job on the challenge. The card is beautiful. Orchid opulence is kind of odd color to work with.

  19. Great sketch Beate, I like the springy feel of your card. Here is mine:

  20. I love your card, but cracked up at the fact that you had to throw out your cardstock because it was faded by the sun! I thought I was the only one who had that problem!!!! πŸ˜€

  21. Looks way better than mine!

  22. Darling card! I guess I need to invest in some Chocolate Chip supplies:o) And the flower stamp is too cute!

  23. AWESOME CARD!! I, too, have sun bleached OO–which is a color that I really could do without.

  24. This is beautiful..I agree…Hard colors to work with but this turned out amazing–who would have thought???
    Love the sketch too!

  25. You did really well! I find Orchid so difficult to work with but you kicked butt with it in this card.
    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your WSC – need to get back into stamping after being away and that’s a great way to do it.
    Have a great weekend.

  26. So you did a FABULOUS job with the color challenge. I don’t know that I could have even tried… LOL! I bet I have my original OO cardstock from my starter kit 7 years ago! I bow to you, Beate…

  27. You did it – you made this strange combo look great! Are you sure you’re feeling okay? I ask because you haven’t been using the ticket corner punch on the last few cards! I hope you aren’t giving it up, ‘cuz I love it!

  28. Beate!!!!!! I could never in a million years have pulled off a card with this week’s color challenge colors like you did!!! Not only did you make it work….you made it GORGEOUS!!!! And that ribbon…I am soooo drooling!!!

  29. You did a fabulous job with the color challenge, Beate!! Your card is sooo pretty!! I hope I’ll be able to play along with your sketch this week. I’ve been missing it, and it’s made me sad. πŸ™

  30. I was a total coward with this color combo.. But you have made it work Beate! LOVE this!

  31. That IS a tough color combo, but you totally pulled it off! I am not a bit surprised! You work is always amazing! Great job!

  32. You sure can make any colour combination look fab, Heres my card for this weekends challenge, thanks for sharing, jenny x

  33. I loooooooove this card. I actually think the color combo (and the layout, of course!) makes it. Very vibrant but not in an obvious way. Nice job with a tough challenge!

  34. I Love it! Very Spring Like! This was my first Color Challenge!
    Come see mine! Let me know what ya think! TFS Yours!
    Warm Smiles
    ~Debs Doodles

  35. Wow looking at that card it is hard to imagine that you had a hard time with it! Gorgeous!!!

  36. I case’d this layout on my blog today – I really love it. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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