Saturday, 9 April 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 2

This week's Simply Stampin' Challenge is a colour challenge!

The colours are:

I have to start off by saying that I colour challenges have never really been my strong point, so I struggled a bit with this one! Not to mention that I didn't actually own anything Bravo Burgundy coloured so I just got myself an ink pad, I think I would have liked to use some Bravo Burgundy cardstock too if I had had some! I still think the card turned out ok though! So without further a do, here is this week's project! 


Stamp Set: Every Little Bit, Greenhouse Garden
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Pink Pirouette & Wild Wasabi DSP
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Sponge, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

I used used heart and flower stamps from the every little bit stamp set on dsp with Bravo Burgundy ink and then cut them out. I used the stem from the Greenhouse Garden to stamp some stalks for my bouquet on the Very Vanilla cardstock and then layered up the hearts (for leaves) and flowers. I sponged the Whisper White ribbon with the Bravo Burgundy ink and then sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock with Bravo Burgundy too, just to add some more definition (very important when you have several very pale colours all working together!). I stamped the Pink Pirouette card base with the flower stamp in  Pink Pirouette ink for a tone on tone pattern. Finally I added crystal effects to the centre of the flowers in the bouquet just to add a little more interest! 

I hope you enjoyed this week's offering! Please leave a comment! I love reading them and its so nice to see your opinions! 

It has been so great to see so many of you play along with last week's challenge and I hope even more of you will play along this week...its so fun to see what you all create and how you interpret the challenge! 

Finally, please head on over to the simply stampin' challenge blog to see what the other lovely design team members have created and to enter in for your chance to win lovely goodies! 

Take care! 

Amanda xoxo


  1. This is beautiful Amand and I wouldn't worry about not having Burgundy CS on it as it looks perfect as it is. Clever idea dying the ribbon with the ink pad. I tried dying Vanilla Grosgrain with a reinker but it was too wishy washy.

  2. wow, i didn't even realise that those 'leaves' actually were hearts, how very clever!
    kelly xx

  3. thanks! I thought that the actual leaf that came in the every little bit set looked too autumnal and not very bouquet like! xx