Color Challenge

It’s been a long time since I participated in one of Kristina’s color challenges. It’s freezing outside and I’m in hibernation mode…what a perfect opportunity to get back into the swing of all things stamping. 🙂


This challenge uses the colors ruby red, pretty in pink, pumpkin pie and whisper white. I had fun with this one and used some stamps I bought a while ago and just haven’t had a chance to use. Enjoy…and I’ll be back tomorrow! Stay warm.


Stamps: Polka Dot Basics (PaperTrey Ink), Don’t Go for the Cake (Inkadinkadoo)

Paper: Ruby red, pretty in pink and whisper white card stock (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: VersaMagic pixie dust, Versamark, pumpkin pie Stampin’ Write marker

Embellishments: Clear and white embossing powders, dazzling diamonds glitter (Stampin’ Up!), ribbon (bought a looooong time ago somewhere, but it’s a close match to ruby red), scallop and circle punches (Stampin’ Up!)

Kristina’s color challenge 21 was a bit daunting this week. 5 very strong colors…and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them.

Here’s the inspiration:

Here’s what I came up with:

Simple card but it really highlights the beautiful lines of the goldfish. I love these challenges – they really help me think outside of what I would normally do. Plus, I love seeing everyone else’s interpretations.

I’m definitely going to work on my photos. This pic doesn’t do justice to the colors. I’ll try taking my cards outside, as Kristina suggested. For now, I have to take them indoors because I keep finishing my cards when it’s dark out. I’ll have to come up with a new plan once winter hits! 🙂


  • Kiwi kiss, pacific point, rose red, regal rose, and whisper white cardstock (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Goldfish stamp (Paper Source)
  • Versamark ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Dew Drops (The Robin’s Nest)
  • Mini glue dots and dimensionals

…and went to bed. But then I realized this is a challenge – “challenge” being the operative word. 🙂

Here’s the inspiration for Kristina’s color challenge this week:

Here’s my card:

Isn’t this a beautiful color combination? Plus, I LOVE the bow. One of the guests at a recent workshop showed me a trick to making a perfect bow everytime. So easy and it really works! Thanks, Theresa!


  • Chocolate chip, very vanilla, regal rose, pink pirouette and certainly celery cardstock (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Chocolate chip ink
  • Sentiment from Always stamp set
  • Damask background stamp (Stamp Camp)
  • Scallop edge punch (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Brown ribbon (Offray)

Since I went on vacation – and came back – I haven’t done much stamping. So I was happy to see a new color challenge from Kristiana Werner. Thought I’d give it a shot and try to give my stamping a jump start.

Here’s the inspiration:

And my entry:

I did a bunch of embossing on this card and decided not to include a sentiment on the outside. I love the pop of bright pink.


  • Whisper white, basic black, basic gray, pink passion cardstock (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Embrace Life stamp set (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Black, white, and iridescent ice embossing powders
  • Versamark pad
  • Scallop edge punch (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Black brad
  • Pewter ribbon (Offray)

Once again, I love the colors Kristina chose for her Color Challenge 15. These colors are right up my alley. I love green and brown together; it’s a beautiful combination. Here’s the inspiration:

And here’s the card I created:

I used Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in lettuce (OK, not celery, but pretty close!). They add a bit of shimmer and dimension. Here’s a closeup:

I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!


  • Certainly celery, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, really rust and whisper white cardstock (Stampin’ Up)
  • Always stamp set (Stampin’ Up)
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad (Stanpin’ Up)
  • Dimensional pearls in lettuce (Adirondack)
  • Nestabilities and Cuttlebug
  • Brown grosgrain ribbon
  • Dimensional adhesives

I had a blast with this color challenge. I love the colors, but even more so, I liked the challenge to make something bold and sassy. Just a few days ago, I bought pewter Offray ribbon that matches basic gray cardstock almost exactly. I’m so happy to use it already.

Here is Kristina‘s inspiration this week:

Here’s my take on the challenge:

You can probably tell by the sentiment (?) that I’m a Grey’s Anatomy fan. I chose to stay with the black/gray/white colors and not use Ruby Red and River Rock. This card makes me chuckle when I look at it. Hope it brings a smile to your face too!


  • Basic black, basic gray, and whisper white cardstock (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Pewter ribbon (Offray)
  • Black brad (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Adhesive chipboard alphabet (Heidi Swapp)
  • White gold glitter (Martha Stewart)
  • Heat and stick powder (Stampin’ Up)

I’m so glad I have the time to participate in Kristina Werner’s Color Challenge this week. I love this color combination! Here’s the inspiration:

Color Challenge 12 Inspiration

Since I don’t have any wild wasabi paper or ink, I had to get a little creative. I ended up using a combination of green Prismacolor pencils and green cardstock from Wild Asparagus. In a pinch, I think it’s pretty close!

Color Challenge 12 Entry


  • Whisper White, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, and green (from Wild Asparagus) card stock
  • A Little Bit of Happiness stamp set (hostess set)
  • Basic gray ink pad
  • Prismacolor colored pencils
  • Swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder

Sometimes I just don’t have the time to participate in challenges. But, since I’ve had fun doing two so far, I’m going to try to fit more in.

This card is for Beate‘s Be Inspired Challenge #17. She chose a black and white pillow from Coldwater Creek as the inspiration.

I have to admit that white embossing on black cardstock was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be. Some of my whites aren’t as white as I’d like, but at the same time, I like the effect! 🙂

I also wanted to work on my paper cutting, hence the small flower near the sentiment. My cutting isn’t always even all the way around – pretty close this time, though!

Black and white color challenge


  • Basic black and whisper white cardstock from Stampin’ Up
  • Baroque Motifs stamp set from Stampin’ Up
  • Brilliance moonlight white pigment ink
  • White embossing powder from Joann Fabrics
  • Black satin ribbon
  • White uni-ball Signo gel pen

I’m so excited to finally participate in the kwerenerdesignblog color challenge. This week’s inspiration came from Pottery Barn:

KWerner Color Inspiration from Pottery Barn

This is the first color challenge (at least since I’ve been following them) that I had all of the colors in my arsenal. I think I chose the correct yellow; I’m new to Stampin’ Up and don’t have all the colors under my belt yet! Here’s my card:

Color challenge 10 - Mary Henesey

Stamps are from the Always set.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Monday is looming a bit too close for my liking! 🙂