Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Challenge

I can hardly believe I was able to post 3 different cards today! THAT hasn't ever happened! :) But nothing beats having inked up fingers and this card surely gave me some inky ones!

The Lily Pad website has a great color challenge going on right now. Here's their color palette:

I'll admit that I wasn't sure if I'd be able to incorporate those colors but here's my take on challenge...
Turns out I had the greenish-teal color cardstock on hand and I chose to make that the base of the card. I then took white cardstock and inked up the "Happy" definition stamp from Hero Arts in Tea Dye distress ink. Then, using brown pigment ink, I stamped the Dancing with Flowers image from Hero Arts and heat embossed it w/clear powder. Then, the fun began! I took the mustard seed distress ink and inked the entire card. Then, about midway up the image, I added some spiced marmalade distress ink. Finally, I added some fired brick distress ink towards the top of the image. It looks like a great sunset--and what a great image of kids enjoying the sunset, too. I then mounted the cardstock on brown cardstock and used my EK Success punch for a border on the bottom. I added some yellow ribbon and then grabbed a paper flower, added some script writing to it, colored it lightly with fired brick distress ink, and added that to the panel. Then, I added a pearl colored button w/twine and stamped the sentiment. A fun card! Can't wait to play with this stamp in other color combos, too!

Hope you can play, too...


  1. Oh wow Pat - love this. Fab take on the colour challenge. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment - I really appreciate it.

  2. Wonderful use of the colors, Pat! Thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

  3. I love how you used the Lily Pad Palette colors on this joyful card! Beautiful layered stamping, too. I'm so glad you joined us in the Lily Pad pond!

  4. WOW! I love how you used the colors in the palette so clever & creative not to mention beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with Lily Pad's Color Pad Palette Challenge :)


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