Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pals Paper Arts Guest Designer


A few months back, Mary Fish asked me to be a Guest Designer at Pals Paper Arts.  I felt completely honored!  I play there sometimes, when my time allows, and love the challenges they issue. 

This week's challenge colors are:

I have to admit I kind of freaked out when I saw the colors.  They are so not "me".  I didn't even own anything in those Stampin' Up! In Colors except for the markers.  Enter my fabulous SU demonstrator, Gail Murray.  She gave me a piece of cardstock, a square of patterned paper, a glitter brad and a length of ribbon for EACH In Color for this challenge!  Thank you so much, Gail!  You can expect this card in your mailbox, soon, as a way of showing my thanks.  :)

I used my markers to color the floral image, cut it out and popped it up on that lacy frame.  These are both from SU's Charming set, which is new to me. The Poppy oval behind the framed flower was embossed with another new thing for me:  Tim Holtz's Brick Wall Embossing Folder.




I finally got to use my new set, Thank You Kindly, also from SU.  I bought a whole bunch of stamps back in February and have had too little time to play with them. 

Thank you to the gang at Pals Paper Arts for having me as your Guest this week.  You are a terrific, super-talented bunch of folks!

Colleen

Stamps:  Charming, Thank You Kindly - SU
Paper:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Peach Parfait designer series paper
Ink:  Basic Black
Punch:  Punched Scallop border, Large Oval
Other:  Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, SU markers, Stampamajig, pearls from Queen & Co., Pear Pizzazz ribbon, dimensionals, Big Shot, Tim Holtz Brick Wall embossing folder

19 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Colleen, You have so much well deserved goodness to add to your creative resume! Congrats on your guest Design Spot! Well Deserved! This is a wonderful example of your work! Hope all is well, and I still have you and your family in my thoughts daily! :-)

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot, Colleen!! What an honor and terrific feather in your cap. You rocked this color challenge. That was so sweet of your demo to gift you with just the colors you needed!!! Your card has so much impact. Color saturated, yet simple and clean at the same time. Pals Paper Arts is truly lucky to have snagged your time for this GD gig. :)

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! Your image looks like a piece of art against a wallpapered wall! Thanks so much for being our guest designer - you are terrific :-)

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Colleen! It's clean and classy with the perfect touch...pearls! Thanks for being our guest designer!

Bev J. said...

Congrats on the guest spot! Not my first color choices but they do work well together-pretty card.

Marisa said...

What a wonderful Guest DT spot :) Love how you used the colours - no sign of not liking them from this end. Lovely focal image, DP and use of the half pearls by the sentiment panel.

Michele Gross said...

EEk! Colleen! How exciting! Congrats on being the Celebrity Guest Designer and WOW did you ever rock the colors! Gorgeous creation!! :D

Mary Fish said...

marvelous details. love the pearls on either side of the sentiment! thank you for being our celebrity stamper on the PPA this week. hugs, mary

Bonnie said...

Great use of these colors Colleen! What a well deserved honor to be the guest designer this week!

Ruby said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot, totally well deserved! Beautiful creation!

Andrea Ewen said...

WOOHOO Colleen! So happy for you...this is an honor that is so well deserved! Your card is an absolute CAS dream, I would have never known that you struggled with these colors in any way, you've used them together perfectly! Rock on, girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Love it! The perfect touch, the pearls on both sides of the sentiment. Great job!

Chris R. from Iowa

LeAnne said...

So excited that you're the GD!! Beauty of a card--sweet and simple is always good in my book. Your markering adds just the right touch of class!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Whoa, Colleen that is beautiful. I love the colors. The punchin' with the oldies video contains a song just for this card "Walking on Sunshine"!!! It's such a happy card and beautifully coordinated!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOORAY for your GDT!! You are so amazing--this card is super gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors--BEAUTIFULLY done!!

Margaret Moody said...

Love your card, Colleen! I really like how you framed your stamped image in the Poppy Parade oval! Thanks so much for being our Guest Artist at PPA! You did a great job with the color trio!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Congrats! I love PPA! They have great challenges! You used the colors beautifully! Nice to have friends to lend some goodies when we are stuck! The ribbon and trim sets everything off so nicely! Great card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so pretty, I love this

Benzi said...

What a wonderful demo to help you out in a bind. I am so into these peachy/ orange-y colors lately. Congrats on the GDT spot this week. You made a beautiful card.

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