Say it in…Yellow, Lime and Turquoise

Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges | 24 comments

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps. This week is a colour challenge. It certainly got me thinking – and I enjoyed that! I made my own coloured background by inking up some card with 3 distress inks and then punching them out with a small heart punch. The time consuming bit was gluing them all down. The butterflies were stamped with BBD#6 and then I gave them a vellum set of wings over the top, as Julie Ebersole demonstrated on Day 6 of the Clean and Simple class. This is my card for the class gallery using a white background – I LOVE white space!

The sentiment is from the Fanciful Flowers set that has just been released. It doesn’t really show in the photo, but I spritzed the hearts with pearlised water to give them some shine.

Hopefully you will find some time to play along with us this week. Go on and challenge yourself!

Now on a different note, this week is the very last Wee Memories Challenge. I have really enjoyed playing along with this challenge over the last couple of months and I will miss it! So I just HAD to dive in and play along. I am entering the following card into the current Wee Memories Challenge #83 – A sketch challenge.

This card doesn’t use this week’s challenge colours, but it does use AnnaBelle stamps. Backgrounds By Design #7 (BBD#7) and the sentiment is from the newly released Love Birds set.

I usually struggle with sketch challenges, but this one came together quite quickly (for me anyway!) I got the idea to use the gingham stamp on the hearts when I saw this card by my fellow DT Jess.


[Butterflies on Hearts card]

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Backgrounds By Design#6 stamp set
Ink: VersaFine ink – Onyx Black, Distress Inks – Broken China, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed
Card: Regal Craft Card – white textured, white card, Bazzill – olive colour
Other Supplies: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, foam dimensionals, vellum, Glossy Accents (to adhere butterflies), AnnaBelle Stamps 4mm pearls, Carl Craft heart punch – small, tombow adhesive, Ranger Perfect Pearls, mini mister

[Because card]

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Backgrounds by Design #7 stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Love BirdsΒ  stamp set
Ink: Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Fired Brick
Card: AnnaBelle Stamps pre-scored white card, Regal Craft card – textured
Other Supplies: Die-namics Hearts-a-Plenty dies, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps Natural cotton twine, , Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon – pink, foam dimensionals, Fiskars small scallop punch

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT have created as well as our January guest designer Cath Dean. The Belles’ links are on my side bar.

Thanks for staying with me!


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  1. fabulous cards.

  2. Yum! love both your cards Marion……..I found this colour scheme a challenge and you made it look easy!!!! Glad you too had a moment over the leaves or buds…….you were not alone!!!

  3. FAAAABULOUS!! I love the hearts and butterflies card..actually both are gorgeous!!
    Even Jennifer Mcguire is a fan!! just saw a mention of you on her blog!! super!!

  4. These are both lovely Marion – love the gingham hearts especially πŸ™‚

  5. Gorgeous Marion!! Love them both!

  6. Your design work is “over the top” wonderful. Both cards are fabulous.

  7. Awesome cards Marion! Love your distressed heart background,it’s simply genius! And I agree with you, those BBD hearts are swoonable!

  8. Oooohh! Fab shout out from Jennifer McGuire, you are A-MaZing!

  9. Both cards are simply amazing! Love how you created your background on the first, very creative! Totally love the 2nd, it just talks to me! Your gingham hearts are the bomb!

  10. Love these cards Marion …. your talent and creativity is just astounding, I am loving everything you do …

    Just seen you over on Jennifer McGuire’s blog … “yay, go you”!!!

  11. Really classy cards – love the one with the stripes of hearts, so much to look at, but the CAS last one tugs at my heart too.

  12. Lovely cards! Found your blog via Jennifer McGuire’s.

  13. Marion, I love your butterfly card!! I especially love the layout of your hearts. Simple and so creative. Awesome job!!

  14. What wonderful cards – love them both!

  15. I would never think of putting yellow, lime and turquoise together but this has come out beautifully, love the little butterflies, and your white and pink one is pure class!

  16. oh these are very pretty cards…I have to go peek at the sets as I dont own this brand yet..tyvm

    Jen mcGuire sent me to see your work!

  17. Another post of creations that are truly inspiring Marion!! Love the theme of hearts you have going πŸ˜‰

  18. Wow, so stylish, Marion! Your use of these colours is absolutely wonderful :o)

  19. Wow! I can’t believe you made the heart colors yourself–that was very clever! I am loving all the white space in the second card. Beautiful!! The texture in the cardstock is great…I’m going to have to check that out.

  20. Your cards are fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along our final challenge at Wee Memories. πŸ™‚

  21. Love the heart background you created and the two layer butterflies. And those gingham hearts are so sweet!

  22. you have certainly embraced the CAS look in these gorgeous little numbers Marion!!! the background in the 1st one is a real show stopper! πŸ™‚

  23. Just gorgeous Marion,ove both your cards!!

  24. oops that would be LOVE!!!

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