Thursday, April 1, 2010

Color Inspiration 117

I don't know about you, but the weather here in Minnesota has been amazing!! Yesterday, we topped the charts at 79 degrees. The guys put on their shorts, the girls put on capris and flip flops, and we headed to the Minnesota Zoo. The animals were even enjoying the beautiful day. The otters, grizzly bears and prairie dogs were especially playful!! So much fun to watch!!!

The gorgeous weather inspired me to make a bright flower card!!! This card is actually for a customer who brightens my day every time I see her. She loves her Big Shot, and I like to inspire her with some new ideas on how to use it!!! This card is very simple and perfect to give to her granddaughters.

I thought I would use those colors for this week's Color Inspiration Challenge.

The colors are Pink Passion, Summer Sun, Only Orange and Green Galore!!!! If you don't like Summer Sun, feel free to substitute with YoYo Yellow.

As this is such a bright colors combo, adding neutrals like Whisper White helps tone down the project.

Are you ready to take the Color Inspiration challenge? If you make a project, we'd love to see it. Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your project!!!!

Card Recipe

stamps: Think Happy Thoughts
paper: Only Orange, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White
ink: Basic Black
accessories: Flower Folds Bigz XL die, 1 3/8" circle punch, Latte Buttons, paper crimper, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder


  1. Oh these colors make me want to go to the beach and eat ice cream! Great combo Patti - can't wait to try it and your card is adorable! So very Patti!

  2. Lovely bright card - love the colour choice. My card is here x

  3. lol, when this color challenge popped up, I thought "holy cow ~ are we AWAKE yet?".. SO out of my comfort zone! but, on the other hand -- THANKS for pushing me to try NEW things, not comfortable things!! can't to see what 'we all' do for this challenge!! R ;)

  4. Well, here is mine:
    Thanks for the fun cheery combo!

  5. here's my offering for the color challenge - thanks again for pushing me to use colors I might otherwise pass by!! R ;)