color challenge {tuesday?} #23

There’s so much going on with A Muse|Studio this week, I’ve moved the CCW post to Tuesday to make sure we fit it in!

The color challenge this week encourages you to try combining beautiful turquoise and a couple of yellows (A|S colors: bermuda, lemon whip and bellini) in a card design…

In this example I was trying to create a card using turquoise, yellow and orange, however the bellini ink came out as more of a dark yellow than an orange so we’re just going to stick with the two colors this week and keep things really simple. I think if I re-ink the bellini pad the true ink color will come back to me.

I did some random stamping using the Marvelous Marigolds stamp set on a round panel cut with my Spellbinders Nestabilities large circle set + the large scallop circle set. The sentiment is from Essential Sentiments. I embellished the design by using some medium pearl stickers in the center of each flower and then tied a bit of sugar polka dot organdy to a little paper clip and clipped it to the polka dot strip of bermuda card stock. The finishing touch was a spritz of Stardust Finishing Spray on the random stamped circle piece. You can’t see it in the photo, but this spray gives the panel a subtle, sparkle…a very nice touch!

More fun to come this week…

Tomorrow is August 1st, which means a new SPOTLIGHT sale promotion to share with you!  Not only that, but August 1st is the first day you can place orders out of the brand new 2012 Holiday Catalog!  Please email me if you’d like an e-copy — and I’ll shoot one over to you!  The catalog will also become available on my blog later in the day and I will be sharing more details on the anxiously anticipated HOLIDAY HOOPLA! promotion.

Then on Thursday, August 2nd we have another great A Muse|Studio Consultant Blog Hop for you… this time we will be sharing samples of stamp art using A|S Fall & Winter holiday stamp sets, many of them from the brand new catalog to give you more great ideas!  You don’t want to miss this—subscribe to my blog by clicking “follow me” just above my photo in the margin and you’ll receive an email whenever I post something new!

Enjoy all the excitement this week and leave a comment or send me an email if you have any questions!


  1. I just LOVE this card. The Marvelous Marigold set is one of my favorites and the color combination is fabulous. Thanks for all the wonderful designs and ideas honey. XXOO