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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Colour Throwdown #125 & some advice please

Hi All! Happy Saturday to you.

I`ll show you my entry for this weeks Colour Throwdown first then I`ll ask for your advice later.

This is the colour combo we were given,

And here is my card,
I`ve used Pink Petticoat DP from the Lola Rose collection in Gold as it prints quite like kraft.
The pink card is from my stash which I buy from Papermill Direct and I think is a good match for the pink in the swatch. The green card was the problem so I`ve gone with card that matched my ribbon.
I`ve used Spellbinders scalloped edge die along the bottom edge of each.
I made a bow and left long tails which I`ve wrapped around the card.
The sentiment is by Anita`s stamps and is stamped in black Memento on white, cut out with a nestie labels 4 die and mounted, with foam pads onto a larger labels 4 in pink.

Now onto my quest for advice. Quite often these colour challenges use stampin` up colours. Although I`ve not got any stampin up at all I can usually find a close colour match with what I have in my stash and I have downloaded a colour chart from Vicky`s blog 
printed it off and stuck it on the wall. My problem is that sometimes the colours used are not on the chart and I have trouble deciding what shade they are. The most common is Pear Pizzazz but Blushing Bride is a new one on me. Are they old colours? or new ones not available in the UK or what? Please help!!!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

6 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Lynn! So elegant and I love that paper! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

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  2. Delicate and pretty. You know I only use SU colors, but I don't get the new in colors that often anymore I tend to stick to the basic colors. So I am not much help personally. I would just try to match it to the closest you can to the swatch you see, the stamping police won't come and get you if its off a bit. hee hee

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  3. Hi sweetie a gorgeous creation i love the colours, big hugs love pops x x x

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  4. Such an elegant card again Lynne - beautiful! Can't help you with the SU colours, sorry. It's trying to match them that puts me off trying these challenges. xx

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  5. Hi Lynne love the card very elegant.
    As for the colours - they are part of the new "in colours" this year.If you go to Monica's blog
    http://monicas-passions.blogspot.com/
    down the right hand side she has the new brochure to view, they are on page 2.
    Lynn x

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  6. As Stacy and Linby have already said Blushing Bride is a Stampin' Up 'in-colour'. (In-colours have just been introduced in the UK. They are on-trend colours introduced each year and available for two years.) Blushing Bride is similar to Pretty in Pink but slightly more coral. Sir Alan suggests you might like a Colour Coach, with all the colour samples on it but Stacy's right - you're also fine to go with something that looks similar!!!

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