Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #1

How exciting!  A friend from the Hero Arts flickr group is heading up the new SSS Flickr Challenge Group!  She is an awesome hostess, so I would encourage you to join in the fun, plus who can say anything wrong about SSS!  They are wonderful suppliers, with great service, plus their own branded stamps are really very high quality!  You can find all the details for the 1st challenge HERE.

The first challenge is a colour challenge, here are the colours:

We needed to use a minimum of 3 of the colours and at least one SSS stamp or die or stencil.  Luckily I subscribe to their Monthly Card Kit so I got to use one of their sets.  Here is my contribution:

Paper: Neenah White Cardstock; MME patterned paper
Ink: Memento; Versafine
Stamps: Flower Friend (SSS); Old Letter Writing (HA); Antique Engravings (HA)

I really was not sure what that first colour was in the example, it looked like either grey or a muted olive green, but I took it as grey.

I roughly stamped the background panel with the Old Letter Writing in Gray Flannel (after having wiped off some ink).  I then stamped the rest and added my previously cut out butterfly which had been stamped on some patterned paper.

I really enjoyed making this card, thanks for the inspiration Barb even though it took me about 4 days to figure out how to combine those colours together!


Dawn Turley said...

Love it Brenda. The combination of SSS and HA is a match made in heaven.

joy said...

So pretty, Brenda! I love the collage look you achieved with these stamps!

Pam W Merwin said...

What a beautiful card with the color challenge!

Barb said...

I'm giggling - you're so funny - glad you found a way to use the colors, Bren! It's a beautiful card! Love how you layered your stamping! Thank you so much for playing in the challenge! ♥

walchowDesign said...

You nailed it, Brenda! The colour composition is well balanced.

Stella said...

You nailed the challenge and this is a beautiful sympathy card. Not the easisets cards to make but you did a wonderful job. It's subtle and elegant. And it will bring comfort for sure!

Lisa said...

HOW pretty Brenda! A lovely peaceful design!

Martha said...

This is so pretty, Brenda!
Love the collage stamping.