Monday, August 6, 2012

August Hoppers' Blog Hop: Color Combo - Red

It's that time of the month for the Hoppers to get together and provide a blog hop for your viewing and creating pleasure.  This month's theme is a color challenge and I am the coordinator.  I've chosen the color Real Red from the Color Coach.  The Creative Combination consists of Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Crumb Cake.  The second combination comes from the Getting Started Collection - Real Red, Early Espresso, and Pumpkin Pie.

There will be some blog candy from me at the end of the month. If you want to play along, please leave an encouraging comment on each blog.  Then on August 27th (first day of school for my kiddos!), I'll choose a random winner from all who comment .  Please be sure to leave your email address or some other way for me to get ahold of you.  The blog candy will be 24 - 6" x 6" sheets of current and retired designer series paper!

I chose to create projects with both Color Coach combinations.  The first one uses the stamp set Moving Forward.  It's the 2012-2013 Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.
I colored the stamp with markers, stamped it onto Whisper White card stock, then punched it out.  Behind it is one of the scalloped circle shapes from the Perfect Pennants Bigz L die.

For my second card, I used one of my new favorite stamp sets, Serene Silhouttes.  Once again, I colored the stamp with markers.  Then I spritzed the stamp with water using SU!'s new Stampin' Spritzer.  It created a cool watercolor look on the paper. I ran the new Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock through the Big Shot with the new Woodgrain embossing folder, then I sanded it with the new sanding system.  Here's a close-up:
I am impressed with the Core'dinations card stock because the woodgrain looks real!  Hope you enjoyed my creations.  Please let me know what you think.

Here's a link to the other Hoppers:

Stamps: Moving Forward / Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Real Read, Whisper White, Subtles pattered dsp, Neutrals patterned dsp / Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock
Ink: markers: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue / Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot and Stampin' Dimensionals (for both projects), Tasteful Trim die, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, 2 1/2" circle punch / Woodgrain embossing folder, Stampin' Sanding System, Stampin' Spritzer with water,Word Window and Modern Label punches

Happy Stamping!



Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Both cards are great. I love seeing how the color coach colors work together so nicely!

Michelle Clarke said...

Love your cards Susan, I haven't tried the coordinations yet, but love the woodgrain look also! TFS!

Ariane said...

So very cute cards Susan!!! The boat is sooo sweet and the trees are just beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Two great cards.

Andi Potler said...

I love the little boat! What a great card!

Diane Squires said...

Love both projects! I think the tasteful trim and woodgrain embossing folder may be in my future, :) I also liked using the Color Coach for this hop...the getting started combo is one I would have never used if it weren't for this challenge.

Carolyn said...

Both cards are great! Thanks for sharing!!

bensarmom said...

Susan your cards are just great. I have just sold a few color coaches when my customers realize how much easier it is to pair colors together and how much difference that makes.
I just got my paper and I can't wait to sand it and see the results.