Color My World Inspiration for RRCB 63

What colors do you see in this color inspiration photograph?  I found this RRCB challenge more than a bit challenging as the colors seemed to change just a bit depending on my monitor.  However, I did decide on Stampin’ Up! colors Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron and two retired lavender colors Almost Amethyst and Vintage Violet.  I used a brand new Stampin’ Up! bundle Eastern Beauty to play with the color selection.  Whaaaat…. this is a retro rubber challenge.  Therefore my design team card features a stamp set that debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2011 annual catalog “Faith in Nature.”

Faith in Nature, Stampin' Up!

Again I got to enjoy some of my birthday presents given to me by Debbie… the stitched dies.  So much fun!!  Are you interested in the background used with the three images?  I used tissue with Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped the images, colored them and pasted it onto the cardstock.  Basically I followed the instructions in the Faux Silk tutorial provided by Splitcoaststampers.  The only difference is that I forgot to crumple the tissue before I pasted it down.  No worries… I like it!  Also, the background has light stamping of images from Timeless Textures and Touches of Texture.

Additional Pictures


I also want to share the pictures from my color playtime using Eastern Beauty.


Ha, since I used a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s “Petite Pairs,” this card really could have been used for this challenge!

Ok… it is your turn…

Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
  • One of your stamps must be at least one year old.
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

Remember, the primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets. Many of these are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. These stamps were purchased originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart. You can give them a chance to speak once again.

RRCB # 63 color inspiration challenge starts today and ends on June 2nd.  Have you been by the challenge blog to see my teammates inspiration projects?  Come on by! We are so looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

I have not given you as many details for the cards.  If you have any questions about my project, please let me know by comment or email.

Have fun stamping,


9 thoughts on “Color My World Inspiration for RRCB 63

  1. Debbie

    Both cards showcase your colors beautifully, Katy! I truly love them both, evident since I already pinned them. Your attention to detail is truly awesome.

  2. janclothier

    The colour challenge was interesting, wasn’t it. I toyed with Mint Macaron before deciding it was Lost Lagoon! Eastern Beauty works a treat with those colours – but perhaps it’s just all round fabulous! Lovely cards, as always.

  3. Maria Rodriguez

    Katy, this color challenge was indeed a bit challenging, but I loved the soft shades in it.
    Love this stamp set and it’s perfect for this colors and your Eastern Beauty card also showcases them beautifully.
    I checked out that tutorial and it’s awesome, this technique looks easy enough but the results are truly fabulous.
    Beautiful cards. Katy.

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