Tuesday, 18 August 2015


It's my turn to make a mid-month sample for Stamping Sensations. The current challenge for the DT mid-month posts is to create a project using our least favourite colour to work with.

My first thought was, of course, that it would have to be pink. I'm certainly not a lover of pink.My favourite colour is blue, followed by purples and greens, cool colours. However, I do use pink now and again in my cards, albeit the softer, dusky shades which, depending on what I'm making and in combination with certain other colours, I actually quite like. It's the hot, bright pinks that I really dislike. However, the colour even less likely to figure in my work is orange. I would use it in small amounts along with greens, reds, yellows and browns for an autumn theme, but not as a main colour, so I decided to go with it for my mid-month sample.

Hmm! Easier said than done! I have very little in the way of orange card or papers in my stash! A search produced a few sheets in shades of coral, peach and apricot in a 6"x 6" multi pack, and an odd A4 sheet in a slightly brighter orange which I used to cover the front of the card.

To fit in with this month's theme of Anything Goes With A Stamp And A Die, I chose a couple of Spellbinder dies, and the gorgeous poppy stamp from Technique Tuesday. I coloured the image with Promarkers and was unable to resist adding a touch of pale turquoise for contrast. In the end I was happy wih the result, in fact I quite liked it, but I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy more orange papers!

We've had lots of lovely entries already for our August Challenge, but there is still plenty of time to enter if you are inspired by this or any of my teamies' beautiful projects on the Challenge Blog, and don't forget that there is the fabulous prize of a £50 voucher from Tattered Lace for the lucky winner! Thanks for looking!


Team Clark said...

I'm with ya! Love me some orange! Great card!!!

Jean said...

These poppies are gorgeous Lynne, and so are the lovely dies you used. in all a you have made a beautiful card with you unfavourite colour.
I must say I am with you in your colour prefrences, I like subtle shades best but brights have their place at times.
Jean x

Sally H said...

A Gorgeous card, Lynne! I love it! The poppies are so beautiful, and I love the touch of green too. Beautiful!

Maxine D said...

Lynne your card is fabulous - and for somebody who usually doesn't use or like orange - you nailed it!!

mamapez5 said...

I had to laugh when I saw this thumbnail in my Bloglovin´list with your name next to it. I thought, "That isn´t Lynn´s colour choice normally", and then opened it up and read the words, so I understood. I actually rather like your card. I just love poppies anyway, and the bright colours work with them. The contrsating colour for the buds was a touch of genius. So well done for laving the comfort zone! Kate x

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Lynne! A quick visit - sorry can't comment on everything - am hoping to have a couple of hours this afternoon with some stamps and inks (2 weeks till am home properly!)- you'd never guess you weren't comfortable with this colour (which I confess is also one I don't like to use either!) you've made a lovely job out of your comfort zone! x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Lynne, your tastes are very like mine, I was only be-moaning the other day to a SU rep. friend how I do not like orange, and do unhappily have too much of it, as some sets really liked had orange and so put up with it ...
.....and a person on eBay kindly sent it to me as a bonus.
Maybe she hated it too.

Love that stamp and dies used, great layout choice too sets it off nicely ..
....... and yes even like the card, but like you am not going to rush out and buy any more orange :D
Shaz in Oz.x

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