Friday, August 13, 2010

Peach + Pear + Concord (Grape) = ?

I found out that if you combine Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Concord get a Pumpkin! Lol, actually, you get a cute card with a pumpkin on it--but whooda thunk it? Actually, Stampin' Up! did, or at least they realized putting those colors together was a creative combination, and according to the Color Coach, it's one of Shelli's favorites! So, it's only fitting that I enter this card into the So Shelli Creative Challenge for this month, called the Color Creations Challenge, which is supposed to feature a new color combination from the new Color Coach.

To be honest, I came up with this color combination before I even looked at the Color Coach. I was thinking I wanted to make something sort of Halloweenish to post for Friday the 13th. So, I pulled the pumpkin out of the new Got Treats stamp set, and for some reason it just begged to be inked up with...of all colors...Peach Parfait. Who am I to snub a muse (or a talking vegetable stamp with googlie eyes for that matter), so I indulged it. Then I thought, "Wouldn't it be great to make a card using just In Colors?" The pumpkin said, "Awesome, gimme some of that Pear Pizzazz", and I did. Then I thought I needed something dark and deep like midnight, and the pumpkin sighed and rolled his eyes (though that was hard to distinguish from all the googlie-ness) and said, "Duh...try Concord Crush". To which I responded, "Don't sass me or I'll gut you, stick a candle in your carcass, and put you out on my front porch after it gets dark!" Just kidding.

Anyway, I really LOVE the combination and went to jot it down on one of the blank spaces on my Color Coach for future reference. But first I had the foresight to check each of the cards to see if that combination was already listed somewhere. Lo and behold, it was already on the back of the Concord Crush card. Seriously, how cool is that?

Most of the card stock layers on the card were smooshed and wadded and then unwadded, to give them some texture because, well, the pumpkin told me to do it. And quite frankly, I was getting tired of that egghead bossing me around, and though I'm not proud of it, I admit that I smooshed in anger. So, I guess I could call this my Shelli's Color Combo Creation Card featuring the Angry Smooshing Technique...? Nah, I wouldn't call it that, you'd think I was out of my GOURD! Lol, sorry, I couldn't resist.

Stampin' Supplies: Got Treats stamp set, Peach Parfait card stock, Pear Pizzazz card stock, Concord Crush card stock, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush markers (found together in the In Color assortment), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, 1-1/4" Square Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Curly Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, and Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon. [I don't actually have any of that ribbon except what I got on a sampler, so I folded it and tucked it under the pumpkin layers just for the picture!]

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)
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