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July Challenge: Favorite Color Combos!

July Challenge

Hi All!

Welcome to the July Challenge! This month we are focusing on your favorite color combinations. Help to create a gallery of inspiration for people who are having a creative color block! I seriously need this gallery as well – sometimes I just get stuck. Feel free to submit multiple cards with different combos.

The last day to submit your entry is Tuesday, July 31st, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Wednesday, August 1st.

SimonSaysStamp Gift Voucher
The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Use your favorite color combination on your card.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

One of my very favorite combinations is pink, orange, and red, with a black highlight thrown in. Here is my card:

Color Combos

I find that leaving a lot of white makes your colors stand out even more. I used the new Debra die by Simon Says Stamp to create a background impression. The flower is the center part of the Fancy Flower stamp I used on this card.

Enjoy the challenge. I look forward to seeing your combinations!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Zig markers used: Pink, Scarlet Red, Carmine Red

Center Cut Fancy Flower
Center Cut Fancy Flower
SSS Debra Die
SSS Debra Die
Friend Die
Friend Die
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
AMZN|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Trimmer
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

2018 July Challenge Entries
Center Cut Flower
Center Cut Flower
Launching the July Favorite Color Combos Challenge
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One of my favorite combinations:purple, blue, and a bit of yellow. Distress inks , smooshed with plastic
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Same combination, same day.
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I love the combination of deep red and black. I love this MFT stamp set too.
Barb H.
Barb H.
Orange and pink...in this case melon mambo and peekaboo peach.
Surprise Pocket
Surprise Pocket
Love Distress Oxides - Fossiled Amber, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers - these colors blend so nicely together. For the sentiment I used my MISTI and stamped with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide first, then stamped again on top with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with clear powder. I was pretty proud of myself for figuring out how to do it with what I have.
Summer Card
Summer Card
Pink, Orange and Yellow for a sunny summer color combination.
Summer Shaker Card
Summer Shaker Card
Another of Nature’s color combos...blue and tan. Sand, sea and summer sky colors
Caly Person - Inner Mermaid
Caly Person - Inner Mermaid
I love teal/turquoise with pinks and purples.
Soft Flowers
Soft Flowers
Pink and orange. SSS Beautiful Flowers set, gold emboss on vellum, Copic coloring on the back of the vellum.
Cat Family Portrait
Cat Family Portrait
These cats are from a new Studio Light Stamp Set. I used dark grey, yellow, and light grey cardstock mounted on a white card base. I have always loved greys and yellows together. After colouring the cats with Copic markers, I adhered them to the white card front. The grey cat and the kitten had foam backing for dimension. I figure it’s a Ginger Moggy Mother Cat with her Kitten and the handsome grey Father cat that’s already marching off for more adventures. Ha! Ha!
Be joyful
Be joyful
Yellow and grey. Papers from Teresa Collins. Sentiment from Verve Stamps.
Caly Person - Wild Roses
Caly Person - Wild Roses
I love flowers in general - but this pink is my favorite. I love the brightness of the green that compliments it and the subtle blue background that peeks through.
Flower Birthday
Flower Birthday
I know this has a lot of colors, but I like lots together. It also includes my favorite Copic combinations. I love all the suggestions from Rhea Weigand at Passionate Paper Creations!
Blowing Birthday Wishes
Blowing Birthday Wishes
When I make cards for males such as this Birthday card for my son, I find myself typically using browns, grays, and black. But because of this challenge I used one of my favorite color combos: greens and blue.
Annie A.
Annie A.
One of my fave combos is blues and greens. The stamps and inks are from Catherine Pooler and you can visit my blog at https://annieshobby.blogspot.com/2018/07/llc-fave-color-combo-challenge.html for the details. TFL!
Mani Thanks
Mani Thanks
I love citrus colors together with pink.....yellow, orange, green and pink nail polish shaker card.
Fortune Cookie
Fortune Cookie
Black Red and Gold are a go to color combination for a masculine card
Mother\'s Day Card
Mother\'s Day Card
My favorite combination is pink/purple/blue but I love rainbow combinations too. This is done with Oxide Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wild Violet and Salty Ocean, although you can't see the blue very well. The background stamp is SSS Cosmos Background embossed in white and the sentiment is from SU Happy Wishes.
Rainbow Birthday Card
Rainbow Birthday Card
My favorite combination - pink/purple/blue. The background is the MFT All Over Roses on watercolor paper and used my Gansai Tambi water color paints. The die is SSS Happy Birthday Circle.
Color Burst Thank You
Color Burst Thank You
My favorite combo is pink/purple/blue and this card uses Ken Oliver Color Burst powders and Delfina die by Birch Press Design. The sentiment is from SU called A Word for You stamped with SU Lovely Lilac ink (oh how I miss that color!).
Just Flowers
Just Flowers
I love flower stamps. So many colours can be used! I don't particularly have a colour combination that I favour. This card uses summer florals 1 from Wplus 9. TFL!
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I love purples and blues together. Dark or light.
You make me Happy
You make me Happy
Yellow, gray and white combo Butterflies:Stampin Up Sentiment: Our Craft Lounge Paper: Teresa Collins Carolina breeze
Wedding card color combo
Wedding card color combo
I cased this beautiful card from Fiona Bradley. I needed a wedding card and this is my favourite combo for that occasion: Pearl, gray and rhinestones. The sentiment is from a SU! set called Timeless love and was stamped on pearled CS with Stazon gray ink. TFL!
Bright and Cheerful
Bright and Cheerful
A baby girl card that's going to Canada next week : ) . I love these colours together. Clean and simple. I used a Papertrey Ink "hanging out" stamp and die set that never fails me. I decided to use twine for the clothesline, adhered with tombo glue. TFL!
Go Wild
Go Wild
Color combo: orange, green and grey. Paper: Stampin Up Stamp set: Gerda Steiner-Go Wild Colored with Distress markers
Caly Person - Spiffy Spots
Caly Person - Spiffy Spots
Another example of pinks and teals in the combination that I love.
Blah bunny
Blah bunny
I saw a card on Pinterest by craftypaws.us and CASEd it using different colors and a different sentiment. I used a color combination I love, pink and green.
Birthday Card-Playing with Color
Birthday Card-Playing with Color
Used rainbow colors on the sentitment
Birthday Card-Playing with Color
Birthday Card-Playing with Color
Variation on a theme...
Thank you-Playing with Color
Thank you-Playing with Color
I love metallic touches...
Thank you-Playing with Color
Thank you-Playing with Color
Variation on a theme....
Thank you-Playing with Color
Thank you-Playing with Color
Shades of purple always a favorite....
Thinking of you-Playing with color
Thinking of you-Playing with color
Variation on a theme...
Get Well-Playing with Color
Get Well-Playing with Color
I tend to use shades of blue a lot!
Birthday Card-Playing with Color
Birthday Card-Playing with Color
I like rainbow colors...somehow very satisfying!
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with the retired SU set called "Happy Hour", I used distress inks for the images.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with a digital image created by my fabulously talented 20 y/o granddaughter, I used Prismacolor Pencils to color it.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with a Power Poppy set called "Farmer's Market", stamped with Versafine black ink, clear heat embossed and colored with watercolors.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with a House Mouse image, colored with SU markers, the butterfly is from a SU companion die set to the "Watercolor Wings" stamp set.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Card made with a retired Flourishes set called "Sweet Peas", stamped with Stazon black ink and colored with watercolors.
Peach and teal
Peach and teal
Raspberry and robin's egg
Raspberry and robin's egg
Yellow and grey
Yellow and grey
Happy Bird-day
Happy Bird-day
Supplies used on my blog pattyspassiions,com
Enjoy
Enjoy
Supplies used on my blog pattyspassions.com
Tropical Birthday
Tropical Birthday
Another card with the green and teal color combo
Tropical colors
Tropical colors
I thought this color combo would look good on a tropical flower card.
Peacock
Peacock
My favorite color combo, I think, is yellow green and turquoise. The peacock is from the Cricut selections.
Purples are my favorite color combo
Purples are my favorite color combo

Comments

  1. wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Connie

    This is another Darlene distinctive card. And I love it, as usual. Being a perfectionist too, I would have done just as you did and ripped off the flower to reposition it. You did a good job though and you wouldn’t have been satisfied otherwise. You said that you smeared a little of the watercolour but I simply could not tell where you had done this. After staring at the flower, the only place where I could see that you may have smeared it just a little would be the orange flower at the 8 o’clock position. You must tell me if I am right. If I am though, I doubt most people would see this. I have the irritating ability (at least to me) of seeing every imperfection everywhere. My husband was painting a picnic bench outside recently and I could see a tiny drop of paint on the concrete from about 10 feet away. That time it worked out well though because he could have stepped in the paint and made a real mess. So we perfectionists come in handy sometimes too. Ha! Ha!

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      darlene

      lol. Yes, Connie – it’s at 8:00!

      • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:26 pm

        Connie

        Oh, dear! I was correct. Sorry for that. There I go again! Ha! Ha!

  2. wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Cheryl

    This will be a fun challenge!

  3. wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Andrea

    Great challenge, Darlene! I never could think of any “bottom-heavy” designs for last month’s challenge, so didn’t enter. Of course, the day after the challenge officially “ended,” I made a card with a bottom-heavy design–without even really thinking about that! 😛 I think I can come up with at least a couple color combos for this challenge, though! 😺 I love how your card came out! A product I would recommend to you for removing things you’ve adhered is Un-Du. It works well on dry adhesive, though I don’t think it would loosen liquid glue. I just replaced the bottle I had for several years, though it still had a little in it, because the liquid had started leaving a residue. It doesn’t smell all that great (kind of makes me think of lighter fluid, but not quite so potent), but it WORKS! And since you only need a little, the smell isn’t too too bad. Best part is, after it evaporates/dries, the adhesive becomes sticky again. I know Hobby Lobby sells it, so you could use their 40% off coupon and save some $$$! Anyway, just thought you might be interested. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card–love that color combo, as it seems perfect for summer! 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      Connie

      Andrea, does the smell go away before sending the card to someone?

      • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 10:24 pm

        Andrea

        Yes, it does! On my old bottle (the one I disposed of), you could still smell it if you knew to and held it close to your nose. But I think that’s just because of how old it was. I understand it was unavailable for a time, so I don’t know if they reformulated it or what. Anyway, the smell seems to disappear when the liquid evaporates. 😺 ~ Andrea

        • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:14 pm

          Connie

          Well as long as you don’t send a stinky card, it would be a good idea. But if the smell stays around, it doesn’t sound so good. I am a bit confused though about how you use Undo after you’ve stuck down your cardstock. Do you spray it on the back? I’d really appreciate you explaining. Thanks again for your help!

          • wrote on July 3rd, 2018 at 11:40 am

            Andrea

            Connie, Un-Du is in kind of a large (4 ounce) dropper bottle. It has a somewhat-dull plastic scraper attachment on the top, that is supposed to scrape adhesive labels & stuff off your paper, though I’ve gotten mixed results with that. You just squeeze a few drops out onto the paper/label/whatever that you want to “un-adhere.” I’m not sure how it works from a chemical standpoint, but it temporarily removes the stickiness, allowing you to pull the stuck pieces apart. After it evaporates, the stickiness returns to the adhesive. I hope that makes sense! You can read a little more, see a picture, and read reviews here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ud-00110.html. Like I said, it won’t work if you’ve used liquid adhesive/glue, but for tape runner, foam tape, etc., it works like a charm! Hope that answers your question. 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      darlene

      Thank you for the tip, Andrea. I’ll check next time I’m at Hobby Lobby. 🙂

      • wrote on July 3rd, 2018 at 5:11 pm

        Connie

        Thanks Andrea for all this information! I’ll
        Keep a look out for Undo.

  4. wrote on July 26th, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Glenismaree

    I really like this card. I like the simplicity of it and your colour choice is lovely. I have the stamp so it’s a winner. Thanks Darlene.

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