Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Stacy Milford

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I let the colors of the fall season guide me in choosing the November 2010 Color Combo Challenge.  I used the Scrap by Color tool at Scrapbook.com. I chose a pumpkin spice color on the color wheel and then selected a triadic color scheme:

I asked Virginia Hertel, known by many of you as “buttonscrapper,” to play along and she came up with this wonderful card loaded with techniques – border punching, paper crimping and distressing.  She even punched a flower from an old book, giving that still-popular vintage look to her card, “With Sympathy”:

For additional inspiration, I created three projects using the November Color Combo.  Even though I don’t tend to create much using purple, I found it fairly easy to incorporate into two of my cards.  That is the fun part of a challenge – doing something I wouldn’t ordinarily do!

I used a large purple chipboard flower on my first card.  I applied a thin layer of Stickles Star Dust to add just a bit of sparkle.  The Lily Bee die cut is layered with the chipboard flower and then topped by a button and hemp cord.

For the second card, I tweaked the green color just a bit and found the Jenni Bowlin mini calendar to be perfect for this project.  I sanded Core’dinations Cosmo Cricket cardstock and added punched butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch.

My final card highlights a tag which I misted with Maya Mist Green Mist, and then added a stamped pumpkin border image.  I mounted the tag to cardstock, and added a Jenni Bowlin chipboard button, ribbon and sticker by Daisy D’s. 

Before the holiday season kicks into high gear, hopefully you will find a chance to join us in the November 2010 Color Combo Challenge. Be sure to add your creations to the Scrapjazz Gallery!

 

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