Birthday Blossoms for PPA Color Challenge

Today I made a card with the Pals Paper Arts color challenge as my inspiration.  I’ve been very focused lately on prepping for the craft show that I didn’t have much chance to really create new things and I felt my inspirations running out.  Challenges are a great way to get back in the groove.

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The color challenge includes Chocolote Chip, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral and while you might initially think fall, I thought Birthday.  I opted though to use a lot of white space to balance the overall darkness of these three colors together.

I love the Birthday Blossom set.  The flower spray is a nice backdrop to the main flower that coordinates with the pansy punch. I stamped the images in Chocolate chip then  water colored the large flower and the smaller ones with my aqua painter and calypso coral with some hints of crushed curry.

A thin border of Chocolate Chip with a fine strip of crochet trim provide the final touches.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Beautiful card. Love how you used these colors! Your watercoloring is divine.

  2. Gorgeous use of the challenge colors this week, Lynn! Love the little touch of lace along the bottom edge too! Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week.

  3. Stunning card, Lynn! Must pin to CASE. Looks like you had no problem getting back into creative mojo… Thanks for sharing it with the PPA.

  4. The flowers are gorgeous! You have mad aqua painter skills girl!

  5. Great job! thanks for playing along with PPA this week!

  6. I love the way your coloring looks on the leaves and petals! Unique! Thanks for joining the PPA team this week!

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