Hello!  This week is color challenge week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, and we have a fun, non-traditional color palette for this.  Our challenge graphic shows five colors and you should choose at least three of them for your creation. Using white or cream cardstock for a background, and black ink for stamping images and sentiments, is also allowed.

I decided to keep with a mainly pastel color scheme and omitted the teal from the color palette, using the other four colors – which, in an interesting coincidence, are all retired Stampin’ Up colors.  I’ve paired the color challenge with one of last fall’s OWH Stars & Stamps sketches, turning the sketch on its side to accommodate the image.  I used an embossing folder on the large purple block, and the yellow cardstock banner has a subtle linen texture.

Now it’s your turn to show us what you can make with these colors!  If you need more inspiration first, go visit the 52{C}CT site and see what the rest of the design team has created.  Be sure to link your card at the 52{C}CT site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, January 17.  We look forward to having you join us!

Stamp: For the Birds (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Barely Banana textured (SU); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); Snowflake Background embossing folder (Darice)

6 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – January color challenge”

  1. I love the image and the pretty colours (I don’t have these SU colours which is a shame, as I think they’re fab). Love the layout.

  2. Nice little image and beautiful layout! Love the embossed snowflakes.
    Rosi x

  3. LOVE your fun layers and that little bird! He’s such a cutie and I adore the dry embossing–the perfect touch of texture! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! 😉

  4. What a great layout – just perfect for your cute image – Jacqueline xx

  5. This is really cute Patricia! Love the colour combo! :)
    Lizy xx

  6. Love the mix of colors Patricia – especially love the yellow banner. I need to remember to get that stamp out again – its so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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