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Color Combo Challenge #228

We have added a new member to our CARDS team!

Welcome to CARDS Week everyone, so that means for this challenge you are creating Cards, Tags, Mini-Albums and Altered/Off-the-Page Projects only. Our Layouts, Mini-Albums and Altered/Off-the-Page Challenge for these colors can be found here in Color Combos Galore Challenge #227.

We are glad that you are visiting us each and every week, it's so easy to jump right into the challenges. We would really love it if you did! Color is just one part of your design process, thus making it very easy to combine this challenge with other card challenges, like sketches and so many others. I totally welcome you to combine challenges! Personally, I think combining more challenges the better, it's always such a thrill to push one's own creativity!

Color Combo and detailed instructions to this Designer's Challenge
can be found in the Inspiration Board below.
Now, let's get started on this Reveal!....

The Inspiration Photo:
April 22 - Earth Day
Color Combo:
lt lavender - lt blue - dk gray - lt gray
The Designer's Challenge:
Use natural materials (burlap, canvas, twig, wood, etc.)
The Bonus Challenge: (optional)
Draw inspiration from another element in the photo and tell us about it
Challenge Deadline:
April 28, 11:59pm USA/EST

And now for the fantastic news that I have been super excited about! I am thrilled to announce our newest Design Team Member, the one and only......

Jinny Newlin
My family and I live in a small suburb of Kansas City, just over an hour and a half north of where I grew up. I am a former, kindergarten teacher turned adoring wife to BJ and stay-at-home, home school mom to a smart, spunky, eight-year-old Ezekiel and a vocal, tenacious, three-year-old Adina. When I’m not taking care of or playing with my family, you can find me cooking, baking, gardening, camping, sewing, taking pictures, and of course, paper crafting. My love for the latter started, over ten years ago, at a Stampin’ Up workshop; but I have been creating with any and every form of crafting media, that I could get my hands on, since I was old enough to hold a crayon.

I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am to have the opportunity to design with the Color Combos Galore Design Team and hope that I’ll inspire you all to get creating.

Thank you Jinny, we are all so honored and excited as well! WELCOME to the team! Jinny has been a long-time player for CCG and her cards just melt my heart! I am sure she will inspire and amaze you with her wonderful eye for color and exquisite card designs! I would like to invite everyone to check out Jinny's blog and see all of her beautiful work!

Welcome back our winner for Challenge #223, Sylvia van der Steen! Congratulations to her, her layout entry won the Guest Designer spot for today's Reveal!!

Sylvia van der Steen
My name is Sylvia van der Steen, I am from the Netherlands, 51 years old, married to my DH for more than 28 years. We have 2 grown-up daughters. I have been creative for as long as I can remember, used to make clothing for my Barbie dolls when I was a little girl, did some knitting, cross stichting, sewing and crochetting, but I started scrapbooking some 6-7 years ago. I love this hobby, because it gives me the opportunity to play with papers in all possible ways. I guess you could describe my style as shabby chique, but I love vintage as well. I prefer scrapping at 12x12”, but sometimes do some mini’s, cards, tags and altered items. Fave colors are pastels like cream, brown, pink (in all shades), black & white. Most of the times you’ll find flowers, lace and distressing on my layouts.

Inspiration from the Challenge #219 Winner....

This week’s inspiration from the Color Combos Galore Design Team...
We included some Designer's Tips to help you with the added Bonus Challenge!
See how their designs interpreted this Color and Inspiration Challenge:


Inspired by:

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Study the Inspiration Photo. Remember, completing the Bonus Challenge
counts as DOUBLE your entry and double the fun!
So, what will YOU be focusing on?

Challenge ends April 28, 2012 at 11:59pm USA/EST

This Month's CARDS Week Prize

One Spellbinders Die to be announced

Submit Your Project

REMINDER: To be eligible for the prize, you are required to combine both the Color Combo Challenge with the Designer’s Challenge. We encourage you to also complete the Bonus Challenge, which is to draw your own inspiration from the Inspiration Photo.. We need to know what element of the photo you were inspired by and how you applied it to your project. Only newly created projects that are made specifically for the current challenge should be uploaded. You may combine with other challenges, but projects created or posted to your blog prior to this Reveal will not be considered. Please be aware that in all fairness to others, CCG reserves the right to remove links that do not adhere to our site rules. Enjoy the process, have fun as you play the challenge!

For further information, please read the Instructions and Guidelines here:


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The Inspiration theme song for this Reveal is:
World by Five for Fighting

1 comment:

  1. My card was late.


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