Friday, May 21, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 30}



Check out this beautiful Hermes Gift Box from A Gift Wrapped Life. Go check it out...Sande at A Gift Wrapped Life shares with us how she creatively uses these chic gift boxes.

To participate in the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 30...

1. Create a papercrafted (card, scrapbook page, or 3D) project using these colors or similar shades.
2. Post it on your blog or other public gallery (Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, etc.) using the keywords Curtain Call 30 and make sure to include a link back here to the challenge.
3. Enter your name and the direct link to your project in the Mr. Linky box below.

Please note the deadline will be Friday night: You have until Friday, May 21st before midnight (CST) to enter your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 30 project.

Join us for the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 30 and you could be one of the next Show Stoppers! We have two awards up for grabs plus a giveaway (details below)! Those chosen as "The Lead" and "Top 5" will receive an award to post on their blog(s) and share the exciting news!





From the Heart

I just got my new MacBook Pro and this is my first attempt at photo editing using the iPhoto program. I'm still learning, and as you can see, I wasn't able to add my watermark...but I love the matte edge! Anybody out there with an Apple computer who uses the iPhoto program?








Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Black CS, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Crystal Trinket Pins & Scallop Punch (non-SU), Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain


The rest of the Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, too, so make sure you stop by to see:

Amy White at Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose at Andrea's Scrap- und Stampel Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) at Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Lea Lawson at Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler at My Inner Reflection


...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 30 creation using Mr. Linky back here at Stacey's Stamping Stage.



34 comments:

Marisa said...

Love that wide ribbon you used, Stacey. Fabulous card with these colours!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Certainly one of your best cards lately, Stacey! I couldn't think how to make these colours work with a classy look, and you just showed me how - and OUCH! I wish I thought of it myself! :D Beautiful!!!
(reminds me so much of Julie Lacey's work too)

Staci said...

Like the color challenge!

I have a Mac, haven't owned anything but for like 15+ years.

I use iPhoto only as a way to keep all my photos organized. I use Photoshop to actually edit the photos. If I need just some quick prints I print with minimal changes from iPhoto, but otherwise it's all Photoshop. I change the photos, then save a copy on my desktop, then drop the changed photo (with a different name) back into iPhoto, and put it back in the original event. That way I still have the original, and the touched up copy still in one "event".

It's really good at providing different options for organizing photos and movies. That's it's main purpose. Feel free to email with questions if you have any. I'm a huge Mac fan/user and I'm pretty knowledgeable about them.

Sue Kohler said...

stunning card Stacey- what a killer bow- just love that ribbon! your photos are great with the soft edges, I am sure you will master the software and the watermark very soon! :)

Christina said...

Beautiful card, Stacey. That big ribbon is fantastic, and you combined these colors perfectly!

Karen Motz said...

This card is gorgeous Stacey!!! I have a Mac but I use PSE to edit my photos and add a watermark. I've never figured out a way to add a watermark in iPhoto.

Mary said...

Your card is simply GORGEOUS!!! Love everything about it! Will have to say...this was a VERY challenging color combo for me.

Angie Tieman said...

What a beautiful card! This combination is SO different, great job with it! I have a Mac and use iPhoto, but I edit my photos mostly in Photoshop. Maybe you'll end up teaching me!

Kathy Martin said...

How pretty! Love the ribbon and the elegant design! :)

Shelley Germann said...

Wow...you are the queen of the ribbons. How you wrestled this wide ribbon is amazing! The whole card is amazing! So elegant!

Melissa said...

I've got a Mac too and use GIMP to ass my watermark. I have Photoshop but haven't figured out how to use it...

BEYOOTIFUL ribbon, girlie! SO elegant and simple. :)

connys blog said...

Hi Stacey,
great color combo, it was a pleasure for me to play the curtain call #30
LG Conny

devlinwhite designs said...

Wow that ribbon is stunning Stacey! (Must get me some of dat!)I love the Kraft DSP background with the black stamped flowers - really elegant!

Julie said...

Gorgeous Stacey, that ribbon is just yummy!

Silke Ledlow said...

O-M-G!!! These are fab colors...and your card is so ELEGANT and GORGOEUS!!! Perfect CAS design!!! Hugs ~S~

Lea L. said...

This card is beautiful, Stacey! I love the pattern on the kraft paper, and that bow is fabulous!!

♥♥♥Lea

PapierGirl said...

Stacey you make these colors work so well for you! :) This was a challenge for me! Your photo is wonderful - I'm sure with time you'll work out all the kinks and then you can put together a tutorial for us amateurs! :)

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a great card.. love the bow and the stick pin. I've been wanting to start a supply of them myself. Thanks for a great challenge..

Always Playing with Paper said...

Fun colours Stacey!
Lesley :)

Nicole said...

Another great color combo this week! Thanks for the inspiration! I had fun playing along! :)

Collette said...

This color scared me at first, but I'm really liking them. Your card is wonderful.

Heather B said...

This was a fun color combination. Not one I would have thought of.

Lynne said...

Fab card and fab challenge. Love these colours :)
Lynne xxx

Julie said...

Hi Stacey - Thank you for the great color challenge...I will officially be stalking you now! :)

I'm a fairly new Mac user. I bought PSE for Mac but I haven't figured out how to get the watermark on my card that way...so for now I'm transferring my cards after I edit them to my Mac. Speaking of which I really need to figure that out..... LOL!

designbygutschi said...

How pretty!
That big ribbon is fantastic, and you combined these colors perfectly!
Thank you!
Jutta

Kristin said...

Stacey, your card is just lovely!! I think I would really struggle with these colors, but obviously you didn't. I just might try them today!

Makiko Jones said...

Hi Stacey, Great color combo!! I really enjoy using those colors together.

My link #31 is not the right link. Sorry for the mistake.

StampinBetty said...

I don't think I'll be too quick to try and find a way to combine pink pirouette and pumpkin pie again....but it was fun trying....Mine is the opposite of yours :) Whereas you went for elegant I tried the distressed look...Yours is so much better!
Stampin Betty

Luana said...

I'm so excited....and I just cant hide it!!!!! It was challenging but I had loads of fun. Thanks.

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

I had to dig deep to find some Pink Pirouette but I am glad I did. Great challenge, love your card especially the ribbon!

Gloria said...

Wow...this was definatly a challenge for me!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Stacey...boy oh boy I almost didn't make this challenge...I did have it on my mind alllllll week...LOL!!! Hope you like it...I loved this color combo :)!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Sandybeaches said...

Great colour combination!! Just love playing along:) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Tracey said...

I know mine is linked late...I had made it last week and forgot to post it! I still wanted to share even if it is past the deadline! I love this blog and the samples/colors are always so inspiring!