Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Simon Says .......... Anything Goes!

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It's the last Wednesday of the month, and that means it's your favorite challenge: Anything Goes! at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog.

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The design team were generously treated to some Spectrum Noir colored pencils, and we are all showing off some cards that we made using them.  

October is my favorite month of fall, and so I made some autumn-toned cards for you this week.  I stamped on kraft cardstock and then colored in my images with the creamy Spectrum Noir colored pencils.   I wanted a particular purple, so I combined a blue and a lavender to get it, and the pencils performed beautifully.  I'm so pleased to now have these wonderful pencils in my arsenal!

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supplies: Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds, Spectrum Noir pencils from their Essentials and Primaries collections, Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold Seasons, various enamel dots

For my second card I pulled out a beautiful Memory Box woodblock stamp called Maple Wreath and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Autumn Flowers, along with a triple twine bow secured with a button.

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Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher

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for the random winner of this week's challenge, to be spent at the Simon Says Stamp store!!

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AND the generous people at Spectrum Noir have added a prize of 2 sets (winner's choice) of their beautiful colored pencil sets to a second random winner!  


ETA: Both of these cards will work for The Card Concept's current challenge, so I'll be entering them there, I guess in the Clean and Simple category or Clean and Layered.

29 comments:

  1. Great coloring Lin!
    The kiddos and I love our Spectrum Noir Pencils too!

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  2. Love how vibrant the colors are on kraft, Lin! And your wreath is gorgeous! ♥

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  3. these cards are beautiful! and the pencils look fab on the kraft cardstock!!!

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  4. These are beautiful, Lin! I really love how vibrant the pencils are on the kraft and that wreath is just amazing! Gorgeous!

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  5. I love how warm and inviting your cards are....gorgeous fall inspiration, Lin! The coloring of wreath on kraft card stock is awesome, too!

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  6. Both fabulous card Lin, your blending is fantastic - I love the autumn wreath - such a gorgeous colour combo!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  7. Gorgeous cards, Lin! I love the bright colors against the kraft in the first and the autumn pallet in the second :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Beautiful cards... The colouring , design and colours on both of you cards are outstanding, love them both.

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  9. Look how pretty those bright colors are on kraft! I think these pencils are going on my wish list right now.

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  10. ooooh what pretty cards today Lin! Love the happy colors on kraft and that great wreath!

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  11. Wow oh wow Lin! I have these pencils and my coloring doesn't look nearly this good when I use them! It must be the talent of the user :) These are both gorgeous!!

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  12. These are both so gorgeous Lin!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

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  13. completely awesome Lin. The colours against the kraft are amazing.

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  14. Perfect stamp for this challenge...love the coloring of the gorgeous Fall leaves. The twine and the button were just icing on the cake!

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  15. Two really gorgeous cards, Lin! These autumn colors look so pretty with Kraft and your wreath is stunning!

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  16. Both great Fall cards, love those warm, rich colours!!

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  17. Oh my goodness...what stunning fall cards and your wreath is so beautiful, I would love to have one just like it on my front door. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

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  18. Lin, I can't even begin to say how lovely these are! I love how vintage these feel with the kraft behind. I'm going to have to check that out!

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  19. Gorgeous cards Lin!! Love the designs and the pretty fall colors!!

    hugs...

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  20. Fabulous wreath Lin! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

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  21. These are both such fantastic autumn cards! Love the kraft on the first and I am a sucker for wreaths so I do love the maple wreath on the second card too :)

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  22. Oh sheesh!! I LOVE these.. especially that coloured one!! What a lovely job on a one layered card. Its just stunning! thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  23. I love your coloring on the kraft card stock, it made for a fabulous fall creation! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  24. Absolutely beautiful - love it.

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  25. Lin, these two are seasonally spectacular! The coloring is wonderful.

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  26. The pencil coloring on the kraft paper is spectacular! I am going to see if I can get the same effect with my Inktense pencils. Thanks for joining us at the Cad Concept!

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  27. I LOVE the coloring on the Kraft paper. Your colors are so rich and vibrant-just like fall. Your second card is just as lovely. Great design!!

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  28. Beautiful cards & great colouring :)

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  29. Two beautiful fall themed cards! I definitely agree with you - the first one is perfectly clean & simple and the second one is deliciously clean & layered! You have a keen eye for color coordination! Each shade works in perfect blended harmony! Your sproinky twine bow is delightful! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!