Basket full of Sunflowers

Today’s color recipe is for …

Multi-Step Basket, which can be now be found HERE.

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Basket-of-sunflowers

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The color combo for the card was inspired by Color Throwdown Challenge # 251.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky weekend!

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Stamps: Multi Step Basket and Multi Step Giant Sunflower  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Classic Cream from Neenah. Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point from SU!
Inks: (Memento inks) Yellow Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Yellow/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion. Red/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion + sponge Rhubarb Stalk around edges. Leaves: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Basket: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Peanut Brittle, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Lady Bug: Step #3 –  Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug.
Embellishments: Button and twin from my craft stash. Aqua stitched ribbon from Michael’s. Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink.
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Happy 5th Anniversary to CTD

…and Happy KSS Monday! 

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If you’re a fan of Color Throwdown Challenge like I am … (and you have heard the big news yet) … they are celebrating their 5th year with CTD #250! (WOW! 5 Year!)

They are celebrating their anniversary big by giving loads of “goodies” away to those who enter their challenge … but hurry, the deadline is Tuesday, July 16th (that’s tomorrow!) – midnight Eastern Time.

Here are the colors for CTD250. To find all the details about entering and the prizes go HERE.

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I had joined in on the fun and here is my card.

I did not have the SU!’s current colors of Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake or Melon Mambo. I substituted them with their retired colors that come pretty close: Taken with Teal, Kraft and Regale Rose. I am not sure if I am going to use this card for a birthday card or as a thank you card, so I left the sentiment off.

CTD-250

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Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a wonderful (and inky) week!

Check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today and CTD #250!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells and 3 Step Hibiscus from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. So Saffron, Kraft, Taken with Teal and Regale Rose from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) – Conch Shell: Step #4 – Angel Pink + add Pearlescent Beige (Brilliance) to the bottom 1/2 (outside shell 1/2), Step #3 – Angel Pink, Step #2 – Platinum Planet (Brilliance), Step #1 – Pearlescent Beige (Brilliance) on outside edge only, so 1x, Step #5 – Pearlescent Orchid (Brilliance) so 1x, repeat, Step #1 – VersaMark w/ Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Blue Hibiscus: Step #3 – Teal Zeal, Step #2 – Danube Blue so 1x, Step #1 – Summer Sky (wipe center area clean in the Stybus area [Hibiscus center], color in the Stybus with Atyou Spica – Gold, Step #4 – bottom/ Danube Blue – top/Morocco, Step #5 – bottom/Sweet Plum – top/Potter’s Clay.  Yellow Hibiscus: Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion 2x’s, Step #4 – Morocco. Leaves: Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio + Pear Tart. 
Embellishments: Atyou Spica – Gold. Pewter Star Fish charm from my craft stash. Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink – used in the sun. Buttercream Twine from The Twinery. Large scalloped scissors from Fiskars.

Color Thowdown 100th Color Challenge Blog Hop & the BPS!

It is a BIG DAY for the creative ladies over at Color Throwdown who are dishing out their 100th color challenge today! Congratulations Ladies!!!!

To celebrate this big milestone, they have a big blog hop going on with a super long list of fabulous giveaways from awesome sponsors! Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the sponsors and the Kitchen Sink Crew Design Team is playing along. In addition to all this fun, KS Crew Member Makiko Jones, is also a Guest Designer for Color Throwdown too! WOW!

Here’s the 100th color swatch using: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Baja Breeze. Be sure to play along and leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation on the Color Throwdown Blog. You don’t to miss the chance to win one of those awesome prizes!

Here is my card for Color Throwdown Challenge #100, using the Gerber Daisy from 3 Step Honey Bunny and the sentiment from Never a Loss 4 Words.

Please check out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up Color Throwdown’s 100th challenge too.

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynnMakiko

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Plus, help yourself to another serving of… Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special! blue-plate1

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Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny and Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Certainly Celery from SU! Ink: – (pink flower) Step #4 Onyx Black – VersaFine, Step #3 Rocket Red – Brilliance, Step #2 Rose Bud – Memento, Step #1 Angel Pink – Memento. (blue flower) Step #4 Onyx Black – VersaFine, Step #3 Ocean Depth – VersaMagic, Step #2 Ocean Depth stamp off 1x – VersaMagic, Step #1 Ocean Depth stamp off 2x’s – VersaMagic. Sentiment – Rocket Red – Brilliance. Embellishments: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon from SU!

Color Throwndown Challenge #83 … take 2 & a color bonus!

I thought Tammy’s CT color challenge with these bright Spring colors were so fun… I just had to do another card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! …. and boy, you should check out what the Color Throwdown Design Team came up with… gorgeous!

Tammy’s colors for Color Throwdown #83 are:Marigold Morning, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo

I had started this card  several weeks ago. I did not like the background behind the lamb and bunny. It was white and the lamb was getting lost. So,  I had come to stand still and put the aside…  hoping something would come along  and inspire me. Well, it did … it was Connie’s clouds with her little lambs card [HERE] was the ticket!!!! (two minds thinking alike down the same path… but mine got stuck in the mud! LOL!) Thanks Connie for the heavenly inspiration!  You will also find a color recipe for both Little Lambs HERE and the Bunny from 3 Step Honey Bunny HERE.

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With my first challenge card, I mentioned that I did not have all the SU! inks… which lead me to find close substitutes using a different ink brand.

I will admit, I have been working on an Ink Substitution Chart for some time now and I would like to share it with you.

So now if you see a color you don’t have used in a Multi Step Color Recipe, you can go to the chart and see if you have something else that might work instead.

Please keep in mind that colors can shift even within a manufacturer (even as I walk from room to room. LOL!). For example, I have two different ink pads of Imperial Purple…. one is dark gray-purple and the other is a brighter blueish-purple. Kind of crazy… but it happens, different dye lots, even aging over time can cause the difference…. but, I can’t bear to part with either one!  When one of the purples is used by its self, it is noticeable that they are very different… but when I use either one when I am multi step stamping … it all seems to meld together and they look the same. I think I’ll call it color harmony!  🙂

My starting point was to match inks to SU!’s paper line, comparing the full line of Tsukineko’s inks. This included; Memento Dye Inks, Brilliance Pigment Inks, VersaFine Pigment Inks and VersaMagic Pigment Inks. You will notice a few colors are the alternative choice for several different colors… it might be a touch lighter, brighter or darker… but close enough where it works.  You’ll also find some colors are a “spot on” match (love that!). I also included two other ink brands to my ink substitution chart …. Palette Hybrid Ink and Adirondack Dye Inks.

Again… this is just how my eyes are seeing it, you may find that you have a substitution that you like much better than what I have here on this list. …. and if you do, I would love to learn about it. 🙂

Hope you find my Ink Substitution Chart helpful.   Happy Stamping!

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Materials – Stamps: 3 Honey Bunny, Multi Step Little Lambs, Plaid Plus! (to decorate the eggs) and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo from SU! Ink: HERE for Little Lambs and HERE for Bunny. Clouds in Aquatic Splash – VersaMagic, Sentiment in Cantaloupe – Memento and Turquoise Gem – VersaMagic. Grass – Step #3 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 New Sprout – Memento.  Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – clear. Labels 6 from Nestabilities.  Egg punch from Punch Bunch. Adhesive Gems from K&Co. Ribbon from sei (sorry, it was a scrap from a kit).

Color Throwdown is in the Kitchen

How lucky our we?!! We get a jump on the this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge!

How did we get so lucky?

KS Guest Designer, Tammy, is also a Color Throwdown Team member. It is her turn this week to throw down the Color Throwdown Challenge – #83 and KSS is the sponsor! WoHoo!

The Color Throwdown Challenge #83 – officially opens this Wed., March 10th, and on Wed. you’ll also find out what the Color Challenge prize is going to be too. So, you’ll want to make sure to pay a visit and enter your CT color challenge this Wed.

Tammy’s colors for Color Throwdown #83 are:Marigold Morning, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo

I had all the SU! colors used for the challenge with paper, but not ink.
So, I thought it would be fun to compare Tsukineko Inks to SU! inks and see what might match.

Marigold Morning = Cantaloupe (Memento) bit lighter

Wild Wasbi = Bamboo Leaves (Memento) very close

Bermuda Bay = Turquoise Gem (VersaMagic)

Melon Mambo = Rose Bud (Memento) bit lighter

[ this is just a start for ink comparisons 🙂 ]

…and to help get your colors cookin’, check out what Tammy and the KS Crew has created today!

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

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Now you have 2 FUN Challenges to get your Kitchen Sink Stamps inky.

KSCrew Challenge #23

Color Throwdown # 83
Happy Stamping!

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Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Daisy and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo from SU! Ink: Yellow Daisy: Step #3 Toffee – VersaFine, Step #2 Cantaloupe – Memento, Step 1# Dandelion – Memento, Flower Center: Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Pink Daisy: Step #2 Rose Bud – Memento, Step 1# Rose Bud stamp off 1x- Memento, Flower Center: Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Blue Daisy: Step #2 Turquoise Gem – VersaMagic, Step 1# Turquoise Gem stamp off 1x – VersaMagic, Flower Center: Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Sentiment: Turquoise Gem – VersaMagic and Toffee – VersaFine. Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – clear. Petite Ovals and Double End Tag from Nestabilities. Embossing Folder – Swiss Dot from Cuttlebug. Crystal brads from Making Memories. Ribbons from Michael’s.