Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Palette Challenge

Hi everyone, Allie here.

I'm happy to be here guest hosting a challenge for you. The Mod Squad is giving away a great prize this week, a $50 Gift Card from GINA K DESIGNS!!!

I live in Minnesota, and we haven't seen ANY signs of spring! I'm ready for Mother Nature to paint some grass and flowers! Let's give her a reminder of the colors we like to see.

Image Credit: Wikipedia

The rules for this challenge are simple, just make use of the color palette. You can use all the colors, or even just one!

Spring in Japan

I used the cloud from the digital cutting file Cloud and Lanterns to create a stencil to create the background. The mat behind the background and the border are stamped with flowers from the Folk Filigree set. The border is built by stamping images from Folk Filigree in a variety of colors. Some of the flowers are stamped with the same color using generational stamping - stamping off the paper and then on, to create a lighter shade of the same color. The lanterns are inked to match the flowers. The kanjis on the lanterns are raised with dimensional foam, and the yellow lantern is raised above the others for added interest.

The products I used to make this card are: 

  • Folk Filigree” stamp set by Becky Oehlers for Gina K Designs
  • Memento Dye Inks from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
  • Digital Cutting File - Cloud and Lanterns by Samantha Walker for Silhouette Online Store
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Adhesive from ThermoWeb

Here are the details for playing along:
  • Please create a new card/project for each challenge.
  • You may use any vendors/products.
  • The host/hostess will choose 3 winners.
  • All 3 cards will be pinned to our Mod Squad Challenge Blog Pinterest Board (follow the link on the right column) and when there is a craft prize the host/hostess will choose one from among those 3 winning cards. The winners will be announced in a separate post that will go up on Tuesdays before the next challenge post goes up. Any winners of craft prizes have 1 week to respond to claim the prize. Prizes that are unclaimed will be offered again on another challenge.
  • Our challenges may be combined with up to 4 other challenges, so to be eligible for any prizes and Pinning you can have a total of 5 challenges you've entered. We rely on the honor system so please be honest.
  • The Mod Squad challenges are open until the following Monday night so we have time to choose and post winners.
  • Winners will be chosen from among the entries submitted in time.
  • Please link up your challenge entry using the linky at the end of the post and make sure you include the link to this challenge somewhere in your card description.
Prize for the challenge:
The winner of this challenge will receive a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs!
I can’t wait to see what you all create!
Thanks for playing along!


  1. Do you need to use all of the colors,or a certain number of colors??

  2. You can use the color palette for just a couple of the colors or the whole thing....whatever you'd like!

  3. This was a real challenge for me! I used all the colors - whew! Thanks for another great week of inspiring me!!

  4. Can you enter more than once per challenge during weeks when there is a prize?

  5. Yes Heidi..you sure can!!!! =)

  6. I love the colors in the palette. Thanks for the challenge.