Sunday, April 7, 2013

Color Refresh Retiring Colors Blog Hop

I have the pleasure of wrapping up the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Colors Blog Hop.   Each member has highlighted one of the lovely colors that are retiring as part of Stampin' Up's Color Refresh.   I am going to show how pretty they are in combination with each other.

I started by spreading out all the retiring colors and rearranging them into various combos.  The results were unexpected and fun!  I have had these colors at my fingertips and yet had never put some of these together.  I hope you are inspired to try some new combos yourself and then be sure to stock up on your favorites while they are still available.

 First I went with a masculine combo of Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy and More Mustard.  Then to lighten it a bit I added Bashful Blue.  These colors complimented the Fan Fair DSP nicely.
Then a softer combination of Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery and River Rock.  A touch of Baja Breeze ink around the butterfly makes it pop.  Also the Baja Breeze Seam Binding will be retiring in May.. love that stuff!  And speaking of "love" did you notice the stamp?  That is from the Best of Love stamp set which is part of the Best of 25 Years sets which are bringing back favorites from the past.
And finally a very feminine combination of Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Lucky Limeade.  The image is colored with markers of all four colors.  I am a marker collector and love having past colors in my collection for shading images so don't forget to get the markers too while you can!
I do hope you have enjoyed seeing just some of possibilities of these colors.

Please click on the links below to hop forward to Tanya's remarkable Regal Rose creations

or backward to Sara's luscious Lucky Limeade projects.   Enjoy!!