Monday, 19 June 2017

Mix It Up Monday: In the City with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist

Yes, it’s time for another colour combination from my In Color charts because it is indeed Mix It Up Monday … yes, again! They come round very fast!

Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist are the stars of the show this time and it was a great opportunity to use this fabulous Color Theory DSP Stack. I love the ombre effect on this sheet and thought it would be perfect for the biggest hot air balloon. 

I’ve teamed it with a surprise favourite: In The City.  I confess that when I first saw this hostess set I didn’t just pass over it, I actually scoffed. I thought it was horrible, childish, badly drawn… you name it, I threw that insult at it. 

“What happened?” I hear you ask. The answer, as is so often the case, is “Pinterest happened”. Demonstrators can purchase hostess sets in our pre-order month so lots of people had taken up the opportunity and loads of fabulous samples kept turning up. I warmed to the set and, naturally, caved in. 

I love this card - with the balloon looming large over the domestic scene - but I love my other In The City samples even more. However, you’ll have to wait until next week before I show you those as they’ve been created for a blog hop. Meanwhile, just marvel at the fact that I used Tempting Turquoise because that never happens! 

Don’t forget you can join in the #MixItUpMonday fun now, too. 

Create a Stampin’ Up!® project using either this colour combination, or one I’ve previously showcased, there are several ways you can share it:

  1. Upload an image of your creation to your own blog, Pinterest board or Facebook page or Twitter, then post a link to your project in the comments section of the relevant post on this blog.
  2. Upload an image to the comments in the relevant post on my Facebook page. 
Whichever way you choose, please use the hashtag #MixItUpMonday


  1. Hi Helen, what a fab colour combo, it was right up my alley! I love the ombre hot air balloon on your whimsical card - although I'm not a fan of the image artwork you've made great use of the In the City set and created a fun and very appealing card! Here's my card for this week's challenge
    I'll play along next week too if I can.
    Ruth x

    1. Hi Ruth, thanks so much for playing along - your card is, once again, fantastic. I admit I wasn't a fan of the stamp set when I first saw it but it's such fun to play with and now I have it, I'm totally hooked. (It was Pinterest that changed my mind, of course)

  2. Oops, sorry Helen, I forgot to include the #mixitupmonday on my previous comment! Ruth x


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