Happy New Year!

OCC2011Dec31Happy New Year!   Today we have a new color challenge for you at Our Creative Corner, hosted by stamping guru Anne Marie Hile.

To ring in 2012, Anne Marie asks that we use the following colors:

bright pink

bright green

bright yellow

bright purple

These are not my go-to colors but a challenge is a challenge, and most of the time I really end up liking having been pushed a bit out of my zone.  I went with Distress Inks for my colors, and then used clear embossing powder and heat set the whole thing to get some brightness.

The giant alpha stamp is by Wendy Vecchi (Studio 490) and the lady is an oldie from Catslife Press.  I love that I can write whatever I want on her mesage board.

I added a flourish (Tim/Sizzix) and a bit of the ornate on-the edge die to ground her.  The tiny tag is also Tim/Sizzix and I adhered it to one of his Idea-ology pins.

Thanks so much for popping by! This challenge runs through January 6 and all are welcome. Just make any paper crafting project you wish using those four colors and link it to the OCC blog.

I’m also linking mine to the Anything Goes challenges Sunday Stampers and Simon  Says Stamp.

Wishing you & yours a wonderful New Year filled with health, happiness, and lots of love & laughter.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. ¿Sabes qué molaría? Hacerle la foto a Laika con el ! encima :$

  2. Maintain all the nice work going by posting more informative posts. Thank you. Time properly spent on this post.

  3. Going to see Astrix Tonight. Its gonna be a night to remember. There playing with Aly & Fila. Then next week ill be seeing Axwell. great nights ahead

  4. Comfortably openhearted and not gift up on roe

  5. Good article, Each and every Place is good Sufficient.Many thanks for sharing with us your wisdom.

  6. Marjie, I just have one word for this one: FUN! Love how you used the colors and all of the awesome detail you added. Gorgeous, as always1 Hugs! 🙂

  7. Great tag, you made these bright colors work!!!

  8. Also a Happy New Year to you. Your tags looks wonderful, great image and colors.

  9. Your work is amazing!
    Happy New Year!
    Congrats on being chosen by Tim!

  10. What a great way to start 2012! Congrats on being chosen by Tim. You do have an awesome blog!

  11. Congrats on being chosen as a winner on Tim’s blog today!! Enjoy your prize package!

  12. This tag is so colorful and I love it!
    And how great is it that you were chosen by Tim!! You lucky girl! Have a happy new year!

  13. Marjie, I ALWAYS love seeing what you create! I am in the same boat as you; those colors are not in my comfort zone. But I just love how you used them! YOu always intriege me with your creations. They are truly awesome!
    Yeah, I was so focused on the colors, I completely missed the card part. But, if we get sent to the principles office, we have each other. 🙂
    I hope this year brings you and your family happiness and success! Happy New Year my friend. hugs sharon

  14. This is a fabulous and true Marjie style creation … I love this little image and I love all the techniques you have used … great colour combination!!!
    Wishing you all the best for a happy and creative 2012!!!

  15. Fantastic tag Marjie – love the colour combo!!! Happy New Year to you!!

  16. Marjie, your tag gave me a smile!!! Thank you!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  17. Gorgeous tag 🙂 very arty and fab, I love the colours and details ,, fantastic !!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year 🙂
    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 🙂
    Lols x x x

  18. Happy New Year!!! Love the texture and color combi of the colors, you’ve really pushed yourself to a good extend, really nice tag out there!

  19. Holy Cow Marjie!!! This is fabulous! You nailed the color challenge perfectly as well as artistically! Bravo!!!

  20. Oh WOW, your tag is fabulous and so detailed–amazing!!! Wishing you the Happiest New Year ever!!!! XO Cindy

  21. Fabulous use of the colors and what a cool tag! Stunning background! Happy New Year to you!

  22. Oh wow this is a fabulous tag Marjie. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year, hugs Annette xx

  23. Lovely piece, you have made good use of the rather daunting colours! Happy 2012, Valerie