Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #76

Welcome back to some of my mindless creativity.  Today's post is a picture perfect representation of that.  I semi-cased a set of cards in the Jan Card Maker magazine, that designer, Daniela Dobson had published, but added my own twists and decided not to make a box (err...ran out of time :).  First and foremost, lets check out Tammy's AWESOME color palette this week!  I must say I love a nice green with a great red or pink hue...flowers usually come to mind instantly; BUT, today I went Valentine-y hearts ♥

Here are my six cards piled on my Longaberger shelf with my little bird cage and ceramic bird I picked up at Michaels.  Aren't they sweet?  I thought they would make adorable little Valentine cards ♥

Here are some shots of the similar colors paired together. 







These were super quick and easy if you can't tell by looking.  First of all, ANY card that I create in one day (no coloring prior to, or using a partially created card, no stitching the day after, etc.) is a QUICK card for me.  These were all started and finished tonight after a full day of work, picking my daughter up from school after she failed her concussion test, taking her to dinner and to her gymnastics meet anyway to support her friends, and picking her up.  Oh, and I walked the dogs :O)  LOL  If I had more time, I likely would have added some stitching or at least some faux stitching...and I probably would have figured out a way to use some ribbon (my fave embellishment)...BUT, I think they're just fine how they are now, so, no added flavor!

Check out the rest of the Color Throwdown DT's projects!  They're SURE to inspire you. 

If you play along, remember you don't have to have the exact colors listed, you just need to come close (and refrain from adding a rainbow of additional colors :).  Upload before 11:59pm EST on Sunday and add a link to your post using Mr. Linky to be in the running for our Featured Stamper spot.  We sure hope you can play along!  Can't wait to see how YOU inspire ME!

Have a great (and hopefully SHORT) week!  Thanks for stopping by ♥

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Short and Sweet and Warm Words; Martha Stewart, Flourishes
Paper: Stampin' Up! DSP; PTI, In Bloom and Select White; Cosmo Cricket, Girl Friday and Ever After
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black; PTI, Raspberry Fizz and Fresh Snow
Embellishments: Creative Memories, Heart Punch; Stampin' Up, Scalloped Border Punch and Rounded Corner Punch; EK Success, border punches; Marvy Uchida Daisy Punch; Michaels, Brads and Buttons; Martha Stewart, Lace Border Punch, and Frond Punch

18 comments:

LeAnne said...

Just lovely! You did an awesome job with these colors, creating such a diverse set, but still keeping a theme going!! LOVE that flourish--really adds some "motion"! Sorry to hear Tia didn't pass her concussion test, although I am not sure what that means.....doesn't sound too good, though!

Kelly Schelske said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Kristin! Great job with the combo, very nice!

debhorst said...

I just love this mini cards--what an adorable set you have created!!

Erin K said...

These are so pretty. Today I'm going to pull out some old office type papers and see what kinds of Valentines I can make. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

Just perfect the way they are, Kristin!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

These are adorable! I love that they're done in non-traditional colors but all have a similar theme! Each one is so special!
So sorry to learn that Tia's concussion has left her on the sidelines, but hopefully before long she's going to be back to her old self again soon!!

Broni said...

LOVE these, Kristin! Each one is perfect in it's own little way. And as a set...WOW!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Kristin, I adore this set, you have inspired me to make my own....totally fabo.....have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love the cards and also how you displayed them! Very crafty! And I cannot believe you did all those things and still came up with these beauties!

Hope Tia is ok. Fingers crossed!

Cathy Indelicato said...

so cool - what a great set!

Davi said...

Such fun little cards. They are all such wonderful use of the colors!!

Mary J said...

Wow! That's all I have to say - wow! xx

Tammy Hershberger said...

Kristin, these turned out so stinkin' cute! I just love your sweet little ensemble of Valentines!!!

dpkennedy said...

These are just the cutest little cards! You were a busy little girl for sure! Love these!!

Monique said...

Wowza!! Your a busy girl..I think your cards look great...Love this color combination and all the rounded corners!!.. They look fantastic!!

~Hugs~

Deebi27 said...

Great set of cards. Simple and fun looking and love the flourishes!!!! Great Throwdown choices!

Karen said...

Oh so cUte!! Love all the flourish action with the hearts & flowers! And that fact that you could make SIX cards after the busy day you had?! WOW!!!! :>:>

Daniela said...

Wow, these are so adorable! They remind me of my cards that were published recently in CardMaker Magazine January 2010 issue and I posted a photo of them on my blog here:
http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/2010/01/inspire-me-2010.html

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