Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Color Throwdown Time Made Easy ;]

My Color Throwdown Time Made Easy?!  What?!!  How in the...?  Yep, I understand...it's confusing :)  This is HOW...  The WONDERFUL Color Throwdown team asked ME to join their design team!!  I was soooo excited I was giddy when they asked!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this team and always have, not only for their spectacular color challenges but because the team is AMAZING in so many ways (talent, humor, intellect...)...I just love these girls!  I'm so excited and honored to be working with them!  I will do my best to make them proud :]  I recognize the talent that plays along each week so it's very humbling to me as well as exciting.  THANK YOU again, ladies ♥

Today I am hosting the CTD74 challenge...the FIRST one of the new year.  Naturally, I wanted to use the colors from the patterned paper I designed for the first official My Time Made Easy ™ LLC release.  So, Lauren agreed to sponsor the team and offer not only they paper, but two templates as well!  Here are the colors:

I used two of the digi papers from MTME for this project.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the All A Flutter Sentiments© set down the left side of my Regal Rose panel and embossed in clear powder.  I then stamped a solid white butterfly from the All A Flutter© set randomly over the top of the text.


The daisy is also from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC...the Pretty Pieces Cut File Accents.  I created the daisy cut file because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Gerbera Daisies!  LOVE them!  I have a set of flower pens proudly displaying the tops of several, beautiful Gerbera Daisies and brightening my desk. Well, one day I got to thinking that a true Gerbera Daisy template would be sooo cool!  So, I made one.  I personally LOVE this daisy!  It turned out exactly like I had imagined.  For this card I cut three of the large daisies and two of the smaller daisies from the Fluttering-by multi-colored gingham paper.  I layered them after turning the leaves UP (vs curling them down like in one of my previous posts), and I LOOOOOOOOOVE how it turned out!  The pics don't do it justice...it really is full in person :O)


I layered pink definition paper on the main chocolate panel, added some GORGEOUS polyester, brown ribbon (that I think I got at Michaels in the dollar bin), a button and layered butterfly, pierced the corners and DONE!  Easy card tonight :O) 


My layout was inspired by Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #55.  She truly has some of THE best sketches, I've just been extra busy lately so I haven't had a chance to play along like I wanted to!  BUT, today I knew right away what I wanted to do when I saw her challenge! 

Need some more color inspiration?!  Welllll, check out Lauren and Mona's posts (heck, ANY and ALL of the My Time Made Easy DT's blogs...left sidebar), my most recent posts (Yesterday and Sunday), and of course, the fabulous Color Throwdown girls!!!

Bar
Deb Horst - January Guest Designer

Don't forget, you are only eligible to win if you play along before midnight on Sunday and post your project using Mr. Linky over at the CTD74 post.  I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with!!  I LOVE this color palette and it's a nice break from the typical and popular, atypical holiday colors!

Hope you have a wonderful new year!  Thank you for stopping by :]


20 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

CONGRATULATIONS girlfriend!!! You are one crazily busy talented stamper! I am so proud of you for being selected to be on the CTD team :) This card is fabulous! I love how you stamped the butterfly image in white - what a cool effect! What a great sample of inspiration!!!

LeAnne said...

Awesome card! This is just amazing! Your first CTD and you've hit a home run--I know you will wow us all with your wonderful creations! Glad to have you creating with us!

Kathryn B said...

Congrats on the new gig! You will do them proud you have amazing talent. Just look at your card its beautiful! Love, love IT!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations for joining the CTD team! That's a super bonus for all of us, because they're all such talented ladies to begin with and now we'll have your pretty creations added to the mix! I look forward to a year of CTD's! This card is fabulous with that daisy! Such amazing details and a beautiful color combo as well. You go girl!! :D

Stampin' Pam said...

Kristin huge KUDOS to you for this latest feather in your cap! You are SO talented - CTD team is LUCKY to have you as is Lauren and JUGS! Man oh man girly - how do you do it all? LOVE the gerber daisy - every time I see it I think I'm one step closer to my cricut - did you ever get your new one? Beautiful card - love the senti overstamped with the white B-fly. CONGRATS and HUGS.

Cardmaking-Companion Susan said...

Lovely card - I love the daisy on it - the size of it is very impressive.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Kristin, I LOVE that daisy with the plaid paper! So beautiful, and just gorgeous on your card with all the other fabulous papers you designed! I am SO HAPPY this day finally arrived and to have you as part of our team!!!!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, Kristin!!! I love that flower--it's simply perfect!! I'm so glad to have you as part of the CTD team--I know you'll inspire all of us!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful card, Kristin!! I just love your patterned flower!! Your paper is wonderful and I loved using it! I'm so glad you're on the team now!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Congrats on your new DT, Kristin! Fabulous card! I love the white butterflies and the plaid daisy is just amazing!!

Mary J said...

Well done honey - well deserved! And I love your card sooo much!

Heather said...

LoVe the layered flower look. Your girls have been so busy with Lauren's release.

akagreenhouse said...

Fabulous card!! Love the 'puffy' flower. And congrats on the new opportunity! But I'm really not surprised that they asked you. What I'm surprised about is that they waited this long to ask you. I enjoy your blog so much. You always have beautiful work and I get such inspiration from here. Your creativity is awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us. Cathy

dpkennedy said...

Oh yes! That daisy is awesome! Your bow is so luscious too! Fantastic card Kristin! So happy to have you join us!!

Davi said...

Congrats Kristin!! Love that flower and the beautiful ribbon!! Great Color combo. :)

Mercy said...

kristin...this is amazing! love the color combo, the gorgeous layered flower and button cneter, dp, and yummy ribbon!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an awesome job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Ruby said...

What a GORGEOUS flower! I LOVE it!! Love the colour combo too :o)

Jillian said...

This card is sumptuous! Beautiful! I love the color combo you came up with for Color Throwdown - I played along for the first time, and now I'm going to give the challenges over at JUGS a shot - love the sassy blog name, BTW! :)

Nancy said...

Your Valentine Box is adorable, I absolutely love the black lace ribbon with the pink pattern paper, very chic!
I also like the combination of colors you used on the flower card, brown/orange...delicious!
Nancy

tina grennan said...

i am having a very hard time picking one thing that i like I love house and the mailbox set with the yellows... so very spring time!!

Post a Comment

Thank you for leaving a comment! It really does mean a lot to me. I will visit your blog if you have one...that's where I find most of my inspiration :O)

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.