Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #84

Hi all and happy Wednesday to you!  Today you're in for a treat over at the Color Throwdown...Broni is our hostess with this beautiful palette of color:
Fabulous, huh?  I kept my card ultra simple because I really wanted these colors to pop!  ...and I think they do with that crisp, white background.  I used the My Time Made Easy Pretty Pieces, Flutters and Flowers cut file to create my butterflies.  I simply resized the butterfly after cutting from the colored cs and cut three on my white cs.  That gorgeous white paper that my small butterflies are cut from and the piece under my butterflies, is actually called "Santa's Beard" and is a beautiful textured paper from Couture Cardstock!  Isn't it fantastic?!  I just LOVE it and want to use it on everything. 
I needed a sturdier piece for my base, so I used Couture Cardstock's, One Sheet Wonder.  That stuff is THICK!  The other cs is from SU! in the corresponding colors from today's palette.  I stamped the flourishes on the small butterflies and on the bottom of my main panel using MTME, Fanciful Flourishes and SU! Soft Sky ink.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the MTME, So Sentimental set.  I drew the outlined frame with a SU! black marker (that is running out of ink!!).  Buttons are from my stash and you can probably tell I had to manipulate a blue button using Copics to come up with a semi-teal button.  UGH.  It's a much better match in real life.  Promise ;]
We would LOVE for you to play along with us this week!  If you do, remember, you don't have to use these exact colors, but please come close and avoid those rainbows ;]  Be sure to link your project using InLinkz over at the CTD and use keyword CTD84 in any online galleries!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please also swing by the CTD gals' blogs and give them a little love.  Their work is STUNNING as usual :]  Have a great remainder of the week.
Pam Speidel - March Guest Designer ♥

14 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful! I love that the butterflies are simple, but they really stand out--and your BG swirly paper is a perfect complement! LOVE it!

Barbara said...

So pretty!! Love all that "white" space and the color just on the butterflies. Beautiful!

dpkennedy said...

This is so simple but so gorgeous! I love the swirly butterflies and the swirly paper-and your bow and button are so pretty! I really love this card!!

MelissaS said...

so pretty! I love the swirls and buttons on the butterflies

Glenda said...

This card is absolutely stunning! Simply gorgeous - love the butterflies & buttons.

Lauren (mytime) said...

ACK! That is beyond perfect! I love it!SOOOOOO super pretty!

Broni said...

Kristin, this card is absolutely perfect!! I adore how you make the colors pop on that beautiful white background. I love that you love the Couture cardstock too!!

Canda said...

This color combo is gorgeous! I LOVE the flourish stamps on the butterflies!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Definitely a great pop of colors with those butterflies against the white card! Sweet design, KRISTIN!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Fantastic beautiful card!!

Cardmaking-Companion said...

This is a lovely card- I love the fact that it is not over fussy - it works all the better for this.
The clear colours work so well with the cream background.
I like the way you have used the buttons as bodies.

Pam Speidel said...

Outstanding creation Kristin! Love your design and it worked perfectly with this color combo and the white background!

Katie Cotton said...

i am beyond behind on blog commenting, but this card is PERFECT!

~Christina~ said...

So cute!!!!

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