Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #88

Whew!  What a month this has been.  Especially the past two weeks.  If I didn't clue you in before, I'm finishing up the process of moving from one house to another.  Since the new house is less than a mile away, I'm moving most of our stuff myself with my SUV.  I gotta say, getting the "stuff" here wasn't a terribly difficult task...it's the task of finding a place to put everything and the time to organize it that is mind boggling!  If you've been keeping up, you'll know that I pretty much missed the past two weeks of challenges with both JUGS and the CTD!  UGH UGH UGH!!!  My craft room is in complete disarray, BUT, I just couldn't miss another week!  SO, I dug through my boxes, bags and piles, and found the essential items I needed to create a card for today's Color Throwdown challenge.  Thankfully, I found everything easily despite the fact that I could barely move around my craft room.  Aww, heck.  Here's a shot of what my room looks like today:
Just to give you an idea of what I'm dealing with!  LOL  I'll post an updated picture once I get it organized.  It's a LOT smaller than my old craft room, but I think I can work it out perfectly with the huge closet in there.  Cross your fingers for me ;]

Okay, okay...onto the CTD challenge I'm hosting this week!!  I selected my palette from a gorgeous Cosmo Cricket pack of patterned paper called "Everafter".
Fresh, right?  I love it!!  I've had the pack for a while and it's truly my go-to pack when I don't use my own digi paper.  Which worked out perfectly tonight since I don't have my printer or my Cricut set up yet.  I mention the Cricut simply because of the flower on my card:
LOVE how this bloom turned out ♥ Being that my Cricut is taking a break this week, I didn't use one of my MTME floral cut files.  Instead I used two heart punches, two daisy punches, and a snowflake punch.  Yes, a snowflake.  I cut 6 hearts in each size out of the patterned paper, three daisies in each size out of So Saffron cs, and two medium snowflakes.
I curled the edges of the hearts using my bone folder and colored the base and edge of each petal with a Prawn colored Copic.  I then used a glue dot on each spoke of the snowflake to adhere individual petals, then layered the two blooms.  I punched three daisies in each size, and pinched them together in the centers after adhering the layers with glue dots to create my stamen.  The rest seems pretty easy to figure out ;]

The layout is from the JUGS27 sketch challenge I hosted a week ago but couldn't play along with! 
Okay, I suppose that sums everything up.  I'm about to pass out on my couch, so I'm going to close.  Please be sure to swing by the CTD lady's blogs to check out their inspiring, GORGEOUS projects! 

Teresa Kline ~ April Guest Designer
 
Hope you're having a great week! It's half over ;]

19 comments:

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Kristin!

I LOVE your inspiration card this week! That flower is beautiful and the papers are so fresh (as you say!). Good luck with the move! I can't wait to see your craft area all set up!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Jenny said...

GL with your move... no fun there. Love the flower ... great job!! :D

Broni said...

Bless your heart!! I know how overwhelming moving can be! Can't believe you found time and supplies to actually stamp!!! Your card and especially your flower is just gorgeous!

MelissaS said...

OMG do I LOVE that flower you created!! What a gorgeous card :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful flower card, created by a beautiful young lady, my daughter. I clearly remember the task of moving. Wish I could be there to help you, but quite frankly, I'd rather glue my hair to the carpet!! hehehehehe Give my beautiful granddaughter a hug & kiss for me!! All my love, Mom/Grandma

Tammy Hershberger said...

That flower is awesome, girl!!! LOVE how you improvised since your beloved Cricut is out of commission for the moment! Beautiful card! I wish I could come and help you get organized! It'd be so much fun! Sending you (((hugs!)))

Barbara said...

ACK!!! What a gorgeous flower!!! Love how it takes center stage! UGH is right. GL with the unpacking. Tammy can help, I'm with your mom, LOL!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

i hope you move goes well girl, I adore this flower, woowee...so fun and fabulous!

enjoy *~*

LeAnne said...

Well, you must have some sort of analytical brain in addition to all your craftiness, because there is no way I would have figured that a heart punch could be used to make this flower....it is GORGEOUS!!!! You are da bomb!!! Personally, I don't think the room looks all that bad, either. I am sure you will whip it into shape very quickly!!!

Sonia said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!~ Love the flower and all the card!.. Fabulous!!

**Sony**
Sonia-Studio60

Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous! I love that flower...it's so pretty! Hey, my craft room looks like yours! Hahahaa!!! Glad you are back...missed you!

Jans said...

Wow! I love that flower!:) and great use of the colors for CTD..:) I'll really try to come up with an entry for this week..:) Not sure I have the supplies (I have VERY limited supplies) for these colors.. but I'll definitely try!:)

Paul B said...

Wow love that flower, think I'll have a go myself, you've inspired me :) Very bold and striking. Beautiful too. Good luck with the rest of your house moving and thx for dropping by and leaving a cmment on my blog :) Px

Mary J said...

Gorgeous flower!! Wonderful card!!

mary said...

This flower is so beautiful, it looks real! Would you do a tutorial sometime on it.
Thanks for sharing

Dana Gustafson said...

For a girl who is workign out of a box, I sure can't tell! Brilliant brilliant card and such a gorgeous flower!

NĂºria said...

beautiful card!!
I love the flowers, gorgeous!

Whimsey said...

WOW; for not having your crafting supplies handy, you really rocked this one. Your flower is over-the-top gorgeous; love the way the heart shape and the soft design of the petals is beautiful!!!

Oma said...

Beautiful card! I never would have used a heart punch to make flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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