Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #103

My 6.5 week class is over and I'm finally home!  I haven't even gone through all of my emails yet, and I didn't really announce that I was back, so this post is a surprise to my CTD girls!  The card I made is a surprise to LeAnne whose birthday is TODAY!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEANNE!!!!  Please swing by and leave her some birthday love

I have to make this a quick post because I'm whipped.  I need SLEEP.  BUT, I will say that I don't miss Alabama at all.  That humidity is no joke!  I would walk...yes, walk...slowly...outside to get ready for physical training at 6:30, and while I was standing and waiting for everyone to show up and get started, I was dripping sweat.  YUCK.  I was a sweaty mess the entire 6.5 weeks.  I have zero desire to ever live there.  Now that I'm back home in Virginia, I have a new appreciation for the heat here.  Go figure.

On to my card.  I could not WAIT to get home and use these Killer Curves stamps!  I designed the label cut files, and Lauren designed the stamps that coordinate with them.  Pretty cool, ehh?  Lauren added the awesome silhouette flowers to the set also.  So many possibilities with this one!  Especially if you have a personal cutter and can cut the labels prior to stamping.  Gives a nice added pop.
I strayed a little from our CTD swatch.  I LOVE River Rock...so much that I used up all of my cardstock.  I also never invested in the ink (dumb, I know), so I have limited resources to swap colors.  I don't have my scrap paper labeled but I think I used Kiwi Kiss and possibly Certainly Celery...though I'm not sure.  I colored the floral image using the Kiwi Kiss stamp pad and a Real Red marker (another swap...I know).  Huffed and stamped. 
The rest is pretty obvious I think, so I'll spare you the explanation and take my butt to bed!  I missed being around, hope you all didn't completely give up on me!  Here's a final photo...closeup of the sentiment :]
If you play along with the CTD, please be sure to add a link to your project using InLinkz on the CTD blog.  Also, if you need to substitute colors like I did, feel free...just try to come close and avoid adding enough to create a rainbow!  Can't wait to see what you come up with :O)  Check out the rest of the team's projects for a healthy dose of inspiration today!

Makiko Jones ~ July Guest Designer

***LeAnne's ColorQ team is sponsoring a blog hop in honor of her birthday.  My card is for her so I'm joining in the fun! 



Have a super, colorful Wednesday! 

20 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

YAY, I'm so glad to "see" you again, my friend!!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You didn't lose an ounce of awesome mojo while doing all that sweating, that's for sure!

Lynn said...

Hey there...glad your back! And I can only imagine the heat in Alabama this time of year..yuck!

Love, love, love your card...your mojo came back quickly - beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!

Broni said...

YAY!! So glad you're back and had a little time to play with us this week! Your card is awesome!

Andrea M said...

WELCOME HOME!!!!! So glad you're back :) This is a gorgeous card!!!! The heat clearly didn't whip your mojo - STUNNING!

Sandra Farrell said...

Beautiful card. LeAnne is one lucky woman!

Sue Lelli said...

STUNNING! LOVE that ribbon wih your beautiful details! Welcome back!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I adore these colors, fabulous card!

enjoy *~*

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Kristin, your gorgeous card is SO ELEGANT! I love it! Thanks so much for helping celebrate LeAnne's b'day!!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

BTW, where were you in AL? That's where I am - lol! And yes, it's MUGGY & HOT!

Sylvia said...

Kristin, So glad you are back creating! Your card is beautiful! A wonderful card to celebrate LeAnne's birthday and for the challenge! Thanks for helping us celebrate with a birthday hop!

dpkennedy said...

I am so glad you are back! And your card is gorgeous! Alabama didn't make a dent in YOUR mojo! Love it!

Scrappy said...

Great card! Love your colors!

LeAnne said...

Gosh, Kristin, I missed you so much and are so glad you're back---sweaty or not! Thanks for helping me celebrate my big day----your stamping ability did NOT suffer one bit!!! Love what you did with these colors!!
Hugs,
LeAnne

Rosemary said...

gorgeous, gorgeous card, kristin! welcome back!!

Julz said...

Very elegant! Welcome back! =)

Terri E. said...

Love the way your colors work together.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Makiko Jones said...

Welcome back Kristin! Hope you will have a plenty of rest after this.
Your card is so pretty!! I love the way you used the colors

Lisa Kind said...

Hey girlfriend! So glad you are back...you were totally missed! Love your card! I bet it felt good to get inky! Great birthday card for LeAnne!

Barbara said...

Welcome back, girlie!! LOVE this card--fabulous design and use of the colors!

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