Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Color Throwdown #109

Hi all!  It's Wednesday already!!!!  You know what that means...time for another Color Throwdown challenge (CTD109).  This week Tammy is your hostess with the mostess...she chose a vibrant palette for you to work with:
I have to admit I STRUGGLED with this palette.  I see cutesy immediately when I look at the colors and if you know me and my style, I am HORRIBLE with cutesy stuff!  LOL  Thankfully Lauren released some CUTE stamps this month that I could choose from. So, I stuck with the gumball machine from the MTME On Display set.  Easy way to incorporate all of the colors this week :]  I kind of feel like I cheated!  Here's my card:
I kept the layout super simple and leaned toward the pink (of course).  I used my MTME digi paper from Darling Dots and Picket Fence for the canopy and the tablecloth in the window I stamped using the MTME Shoppe Window set.  I colored the gumball machine with ink from my SU pad and a blender pen, and I colored the underside of the canopy and window frame with Copics.  Oh, and I couldn't forego a bow on top of my canopy...it was stuck in my head that I needed one, so here we are. A pink bow topping off my "window" :]
It's really hard to see in my photo especially with the transparency grid layer on top, but I used Crystal Effects on the "glass" part of my gumball machine.  It looks pretty cool in person :]  I used a small hole punch to create the gumball in the opening and added buttons to resemble gumballs at the bottom of my panel. 

Here's a snapshot of the inside.  Won't this be a cute card for a young girl's birthday?!  Hope someone has one soon or it's getting stuck in a box with all the others!  Ha ha
Okay, so naturally you'll want to play along with us.  I mean, you all need to show me how to REALLY put this palette to use!!  If you don't have these exact colors, no worries!  Just try to come as close as possible without making us wonder whose challenge you are actually playing along with :O)  Make sure you use keyword CTD109 in any online galleries.  Also, be sure to post a direct link to your creation on the CTD blog and check out my CTD sistahs' projects as well!  They manage to create the most unique cards every week, making me wonder why I couldn't think of that! 

Silke Ledlow ~ September Guest Designer

Hope you're having a fab week...it's already half over!  Can't beat that!!

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Kristin, this card is adorable! Looks like a perfect candy store window!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, how cute! SEE, you CAN do cutesy! This is adorable, and I love the inside... I don't think I would have ever thought to use "have a ball" with the gumball machine, but it's perfect!

Stampin' Pam said...

Super super adorable - love it! I love the gumballs and NO you did not cheat - you worked smarter! LOL Great job

Broni said...

How stinkin' cute is this??!! I love your window and canopy, and the gumball machine is so cute!

Barbara said...

CA-UTE!! Love that window and canopy! Fabulous design!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your little Parisian window scene! Too cute!

Monique said...

This is SO cute!!! Love it :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is SO cute, Kristin! Love the sweet window!!

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh! You totally nailed this color combo! I LOVE it! That bow is so pretty on top of the window and the awning is also so pretty with the polka dots! Love the gumball machine, too! Great job with the challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...I love how you used the colors on the MTME Set!!! You really rocked the colors with this card!!! The gum balls are the BOMB...I'm so gonna case this :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Whimsey said...

Oh how cute is THIS? Love the color combo - you didn't cheat; you rocked it!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, but you did this so well! You are cutesy! Love it!

Pam Hornschu said...

I've seen several cards with this color combo, but I love yours the most. (Probably the predominance of pink.) That canopy is sooooo cute!

Jennifer said...

Super cute!! Love that gum ball machine and sentiment! Great colors, embossing, polka dots, buttons... (=

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