Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #110

Hi all...today is Wednesday which means it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge (CTD110).  Sweet, LeAnne is hosting and she chose a really cool palette for you this week.  Check it out:
Isn't it inspiring?!  I love it!  Here is my take on her color palette:
Okay, so if you saw my JUGS card this weekend, you may notice I used the same color base.  I realized yesterday while making this card, that I used Rich Razzleberry on Saturday and not PTI Scarlett Jewel like I had thought.  Oops.  So, if the colors seem similar, they ARE :O)  LOL  Anywho...I stamped my MTME Killer Curves floral image three times with white Staz On (thank you, LAUREN!  ha ha) on a transparency cut to the same size as my Razzleberry base panel.  I then blotted on Pebbles Pearlescent chalks, let it dry and wiped off the excess chalk.  I popped up my scalloped squares on dimensionals and adhered my transparency with glue dots hidden behind my blooms.  You can kind of see how I layered it in this photo:
The dp is SU!, and the sentiment is from the MTME So Sentimental set.  See the vellum tag I used???  WELLL...that little "flag" is courtesy my friend and fellow CTD teammate, Laura Pryor!  She created her very first stamp set, "Sentiment Flags" and coordinating flag die.  You HAVE to check them out on her site:  http://shoplilinker.blogspot.com/

The stamps are so cute and versatile, they will come in handy time and time again.  She does have an ADORABLE birthday sentiment and several flag outlines, but I wanted my sentiment to be kind of fancy (vs cutesy), so I used the one I did instead.  The outline stamp would have overlapped my letters...hmm...unless I stamped it first in white or on the reverse.  Shoot...timing is everything isn't it?  Why didn't I think of that while I was in my craft room?!  DUH.  So, next time I'll be using her sentiments and outlines...they are super cute! 

My layout came from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC85) this weekend.  Cute, ehh?
Okay, I'm sure you can't wait to play along with us this week, so be sure to post a direct link to your project on the CTD blog and use keyword CTD110 in any online galleries.  You don't have to use this exact color palette, just try to come as close as possible.  Swing by the dt's blogs for a healthy dose of inspiration to get you started:

Silke Ledlow ~ September Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are having a fabulous week :]

11 comments:

Broni said...

This is so beautifully soft and elegant, Kristin! Love the flowers stamped on the vellum. Just yummy!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! I love the softness the chalk gives your flowers.

Laura Pryor said...

Oh the chalk makes the flowers so soft and so REAL! They are absolutely beautiful! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for the HUGE SHOUT OUT on the Sentiment Flags! I love that you paired it with a sentiment of your own because it shows it's versatile use! Thanks again. This layout is just stunning. You did an amazing job with this!

Sonia said...

Hi Kristin
Your card look so lovely, so elegant.... Gorgeous card! Love the vellum tag. :-)

**Sony**
Sonia-Studio60

Silke Ledlow said...

Kristin....your card is gorgeous!!! You really made this colors shine.....love the sketch and how you stamped the MTME image!!! Hugs ~S~

dpkennedy said...

This is just stunning! I love the flowers on the acetate...they are soft and ethereal! Gorgeous card!

candyly said...

Oh, how lovely! I can't say that I am fond of the color combo that you had to use, but this is a great representation of them. Bravo!!!!

Monique said...

So Pretty Kristin. I love this color combo. Your flowers look so soft and real... Very inspirational :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

So soft and delicate and so beautiful!!! Gorgeous work with those challenges!!

Katie Cotton said...

i love love love this color palette! I say this everyweek and it doesnt often work out... but i REALLY want to play along! Your card is stunning!

MelissaS said...

this is gorgeous! I love what you did with the flowers - they look so pretty and soft :)

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