Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #116

Today's post has to be quick!  I have a ton to finish this week and I'm running out of time due to a bunch of teenager activities that automatically commit mom :]  I know some of you can definitely relate!

You don't want to miss the colors LeAnne chose for you this week at the Color Throwdown!  Such a pretty combination...very easy to work with.  Check it out:
I chose to use my new Verve set, Believe.  I bought this set to support breast cancer awareness and in honor of my mother, Lori Pulda who is also a breast cancer survivor!  I printed my MTME patterned paper (Seawater and Neopolitan), adhered it to some SU! Very Vanilla cs, and hand-stitched the borders of each panel.  I added some pretty green and cream ribbon I bought recently, and layered my bloom on top. 
I created the 3-D flower by stamping the different sizes in white craft ink on Riding Hood Red, cutting out four different layers, and adhering them with dimensionals.  I added a pearl to give it a pretty finishing touch.
 
I used the MTME Killer Curves cut file I designed for my sentiment panel (it also works BEAUTIFULLY with Jen Del Muro's SFYTT this past weekend). 
So, being a cut file, you might think...awwh, I can't sponge the inside of the border because there's no die to leave the paper in.  Well...think again!  I cut an extra circle the same size as the one on my main panel and also layered (centered - vertically and horizontally) another circle approximately 1/4 inch smaller than the large circle in SCAL and cut them out using my Cricut.  I held the "frame" in place on top of my sentiment panel while I sponged Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink inside the round border.  Cool, ehh? 

Okay, that's all I have for you today.  Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to swing by the very talented DT's blogs!  You won't want to miss their works of art :]
Carla Suto - Our October Guest Designer

Have a great remainder of your week :]


7 comments:

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Kristin! I love this!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Kristin! I love the papers and hand-stitching! Love the clean look you gave the sketch!

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That flower is spectacular, stamped in white on red--I love it!

Broni said...

This is gorgeous, Kristin! Your paper is fabulous and just look at all that perfect stitching! That's a beautiful sentiment and your flower/bow is awesome!!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE that layered flower...it really pops against the white ribbon! Great stitching detail!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful! I think I need that stamp set! (And very clever with your sponging technique!)

Mom said...

I just now saw you made that in my honor!! How sweet of you!!! Do I get one? hehehehe I love you dearly, and do not wish breast cancer on ANYONE, however, get your mammograms, get diagnosed early - it does save lives!!! I know!!

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