Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #119

Ahhh...I can't help but think that five day weekends should be the new norm.  Yes, five days.  I'm home until Thursday studying for my next promotion test (I'm in the Air Force for those of you who are new to my blog :).  Of course on my breaks, I find things to do around the house...like finish my card for the Color Throwdown challenge!  LOL  The lovely, Bar, is our hostess with the mostess and she challenged us with an awesome color palette this week.  Check it out:
I took my Fall Foliage 'Mistletoe' paper and swapped the kiwi, pumpkin, and cherry with pear, espresso, and cajun in my image editing program.  I also printed some Darling Dots 2 Pear and Darling Dots 3 Cajun paper to use on my card. 
I cut the MTME Rosey Posey Rosette from the Cajun Darling Dots (I scaled the paper to 5x7). I secured the rosette using hot glue...it's really the only adhesive that works perfectly for the rosette. I've tried glue dots and regular adhesive, but they just don't hold the form of the rosette permanently. So, hot glue is my adhesive of choice for this cut file...works like a charm ;] I added a scalloped circle espresso base to make the rosette pop. I also cut the MTME Border Builders Elegance Scallop cut file from MTME Neopolitan paper for my "trim" on the top layer.
You may notice that I hand stitched the top panel with brown thread and did a little faux stitching on the bottom panel.  Umm...if you think I did that because I was running out of time and/or being lazy, you would be right.  It was kind of a combination of both :]  I think that might be considered bad form in our paper crafting world, but I was willing to risk it to make the final product a little more cohesive.  I added some chocolate satin ribbon and tied on my clear Tim Holtz tag stamped with an MTME Dashing Through the Snow sentiment and the small snowflake from the MTME Secret Santa set.
That's all I have for you today, but be sure to swing by our fab DT's blogs to check out their inspirational goodies :]  You'll notice a familiar name in the DT list below...yes, Cathy Indelicato is back after a long leave of absence!  We're sooooo happy she's joining us again!!  We sure missed that little lady ♥

If you don't have these exact colors, just use something that comes close.  Post a direct link to your project on the CTD blog and use keyword CTD119 in any online galleries.
Cathy ~ WELCOME BACK, gf!!
Lynn Put ~ November/December Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you're having a great week ♥

11 comments:

Lynn said...

This is so sweet Kristin! I love your pretty layered rosette and your bow button treatment with charm!

Laura Pryor said...

Kristin, this is totally gorgeous!! Every little detail is spectacular! I just love that your sentiment is stamped on the clear tag! That's SO COOL! Wow, I'm in awe of this design. I can't say enough good things!

Broni said...

I love how you changed up the colors in your papers to fit the challenge! This card is beautiful!! I LOVE all the polka dots!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Kristin! I love that rosette!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Highland Monkey's said...

Thats a really pretty csrd, the colours are so nice.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! What a cute little charm, and I just love the accordion fold flower! Great use of the sketch! ♥♥♥

Corinna McGregor said...

I really love this card!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love how everything just pops!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Just love this card. The pop of RED really makes me smile. So cute.

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, I love this! I love all of the patterned papers girlie! That flower you created is gorgeous and I adore that tag! You rocked this!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful, Kristin! A perfect blend of the colors! And I love how you put the scalloped circle behind the rosette... such a simple thing to do but adds so much!

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