Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #128

Okay I have to say...this week is FLYING by!  That's good, right?!  Bad part is I just can't seem to catch up.  I will though...every peak has a valley...just biding my time for the lull.  So, that brings me to today's Color Throwdown challenge!  Laura selected this pretty palette that is perfect for your Valentine cards! 
I waited until the last minute to make my card, so I ended up not showcasing the palette like I should have.  Not in love with the final result...and I stepped out of my comfort zone and colored this sweet PI image my friend and CTD sister, Bar sent me.  She is adorable, but my Copic coloring leaves a lot to be desired.  Either way, I think my card will be perfect for a little girl's birthday, so I'll hold onto it :]
I used my December MTME paper Dotted Stripes and recolored it to Real Red for my card.  My decorative circle is my MTME All Tied Up Circle cut file.  I created a "window" in SCAL on both circular layers and differed the size of the two rectangles by 0.2".  I added a punched flower with a flat backed pearl to my sweet PI lady's hair and two primas to my red bow.  Quick and easy...which is good if this ends up in the hands of a youngin' :]  I used the Sweet Sunday sketch (SSSC103) for my layout...I just flipped it on it's side:
Okay, that's all I have for you today!  Be sure to swing by the CTD gals' blogs and give them some love.  THEY are sure to inspire you...I'm thinking I'll have a do-over later this week!  LOL  Don't forget to visit our fab guest designer, Joan Ervin!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your week is flying by as swiftly as mine is :]

10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is so cute!!! What a cute way to use this sketch!! She is adorable!

Broni said...

Wow, Kristin! I love this! Love the black base and matting and really, really, love how you cut the rectangle window in the circle! Great ribbon treatment too! Oh, and that tiny flower in her hair is perfect!!

Laura Pryor said...

Ok, I love so many things about this! I LOVE how you colored your image. I love the cut file you used behind her and I love how flipped the layout to work for you! This is really ca-uute!!

Barbara said...

ACK!!! I love this! ESPECIALLY that you made that circle into a frame! Genius!

Tammy Hershberger said...

She's adorable, Kristin! LOVE your mix of papers!

Andrea M said...

Soooo SWEET Kristin!!!! Love the mix of papers! Just gorgeous :)

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, this is just precious, Kristin....I LOOOVE that sweet little PI girl and how you used mostly red....sooo pretty!!!!

Monique said...

Just adorable Kristin :)

dpkennedy said...

This is fantastic girl! The image is adorable and I love that tiny flower in her hair!! Super cute!

Nancy Thomas said...

I really like all the reds on this and that P.I. is just the sweetest.

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