Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #129

Hi friends.  I'm sharing a CAS card with you today to showcase Cathy's fabulous, fresh CTD color palette.  Check it out:
I'm one who LOVES layers and pretty embellishments on my cards, but I also like to change things up occasionally. So, that's what I did today when I whipped up this clean and simple card.  I suppose it revolved around the fab Mojo178 sketch that I was determined to use as my layout. 
I didn't want a standard circle or a scalloped circle, because I feel like that's what most people will lean toward. I wanted to do something unexpected, so I punched holes to create my circular shape and then added pearls in between the holes.
My main panel is also simple at first glance, but it was a little more involved.  I stamped the bloom from MTME Bold Botanicals repeatedly and embossed it in white.  I used a light colored Copic to color around the edges to create a shadow and make the blooms more pronounced.  I stamped my sentiment from MTME So Sentimental on my vellum, Trendy Tags 1 in dark green Staz On.  I trimmed the top edge and added a piece of Scor Tape to each side.  I sprinkled SU Dazzling Diamonds on the front to add a little shimmer, added my ribbon strip and bow and finished up my card.

That's all I have for you today, but the CTD gals have some works of art to share with you!  Remember, you don't have to use these exact colors...just come close!  If you upload to an online gallery, be sure to use keyword CTD129 so that we can view your projects in one place.
Thanks for stopping by today  Hope you are having an awesome week!  See you back here on Saturday!! 

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Kristin, That circle of pearls is amazing! Love your CAS design and take on the colors...gorgeous!

Laura Pryor said...

That is the most perfect and unexpected way to add in that circle element in the layout! Mucho creative and beautiful design!!

Marsha said...

Hi Kristin,
Love your cards! Very creative and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Kristin! Love you you worked the colors with the sketch!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORRRRRRGEOUS! I freakin' LOVE how those pearls look with the different sizes and the piercing! Awesome card, girlfried!

Craftilicious said...

That is such a beautiful card - the circle of pearls in just too lovely for words!

Noelle said...

The pearl circle is lovely, and I love how you added the glitter and vellum to the main panel:)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Kristin, this is gorgeous! I love the clean, simple lines...one of my fave mojo sketches!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love your take on the Mojo sketch...the pearls with the piercing looks awesome and you used the challenge colors beautifully!!!!!!!!

Broni said...

This is gorgeous, Kristin! At first I thought your blue panel was designer paper!! LOVE it! And I love how you used the CAS style with the layout!!

Andrea M said...

Oh hello gorgeous!!!! This card is fabulous!!!

Cathy Rulli said...

Love this sketch - those pearls are amazing!

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