Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Time Made Easy Throwing Down Color!

The title of my post is sooo true!  My time WAS made easy throwing down color for today's challenge!  Two reasons.  1 - I'm the CTD hostess so I chose a palette that I used in two of my MTME paper collections this month; 2 - printing a couple sheets of fun, patterned paper made the rest of my card a BREEZE!  Okay, first thing's first...my color selection:
Whaddya think?  Pretty, eh?  I LOVE this combo!!  So, I simply printed two sheets of my Romance collection on one sheet of Georgia Pacific cs, cut to size, distressed ever so slightly, sponged some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink on the edges, ahered, did a little faux stitching, layered my panels, and added the pretty Zva pearl flourish (that I cut apart to make it fit how I wanted). Don't miss out on the free sheets I added to each of my collections this month!  SUCH a great deal :]

I then took the words, "thankful" and "for" from the Monograms Defined set that was released today, and added a monogrammed "U" for my sentiment.  Isn't is classy?  I stamped it on my MTME All Tied Up Circle cut file and layered it on my pearl flourish.  That's pretty much it, really!  Oh, I did use the Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC102) for my layout:
Okay, friends, be sure to check out our fab DT and awesome February Guest Designer, Ms. Joan Ervin
Can't wait to see your beautiful work this week!  Please be sure to use keyword CTD127 in any online galleries and post a direct link to your project over at the CTD blog

Also, don't forget to swing by the MTME gals' peeking projects today!!  They are putting out some jaw dropping beauties with this month's release!

Hope you find some mojo-infused craft time this week :]

16 comments:

Katie Cotton said...

oh good gravy!!!! This card is absolutely stunning!!!!

Bunty Wabbit said...

Thats so gorgeous!! Loving the pearls!

Laura Pryor said...

How gorgeous is THIS? I am completely in LOVE with the paper you used in the center. It's so AWESOME. I love your pearls and sentiment and I love what you did with the sketch. Really really beautiful card, Kristin. You should be proud!! I just love this!

LeAnne said...

Well, this is just plain awesome! I have that sketch on my "sketch list" but I doubt I could come up with something that outshines THIS! Woohoo, gorgeous!

Monique said...

Kristin this is fabulous...Love the paper distressing, all the pearls and Monogram :)

dpkennedy said...

Oh! I love this! Your paper is gorgeous! I love this sketch and your fabby distressing too!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Kristin! Love how you worked that sketch, and your distressing is awesome!

Broni said...

What great paper, Kristin!! So elegant! I love your layout and all the piercing on this beautiful card! Thanks for the great color combo.

Tracey Cuccia said...

This is FANTASTIC Kristin!! The pearls...the focal placement...gorgeous. Not to mention, you clever gal...making the challenge be your paper colors, heh heh heh....

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous design, girlfriend! That paper is SO pretty and the pearl flourish over it looks fabulous! The piercing and distressed edges add just the right touch to make this so shabby chic!

Andrea M said...

HOLY COW!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card GF!!! LOOOOOOVE IT!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card and I LOVED these colors!

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous card, love the pearl swirls.

Jackie said...

I love your card...it's very beautiful!

When I tried posting my link, it didn't work. I tried again & now my card has appeared 4 times....I hope there's a way to get the extras off the page & I'm so very sorry about this!!!

Joan Ervin said...

The beatuiful paper does all the work on this gorgeous card and the pearl flourish is the perfect detail...WOW....sooo elegant!!!

Cathy Rulli said...

How very cool - love the pearls!

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