Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #141


Ahh...my friends.  I'm finally back after NOT finishing my JUGS card - yet...but I do have my Color Throwdown card to share :]  Danielle selected a FABULOUS palette that I MUST use for one of my next packs of paper!!  I can't tell you how many times I've reached for Aqua and Pink, or Aqua and Melon...I NEED some paper that I can grab and go (err...print and go).  Check out her fresh palette!
Mmmm...mmmm...LOVE IT.  So, you know by now, that I don't have an aqua/rose red pack, BUT, I do know how to recolor digi paper, so I was truly all set.  Plus I wanted to keep the top bg white, which made it easier to design the rest of my card :]  I chose to use my School Plaid paper and recolored it to a lovely melon because it matched the flower I colored better than rose red.  Oh, and if you're new to my blog you may not realize I typically DON'T color...especially with Copics since I have such a limited collection.  I do MUCH nicer work with watercoloring...but I'm trying to get better with Copics so that's what I went with.  That being said, I totally realize that my coloring is far from the best!  BUT, it matches the very pretty melon ribbon and hemp twine I picked up this weekend!!  Score!
I double looped my melon ribbon and twine under the aqua button...and layered it on top of some super cute aqua ribbon I picked up when Amy Sheffer and I went shopping at the Hobby Lobby!  I'll type a separate post about that OH-SO-FUN-DAY with Amy, later :]  She is awesome...
My bloom and sentiment came from Catherine Doucette's Bee-Loved and Bee-Loved Sentiments sets (consecutively).  I adhered a few yellow buttons from my stash to follow the Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO190) and also to subliminally represent the sun shining on my flower :] 
I layered my panels on some pretty Day At Sea cs from Couture Cardstock to finish up. So...that's my humble card!  Hope it makes you smile :O)  Check out our other CTD ladies for a huge dose of inspiration!!


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Jen Mitchell ~ May Guest Designer

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14 comments:

Kathryn B said...

Very pretty card Kristin! The colors are fab! The plaid paper caught mt eye along with the layered ribbon it just looks perfect with the flower image! You did a fab job using your copics too!

Auntie Em said...

Love your card and your take on the colours. The buttons and ribbons are very pretty with the flower.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Um, HELLO??? The coloring on that flower knocks my socks off, girl! BEAUTIFUL card, Kristin!!!

dpkennedy said...

First of all your coloring is beautiful, second I love that you recolored the digi paper...perfect! Third, the bow and ribbon treatment is lovely!! Fourth, I am jealous of your shopping trip with Amy!!!! I;d keep going but I am running out of time :)

LeAnne said...

So pretty! I love your take on the colors AND the sketch!

Broni said...

Wowee, Kristin! Your coloring is awesome! No more bad-mouthing yourself about that, sister! Love the double-layered ribbon and your beautiful plaid paper too!

Cathy Rulli said...

So pretty - great job!

Jen said...

I love that plaid paper and how you've done the ribbon. And like just about everyone else said, I think your coloring is fabulous!

Laura Pryor said...

HOLY SHOOT!!!!! This is a-freakin-mazing! I don't even know where to begin. It's breathtaking, really! It's the use of the white space that makes your beautiful flower pop against the other colors. I mean, seriously, it doesn't get better than this. Socks...knocked off!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love that beautiful flower!! Great job with the colors! ♥♥♥

VanessaB said...

such a pretty card! :)

Betty Wright said...

Kristen, this is beautiful! Love the flower and the pattern paper is gorgeous! Lovely card!

Shannon White said...

Wow! What a Pretty Card! Love how you worked the sketch and I agree with the ladies, your coloring is wonderful! 8-)

JustYolie said...

Pretty card, love the color combo. TFS!

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