Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Color Throwdown #147

Hi friends!  I've been MIA this past week getting ready for my daughter's high school graduation and party...and visitors, and my boss's retirement ceremony!  Lots of stuff going on and I just needed to focus on my kiddo :]  But, I'm back to host this week's CTD challenge!!  Broni shared a cool color inspiration site with us weeks ago that extracts colors from vibrant photos.  I loved several of the palettes, but settled on this one for today's challenge:
For my card, I obviously honed in on the black and pink, but I promise I used Sage Shadow and Cherry Cobbler!  Both colors are in the patterned paper...hard to see, but they're there - I swear!  I recolored my Serenity MTME paper for my card, and also used a sheet from my Fun and Fortune pack.  
I used my Killer Curves cut file and the Gratitude stamp from Bold Botanicals.  The black trim is from Hobby Lobby, the ribbon is Stampin Up, and the black hemp twine is from the jewelry section in Michaels...button is from my stash.
This is the first of many thank you cards I owe to friends and family for helping me TREMENDOUSLY in preparing for Tia's grad party.  I'm very blessed to have such helpful, considerate, selfless people in my life ♥  My layout was inspired by the MTME Pretty Patterns sketch (MTMEPPS14).
Okay, so now it's your turn to get busy with my palette!  We'd love to see your interpretation of these colors this week.  Just post a direct link to your card over at the CTD blog and use keyword CTD147 in any online galleries.  I'll be by to check out the goods!!  Before you get started, swing by our CTD sister's blogs for some inspiration.
Betty Wright ~ June Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you're having an awesome week :]


Barbara said...

Simply lovely, Kristin! You already know *I* love your palette, LOL! Love this sketch, love your papers--love your card!

dpkennedy said...

I love this! This sketch and those papers...ooh, this is gorgeous! Great colors this week!

Laura Pryor said...

Wow Kristin! This is really a phenomenal design! I love your focus on the colors with the other little bits in the back. I love love love what you did with the layout. This might be my favorite card of yours of all time!!! reat job picking the colors this week.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Thanks for the push I needed to go buy Killer Curves! This is GORGEOUS, girlfriend!

Betty Wright said...

This is terrific, Kristin! Great layout and the scrunched black organdy ribbon is fantastic! Great card!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, what an awesome trim. I really like that bow. Beautiful layout! ;)

Broni said...

I love how you used this layout, Kristin! And I love the way you used the black and white to make such a bold and beautiful statement. Great color combo!!

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