Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #78

Happy Wednesday :]  I'm actually typing this late Tuesday night...crossing my fingers and toes and doing a little snow dance in the hope that we have a snow day tomorrow!  They're expecting 3-6 inches, which to us Michiganders is nothing, but around here it seems to be a big deal.  I live in the National Capitol Region.  I'll just say, aggressive driving really has no place on the road after a small a lot of these drivers here won't know what to do with themselves :]  I think it's best that we all just stay home ;]  LOL I bring you my take on the Color Throwdown palette that our hostess, Broni chose for us:
Starving Artiststamps sponsored the Throwdown this week, and I chose this pretty chaise lounge, pillows and sentiment.  You'll have to forgive my coloring inability...I'm nowhere NEAR the caliber of my CTD sisters who seem to be able to color perfectly in their sleep...but I'm working on it ;]  I used Copics to color the wood frame of the chaise lounge and to ground my image (TAMMY...I promise it IS grounded...but the ink disappeared by the time I took photos! LMBO)  Oh, and yes, sentiment is a tad crooked...just a please overlook that little defect ;]
Oh, I almost forgot.  I used the CAS Stamping, FTL75 sketch for my layout.  As you can see, I flipped the sketh horizontally.  I used the SU! slot punch to punch two slots about a quarter of an inch apart, one on top of the other to thread my ribbon through.  Before I pulled it tight, I thread another piece of ribbon through the exposed ribbon on the panel.  I pulled the panel ribbon tight, and adhered to the cs.  Afterward, I tied the extra piece of ribbon already threaded through the front, into a bow.  I paper pieced the cushions on the chaise lounge.
Okay, that's all I have for you today!  We certainly hope you will play along this week.  If you do, please post a link to your project using Mr. Linky on the CTD blog and use keyword CTD78 in any online galleries.  Don't forget to swing by the amazingly talented DTs' blogs!!  You'll surely be inspired if you do :]
Danielle Kennedy
Deborah Southard - Our February Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you back on Friday for another My Time Made Easy project :]  Have a great end to your week :]

Stamps:  Starving Artist
Paper:  SU! Soft Sky and DSP; Cosmo Cricket, Girl Friday and Ever After; Creative Memories DP (from my stash); PTI, Blush, Select White, and Kraft
Ink:  Staz On, Brown; Copics;
Accessories:  Reflections, Pink Pearl Rhinestones; Michaels, Pink Satin Ribbon; SU! Slot Punch; Cuttlebug EF


LeAnne said...

Great card--love the piecing you did and thanks for the tip on the ribbon & bow! I had a similar "oops" on my sentiment's really not that noticeable! I just love this image....and I haven't used that CB folder for AGES! Perfect for this card!

Denise Marzec said...

Love the pattern of DP you pieced on the chair. Great idea to add the little pearls to the pillows and your bow is adorable!

dpkennedy said...

LOL! I love your disappearing ink! But I hear ya, how many times I've shaded and it doesn't show up in the photo well. This is adorable-I love that sweet sofa and the pp on it! Great card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LMBO!!! I never once thought the couch looked like it wasn't grounded! What I DID notice was how awesome the paper piecing looks on it! It makes me want to lay down and take a nap! LOL CUTE card!!!

Debi said...

This is beautifully done. So simple but so elegant!

Sue Lelli said...

This is just Beautiful! Your bow is just so perfect! Great image and sentiment!

Cathy Rulli said...

Very pretty and elegant!

Lisa Kind said...

Love the chaise lounge and the paper pieced pillows! Fabulous! And I love the bow! Great idea to secure it like that! Great use of the colors, too! I hope you had the day off! ;-)

Barbara said...

How cute! Love those paper pieced pillows and that gorgeous pink bow!

Broni said...

Love this, Kristin! That "fabric" lounge is just exquisite! I need one of those!!

dj said...

gorgeous--love that paper pieced chase!! the ribbon is fantastic as well!!

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