Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #91

Hi all!  It's time for another awesome Color Throwdown challenge!!  Today, Broni is your hostess with a beautiful, vibrant color palette!  Check it out:
This palette seriously just spoke to me!  The coolest thing about it is that I have a few sheets of digital, Pretty Printables patterned paper with these colors!!  I chose to use my MTME Fun Flowers Pretty Printables paper in turquoise and my MTME Darling Dots paper in Fallen Leaf (which printed the exact same color as Kiwi Kiss--woohoo!!). 
You may notice I scaled the patterns on both sheets.  It was pretty simple.  I printed the first pattern as a 5x7" "photo" on an 8.5x11" sheet.  I turned it around and printed the other pattern scaled to 5x7".  So, I ended up with both patterns on one piece of paper.  Cool, eh?  You can do the same, you just have to navigate your photo editing program to determine what settings to use.  There are so many programs out there, I couldn't possibly list them all here - sorry :[

The sentiment reads, "You make me a better person".  It's from Lauren Meader's MTME Sensational Sentiments set.  Isn't the font, fun?!  I love it!!  I cut the butterflies with my Cricut Expression using the MTME Flutters and Flowers cut file.  I scaled the butterflies by 0.10" starting with the largest (0.85") butterfly.  The red, layered butterflies are 0.2" smaller than their larger, white base :]

My layout is courtesy of Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC72).  Isn't it the cutest?!  I couldn't resist.
Okay, that's all I have for you today, but the CTD ladies have plenty of additional eye candy using this pretty palette, so be sure to swing by their blogs to check out the goodies :O)

Laura Pryor ~ May Guest Designer

We would love for you to play along as well!  Rules are simple, just add a direct link to your project using InLinkz over at the CTD blog and use keyword CTD91 in any online galleries.  Remember you don't have to use the exact colors listed, just come as close as possible and avoid turning your palette into a rainbow :]

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!! 


Broni said...

This is such a great card, Kristin!! I love that you only added the rose with the butterflies! Just a perfect touch to make them pop!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Absolutely LOVE this! I can see why youw ere so excited :D

LeAnne said...

Well, you are so clever! What a cool idea to print both papers on one piece. Love the floral pattern---and your butterflies are gorgeous!

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, bold and beautiful. Really so pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful!! LOVE how you used Mercy's sketch for this and your papers are gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Just lovely, Kristen! They are gorgeous papers and I love your take on Mercy's sketch!

Velta said...

Totally Awesome! Your placement of the butterflies makes me want to catch one. The colors are so vibrant...The whole card is perfect!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful butterfly card Kristin!!! You rocked the colors and the sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

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