Sunday, May 29, 2011

Color Throwdown...4 Days Late :[

Hi friends.  I'm here today to share my very late Color Throwdown (CTD143) card with you all.  I had a friend in town this week, and I'm last minute with all of my cards, so I took a short break to hang out.  I DID finish my card on Friday but by then it was JUGS time, so I'm just now sharing.  Laura selected our fab color palette...check it out:
I recolored my MTME Fresh Cut Expressions Collection 2 paper to match the palette, and I was on my way!  Tangii's MTME Pretty Pattern Sketch (MTMEPPS11) was the inspiration for my layout:
My sentiment is digital from the MTME For Dad stamp set.  I imported the image in Microsoft Word, cropped it to only show the sentiment I wanted, and typed "Mother" above using Rose Red and a drop shadow.  I printed to the size I knew I wanted and cut it out with a nestie.  This sentiment perfectly describes my mother (heck, all of our mothers probably :)...and I plan to give this card to her on her birthday at the end of July.  Shh...don't tell her though ;]  LOL  She sees my cards on Facebook, but I'm hoping she doesn't notice my focal point!  OR, she only sees the thumbnail and the first little snippet of text...maybe she'll think I made it for someone else's mother.  *Crossing fingers*
I tried a pretty rolled flower using a cut file I made the second month we were in business (and never released), but it just didn't look right sitting there all by itself, so I crocheted a double layered flower.  Isn't it pretty?  I love how it turned out.  I triple wrapped some of my lime hemp twine and layered it under my bloom, pinching it together with the brad.  I wanted the twine to resemble or replace the leaves for my flower...and I love how it turned out ♥  I cinched my double looped yellow seam binding with some twine and hot glued my primas for a nice girly look.  I layered everything on my digi paper that I hand-stitched together, and I was finished!
I'm sure you've already hopped around the other CTD gals' blogs by now BUT just in case you didn't, be sure to check out their beauties! 

Jen Mitchell ~ May Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you are having an awesome, Memorial Day weekend.  Remember, if you happen to watch the National Memorial Day parade tomorrow, look for me in one of the formations of active duty service members...I should be near the back (I'm short) :]


Andrea M said...

I'm a sucker for crocheted flowers and this one is AWESOME! Love the twine leaves too! Gorgeous card for Mom!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! What a great sentiment and I LOVE that flower!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow Kristin, that is BEAUTIFUL! You're the Queen of all that digi stuff I know nothing about!

Anonymous said...

This was one of my favs from that sketch! You did awesome, as always :)

Elise said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and MORE gorgeouser, my sweet and OH so colorful friend! I am simply BASKING in the glory of your fine work, RIGHT here! I'm thinkin' - it was TOTALLY worth the wait! xoxoxoxo!

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