Thursday, July 10, 2008

1st Color ThrowDown!

Hi Everyone,

I was psyched to see that these amazing ladies (LeAnne, Tammy,  Broni, Kisa, Cathy and Tracy) had organized a new blog that does weekly color challenges. (if you click on each of their names, it will take you to their beautiful sites). Yep, I think I am slowly becoming a challenge junkie - who knew!?! For the first Color ThrowDown, the colors were Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow and Regal Rose
This was a fun color challenge - it immediately made me think of flowers. Since I am new to the stamping scene, I don't have the SU papers and had to improvise on the colors. From the color pick chart, the shadow sage looks a little darker than this green that I had - but when I was scrapping at night, the colors seemed to work - anyhow, here is the card that I came up with: 

The flower image is from Clear Stamps (Garden Flowers) and the sentiment is from Clear Stamps (Heidi Grace Designs). The flourish that is made with a watermark is also from the latter company. I paper pieced the flower and leaves with DP that was as close to what I had with the colors. I then layered the images and tied the ribbon from Offray. The Brads are from American Crafts and I finished the card with some Crystal Stickles on the "&" sentiment. 

This was such a fun summery card. I made it while I was watching Hell's Kitchen on Hulu.... so sad that its all over - now which show should I get addicted to? Any suggestions? LOL! (for those of you who might not have heard of Hulu - be prepared to get addicted... it has so many great shows... and everyday there are more and more shows/movies that are added!)

Can't wait to see all the beautiful cards that were made with this color throwdown :) and can't wait for next week's challenge! woo-hoo!!

Hope all are well! 
Ciao for now!

(PS - i just noticed how many exclamation points I use in a sentence! And I love it!!! woo-hoo!!)


Tracy Durcan said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! I love it :)

Kelly said...

Your card is beautiful. You "improvised" very well! :-D

Kelly in Ohio

mueppi said...

Wowwww..... was für eine wunderschöne Karte!!!!!!
Gisela from germany

Kisa Peters said...

Beautiful card! By the way....your photo is quite beautiful too! Your smile made me smile!! Thanks for playing along with us!

Allison said...

This is just lovely...super card!

apigonfire said...

Super sweet card! Thanks for playing in our American challenge! :) LOL!

LeAnne said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for playing our challenge.. your card is as pretty as you are! Good luck with your blog and come back often!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love what you've done with the color challenge, aren't color challenges fun. Super job. thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

Cathy I. said...

very pretty - what a cool stamp. thanks for playing!

Carol Dunstan said...

beautiful card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your card is SO PRETTY! What a beautiful flower, and those colors worked perfectly for your design! So glad you played along for our Color Throwdown! Hope to see you again!