Well, today is Wednesday, and two important things are happening: I am leaving for convention, and it's another Color Throwdown Challenge, Week 4!!! This week's hostess is Cathy, and she has chosen Basic Black, Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst as her color challenge. I made two cards for this challenge; I had an idea, then nixed it and made something different. I wasn't real happy with it, so went back to my original idea and was much happier. So here is the "good" one:
I needed a thank you card, so I decided that's what I would make; all products are SU except for the Doodlebug Sugar-coated Brad! I hand-stitched the Old Olive twill "stem"; the leaves are Certainly Celery Prints DP that I cut into leaf shapes, folded in half and put through my crimper. The pot was cut from Almost Amethyst cardstock, stamped repeatedly with "thanks" from EFP and sponged on the edges. I curled it a little to give it some shape and attached it with two fat Pop-up Glue Dots. The flower & sentiment are from Enjoy Every Moment. I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to place the words one of top of the other.
- Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment, Everyday Flexible Phrases
- Paper: WW, BB, Cert Celery Prints DP, Porcelain Prints DP, Almost Amethyst
- Ink: Almost Amethyst, Stazon Black, Certainly Celery
- Acc: Old Olive Twill, Glue Dots, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Crimper, SAMJ, Dauber, Needle & Thread, Dimensionals, Sugar-Coated Brads
And here is my other attempt. Okay, but just not the look I was going for:
I was trying to do an "out-of-the-box" Christmas card. The fun thing about this card is all the glitter, which is difficult to see. The branch is stamped in Craft ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice EP; around the edges of the Certainly Celery cardstock is a line of DD glitter as well; and the Sugar-coated Brads are glittery too. This is all from a retiring SU set called Peaceful Wishes...one I am very sad to see go!!!
Now, lets see what you can do! You can check out what the other Color Throwdown girls have done here:
- Broni - Splashes of Watercolor
- Kisa - Kisa's Paper Cuts
- Tammy - Stamp Happy
- Tracy - Durcan Designs
- Cathy - Crafty Thoughts
And since I am leaving for convention this afternoon, a reminder that I probably won't be posting anything until I return, unless someone in my room brings a laptop!! Hold down the fort while we're gone!!!