Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Color Throwdown #4

CTD Week 4 swatch 

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:

Color Throwdown 4-b

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:

Color Throwdown 4-d

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 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:

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!!!


broni (waterchild12) said...

I love both of these cards, LeAnne!! The layout of the first one is really very cool and I really think you accomplished what you were looking for with the second one. Have a wonderful time at convention!!!!

Vicki said...

What pretty cards LeAnne!! ;)

Stephanie Hargis said...

I love your cards Leanne! The flower is amazing! You are so creative! :D Have fun at convention! We will definitely miss you while you are gone!

Wendy said...

Love both of your CTD cards today! Simply beautiful, LeAnne! Have fun at Convention! See you when you get back!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I love them both, especially the darling flower pot!

Have a GREAT time at convention!

Cathy I. said...

I like them both!!! The first one is very cool and creative!!!

Juanita said...

I love both cards! This color combo is very exciting to me. I am off to create!

Tina said...

Your cards are great LeAnne.
I have an idea in my head, we'll see if i can make it a reality after work. :)
Have a great day!

Tina said...

Your cards are great LeAnne.
I have an idea in my head, we'll see if i can make it a reality after work. :)
Have a great day!

Kisa Peters said...

Both cards are great! I love the layout in number 1! Have a great time at convention!

Bee said...

Love those colors together, very soothing! :-)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What wonderful cards!

I feel like I fell off the edge of the blogging world but I'm back and glad to be back! I hope you're having a great day :)


Lisa Foster said...

These are both so beautiful! Hope you have fun at convention!

peanutbee said...

One of my favorite color both of these. Awesome, LeAnne!

Jessica said...

Love those cards, and the colors are wonderful together!

LaurieF said...

Beautiful cards LeAnne! Have a great time at convention!

dana wyzard said...

I finally remembered to put your site on my blog as a place to go, and if you don't get your butt back home soon, I'm taking it OFF.