Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Color Throwdown Challenge - Week 2

It's Wednesday, and that means a new Color Throwdown Challenge!  Wow, we were all impressed by the samples you made for the first challenge!!  What an awesome bunch of creations in a variety of images and styles!  This week Tammy Hershberger has thrown down this color combo:

 week 2 picks

This definitely IS a challenge!  As I worked with my card, the color combination grew on me!  I really like it!  So here is my creation:

07-16-08 CTD2

I broke into some of the yummy DP I bought on my shopping trip to Lancaster, and used a couple of retired SU images for my focal point.  The sunflowers were painted with Barely Banana and Pumpkin Pie ink, and the whole image was overstamped with Sanded in Barely Banana, and Linen with Sahara Sand to give it a shabby, grungy feel. I also distressed the edges with my SU tool.  I wish you could feel the suede ribbon, a RAK from Tammy (thanks again!), it just adds so much to the textures in the card; I finished it with an old button from my stash.

So lets see what you come up with!  Post your take on this color challenge in the comments screen on the Color Throwdown blog and link it to your blog if you have one.  And if you don't have these colors, feel free to substitute something close!  If you'd like to link your creation at SCS, use "CTD2" in your posting! 

  • Stamps:  Provencal, Sidekick Sayings, Sanded, Linen
  • Paper:  Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals Ivory, DP by MME, Baby Girl Polka Dots & Birthday Girl Dots
  • Ink:  Stazon, Barely Banana, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
  • Acc:  Nesties, Distresser, Button & Thread, Suede Ribbon, Aquapainter



  1. Great job on the Color Challenge...what a nice combo...sidekick sayings and provencal....two that I never would have teamed up but are perfect together!!!

  2. Deine Karte und die Farben sind wunderschön!!!!!
    LG Gisela

  3. GREAT DP choices, LeAnne. Soooo pretty!

  4. Awesome card, girl! I love the designer paper you chose! It looks great with that sunflower image! Nice job and those colors are fabulous!! :)

    Have a great day!

  5. I love the grunge look! It is beautiful!

  6. I love your card. I held on to that Provencal stamp set because I love the images so much, but I've never used it. I really like how you combined the sunflower image with the sentiment from another old hostess set. I also love the colors and the patterned paper (hey, I think I might have a sheet of that patterened paper).

  7. Hi L, This is great, I didn't have the "right" colors to play along but wanted to take a minute out to say I really like your new picture. For whatever reason, it makes you look younger.

  8. Aha, I'm asleep on the job! I didn't realize that was that ribbon I sent you! It went perfectly with these colors! I love how you used the Sanded background on this, too! Looks great!


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