Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Color Throwdown Challenge #20

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What great colors Tammy has picked this week!  Lovely fall colors of Elegant Eggplant (which I don't use enough), More Mustard, Sage Shadow & Ruby Red:

CTD20 swatch

I went a little outside my usual style for this card--I love these colors, but I didn't want to do a watercolored image, and I wanted all the colors to have equal exposure.  I also "challenged" myself to use some chipboard.  I found a WHOLE SHEET of alphabet chipboards I received at convention and forgot I had!  Yikes!  So I incorporated that into my card as well.  Here it is:


Each color has been punched with the Square Scallop punch and stamped with the little vine from Fresh Cuts.  The chipboard letter is covered in DP from Autumn Vine.  I added a couple ribbon accents along with a little button from the Button Bouquet.  It even has a tiny Eggplant "ribbon" threaded through the holes. 

So, let's see what you can come up with using these beautiful colors!  Post a comment on the Color Throwdown blog and link your own creation so we can all see it.  Or, if you prefer to post on an online forum, use the keyword "CTD20".  Here's what the other designers did this week:

Thanks for visiting, hope you're able to play along!

  • Stamps:  Fresh Cuts, Falling for You, MFT
  • Paper:  Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, Watercolor, Autumn Vine DP
  • Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, Stazon
  • Acc:  Square Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, Sponge Daubers, Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Bouquet, On Board Loads of Letters, Dimensionals, sanding block


  1. Love your card! Very fun layout :-)

  2. That is FABULOUS!!! The design is awesome and so is the chipboard!!!!! Fantastic!!!!!!

  3. I really, really like this! Simple but really gets the point across with the colors...very cool!

  4. Your card is just perfect, LeAnne! I wish I had thought to use the kraft as a base! Love your equal exposure of the colors and the chipboard letter is just wonderful!!

  5. I love when you do clean and simple cards. You have such a fresh take on them!

  6. I love it, love it, love it! This is a super cute, simple layout and it's perfect with the kraft card base! I wish I'd thought to use kraft, too!

    P.S. LOL Word verification is "housnes." I had "reign" on someone else's blog a little bit ago!

  7. I love yyour card!
    It`s a great idea!
    Hugs Gisela

  8. Yippee! I finally got my card finished in time to join your challenge!! :-)

  9. So beautiful! Very elegantly simple. TFS: Tinla


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