Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Color Throwdown #31

Another week and another awesome Color Throwdown Challenge! Tammy has chosen Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy as her colors. I felt they had a masculine tone, so that's what I went with this week. How about you? What can you come up with using these colors? We want to see, so post your creation on your blog or online gallery (use CTD31 as your keyword) and link it to Mr Linky on the CTD blog so we can all peruse it!

I broke into a new set that had never seen the ink of day called Totally Tool from SU. This card will be for a man at my church who literally is there almost every day, fixing something, motivating someone else to fix something, or is at home, thinking about fixing something. And those are the kind of things that never get this is for him!

This is the inside....the sentiment on the stamp is actually both lines, I just masked off the bottom line from the front image, and masked off the top for the inside image.

Although it is difficult to see in the photo (grr), the saw blade is paper pieced using Brushed Silver. The sketch for this card is actually one from World Cardmaking Day featured on SCS in October 2008. I had saved it and thought it was a fun sketch to try here with my three CTD colors. The Kiwi & Bashful Blue are both stamped with Polka Dots from PTI; the Night of Navy is wheeled with SU's retired Dotted Lines jumbo wheel. I added some brads, piercing, twill tape and HPH to give it a "manly" look. I hope he likes it!

We sure hope you'll play along! You may be chosen as the Featured Stamper of the week OR a Guest Designer for the month! Let's see what the others have come up with:

  • Stamps: Totally Tool, Polka Dots, PTI; Dotted Lines Wheel
  • Paper: Confetti White, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver
  • Ink: Craft White, Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy, Stazon Black
  • Acc: Brads, Twill, HPH, Wide Oval Punch, 1/16" punch, Tool Kit, aquapainter


  1. Great card, LeAnne!! I love all the hardware!!

  2. What a fun card LeAnne, your church handy man is going to love it! The twill and buckle is great and I love the piercing around the card too!

    Word Verification today: busnest

    "I've dropped all the kids off at school so it's time to get back to the bus nest". Wow, that's bad!

  3. LeAnne, this is as cute as can be!!! He will LOVE it and feel very appreciated!

  4. I LOVE this card, LeAnne! Thanks for sharing . . . I may have to do something similar for a Make It Manly class that I am planning.

  5. Love your card. I toyed with getting this set, but helf off for now.
    I thought you had maybe used a silver pencil crayon or paint on the saw blade. Nice paper piecing.

  6. I did it! I did the color throw down!!!! You card is very cute btw!


  7. What an adorable stamp set, and perfect for these colors! I LOVE it! Thanks for rockin' these colors! (P.S. Hurry home! I miss you!)

    LOL OK, following Danielle's example on Word Verification: hanhooph

    "Don't drink from the hose. You might get hanhooph disease!"

  8. What a sweet and thoughtful card LeAnne! I love your stripes of color too...really great!

  9. LeAnne, I just can't photograph my cards as well as you do. I've got one on my blog now, and it photographed kinda......ewwwwww.

  10. Very nice masculine card!! Sorry I've been MIA and not visiting you much this month... work was crazy and it's my first day off tomorrow.. YEAH!! I'll be back soon... SMILES! :)

  11. LeAnne, this is an awesome masculine card! I love it!! :)

    Have a great day!

  12. Oh I love these colors together! Your masculine card with the new SU stamp set is excellent!


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