Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Color Throwdown #41

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Well, after missing last week's throwdown, I was itching to play again!  However, Danielle's colors of Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red were a real challenge for me! 

CTD41 swatch

So I went "breezing" through my folder of card favorites and came upon this one from Becky Carafa posted on Clean & Simple Stamping.  I don't usually case things exactly, but for this one, it was pretty darn close.  I needed some serious mojo help!  Thanks, Becky!  So here we go:


The image from Cute & Curly is stamped in Riding Hood Red, but I took some artistic license and used Real Red for the other embellishments.  I used my Big Shot to cut the red felt flower from the Flower Layers #3 die, and added a Felt Fusion Two flower on top; the brad is from Chloe's Closet.   The sentiment is from Flourishes' Sweet Violets--I actually cut apart the phrase that said "Hello Friend" and just used the "friend".  The great thing about clear stamps is that you can do that easily and it doesn't mess up a thing!   It fit so perfectly in that little oval!  To continue with the "friend" theme, I wheeled Friendly Words across the top panel in Certainly Celery.  I did round the corners for a little different effect.




So what can you come up with using this color combo?  We'd all love to see--maybe you'll be our Featured Stamper!  Post your creation on your blog or on an online gallery using the keyword "CTD41", then go over to the CTD blog and link it to Mr Linky (make sure you use the exact address of your post, not just your blog address!).  And remember, if you don't have these exact colors, use something close!  Now let's see what the other designers have created this week:

Ooooh, I almost forgot--our very own Barbara is still in the running for the MFT Idol!  You have to see what she has created for this week.  Absolutely incredible!  You can see her creations here, then vote here!  Woohoo!


  1. Love it, LeAnne! Such a great combination of patterns and textures!!

  2. Beautiful work today LeAnne! I love how you put this one together!

  3. This is a beauty! I love the stripes around the sentiment, and all the different textures you've got going on! GREAT card!

  4. The felt flower and wide ribbon is so pretty! I love the rounded bottom corners too! Perfect!

  5. Ooooo, I love this! Great job with the colors. I had a little bit of trouble with them until I found the right paper, LOL!!

  6. I love this card. I am glad to hear that you look to others when you need a boost to your creativity, since I usually look to you. I hope I find time to work with these colors, they look really interesting.

  7. What a cool creation ... love that sentiment & ribbon!!

  8. Fabulous take on the Color Throwdown LeAnne!!! Love the curly label punch... Makes me SMILE!! :)

  9. LeAnne -

    I always love visiting your blog - I get SOOOO inspired!! Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left on mine!!


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