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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Color Throwdown #42

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Hey, it's MY turn to choose the colors this week--Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Basic Black! 

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I must have just gotten my Basic Grey Urban Prairie when I chose these colors!!!  Because that's exactly what I went for when I designed this card!  I had been hoarding that little bee paper, so I decided to use it today!  I got out my retired In Full Bloom set, and stamped the flower, leaves and bee on Shimmery White paper with some Black Stazon so I could watercolor them with my reinkers. DSCF4022 The little bee was cut out and popped up, and the whole image was mounted on some oval Nesties because I wanted to use the Sweet Sunday Sketch #15 from Karen Giron.  

 

So here it is:

DSCF4020 This is a BIG card--5 1/2" square.  This little baby will have to be hand-delivered to a special someone!  I used two BG Urban Prairie papers, some scalloped Nestabilities and a little CB tag die cut for the Papertrey sentiment. Some little fun embellishments are the itty-bitty bling down the center panel edges (and on the brad), some Twinkling H20s on the flower, Jelly Roll shimmer on the bee's wings, and some little Geo Sparkler stickers on the bees' wings on the DP.  I saw them on a card Janine made, and LOVED them!   Here's a closeup:DSCF4024

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got them at Stamper's Dream, and they come in lots of cool little shapes and colors!!!

So let's see what you can come up with!  Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery, and then link it back to the CTD blog using Mr. Linky.  Use the keyword "CTD42" if you post it on a gallery, so we can find it easily!  Don't forget, you could be chosen as a Featured Stamper or even a Guest Designer!  If you don't have these exact colors, feel free to substitute!  Now lets see what the others have come up with, including our Guest Designer for this month, Darlene:

 

  • Stamps:  In Full Bloom (retired), Mixed Message, PTI
  • Paper:  So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Shimmery White, BG Urban Prairie
  • Ink:  Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
  • Acc:  Nesties, CB Tag Die Cuts, Geo Sparklers, Bling from Michael's, So Saffron brad, dimensionals,  Copic & SU Markers, Jelly Roll pen

21 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the BG papers you chose!

Jennifer

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE the colors and those little gems are THE coolest. Love the look of them on the bees in that DP pattern.

Cathy Indelicato said...

What a fun card! Love the new photo!

Anonymous said...

OMG LeAnne, this is gorgeous, girl! Love your beautiful paper, it goes great with that stamp set! NICELY done! :)

Have a great day!
Wendy

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is awesome!!! LOVE the bees and the dimension you've added to them!! The background paper is great ... I'll have to look for that pack! You are such an enabler!! Love the new photo .. your smile always makes me smile!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Ooopps .. forgot to say thanks for honoring me with being today's guest designer ... I'm so excited!!!

Lynnette said...

Beautiful card! I love the touches on this card. I cannot wait to try my hand at these colors!

Julia Aston said...

Great colors LeAnne! Your Dp's are just perect for it - fun summer card!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne, and what gorgeous watercoloring indeed!! This was one of my first favorite SU sets and I still think it's beautiful! I love how you sparkled the tiny bees wings!!

Beth said...

This is gorgeous LeAnne! I love the bg paper and your great layout!Awesome colours too :) tfs

mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love this color combo and that stamp set is among my most favorites! Great card. ~chris

Janine said...

That is one of my all time fav Stampin Up sets... Love your card!!

Olena said...

Love the colors! beautiful card!
~Olena~

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! What a gorgeous color combo and card! Great job !

Christi said...

This is amazing! I am so glad I got to play along with your color combo!

Our Little Inspirations said...

How utterly cute are these bees! I LOVE geo sparklers and how they make the tiniest feature come to life. Awesome dsp, awesome coloring of your main image! She's a beauty :)

dpkennedy said...

Well, this is just bee-utiful! I am so glad that I didn't use this stamp set because you'd have been a tough act to follow! I love colors and how nicely this image works with that BG paper! Gorgeous!

Jonia said...

Hi Leanne,

Your card is also beautiful and thanks for looking at mine. You really inspired me to reach out a little with the colors. Wonderful combination. The background paper on mine was actually a free down load from Funky Fairys Papercrafts. I have now added that to my post.

Deb Neerman said...

OMIGOSH, I love this!!!! That color combination is so cool ... or hot ... either. They rock together!!

And your card is beyond beautiful ... love the DP, the layout, the color combo (see above), the stamp set, airy-ding!!!

I'd love to play in your challenge ... dang, hope there's time!!

If I grow up, I wanna be jess like you! And your new pix is great ... you're so cute!!

Nancy Sanders said...

Great card, love the pp and the layout. Love the focal point and great coloring I must add.

Stamp and Smile said...

SUPER color combo you chose LeAnne... So cheery and summer fun! Love your card... the bee's are adorable with the fun details added... YOU ROCK! :)