Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Color Throwdown #43


Our 43rd Color Throwdown from Broni brings us some lovely colors: Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace and Old Olive.

My first thought was to stamp some violets, but my sweet friend Shawn lent me her new PTI Scattered Showers set, and I was itching to play with it! I checked the Mojo Monday sketch for this week:


and then I went to work with my colors and stamps!







I realize that my center panel should have been a square--oh dear! I am pleading creative license! And this card is rather busy for me! Lots of activity going on....you know how you keep adding on and embellishing and layering....I think I should have stopped a while back. Oh well! 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 "CTD43" 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:
  • Stamps: Scattered Showers, Mixed Messages, Polka Dot Basics, PTI; Enjoy the Moment, SU
  • Paper: WW, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Haiku DP, DCWV Textured
  • Ink: Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
  • Acc: Swiss Dots CB folder, SU Brads, Twinkle Dots and Twill by Taylored Expressions, Nesties, Scallop Border Punch by SU, lots of dimensionals, sanding block

23 comments:

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

OMG LeAnne this is gorgeous - I love these colors and I love this stamp set with it!! Love all the details. I am going to have to find some time to do this challenge (I just tonight did last week's CTD! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1352859?cat=500&ppuser=18530)
Harriet

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous,love everything about it!!! Love this weeks colour combo,have to check everyones card!
xx

Christa said...

WOW, what a beautiful card!!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love these colors and that popped up umbrella looks FANTASTIC with this sketch. Awesome!!

Lauren said...

I am a strong believer in creative license. I love what you did with the sketch!

dana said...

Can you think of a "cheap" way I can improvise, since all of my nestabilities, cuttlebug, and dew drop and EVERYTHING WONDERFUL is home in Indiana and I'm in Florida???

If we move here permanently, of course I'll bring it all down, but in the meantime, I'll be here for a year, renting, and can't move all that stuff.

Any ideas for the NECESSITIES?? I'm in giant card making withdrawal seizures.

Cathy Indelicato said...

What a fun card! Great job with the challenge!

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Great take on the sketch--love that popped up umbrella!! You rocked both challenges, girl!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is beautiful LeAnne! I LOVE how you popped up the umbrella and have raindrops falling beneath it! I love the embossed b/g and everything about this beauty!
Carol

Sazzy said...

This is so sweet. I love the 3D umbrella. How did you do that? :) I'ma liken deeze colors fer sure. LOL
Nice work LeAnne! Saz...P.S. I don't think it is too busy at all.

Juanita said...

Those colors are great, why have I never thought of them before? I really like this card. Yah, there is a lot of stuff on it but none of it looks too busy

Beth said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne! love the texture and colours! Great layout and images too!

dpkennedy said...

I think this is completely adorable! Not too much bling and the center panel looks square to me! I love the tiny gems on the umbrella...so cute!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL card, LeAnne! I love how you placed the umbrella, and all the little added details!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is awesome LeAnne!! Love the paper piece umbrella ... looks so great!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I'm so jealous that you got to use that great set! I love it! Your card is just fantastic!!

Kristie said...

This is so very pretty!

Stamp and Smile said...

SO LOVE your CB embossing and the colors really pop... the new umbrella set from PTI ROCKS! You nailed the MOJO challenge and I hope to play SOON... You inspire me LeAnne... TFS! :)

CeeCee said...

I loooooove this card. That's one of my fav color combo.

CC

Cassie said...

Haha, yeah we do have the umbrella theme. Your take on it with the umbrella is awesome! Great minds think alike you know ;D

ChristineCreations said...

I see you've been shopping at PTI....I am so hoping to get some of their stamps this summer...love the *spring* feel to this card!

Rose said...

This is super cute! Love your umbrella and all the bling ;)

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love this set and what you did with it. Awesome card.