Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Color Throwdown #51

CTD51 swatch

Our CTD challenge hostess today is Cathy, and she has chosen So Saffron, Garden Green and Lavender Lace as the colors--they were challenging to me!  CTD is also being sponsored today by a wonderful company, DRS Designs!  They are offering some goodies to one lucky stamper!  So get out your stamps, ink & paper and get to work!  There are a few "rules" that have to be followed, so just check out the CTD blog for all the deets!  Remember that you don't have to use SU colors, just use something closely matching--post your creation on your blog or an online gallery using CTD51 as you keyword, and then go back to the CTD blog and link the exact post through Mr Linky, so we can see them all quickly! 

I made my card a little bigger than the standard size today....one of our family's fun activities is to yard sale, and I am always on the lookout for envelopes!  They always seem to come in odd sizes, so sometimes I fit my cards to the envelope.  This one is 4x6":

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It uses the Large Sunflower stamp shown here (L313); and the Get Well Prayer shown here (G476), with Garden Green, Very Vanilla and Lavender Lace cardstocks, as well as some BG DP.  My sunflower has been embossed with Chocolate Chip Craft ink and clear EP, then colored with watercolor crayons; a little tiny bit of MS glitter was added to the center.  I also stamped the sunflower around the Lavender Lace panel, which was cut with the Nesties Label 4 die; a bit of sponging added some dimension.  I added some ribbon accents--I didn't have any Lavender Lace ribbon, so I took some SU white organdy and colored it with my marker!  I also did not have any So Saffron or Garden Green dew drops, so I drew a little "dot" with my markers right on the spot where I wanted the dew drop to go, then added some Crystal Effects and glued on a clear dew drop--tada!!!  Colored dew drops!   Since this card is for my minister's MIL who is going through some cancer treatments, I added this little poem to the inside, which I found in my Daily Bread devotional this week:

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If God sees the sparrow's fall,  Paints the lilies short and tall,  Gives the skies their azure hue,  Will He not then care for you?

 

Wow, this post has been long, if you're still with me, good for you!  Now here are the links for the other stampers--be sure to check them out!

Thanks for visiting today!

 

 

18 comments:

  1. mmmmm... love that nesties die!! I love the sentiment too. Very pretty and so are all of your Christmas cards!

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  2. Beautiful! And those are three tough colors to work with but you made it seem easy.

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  3. So pretty! Love the poem you put inside too!

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  4. LeAnne, that flower is absolutely stunning!!!

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  5. ooooh, like this! the colours are scrummy and that sunflower is sooo FAB!
    Nicki
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  6. Oh gosh, that flower is gorgeous! Awesome card, LeAnne!

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  7. Awww, this is so pretty LeAnne! I love that big sunflower & the saying inside...how perfect! If I get a chance later i'm gonna try to play along! Those colors seem easier than yesterday's colors for the Color Challenge! :)
    TFS & Have a great day!

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  8. Your card is very special and sure to bring joy to someone who needs it. I love the inside sentiment and the way you used the colors this week, but that tip about coloring dewdrops is a dose of genius! WOW! I never would have thought to do that! TFS!!

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  9. Beautiful work with the colors LeAnne, I hope I find time to play along this week!

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  10. I love that big, bold sunflower and how you colored it! Beautiful!

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  11. Oh my is this ever gorgeous LeAnne!! I so love the purple in the center of the flower!! Beautiful layout and take on the colors!! HUGS :)

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  12. This is beautiful, LeAnne! I love the sunflower with it's lavender center! And that sentiment you added to the inside of the card is just wonderful!

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  13. This is just beautiful! Love that sunflower! The sparkly lavender center is stunning! What a sweet card to give!

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  14. That sunflower is beautiful, and I LOVE the glitter! (I haven't used my watercolor crayons in eons! You may have given me a push to get them back out!)

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  15. Such a beautiful card & sentiment! Love the entire verse ... perfect!!

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  16. This is beautiful, I have to get back in the groove of the Color Throwdown~

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  17. Those look like hard colors to work with. You did a great job with them. I might give it a go...

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