Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Color Throwdown #58 --Diva Style

Another week and another great challenge! This week it's Barbara's turn to throw down some colors, and she has chosen Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Always Artichoke.

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Now remember, if you don't have these colors, just use the closest you have! We want everyone to be able to participate. You might be chosen as our Featured Stamper and maybe even get a chance to be the Guest Designer! So get to work! Post your creation on your blog and link it back to the CTD blog via Mr Linky--remember, use the exact link, not just your blog address!! Edited to add: This week's sponsor is Denise January, a Stampin'Up! demonstrator. Check out the CTD blog to find out what little goodie she has for our winner!!!

The Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge this week was a sketch, so I was able to combine both challenges! Woohoo! Here's the sketch:

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I turned the sketch on its side, as I don't have any sentiments that run vertically! So here we go:

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I broke out my new hostess set, Of the Earth, as well as the new Medallion background stamp. After stamping it in Chocolate Chip, I trimmed it down to a square shape and stamped it again in Always Artichoke for the circle. I had some leftover Build-a-Brad acrylic pieces (how did that happen?), so I just adhered a little Circle Circus circle, bradless, to the center of my medallion. The 1 1/4" striped ribbon really is fun to work with--I usually don't like ribbon that big, but it worked well here. I added some glitter which is undetectable in the photo, but it's on the stems and on the little circles of the AA piece. I subtly stamped the floral image on the CC background as well as the sentiment.

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    • Stamps: Medallion, Of the Earth, Circle Circus
    • Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose
    • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
    • Acc: Build-a-Brad, Eyelet Border Punch, Wide Striped Ribbon, Square Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, DD Glitter, Daubers, Dimensionals , Circle Punch

    19 comments:

    1. Your card is really gorgeous LeAnne! I wouldn't think to put these three colors together, but they look great! I may just have to try this one...you've inspire me! :)

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    2. Wow LeAnne - your card is gorgeous!! These are beautiful colors together!

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    3. You have such a wonderful talent for design and creativity! This is the first use of the medallion that I've actually really liked!! The dual color with the pink center is great, and that ribbon pulls it all together perfectly! Awesome!

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    4. Very pretty card, LeAnne! I've been seeing that Medallion image everywhere...love it! Great card & great colors today! :)

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    5. LeAnne~

      Is that chocolate chip medallion a circle stamp? I love that you made it a square! Your card looks so…regal! LOVE the end result!! Also love the subtle stamping behind the sentiment, your cute little bird, and that ribbon! It did work perfect for this card…almost like another accent panel! Great work, my friend :O)

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    6. Beautiful Leanne!! Hope all is well with you!

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    7. Love that double layered medallion and the little bird image is a perfect embellishment!! Great sentiment too!

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    8. Beautiful card LeAnne, I like what you did with the Medallion stamp!

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    9. Gorgeous, LeAnne!!! Love the sketch and how you used the colors. As always, you ROCK!

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    10. Fantastic job of combining challenges! It's amazing how many different creations you can get while using the same colors! This is AWESOME!!!

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    11. This is a super card. i simply love it.

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    12. How beautiful, LeAnne! I love that layout, and think I like it better turned sideways the way you did! SO very beautiful!

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    13. This is wonderful, LeAnne! Great use of the colors, and that sentiment is great!

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    14. Absolutely gorgeous card LeAnne! What an inspiration! :) TFS

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    15. How clever of you to pair this Medallion with the Of The Earth stamp set! Also, I love that you squared the Medallion! Such a wonderful design- nice!

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    16. Oooo so pretty! The combination of these two sets and this sketch look awesome!

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    17. That medallion is beautiful and I love the bird panel you added! So pretty!

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