Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Color Throwdown #61

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Due to the changes in Stampin' Up! demonstrator policies, I will still be participating in the CTD challenges, but I will not be able to post them on their blog, at least not for now!  So you'll still get to see my creations!  Just a little change, that's all.

CTD61 swatch

It is Tammy's turn to host the throwdown, and she picked the warm colors of Rose Red, Regal Rose, Mustard, Olive and Chocolate.....hmmm, those last three together sound like they might cause an upset stomach! But the actual colors are very nice together! 

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I pulled out a retired set called A Touch of Nature and stamped the bird on watercolor paper, because I felt like watercoloring!  (I know there are probably NO birds in nature that really look like this, but I am claiming artistic license here!)  A few "simple" embellishments and my card was done.  Thanks for visiting today, be sure to check out the CTD to see what the others have done!

  • Stamps:  Define Your Life, A Touch of Nature, Linen (both ret.)
  • Paper:  Confetti White, Watercolor, Old Olive, Non-SU DP
  • Ink:  Stazon, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
  • Acc:  Nesties, Dew Drops, button, Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Aquapainter

22 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

LMHO at your "upset stomach" comment! That is so true! Beautiful card, LeAnne! Your bird is beautiful and I love the way the colors all came together on your card!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Your card is gorgeous, LeAnne!! I love the bird and that sentiment is just perfect! Great layout too!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous card!! Love that bird!

Linda said...

I love your card. Wonderful colors.

Linda D.

dpkennedy said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love how you colored that sweet bird and your design is great!

penniem said...

What a beautiful card LeAnne - Love it!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

What a beautiful card!! Your bird is perfect and I love the layout!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, LeAnne!!! That background paper is perfect and, who knows, maybe there's a bird that color in the Amazon or somewhere, LOL! Whatever, he's cute and I love your card!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

LeAnne, you are sooo right! A chocolatey olive with mustard on top sure would upset my GI tract!!!! That's just not right! BUT I love what you did with the color combo!!! Beautiful card as always! In my opinion, SU would just like to control the market-this is America-afterall, we welcome competition, that's what helps our economy!! So glad you are still able to be part of the Colorthrowdown team as I always look forward to your creativity!! :) Hugs, Mona

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card LeAnne, YOur bird is lovely and realistic enough for me! As for upset stomach, I really did not even think of that, I thought these colors quite a nice grouping for fall. So much fo everyone seeing things differently. Love your card and your solution for posting it!

Chrissy said...

I actually think I ate a chocolate, olive and mustard sandwich when I was pregant, lol! Anyhoo, your card is gorgeous!
Chrissy

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love this! :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Birds can be any color we want them to be, and this sweet little creature looks wonderful in red! Beautiful work, as always :)

DeStampin'Corner said...

Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous!

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Vicki (basement stamper) said...

LeAnne, this sure is gorgeous!! I love how you've managed to get all these colors in there!! :) I love that beautiful bird image!! I'll have to give this one a try this week!! TFS! HUGS

Juanita said...

What a great card. I love it, and that is a color combo that I will keep in mind for the future.

Cathy Indelicato said...

What a pretty card...great job!

Kendra said...

Very Pretty! Thanks for all your comments on my blog:) Love your work!
Kendra Richardson @ www.kendrascorner.blogspot.com

Kristin Bueter said...

This is STUNNING, LeAnne! Love your pink bird that you claim creative license to! Totally deserved...it's one of the prettiest birds I've seen! That paper is just gorgeous also...so rich. Oh, and I've been putting off buying that sentiment stamp set FOREVER! Please stop tempting me...it's one of the more expensive sets! LOL Did you notice our layouts are kind of similar? Weird, huh? Beautiful card, lady.

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Beautiful, LeAnne. One of the nicest things about crafting is "creative license". We can do whatever we want to..and no one can complain. ;-)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh a beauty! I really wish I would have bought this set.