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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Color Throwdown #63

Today is Wednesday, and Cathy at the Color Throwdown Challenge has come up with another wonderful color palette for us to use! I translated these to the SU colors of Kraft, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.....great fall colors! I also decided to use a sketch from Kristin Beuter's new fun sketch challenge, Just Us Girls! Here is the sketch:
This is my first experience using Unity Stamps, and they were quite nice!! Cute designs that just begged to be paper-pieced, I broke out some Basic Grey paper and went to work:

The Unity set I used was Giggle Tree; I added some background swirls from SU's Trendy Trees and a sentiment from My Favorite Things. Nesties provided my ovals & scallops, and the plaid DP is SU's Night & Day Specialty Paper which was sponged with some Creamy Caramel ink to alter its color. My little golden apples were just punched using a 1/4" circle punch, then sponged for depth. As I look at the card now, I think it needs some "ground" beneath the apples, so I will go back and add that later!! LOL! They look like they are floating in the air!

Be sure to check out the Color Throwdown blog to see what the Unity is donating this week and check out what the others have come up with---if you want to play along, you can leave your link with Mr Linky--it's fun, so join along! If you have any specific questions about anything you see here, email me!

24 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great take on the sketch LeAnne & I love the new color combo for this week! What a cuuute card! :) TFS

Elise said...

Ohhhhh, YIPEE! So, first, FABULOUS colors, but WOWEE! Your sample is positively stunning! Fantastic job! You are CLEARLY back in business! {YEAH!}

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card LeAnne!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is great LeAnne! I love how you used the colors on this great sketch!! It's beautiful!!!

Alison said...

This is so sweet! I just love all of your details!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, I'm SO jealous that you got the Giggle Tree set! And this turned out FABULOUS, LeAnne! The colors, and Kristin's sketch were all perfect for these images! LOVE how you did the apples, too!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Like Tammy's card, yours is just gorgeous with all the beautiful textures and shapes! I LOVE it!!

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG this is so stinkin' cute LeAnne! Thanks for the link to a new challenge blog!!

Wendy said...

Your card is beautiful LeAnne! I'm alittle unsure of this color combo but you did fantastic with it! Off now to see what I can whip up! hehe
LOVE it!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Leanne this is perfect as always and it looks lke it is such a pretty day there as well! The sun makes the yellow it pop with warmth!

Lisa H. said...

very nice! love my Unity, you used one of my favorite sets. great card!

Kristin Bueter said...

LeAnne! I LOVE your card!!! That Giggle Tree set is too cute and you did wonders with it! Your tree does not look like it's floating either! I say you are the artist, this is your fantastic vision and you should leave it just like it is!

Love your paper and your take on our sketch!! Just an awesome card and great dispersion of the CTD colors :O) Between you and Tammy's 'enabling' I'm going to have to invest in some Basic Grey paper! It's gorgeous!

Thank you my friend for playing along with the sketch! I so hope you can play along with our technique challenge this Saturday :O)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Such great fall colors and great details! Love this!

Lisa Kind said...

THis is a great card, LeAnne! I love all the texture and I've always loved that giggle tree set! This was a tough color challenge, but you made it work to perfection! Thanks for playing the JUGs challenge, too! It's going to hopefully be a great challenge blog! Thanks for the congrats on being GD for the CTD! I'm very excited!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Awesome LeAnne!!

Janine said...

I love these stamps LeAnne... Fabulous card!!

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE your adorable card! That stamp set is just too cute!

Sharon said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Great use of the color combo and love the images.

Barbara said...

I love this, LeAnne!!! Like everyone has said, all those textures and shapes are awesome!!!

Juanita said...

Great work, as always.

Dana Gustafson said...

Houndstooth and trees and birdie oh my! I LOVE this! Seriously amazing little card with so many details! THanks for olaying along with just us girls!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh wow! I love this! Super cute stamps and your chosen sketch is perfect!

Krista Driessen said...

Great card !!

Elise said...

'Scuse me for being SOOOOO late to the dance! YOU were in the top three for THIS gorgeous card and I am DELIGHTED for you, sweetie pie! This was such a great card for so many reasons and I have a little feeling of "humphf!" SOOOOO glad you got some EXTRA love for this great card!