Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Color Throwdown Coffee Break

Well, every once in a while, my Color Throwdown Challenge and my Diva Coffee Break Designs Challenge coincide so that I can COMBINE them!  Woohoo, a wonderful thing this week, since I am busy like everyone else!  Barbara has chosen some lovely colors to remind us that it is still fall!


And the Diva sketch, which works perfectly with these colors,  looks like this:


We would love to have you play along too!  Just post your creation, using the exact blog address of your post, to Mr Linky on the CTD blog.  Kindly linking back to the CTD ensures that your creation will qualify for the Featured Stamper position!  Use similar colors if you don't have the exact ones shown here. 

I needed a sympathy card, so I turned the sketch on its side:


My Old Olive panel was stamped with Tres Chic; the Dusty Durango panel stamped with Medallion, and the floral silhouette from Of The Earth was stamped on Sahara Sand with Versamark and embossed with Black Detail DP.  I also stamped Sanded on it as well for an additional vintage look.  The Elegant Eggplant panels are embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder.  Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Everything is sponged for depth; I hope it brings some comfort to my friend!

Be sure to check out the CTD blog and the Diva blog!  Each one has wonderful creations from the designers for you to enjoy!!! 



  1. LeAnne, I just adore this! Those textured panels are just an amazing perfect touch! And I especially love that you tied ribbon about two of the panels. I so wanted to do that but just didn't know if it would work for my design. Lovely!

  2. What a beautiful card LeAnne! I like all the embossing & sponging. It sure has a lot of depth & texture. I am sure it will bring comfort to your friend :) Thank you for the great inspiration!

  3. What a beautiful card. I just needed a sympathy card and wished I had seen it sooner, because I have just needed a sympathy card. I will just have to make one anyway because I'm sure I will need one in the furure. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  4. This is wonderful! I love the colors and texture. The layout is great. I love the Diva's blog. Did you see they picked one of my cards. I almost started to cry.
    Thanks for stopping at my blog. I am still not feeling well and in bed today. I have to cook the turkey tomorrow. I hope I can get a card or two in this weekend. I am trying to redo my craft room and am very overwhelmed. Any way I love your cards like always.

  5. Oh, GOODNESS! This is fabulous! Unfortunately, I need a sympathy card, as well ~ maybe I'll jump in with the DD challenge this round! GREAT job, sweet LeAnne! This will surely provide a lot of comfort to the recipient!

  6. this is a beautiful card! I love your embossing on it and the colors are lovely together. I might have to dig to find my SU stash to try this challenge.:-)

  7. Your card is just beautiful, LeAnne!! I love the softly Sanded image background and those purple embossed panels are just gorgeous!!

  8. This is a beauty! I love the different elements on the panels, you've worked it all together so well. TFS!

  9. Wow, great colors. This looks great! Awesome job with both challenges!

  10. I love the color block panels, and the embossing looks fabulous! Way to rock the CTD!

  11. Loooooove this layout and your stamp choice. Gorgeous!

  12. Well look at you my friend - colour throwdown and Diva sketch
    Exellent way to use these colours Whow
    I sure like the textured panels LeAnne - super whow
    the Stamp with this is just super wonderful choice
    you rock!
    thank you for the inspiration

  13. That single black flower is so stunning and elegant, LeAnne! LOVE that embossing folder, too! (You're going to force me to order that, you know!)

  14. Love those blocks of embossed color, LeAnne! Gorgeous!


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