Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Color Throwdown #71

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Today is Danielle's turn to be our hostess, and I know that all the CTD artists will be coming up with some cute cards for you to peruse!  Make sure you check out the CTD blog and see who the sponsor is and what they're giving away!  You won't want to miss it! 

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I am on the fence about my card today.  We always tell our CTD participants to use colors that are close--and I really stretched that with this card!  I wanted to use my Copics, but I don't have a lot of colors, so I had to make do with what I had.  Consequently,  my little "tan Tilda" from Magnolia-licious has quite a summer glow on her face!  I stamped her on Sahara Sand to complement the Basic Grey Wassail DP I used for my background, and now it looks like she got quite a sunburn from the sun reflecting on all that snow! LOL!  Anyway, I did have fun coloring her in, even though I am still on a big learning curve with my Copics.

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Since the card is large and the image is pretty busy, I didn't have room for a lot of embellishments.  A scalloped border peeks out from behind my image, and I also added a little CB tag on which I stamped a sentiment from Anna Wight's Winter Schminter set, along with some snowflakes, then mounted it with a glittery snowflake & button.  I did use SU's Shimmery Paint to color her fuzzy accessories and the snow she is standing on; too bad it's not visible, it looks really cute IRL!  Here's the inside, with another sentiment from the same set:

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So let's see what you can come up with this week!  Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery using the keyword CTD71, then link it back to Mr Linky on the CTD blog.  Use the exact link address, and submit it by Sunday evening at midnight to qualify!!!  And check out what the other designers have come up with, including our guest designer, Carol from Our Little Inspirations!  Now go stamp something!!!

15 comments:

  1. She's adorable, LeAnne and I think your coloring is perfect! She's got a great glow from the cold, that's all! The whole card is spectacular!

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  2. Hello, lovely one! Your lil' girl here is adorable! So what if you're a rebel! hee hee {Just kidding!} This is some exquisite card making and ya know what!?!? ~ sometimes it's just about telling the STORY! And you have told the story of a GORGEOUS piece of paper craft! Awesome work, my sweet LeAnne!

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  3. Awwwww! This is so cute! I just bought my first Tilda...haven't inked her up yet, but I can't wait to use her on a card.

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  4. This is just precious, LeAnne! The papers and layout complement the image perfectly!

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  5. FAbulous LeAnne!! Hey I finally used your G.C. and got one of the big Bow Easy's and some ribbon from Sharon's store. Love it!!

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  6. LeAnne, you did an amazing job coloring your little snowgirl! You know, when I go skiing I have to wear as much sunscreen as I do when at the beach! Your little girl has a winter sunkissed face! Your card reminds me of many winter days spent in Buffalo sledding with my sisters! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  7. Your coloring is exceptional on this sweet little card!! Get off the fence LeAnne!! She's sweet!!! LOL I really love how you bring the chilly feeling of winter with this sweet image! She's a cutie and it makes me want to get her a steamy cup of cocoa! LOL

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  8. A cute little Santa Tilda LeeAnn! I love her sled!

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  9. Ooh, she's so cute! Love this sketch! Great layout to showcase that great image!

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  10. She is so cute. The background paper is divine!

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  11. This card is sooo cool. The print on the white and the way that you used it top and bottom gives the great visual effect of big snow drifts. Love it!! blessings

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  12. LeAnne, she's precious! And your coloring is perfect! Love your layout, too!!

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