Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Color Throwdown#75

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This week it is my turn to be the hostess for the CTD!! I chose these colors quickly, thinking they would be pretty together---but they really challenged me! Hopefully, the CTD team wasn't stumped by the combo, because they rose to the challenge with some beautiful creations!

I have a special friend who is going through a rough time right now, so I wanted to send her a card letting her know I was thinking of and praying for her. I love this willow tree image from Waltzingmouse, so I inked it up and went forward from there:

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This card is a little larger than a standard card as I found some nice larger envelopes at a yard sale this summer! The image is stamped on Confetti white with Garden Green and Chocolate Chip; the RR panel is wheeled with the Friendly Words jumbo wheel and RR ink, and although it is hard to see, the card itself is wheeled with the Cornelli Lace jumbo wheel. The sentiment was too long for the card, so I cut it apart, stamped the word "Mindful" once on my scratch paper and then on my oval, and stamped the remaining portion full strength. I like that effect! I added a half circle scallop behind the circular image and some pearls for a soft effect. Here's the inside as well:

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I hope this will bring her some cheer and comfort!

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Check out the CTD blog for details on how you can participate in this challenge too! And here are the members of the other team---go check out their creations and give them some love!

If you have any questions about anything I used, feel free to send me an email! Have a blessed day!

22 comments:

  1. I love this card. I sure wouldn't have known you had trouble with the colors. I find it to be a very peaceful card. It's lovely.

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  2. Beautiful card, LeAnne. It's sure to bring comfort to your friend. I love how you stamped the sentiment!

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  3. Beautiful card - inside and out!!! The colors look great and I really like your stamped BG!!! Hugs ~S~

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  4. Love love love it!! That weeping tree is the best!! Love that you decorated the inside as well--I always forget to take advantage of that inside space!!

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  5. I will not concur on it. I think warm-hearted post. Particularly the title-deed attracted me to study the whole story.

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  6. Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love your layout and that sentiment! Totally fits the bill!!
    Awesome colors....I may have to take a try at it later!
    Have a great day!

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  7. What a wonerful color combo!
    You were right to use that fabulous willow image, it is beautiful and makes for a calming card.

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  8. This is so pretty and I'm sure your friend will be uplifted to receive it. I just LOVE how you stamped the sentiment - what a great use of your stamps!! I'm loving these colors today, thanks for a great challenge!

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  9. Beautiful card, LeAnne, and I'm sure it will bring comfort to your friend.

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  10. I've been eyeing this tree from Waltzingmouse...so pretty. Gorgeous card, LeAnne, and fun colors!

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  11. You know, I WAS stumped by these colors initially, but after I scrapped my first attempt, I didn't have any trouble putting my card together. I just needed to embrace the colors for them to really work for me, and now I love them! (even though I swapped my green's for PTI's greens)

    Your card is beautiful, LeAnne! I love that weeping willow tree and how you framed it with the half scalloped circle and ribbon tab. I also like how you stamped your sentiment...that IS a cool effect ;]

    I'm sure your card will bring comfort, and hopefully smiles to your friend.

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  12. Just darling LeAnne!! I love the warm rich colors... makes my heart SMILE!! You are a great hostess.... ROCK ON! :)

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  13. gorgeous color combo, LeAnne! hope to play this weekend:)

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  14. Great card LeAnne - mind sharing who makes the sentiment on the inside? Really like that.
    Hugs - Elaine

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  15. I love this combo - and this card is stunning!! Thanks for the inspiration! Now....could you come over & clean up my stamp room?!! LOL!!

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  16. Thanks for the color combo, I really enjoyed them!! Love that little tag behind your willow tree image. The sentiment is wonderful.

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  17. Beautiful LeAnne! That tree is so sweet and I love all the pearls you added! She will really apprecitate this!

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  18. Beautiful card, image and sentiment, LeAnne! Love all the pearls, and I LOVE that Cornell lace background, too! My Mom used to do something like that when she decorated cakes, and I always likes how all those squiggly lines looked! I might have to look into getting that wheel!

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  19. Very beautiful card LeAnne! Thanks for the rich colors to play with this week :)

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  20. This is a beautiful card - not just for the colours and composition but for the meaning behind the sentiment.
    I'm sure it will help your friend find strength.
    Susan

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