Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Color Throwdown #87

Danielle is our hostess this week with this pretty combo:

swatch 87

Very elegant colors, and I went right to work, pulling out some BG paper and a favorite SU set, Friends 24-7:


Well, I pulled out all the stops---BIG bow, stitching, watercolored background, bling, punches, Nesties…you name it!  I love the card, just not sure about that watercolored background on the circular panel.  I used watercolor paper and stamped the image in Basic Gray, then used reinkers to paint.  I then took a wide flat paintbrush and some watered-down ink to brush the background.  I finished it by stamping French Script over the whole thing.  The sentiment is from PTI; DP is from Basic Gray.  Here’s the inside:


And the sketch I used is from Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch  #63:


Now let’s see what you can create using Danielle’s colors!  After creating your project, post it on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the CTD blog with the InLinkz feature so we can see them in all their goodness!  And here are the links to the other CTD designers:

Broni * Tammy * Barbara * Danielle * Kristin and our Guest Designer of the month of April, Teresa Kline from Enjoy the Va Sunshine!  Woohoo, welcome Teresa! 

  • Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Mixed Messages, PTI
  • Paper:  Going Gray, WW, Pink Pirouette, Watercolor, BG Porcelain
  • Ink:  Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Going Gray
  • Acc:  Nesties, Sewing Machine, Wide Satin Ribbon, Bling, CB tag, Aquapainter, Wide flat paintbrush, Eyelet Trim punch


  1. Oh LeAnne! You DID pull out all the stops, this card is the watercolouring and the layout. So gorgeous!!!

    Lesley ;)

  2. This is oh so pretty! Love the colors, and the inside looks as pretty as the outside!

  3. OMG - this is absolutely gorgeous LeAnne. A total stunner. Love everything about this card. ~chris

  4. Very elegant paper for a very elegant card! Just gorgeous, LeAnne!

  5. This is gorgeous LeAnne! Love that bg paper and the sponging and bg stamping.

  6. Absolutley fabulous! Love that you pulled ALL the big stops for this one. The bow is divine. And the inside is just as gorgeous as the out. Wonderful job on both challenges.

  7. WOW this is absolutely beautiful!


  8. This is just beautiful, LeAnne! I almost used that same paper and I did use the same sketch! Great minds!

  9. Oh my!! This is so pretty! Absolutely lovely!!

  10. Beautiful!!! This card is so soft and feminine....I love it!!! Perfect take on the CTD!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. This is SUCH a beautiful card....oh my word, totally eye catching and so soft and femine. Love Love LOVE it!

  12. Oh LeAnne, I wish I were the recipient of this oh so beautiful card! hint hint


  13. this is stunning...thanks for having me this month!

    enjoy *~*

  14. I love this card...beautiful colors.


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