Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Color Throwdown 101

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Wow, the CTD team is exhausted!  You stampers out there really gave this challenge your ALL!!!  I know you can’t wait to know who won what, and all the info will be posted on the CTD blog by Friday (hopefully!).  Meanwhile, the challenges go on…..and this week our hostess is Laura!  She has REALLY challenged me with her color combo:

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Isn’t this a snazzy group of colors?  I recently purchased some Unity stamps, so I thought this would be a fun time to get them inky!  They are a little different than my normal style but I need to experiment with “looks” that stretch my creativity (or lack there0f)!  So here we go:

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These little love birds do make me smile!!!  They are stamped on Confetti White and colored with an aquapainter and ink, then cut out and popped up on the Kraft card.  My sentiment panel was zigzag stitched and has some little embellishments here and there; the Top Note panel is from the retired Night & Day DP collection.  That was my last corduroy Baja Breeze button, too….so sad!  But I did finally get my new toys from SU yesterday, so I have lots of cool things to play with now!

So why don’t you come play along with us?  All the details are on the CTD blog, and there you will also find the InLinkz doodad by which to link your project!  Here’s a listing of all the designers if you want to check out their work:

Thanks for visiting today!!!

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  • Stamps:  Fall for You, Unity
  • Paper:  Kraft, Kiwi Kiss Textured, Baja Breeze Textured, Confetti White, Night & Day DP
  • Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Stazon, Baja Breeze
  • Acc:  Corduroy Button, Twill, Top Note Die, Aquapainter, Sewing Machine, Bling, Dimensionals

26 comments:

  1. Are you kidding me??!! You did this "style" perfectly!! I love all the cool little details - stitching, pearls, button - you've added to make this a stunning card!! Oh, and I can't wait to see what "toys" you got!:-)

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  2. You worked your color magic again on this card! I find these colors VERY challenging too (never cared for Kiwi at all) but I love how you did the sentiment and little birds. The top note panel DP is awesome!

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  3. Seriously, you rocked these colors and this style! It's fantastic. Love the dsp top note on the side, the ribbon, the branch & birdies, the buttons, the bling...OH MY! :-)

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  4. OMG, I forgot the stitching too!! Oh the details are wonderful...cheers!

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  5. Neat card and I love the sentiment.

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  6. This is gorgeous and I love that color combo! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

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  7. gourgeous. my spelling stinks but your card is beautiful

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  8. OMG LeAnne this is gorgeous!! WOW!

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  9. Again, you came up with a winner.

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  10. I just LOVE those adorable little birdies! Great layout and fabulous use of these colors (some of my faves!).

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  11. This is fantastic LeAnne! I especially love the way that you used the top note die! This is such a beautiful design! I'm going to have to give these colors a try! :D

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  12. What a beautiful card! I love all the details and those little birds are adorable.

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  13. Love how you've laid it out girl! This really has a fun and eclectic feel that's so cute!

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  14. You make everything look so professional!! This is fantastic and looks as though you pulled it off with ease! Beautiful and love your layout and choice of stamps!!

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  15. What a pretty card, LeAnne! Your design is sensational!! Love the cute birds on the branch and the quote :):)

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  16. Dear Leanne.

    This card is stunning. So so cute. Kiwi Kiss is still my favorite color. It brings out the best in so many other colors. You did such a great job! Thanks for the inspiration.

    God bless you and Stay close to HIM.
    Take care, Pauline

    http://thepursuitofstampiness.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love this! Those super sweet birds and the way they come across the card from the pp looks fabulous! Love that sentiment and all of your wonderful embellishments-fantastic!

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  18. LOVE those little kissin' birds, LeAnne! Fabulous card!

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  19. Wow! Love the sketch, the colors, and those little birdies! Amazing Job!

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  20. LOVE this color combo! ok, anything that has kraft in it and I'm loving it. But kiwi and blue too...love it! Gorgeous card!

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  21. What an awesome week of celebration this past week!! fun fun fun!! Another great set of colors....fantastic card for this color combo...love the two love birds, the top note piece, the corduroy button, okay I love everything about it!!

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  22. Ohhhhhh, VERY cool layout and I love the dimension on the birds!

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  23. I haven't seen an ugly card yet - lol! You have great style no matter what 'style' you are doing LeAnne... don't be hard on yourself - this is SUPERB! Love all the piercing, too!

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  24. Awwwwwww! Those love birds are truly adorable...great card! :)

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