Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Color Throwdown 103

swatch 103

Tammy and I take turns scaring each other with our color challenges!!!  Even after seeing the beautiful fabric she used as her inspiration:

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I was not sure I could pull this off!  I began searching in my DP stash and found some pretty BG Porcelain paper and mounted it on a 6 1/4 x 4 1/4” Certainly Celery card base.  I then inked up my new SU set, Artistic Etchings:

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I was moving along at a great pace, happy with what I was stamping, THEN, I realized that when you over-stamp an image previously stamped with Riding Hood Red ink, your newly-inked stamp picks up some of that RHR ink—even if you don’t want it to!  Grrrr!  See that multi-colored “amour” in the top left corner?  Not ‘sposed to be that way!  Oh well, I wasn’t about to redo it, so it’s gonna have to do! I stamped the RHR panel with the retired French Script background stamp and added a fun gingham brad and ribbon in Certainly Celery.  Seriously, I do like this combo---kudos to Tammy for choosing such a nice inspiration piece!

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Be sure to check out the CTD blog for all the details on how YOU can play with us---you don’t need these exact colors, but we do ask that you use something close!  You can see all the designers’ samples right here:

 

Thanks for visiting today!

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  • Stamps:  Artistic Etchings, French Script
  • Paper:  Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Porcelain, BG
  • Ink: Certainly Celery, River Rock, Riding Hood Red
  • Acc:  Eyelet Border punch, Gingham ribbon, Gingham Brad (both from my stash), dimensionals, sponge daubers

31 comments:

  1. First of all, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend! I hope your day is filled with special things!!!
    This color combo scares me too! LOL I've been pondering and I'm just not sure I know how to work with it, but I do love your card! That "mistake" would never have caught my eye with all the great stamping on this fabulous card! Nice job!! Now go make this your special day :)!!

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  2. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a FUN day. I love your card. These colors look gorgeous together!

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  3. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday Lovely, LeAnne! Happy birthday to you!!!
    Gorgeous card!

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  4. Beautiful card, LeAnne! Happy birthday to ya!!

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  5. Happy Birthday, LeAnne!! And what a gorgeous card you've posted for your special day. It is an AWESOME card, and I can't wait to get my hands on this set!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!

    Love those colors together-pretty card. tfs

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  7. Happy Happy Day LeAnne ~ hope your day is filled with blessings and surprise ~ love the card ~ :)

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  8. This is just beautiful, LeAnne! I love how you used these great images to create a collage effect. Beautiful card! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

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  9. Beautiful card, LeAnne! But the main event today is celebrating your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND!

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  10. Did a fab job with the colors. Love the red Eiffel Tower and the wonderful layers and details. Hope you have a HAPPY Birthday.

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEANNE!!! Hope you have a great day and a wonderful year :) Gorgeous card!

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  12. Happy Birthday, LeAnn.
    This is a fantastic card.

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  13. Happy Birthday! I love checking out you blog!

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  14. Happy Birthday LeAnna!!!!!
    And I love this card too! You know I love anything Paris!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL!!! Sorry to scare you, but you rocked these colors anyway! It's just to get back at you for all the BLUES you make me use! LOVE the gingham ribbon... perfect finishing touch! Wish I had added a little of it to my card, now!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEANNE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!

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  16. Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope you enjoy YOUR bloghop in YOUR HONOR!!!! Have a SUPER FABULOUS DAY! BTW - your card is stunning!!!

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  17. Beautiful card and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Wonderful design, I just love it!

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  18. First things first.....Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear LeAnne, Happy Birthday to you!!!! May you have a day full of laughter, joy and many blessings!!! Girl, I love your card!!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  19. Happy Birthday!!! Your card for the color challenge is wonderful! I love the Eiffel Tower stamped in red and your bow looks fantastic!

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  20. This is beautiful Birthday Girl! Love that gingham ribbon! Have a wonderful day!!

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  21. I heard it thru the blog vine that is was your birthday!Happy Birthday Leanne! hope you celebrated in a style to which you should be accustomed!

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  22. LOVELY card! I've seen all over blogland that it's your birthday! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you are having a fabulous one! :)

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  23. Happy Birthday LeAnne...your card is fabulous...I adore these colors and the cards made with them are awesome.......I know someone with a birthday tomorrow *wink*!

    enjoy *~*

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  24. This is breath taking. I may have to CASE this beautiful creation.
    {oh, and Happy Birthday}

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  25. This is gorgeous, LeAnne!

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    Sending you birthday hugs!

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  26. I like the multi-colored "amour"...I think it looks cool! Your card turned out so elegant! LOVE that red Eiffel Tower (my fave color btw) ♥

    Hope this was the best birthday yet, and they only get better from here! Have a GREAT night ending your special day!!

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  27. Ahhhhhhh, this is super fabulous, LeAnne!! I LOVE the romantic Paris images!! Beautiful use of colors!

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  28. Happy {belated} Birthday, LeAnne! I haven't been through the hop yet, but how fun it must have been for you! Hope you had a great day! Your card is beautiful as well!

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  29. Oh my goodness this is amazing!!

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  30. This is just gorgeous, girl!! I hope you had a fabulous birthday! (I'm just a tad late, LOL!)

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