Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Color Throwdown 112

swatch 112

Happy Wednesday! Barbara is our hostess today with this  cozy combination that is sure to inspire you to create something warm and wonderful!  Pixie Petals is our sponsor today; check out the CTD blog to find out all the details about both the sponsor and how to play with us!

DSCF4038  My card only has a tiny bit of stamping on it, since the flower from Pixie Petals is pretty bold!  I used a sketch from my sweet friend Donna at Butternut Sage:



(I believe the bottom panel measurements are a little off, but you get the general picture!)  So, here we go:


I used papers from October Afternoon’s Thrift Shop as well as Cosmo Cricket’s Joy Ride and SU’s Old Olive Patterns.  I stamped my sentiment from CHF on a tag from SU’s Lots of Tags dies, then layered it on another tag that I trimmed to fit, and embellished it with a glittery butterfly from the Beautiful Wings diecut:


In addition,  I stamped the swirl from Season of Joy with Versamark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder….it may be a little difficult to see here, but IRL it gives it a special glimmery effect:


My card also qualifies for the City Crafter Challenge 24, Flower & Frills!!  This was a fun card to make, thanks to Donna’s sketch and Barbara’s colors----now let’s see what you can create!  Hop on over to the CTD blog and play along with us.  Now here are links to the other CTD designers:

  • Stamps:  Birthday Centers, CHF; Season of Joy
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Old Olive Patterns DP, Thrift Shop, October Afternoon; Joy Ride, Cosmo Cricket
  • Ink:  Versamark, Riding Hood Red
  • Acc:  Pixie Petals flower, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, heat tool, EK Success border punch, Lots of Tags Die Cut, SAMJ, Beautiful Wings Die Cut, Chantilly Lace, Nesties



  1. Gorgeous colors and I LOVE that big flower!

  2. HOORAY!!!!!! LeAnne I love love LOVE your bright fun card it screams YUMMY! Thank you dear girl for playing with my
    EASY SKETCH...hope to see you again some other day! Hugs

  3. I love the flower from Pixie Petals! It's just so unique and pretty! And I love what you did with it! We DO have mental telepathy! Nice papers! HA!

  4. Love it! Great papers for the color combo and I love how you let that Pixie Petals flower take center (well, OK, left, LOL) stage!

  5. Love your bold version of these colors...great accents with the unique flower and your glittery butterfly!

  6. What a beautiful combination of patterned paper!! I love your big green flower!! And your sentiment is the perfect size!!

  7. This is gorgeous, so love that flower, and the happy colors too!

  8. This is so pretty. I love the colours and I will have to try them out myself. As always lovely job!


    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment.

  9. lovely lovely card ... beautiful flower and that little piece of lace peeking through ... thanks so much for joining us at CCCB

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

  11. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! Love the big flower and the sparkly paper LeAnne!!! Thank you for a fun month at the CTD!!! Hugs ~S~

  12. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
    Joanne xo

  13. This is so pretty! love, love, love the colors! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  14. I just love this one... That flower is wonderful... Thanks for playing with us over at CCCB!

  15. Look at those beautiful colors! Love love love that focal flower. Very striking card. TFS

  16. Look at those beautiful colors! Love love love that focal flower. Very striking card. TFS

  17. Wow that bloom is beautiful (so is your card)!! I may have to buy some after seeing how lovely it looks on your card! Great use of your friend's sketch, and I love how you utilized the colors :] Gorgeous work, my friend!!

  18. This turned out so beautiful, LeAnne! I love the mix of patterns and textures along with that gorgeous flower!


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