Wednesday, March 2, 2011



Happy Wednesday to everyone!  It’s Color Throwdown day and today, I am the hostess!!!  I chose a soft palette for you to play with—maybe to make some spring creations, perhaps?  Here you go:

swatch 131

I hope you will play along with us….you can find out all the details at the CTD blog; if you don’t have these exact colors, you can still play, just use something close! 

I had something totally different in mind when I first chose these colors, but I saw this sketch from Card Patterns:

card patterns sketch #104

and I had just received Tiny Tags, so I thought I would combine the two:


Pink Pirouette is such a pretty color, but it is very pale, so it’s a bit difficult to see.  Here’s a closer peek at all the elements:


I also used  flourishes from Lovely Letters and Style Beautiful, as well as heart punches, a button die and a butterfly embosslit!  The Baja Breeze seam binding added just a sweet little touch. 

I hope you can play along too; here are the other CTD designers’ sites for additional inspiration:

Thanks for visiting today!  And remember, you can still participate in Tammy’s Birthday Blog Hop….you can find out details here.

  • Stamps:  Tiny Tags, Style Beautiful, Lovely Letters
  • Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze
  • Paper:  Textured WW, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
  • Acc:  3-Heart & Small Heart Punches; Beautiful Wings Embosslit; Button Die; SAMJ, Seam Binding, Twill, Pearls, Daubers, Needle & Thread



  1. Oh this is cool! I love this sketch with Tiny Tags! Smart! Love your white space....really makes the colors pop!

  2. Oh LeeAnne! This is fabulous! How do you get those dang squares on so straight??? It's totally perfect! :)

  3. Beautiful card, LeAnne! Love the textured white cardstock and the little embellishments in the squares!

  4. LeeAnn, this color combo is SO pretty! I love how you paired up the images with that sketch, too. The little bit of stitching on the heart is fantastic, too. Have a great day! :)

  5. This is so pretty, LeAnne! LOVE all the white and how you worked the sketch!

  6. the way you used the ribbon and the little pops of nature.

  7. Such a sweet all the little sentiments! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  8. This is so precious and sweet! I just love how you added a little something extra special to each of your little elements!

  9. What. a. pretty. card!
    I love the colors you picked and I love the way you worked that sketch. TFS.

  10. This is a beautiful card - I love the pink too, it's such a sweet colour.


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