Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Color Throwdown 155


Happy Wednesday, peeps! It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Danielle is our hostess today and she really challenged me with these colors:

swatch 155

I wanted to do something other than a floral, so I found some rather murky-looking Basic Grey paper from the Recess line which sort of blended all these colors, so I made a back-to-school/graduation themed card:


I stamped the SU sentiment on Barely Banana cardstock in Early Espresso, and then stamped portions of it again in Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red, piecing them on top. I also stamped the image with the Woodgrain background stamp. The pencils were colored with inks and blender pens; I also shaded them with some Barely Banana ink as well. Since this seems like a masculine card, I didn’t want to add bows, but I did add a couple pieces of knotted grosgrain in the closest brown I had, which was Chocolate Chip.


I hope you will pop on over to the CTD blog to play along with us! Meanwhile, check out what the other designers have made using these colors:

Today is Cassidy’s real first birthday, although it feels like we have been celebrating it all week long! Here she is a year ago today:


and here she is now:


I can’t wait to see what the next year brings! We are going to take a little stroll around Longwood Gardens since it is promising to be a nice day….we’ll see! Take care and have a blessed day!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps: Woodgrain, Word Play, unknown pencils & numbers
  • Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana, Confetti White, BG Recess
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana
  • Acc: Curly Label Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pens, Brayer, BG Brads, Dimensionals, Daubers


  1. Happy Birthday, sweet little girl!!! Your card is amazing, LeAnne! What a great design!

  2. Happy Birthday to little Cassidy! Your granddaughter is too cute.

  3. OH my Goodness I love this!!! Do I say that every day?
    I can't think of a better place to go to celebrate a birthday. My sister goes to Longwood on Mother's day every year. Enjoy your day.

  4. Like your card-the pencils are a neat feature.

    Happy Birthday to Cassidy. What a difference a year makes!! Enjoy.

  5. Happy Birthday to Cassidy! I love to read your blog everyday so I can can see a new picture of that precious little girl...oh, and I love your cards as well!

  6. I love those pencils! It's a beautiful inspirational card for anyone!

    Happy Birthday to that chubba-lub cutie pie! Mwah! Have fun today!

  7. What a difference one year makes! :) Happy Birthday, Beautiful Cassidy!

    LOVE the card, LeAnne! That sentiment-style is really neat and I love how you pieced out a few of the sections!

  8. Oh my! Love love love the pencils and numbers (if you remember the maker of the stamp, please let us know) Great big HB to darling Ms C - what a great year you've given us sweetie. Looking forward to seeing what all you get into this year. Hugs to you both

  9. Happy Birthday, Cassidy! Lots of wonderful memories you have over this first year, LeAnne! Enjoy your time with her, it passes so fast.

  10. A year has gone by already? AMAZING! Happy Birthday sweet Cassidy! I enjoy watching her grow in the photos you post every day! TFS!
    Your card looks great with that color combo, and I love the sentiment!

  11. LeAnne,

    This card is super. I love the pencils and numbers, the layering of some of the pencils on top and the rose arrow pops for me! Happy Birthday Cassidy! You are so blessed with a wonderful grammy and grandpa.

    Love, Martha

  12. This is gorgeous! And so is that sweet baby face!

  13. Oh, I love this card. Love the muted colors and all. Very cool!

  14. She is too cute!!! Happy birthday, little angel!

    And I love your card. Great use of those colours.

  15. Love your Wonderful Card! Fabulous Design and so inspiring! You Grand daughter is Just Precious! TFS..

    Shannon 8-)

  16. I can't believe she's one already! Time flies when you're having fun!

  17. I love the pencils and cool card. ;)


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