Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Color Throwdown 27!!

CTD27 Banner

Yahoo, another week and another challenge!  Isn't that banner just the cutest?  So many possibilities for this color combo! 

CTD27 swatch

I really wanted to do a gingham theme, so I printed out some digital DP from My Favorite Things, searched my stamp stash and this is what I came up with:


I am sure that my DH the sailor would point out all the faults of this little boat!  Oh well!  I used the base of the sailboat from Nursery Necessities, and cut the sails freehand, using the basic shape of the stamp's sails.  Before I adhered them to some cardstock for stability, I stitched around the edges with some floss.  The "ocean" is two layers of Brocade Blue, CB'd with Swiss Dots.  I found some retired SU star eyelets and added one to the flag on the mast.  I probably could have added some more embellishments, but I didn't want to make it too busy!

We would love to have you play along with our challenge; you might even join the ranks of our Featured Stamper by having your creation chosen from all the submissions!  Post your card on your blog or an online gallery like Splitcoast or Paper Planet, then link it back to the Color Throwdown Blog.  Be sure to use the keyword CTD27 so we can find them easily!  And lets see what the others came up with this week:

Thanks for visiting and hope you can play along with us!

  • Stamps:  Nursery Necessities
  • Paper:  Brocade Blue, Real Red, Basic Black, WW, Gingham Digital from MFT
  • Ink:  Real Red, Stazon Black, Craft White
  • Acc:  Star Eyelets, CAD, Star Punch, CB folder, fabric, needle & floss, daubers, dimensionals


Denise Marzec said...

Love these colors! VERY sweet card!!

Darlene said...

Great job LeAnne ... love the sails and sea! Very creative!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Great card, I love this color combination!

Julia Aston said...

How cute LeAnne! love these colors and you little sail boat on the ocean scene!

I keep wanting to play your color challenges - maybe this week?!!

Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful 'feel better' card! it is much appreciated!

Cathy Rulli said...

Love it LeAnne - what a great card - every detail is awesome!!

Barbara said...

How sweet is this?!?!? I love your little sails and the water is perfect!!

dpkennedy said...

I absolutely adore this card! From the adorable sailboat to the polka dot waves! The colors are just perfect for a baby boy! Wonderful creation!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! Love the sails and the stitching, love the star eyelet on the flag! Very cute card, LeAnne!

Renee said...

LeAnne this is an adorable card! I love the sails and the colors...just adorable! I'm gonna make one for my cousins new baby! Thank you!


Anonymous said...

What a darling card! I love the elements you've used.

Tenia Nelson said...

LeAnne, this card is way awesome!! tfs!!


Oliva Ohlson said...

How unique! Love the waves!

Anonymous said...

This was a real challenge for me - but a good one! I posted on SCS and you can also see it on my blog today.

Thanks for making me step out of my comfort zone!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable, LeAnne!Love your little sailboat! Nice job! TFS

Shawn said...

LeAnne, this is outstanding!!! You have become such an amazing card artist...and never cease to amaze me!! I am so, so impressed!! LOOVVVEEEE this card!!

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Oh I love this. The sail is fabulous and the entire card just too, too sweet!

Broni said...

I LOVE this LeAnne!!! I love the gingham background, the stitched fabric sails, the 3-D waves....just EVERYTHING!!!!