Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Color Throwdown #47


Wow, Danielle picked some great colors for this week's challenge:  Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise and Kiwi Kiss, or lime green. 

CTD47 swatch

I was contrary and chose Green Galore, and you'll see why in a second!  Let's see what summery confections you can concoct with these colors!  Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery, use the keyword CTD47, and come on back to the Color Throwdown blog and link the exact address to good old Mr Linky.  You could even be lucky enough to be chosen our Featured Stamper and a Guest Designer!!!

I searched and searched my DP stash to find something that matched these colors--then I remember the Birthday Kit I won from Taylored Expressions on Laura Frederick's blog! Perfecto---see why I used the Green Galore? I seem to be on a baby card kick this week, so I made another to add to my stash, this time using an upcoming SU set, Animal Stories.  And believe me, you will ONLY see this kind of elephant in a story:


I based my sketch on Sketch 99 from Sketches! {by tamara} after seeing Barbara's lovely card there:

Sketches by Tamara 99 Card

My little Ellie was stamped in Tempting Turquoise, with Cameo Coral flowers from Flight of the Butterfly and hand-drawn stems and grass in Green Galore marker.  The sentiment is from Nursery Necessities, punched and layered.   I just had to get rid of that "vacant" eye, so I filled it in with a black marker and gave her some eyelashes too!!!  She was diecut with a Nesties Label #4 and popped up as well.  Some ribbon from Mike's and even some stamping and embellishing on the inside:



finish off the card.  And there are tiny little blingy rhinestones on the flower centers, too!




So let's take a peek at what the other designers came up with this week:

Now go stamp something!!!

  • Stamps:  Animal Stories, Nursery Necessities, Flight of the Butterfly
  • Paper:  WW, Green Galore, Cameo Coral, Doodlebug Design DP
  • Ink:  Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise
  • Acc:  Markers, Michael's ribbon, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Nesties Label 4, Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals, Bling


  1. Oh, I love these colors together! I have to say, I'm a bit bothered now. You've made this Animal Stories set look SO wonderful and appealing...and just moments ago I placed my second demo order because I forgot to get the lemonade paper and I want it for a make and take at my open house. I did NOT get this set, and now I'm thinking maybe I should have. Darn it!!!

  2. So beautiful! I love that ribbon which ties it al together.
    Now the question this card going to the new baby girl or yesterdays card?

  3. LeAnne! Your card is adorable, such a perfect gift for welcoming a new little life into this world. Yes, cards to me are the greatest gift, because they come from the heart, and yours are amazing!


  4. Adorable card, I really like the color combination and the elephant!

  5. Talk about a fun card! I just love these colors and may just have to play along!

  6. These are such beautiful colors together LeAnne... Love your card.

  7. I love how you worked that elephant. I was not sold on that set, (I could not see what I would do with it) but now I see it in a new light.
    Do you have more babies arriving in your world? There are a lot of baby cards on here...

  8. Well, it turned out fabulous with Green Galore and that ribbon is PERFECT!!! How great to have had that prize to use for this challenge!

  9. Oh, how cute, LeAnne!!! Green Galore is exactly what you needed. I'm so glad you played the Tamara sketch--worked out beautifully for this card!

  10. simply dahling !!!!!!!!!!love the colors and the flowers are sweet!!!!!

  11. how cute!!! love this color combo!

  12. Hi LeAnne, your card turned out gorgeous ! TFS !

  13. I love that you tweaked the colors a tad because your card looks amazing! So sweet and downright adorable!

  14. Just so cute! Love your take on the challenges and you nailed all the details perfectly! Another master piece and you... you have your MOJO working!! Hugs... Michelle :)

  15. The green galore is perfect! This card is so cute! You really rocked this color challenge!

  16. Wonderful card, LeAnne! I just love how happy and bright that cute, new little elephant looks!!

  17. This is so sweet! love the little elephant and the colours are gorgeous


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