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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge #69

Cathy is our hostess with the mostest this week, and I couldn't wait to play with these wonderful colors of Cream, Dark Red, Chocolate and Olive! 

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Be sure to check out the CTD blog where you can see all the details about today's sponsor and giveaway!!  Link your own card there via Mr Linky so we can see everyone's wonderful creations as well.   You never know, you may be chosen as our Featured Stamper!  So on to my card:

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Oooh, I just fell in love with this Santa the minute I saw him in all his vintage-y sweetness!  To fit him all in, I made my card a bit larger than usual size,  6.75 x 4.5".  He is stamped on Naturals Ivory in Memento  Brown and colored lightly with SU pastels, then cut out with the Top Note diecut.    I sponged the edges for some more of that nice vintage look.  The background papers are from a MME's scrapbook paper kit called The Merry Days of Christmas; this is one sheet, both sides being used.  I added some retired SU Riding Hood Red ribbon, a button and some glittery greenery.  Too bad you can't see it so well, but Santa's beard is snowy and glittery too:DSCF5867-1

Well, take my word for it......it's glittery!

 

 

 

 

Santa and the sentiment are both from Flourishes; I finished the sentiment on the inside:

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by stamping the words on another Naturals Ivory panel, cutting it out with a Nestie, then mounting it on a panel from the scrapbook kit that I "antiqued" to go along with the vintage feel of Santa.  I also stamped an envelope I had left over from some old Christmas cards.  Yep, that's me.....green (or should I say red!).

 

 

So stop on over to the CTD blog to see what the other designers have come up with!  If you have any questions about anything here, just shoot me an email!  Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

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Gosh, I just love this card....I think I'll just keep it for myself! :D

25 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a great Santa card! I just love the b/g dsp along with this jolly old image!! Ho Ho Ho!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LEANNE!!! OMGOSH, this is INCREDIBLE!!! LOVE how Santa is cut out with the Top Note die and the way you colored him is fabulous! Awesome card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wit Wew!!!!!! WTG, LeAnne! This is just gorgeous! Great combo of papers and I LOVE his glittery face!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I don't blame you one bit for wanting to keep this card! It's fantastic!!! I love the glittery beard (yes, I can see it!) and paired with that gorgeous patterned paper and the die cut....well, this is just perfect!!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Highest praises--this is one awesome card. I'm going to enter the challenge also, but you set a high standard girl.

Barbara said...

Total perfection. Coloring is awesome and that paper is perfect! You rock!

Juanita said...

What a beautiful santa! He is perfect. I don't blame you for wanting to keep this card for yourself. He is stunning.
I love everything you have done with this card, the embellishments and layout are perfection!

Kim said...

OMGoodness! I would absolutely hoard this card all to myself to! He would be perfect even in a frame LeAnne! GORGEOUS card!!

Sylvia said...

your card is beautiful!

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE that Santa! Your vintage look and sparkle are just perfect! Gorgeous creation!

Elise said...

Let me start by saying THIS about your fabulous creation: FRAME IT! This is EVERYTHING magical about THAT Santa and Christmas and stamping and ART and YOU and your WONDERFUL talent! This is one of my all time, LeAnne creations! BRAVO, Sista!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

LeAnne this is another wonderful card! So pretty! I cased one of your cards....go see :)

Hugs
Renee

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness! I just saw this stamp over on Elise's blog! I love it!! What a gorgeous card LeAnne!! MUST HAVE THAT STAMP!!

debhorst said...

fantasticly (is that a word) done!! love that santa!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

so "old fashioned" reminds me of the cards I have saved from hen I was a kid in the 50's Love it!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Whow LeAnne
This is just outstanding!
I sure do love that Santa
The way you arranged the colours - whow OUT OF THIS WORLD
Love love love this
Thank you for sharing such a BEAUTIFUL card with us

Ann said...

Holy smokes! I love, love, LOVE this card! That Santa just makes me smile! :D

Davi said...

I love that Santa and the cool way that you cut it out!! He has that wonderful old fashion look.Colors,,, the whole this is so Wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Santa card! The papers, along with the awesome image, just make the card pop! Lovely!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous vintage style card. He's a keeper for sure!

Kerin said...

love, love, LOVE this card! That Santa is the best and you did such a nice job on the whole card...thanks for sharing :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh LeAnne! This card is beautiful! You are on a vintagey roll! I can't wait to see what you do next! :) TFS

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW, this turned out out awesome!!! FAB creation!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous LeAnne! So nice to see that Santa, the paper is perfectly paired too...I can understand wanting to keep him :)

Cathy Indelicato said...

Outstanding!