Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Color Throwdown 97 Sew Special


Broni is our hostess for this week’s Color Throwdown and although her interpretation of the colors was a beachy theme, I went in a different direction!  Here are the colors she chose for everyone today:

swatch 97

I have used up almost every piece of my Cameo Coral cardstock!  But as I was perusing my various stashes of DP, I saw some cute vintage sewing-themed paper in my Material Girl pad, and they matched the Coral and Celery colors pretty well!  So even though it is non-traditional for a “vintage” look, which to me looks old, a little faded or dirty, and well-worn, I thought they would make a fun card for a special friend’s birthday:


Using the CardPatterns sketch for this week:


allowed me to use both of those fun DPs!!  I sewed on the panels, added some lace and twill, did some collage stamping on the oval pattern and added a dimensional sewing machine from the CHF’s Sew Special set:


I even stamped on the button, using the fabric stamp and white Stazon, and made some faux buttons with a couple punches:


I added a couple strips of the DP on the inside and stamped a birthday sentiment:


Now be sure to check out the CTD blog, where you can find out all the details on how to throw down color with us!  And remember, if you don’t have the exact colors, you may use something close!  We want you to have fun!  You can also see the CTD designers’ cool creations right here:


  • Stamps:  On Your Birthday, Sew Special, CHF
  • Paper:  Confetti White, Not Quite Navy, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
  • Ink:  Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, White Stazon
  • Acc:  Nesties, Twill, Dimensionals, Daubers, 1/16” Punch, Punch Pack Circle Punch, Embroidery Floss, Lace, Daubers, White Gel Pen, Sewing Machine

Be sure to stop back tomorrow—I have some special news!!!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Just look at that stamped button!! cool!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This color combo looks like a real challenge, but you pulled it off perfectly with this great card!

Nance said...

Fabulous vintage card. You are the master of the collage effect and I love all the little details--like the stamped button. OMG! Fabulous!

Laura Pryor said...

Such a great card!!! I love what you did with the sewing theme and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stamped buttons! What a great idea!!!

Janine said...

This is so pretty LeAnne!

Linda said...

I love the lace. What a nice addition.

Corie said...

WOW this card ROCKS!! I love the vintage feel!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, LeAnne! LOVE the collage-style and the Material Girl papers are perfect! LOVE the faux buttons, too... they had me fooled!

Linda Robinson said...

What a cute card, I love that stamp and the little saying is adorable!
how cleaver to stamp a button!

Hugs, Linda

Broni said...

Wow! I just love how you used the colors and your use of the sketch is amazing!! All the little details of this card are just perfect, LeAnne!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

All your details (down to the stamped button) are perfect for this sewing themed card! It definitely is 'sew special'! I have had such a busy w/e and week and haven't gotten to CASE a card from your gallery yet, but wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on being the featured stamper on are so deserving!

Bev J. said...

What a wonderful card-need to check out the stamps and the dp. Love the stamped button and the faux buttons! I love pretty quilting fabric almost like I love pretty designer papers. About all the quilting I do anymore is paper piecing and it uses small pieces so will have fabric for a long time-kind of like my stash of dp. Grin

Barbara said...

SEW pretty! Sorry, couldn't resist, LOL! Gorgeous card, LeAnne! Fabulous faux button, girlie!

dstandard said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

whoistracy said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I am in love with that lace trim you used.

ChristineCreations said...

ACK! This is so cute! I love the sewing theme with all these fun colors!

maryr917 said...

this is a great vintage card leanne-love how you worked the colors for the challenge