Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Color Throwdown #99


Woohoo!  The Color Throwdown is on challenge #99---but are you ready for next week, when the CTD celebrates 100 challenges?  It is going to be awesome….you NEED to check it out!  There are going to be SO many awesome samples…… and some other awesome stuff being given away too!!!   But we have to WAIT another whole week---but it will be here before we know it, so let’s look at the colors Danielle chose for us this week:

swatch 99 

Remember, you can find all the rules and regs over on the CTD blog---we want you to be able to play even if you don’t have the exact colors, just make sure they’re close!  In fact, I chose some vintage shades of the CTD colors today to make my card.  That Graphic 45 On The Boardwalk DP was calling its siren song to me, I just couldn’t resist using it again this week:


Not much stamping here…and this has to be one of the most unusual cards I’ve ever made!  At least as far as embellishments go…..see that little doodad in the bottom right corner….


what IS that thing, anyway?  I found it in my grandma’s button tin, and it had a shank on one end, like a button, and a ring on the other, but for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what it actually was.  But it had a nice aqed turquoise patina on it, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate it into my card.  I did some curvy sewing and added some additional turquoise shades with the old button, some floss and French knots….to highlight that “Hey Sexy” sentiment!  Fun!!  Someone who has a good sense of humor will get THIS card!  I think this bathing beauty could have been my grandmother:


So run on over to the CTD blog to see what the others have come up with, and to add your creation to the trove!  Meanwhile, you can check out the designers’ samples right here:

Thanks for visiting today---be sure to come back next week!!


  • Stamps:  Essential Sentiments, MFT
  • Paper: VV, Chocolate Chip, Earthy Pad, Crafty Secrets; On The Boardwalk, Graphic 45
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip
  • Acc:  Lots of Tags Die, Wide Striped Grosgrain, Vintage Brads, Floss, Buttons, Sewing Machine, 1/16” punch, Small Oval punch


  1. What a great find in the button box!! I just love your favorite for the week!! Thanks for making me smile!!

  2. Cute image and card. Lots of cellulite going on in that pic.

  3. Now these are REAL women! Why don't we see more picture of ladies like this instead of air brushed and sickly thin. LOL
    I love this card. I have a stamp kind like that that I have not used. I think I will kinda copy your card.

  4. Great color combo--I'll definitely submit a card later today. Yours is so nostalgic! Where can we get bathing suits like those???

  5. Girl. This card is over the TOP cute! I think it's my favorite card of yours EVER! Just perfectly put together with all the right pieces. Love it!

  6. This is so adorable!!! I love the way you do vintage! FANTASTIC sentiment. Love the ribbon with the button find. It's perfect!

  7. What a wonderful and fun card, LeAnne! That unusual embellie on the ribbon is great! The sentiment is just perfect too!

  8. This cracked me up!!! LOVE the image! LOVE the sentiment! LOVE the doodad! GREAT card!

  9. Love the vintagey feel. Great card!!

  10. What a fabulous vintage card...and I, too, am wondering...why aren't more REAL women depicted in images?! Cellulite and all! You have so many wonderful details in this card - LOVE them all! Thanks, Leanne, for all your kindness during my time as guest guys are the best!

  11. LeAnne,
    It is like you just woke up from a long nap! This card is awesome! Your cards just keep getting better and better! Wonderful card!If you get much better, you will be flying so high we will need a kite to catch you!

  12. This is fabulous!! Love it to pieces!

    Looks like you've got an antique shoe button there, Kiddo ... from the lace-up shoes of y'ore.

  13. So fun LeAnne! And oh YUMMY on that Graphic 45 paper!

  14. This is fantastic LeAnne!! I love how you used an old photograph on your card using the CTD colors! I too inherited my grandmother's button box (an old Whitmans sampler box) but I have no idea what your treasured find might be. It looks great on your card though!

  15. What a fun card! Those vintage bathing suits are fantastic! :)

  16. Such a fun card LeAnne! Love the 'button' find and how you incorporated it in with your ribbon! Great card!!

  17. What a fab card and I Just love the grafic 45s and it was perfect for this card. Cool french knots, and the fun find from the button box that adds a great twist!

  18. WHOA - how cool is this! I LOVE those swimsuits! What an awesome use of those colors, too - I'm still pondering them - lol!

  19. Now, I think just a few weeks ago I commented on a card and said that it was my very favorite of anything you've ever done! But now I've changed my mind.... THIS ONE is my very favorite! It's AWESOME, LeAnne! Perfect Vintage touches, great layout! Fabulous!


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