Color Throwdown 160 and Stamping 411 Sketch

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I've taken a little break from my Christmas cards to participate in the Color Throwdown challenge.  The colors are awesome and the inspiration from the design team was very..........inspiring!

Add in the wonderful CAS sketch this week at Stamping 411 and my creative juices got going.


I had a general idea in my head how I wanted this card to look, but as I got assembling all the pieces I realized that I didn't know what stamped images I wanted, which meant I had trouble deciding how to proceed.  Despite all the stamps I have, sometimes it seems like I don't have exactly the one I want!  I eventually settled on a sentiment from Whimsical Words, a Sale-A-Bration set from last year, and an image from Simply Soft, a hostess set from the current catalog.  I opted to forgo the bow in the sketch, because I wanted to keep the layout of my card pretty clean.

I love working with colors like these.  There's just something about them that catches my eye and I'm happy to send a big thank you to Danielle from the Color Throwdown DT for picking them!

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14 Responses to “Color Throwdown 160 and Stamping 411 Sketch”

Holly said...

it came out great! I love the flower image you used in the middle and the way you used the colors.

Aileen said...

Super card, very dramatic but softened with the pink. x

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Totally lovely!

Jean Addis said...

What a lovely combination! Your card is very pretty.

Vicky Hayes said...

I think it looks great without the bow!

Tammy Fite said...

It's gorgeous!! You're right--a bow might cover some of these pretty flowers!! Great job with the sketch!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Your Card Caught my eye on 411 and had to come say that I loved it!!

Hugs
Shirley

Selene Kempton said...

Looking at this card makes my heart beat a little faster! I just think it's gorgeous!!

Allison said...

So soft and beautiful! Love when there's only one colour combined with neutrals!

Cam said...

I like how it turns out. Very nice and clean. What are the circle size and the scallop circle?

sue rowe said...

I agree, those colours always make me look twice as well. Love what you've done with them :)

Patti Chesky said...

This card is wonderful! Love how the rose pops on the black and white. Love it!!

gbarron56 said...

Gorgeous, Jen -- love the colors together! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Julie Marshall said...

Great use of these colors...gorgeous!