CCMC190 and Color Throwdown 180

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The colors this week at Color Throwdown threw me for a loop (pun intended)!  But I don't like to back down from a challenge once it is issued so I pressed on and came up with this.



This is the first time I inked up my Bordering on Romance stamp set and I would ordinarily color the leaves green, but duty calls and green had no place in my card today!  I don't have any Barely Banana anymore (it was a lovely color and I miss it) so I substituted So Saffron instead.  I colored the stamp set with my blender pens and laid down a little So Saffron in the center of the flowers and finished them up with Pumpkin Pie.  I wasn't sure what those circles were supposed to be (are they flowers, are they dew drops?)  so I used a little artistic license and colored them with some Bashful Blue.  Then using even more artistic license, I colored the leaves with Basic Gray!

The layout is from the latest Create With Connie and Mary challenge, which is a sketch this week.  


I wasn't sure how I was going to treat the ribbon portion of the sketch and then I remembered that I had some So Saffron buttons in my stash.  So I adhered one of those and tied a little bow through it with some Baker's Twine.

It's been quite a bit windy here today.  And the skies have been alternating between sun and clouds all day.  Many times there have been snowflakes flying around - sometimes with the sun still shining!  I've got to say that this has been a strange winter here in New England this year, but I hope that spring is just around the corner.  I'm looking forward to warm days and spending time in the garden!

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10 Responses to “CCMC190 and Color Throwdown 180”

Lesley said...

Oh why didn't I get that flower stamp! It looks amazing in these colours. So pretty!

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful use of the colors, Jen--love those gray leaves and your button/ribbon treatment is so sweet and perfect for the flowers! Thank you for joining us at CCMC!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great job combining both challenges into one. I like the colors and layers and the button really finishes off the card. Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Evette K. said...

I think u did a great job with this challenge Jen. ekc

Sue Wieberg said...

This card is fantastic. I'm going to have to get the stamp set.

Connie Babbert said...

As always, I love your cards, Jen! Great way to combine both challenges...love the coloring on the flowers! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Beautiful card! Love these soft colors! The button and white baker's twin is a great addition! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

Great color combo...soft and pretty. I really like how you've combined the textures and DSP's to create a card perfect for any occasion. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

WOW!!!! Those colors are just STUNNING and you used the sketch perfectly! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

Your flowers are really pretty and I love the awesome layout you used!!!Thanks for using the Color Throwdown colors...this is beautiful!!!