Saturday, September 10, 2011

Color Throwdown 158 and FTL157

This week the color challenge at the Color Throwdown features an old favorite and a new one.

The old favorite is the light gray for which I used SU's retired Going Gray.  I was so disappointed when that color was retired, especially since there was nothing to replace it.  I have small amounts left but that was enough to use on my card.  And my new favorite?  The delicious Island Indigo, of course! 
A little help from the Clean and Simple Stamping challenge and my card was born.

I really love how the Peach Parfait looks against the Island Indigo.  I keep looking at this card and thinking tht it reminds me of Moroccan colors.  I don't know why, I've never been to Morocco, but these colors (especially Island Indigo) seem to bring to my mind the vibrant and rich colors of a bazaar.
The flowers here are from the gorgeous Raining Flowers stamp set.  The larger flower was stamped off once so that it wouldn't be quite as dark as the smaller flower layered on top.  Both were mounted on dimensionals.  The sentiment is from another old favorite, the retired Great Friend

The weather here is beautiful after several days of gloomy rain.  I hope to spend some time outside with the sun on my face, but I also hope to spend some time in my stamp room getting a head start on some cards I need to make.  I wish the weekends were longer and that I didn't have to work on Monday, but we do what we can!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Rita W said...

Jen, this is really pretty! I love those colors together. Island Indigo is my favorite color right now. :)

Kim P said...

Gorgeous, Jen! Love the textured card base. I have always thought peach parfait was too blah...but it is fabulous with the indigo!

Now I HAVE to try this challenge! I may never get to my Christmas cards! LOL

Lesley said...

Gorgeous! Love that card layout and great colours...must check these challenges out!

Broni said...

I really hate that Going Gray was retired too. It was a favorite of mine as well. I'm glad you liked the colors this week and I just LOVE your card! Thanks so much for playing along.