It's a Color Throwdown Milestone

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I really wanted to make sure that I carved out some stamping time to participate in the Color Throwdown challenge this week.  It's their 200th challenge after all and WOW!.  Just WOW!  To think that these ladies have been hosting and designing for these challenges for nearly four years is staggering!  I had the pleasure of being a guest designer over there back in May 2011 and I still get shivers when I think about it.  I mean really, this is the Color Throwdown and they wanted little ol' me to be a guest designer?  Yikes!!!

As luck would have it the colors for this momentous challenge were quite intimidating.  My first reaction was that I would not attempt a card right away in the hopes that something akin to divine intervention would suddenly give me an IDEA.  Then the UPS man delivered a new box of goodies from Stampin' Up! which just happened to have a DSP pack called Orchard Harvest (SNEAK PEAK ALERT) that had colors so close to this challenge that I thanked the divine intervention and immediately tore into this pack and started making a card.

The challenge actually included a color called Pink Passion that is long retired so I needed a substitution.  I was going to use Melon Mambo even though it's a bit brighter than Pink Passion, but then the divine intervention showed me that Raspberry Ripple would be a nice alternative.  (Of course, it didn't help that the DSP I already used had this color in it)!  So I set to work with the sketch challenge at Deconstructed Sketch and came up with what you see here!

The DSP is gorgeous and I love the diagonal stripes, but looking at this I wish I had made the square with the stripes bigger because the stripes deserve a little time in the limelight too.  And I got to try out my Large Scallop Edgelit and the companion Paper Piercing Essentials.  I love having paper piercing template that matches this exactly.  It adds some interest to what otherwise is just a scalloped edge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm off to the garden for some weeding.  Those pesky plants never seem to get the hint that I don't want them because they keep showing up!

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7 Responses to “It's a Color Throwdown Milestone”

Vicky Hayes said...

You are show-casing some gorgeous things here Jen - I adore that DP! My weeds aren't getting the hint either!

Lynn Put said...

Fantastic card! Love all the great layers and your fun jumbo button! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown!

Broni said...

Wow, Jen! What a great combination of the challenges!! Love your card and that paper!! I'm so glad you could join in our CTD200 celebration!!

Lori said...

Beautiful card! Love the more masculine look you got from these colors. Thanks for joining us for our 200th CTD celebration!

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous the plaid papers you used and you did an awesome job with the sketch!!! Thanks for joining us for the #200 Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Jennifer Shults said...

Jen! this is fantastic! I love the colors and the button treatment! WOW! Thanks for using this week's sketch!

Elizabeth said...

Great job with both challenges!