Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Color Smackdown...I mean Throwdown!

This week at the Color Throwdown....Tracy gave us a doozie of a challenge! Not 3 but 6 colors!

And I LOVED it! I wish that I had more time to create the card - I threw it together this evening between doctor visits, prescription pickups, and a Pampered Chef party! I normally do my Throwdown cards and my Jacksonbelle cards over the weekend so I have them ready, but I just didn't get the chance this time. (Note to self....never ever get this far behind again so that I have to make a last-minute card.)

The card.

I had several days to think about this color challenge and my card..... this is totally NOT what I was thinking of! I had hoped for some scrapbooking paper that would work for all of the colors but I was pretty sure I didn't have anything like that, so I figured I'd get out all of the colors in paper and ink...and that was as far as I got! I thought about butterflies....but then I saw LeAnne's and knew I couldn't copy! I thought about polka dots.... and that was about as far as I got! I went to my paper pile and I found this Sassafrass paper - I was so relieved! It has lots of very similar colors to the challenge - I knew it would work! There are actually several layers to this card. The base of the card is the Ruby Red, then my next layer is Soft Sky, I added the Sassafrass scalloped edge to the bottom of the Soft Sky, then put the Sassafrass polka-dot layer on top of that. At this point, you could see the Soft Sky layer on the top and the bottom of the polka-dot paper, but then I decided I wanted to put a strip of Pumpkin Pie along the bottom instead, and on top of that strip - I added the "Barely Banana" ribbon! Next, I needed some Certainly Celery - and I thought that the greenish flower on this Sassafrass paper with the owl would work well enough - so I cut out a partial circle of the patterned paper and lined that up along the Pumpkin Pie strip. I punched out lots of circles, cut them in half, and stuck them behind the owl paper for a scalloped edge - I liked the way that this separated the two patterned papers. I used a black Zig pen to add a bit of stitching to the scallops. Then I felt just a touch guilty for not using real Certainly Celery, so I added the photo corners with yellow brads and a bit more Zig pen stitching, then I finished it off with an orange flower! So, I think I got all of the colors in....the only true color that I didn't get was the Barely Banana, but the Basic Gray Ribbon and the brads were very close, as well as some of the yellow in the owl! Pheww! That was a toughy! I was so excited to get all of the colors into this card.....I forgot to stamp! Oops!

Play along and post your link here so we can see it!

Broni Holcombe
Cathy Indelicato
LeAnne Pulgiese
Tammy Hershberger
Tracy Durcan

Thanks for stopping by!


Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Great card Kisa! You are did an amazing job with those colors!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I love the way you used the colors! This is such a happy card!!!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, don't ever think that you can't use something on your card cuz I already used it! Although this card rocks and I am glad you chose these papers & images! So bright & cheerful, I love it! I always work better under pressure, I think you did well considering all that you had going on!

Julia Aston said...

Very pretty! love the flower and the corners, the fun DP's and great design!

mueppi said...

Great card, Kisa
I love the colors and flowers!
Hugs Gisela

Tammy Hershberger said...

It turned out adorable, Kisa! I'm so jealous that you found paper to match so well!

Sankari W. said...

wow kisa you totally created an amazing card!! holy frijoles!!! I love the way you describe your crafting process and I love love love that you said: smackdown... i mean throwdown!! that totally cracked me up.... LOVE your card!!! hope everyone in your household is feeling back up to speed!
best wishes to you and your lovely family,
sankari :)

Dawn said...

You did a great job with the colors and the layout! you are so talented... thanks for sharing!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Wow, 6 colors! You are the genius one, DP was the way to go! Your card turned out great.

Danyelle Kessler said...

That's hot! (but not in a dumb Paris H way, but more like a dumbfounded and awed me way, kwim?)


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