Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Color Throwdown 96 meets JUGS36

swatch 96

Ay caramba, this color combo from Tammy really stretched me!  I love the colors, I was just stumped as to how to combine them!  I wanted to do the JUGS36 sketch:

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but no ideas were flowing for the images!  I just opened my notebook and started perusing my stamps!  With the (ahem) thousands of stamps I have, you’d think choosing something would not be that difficult!  Finally settled on a “bee” theme:

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There is just a plethora of different images, papers and buttons going on here!  I added some black as an accent color, and stamped a verse on the inside:

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There’s also bling,  stitching, distressed edges, and the “ribbon” is some seam binding I found in my sewing supplies which I rubbed on my So Saffron ink pad!!  All the buttons are from my mom’s button tin---anyone have one of them?  I think it was probably HER mom’s, truthfully!  Some of the buttons were so old, they crumbled in my fingers!  Anyway, I hope you can find some time to challenge yourself with these lovely colors.  Check out the CTD blog to find out all the deets, and come play with us!  You can see what the others have done while you’re at it, or just click on their links here:

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  • Stamps:  Sweet Bee, CHF; Bee, Paper Inspirations
  • Paper:  Cool Caribbean, So Saffron, Basic Black, Recycled, K&Co, Urban Prairie, BG
  • Ink:  Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel
  • Acc:  Buttons, Seam Binding, Floss, Bling, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals

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18 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh this is COOL! I love the ribbon tabs!

Laura Pryor said...

Soooo pretty, LeAnne! I love the bee theme and black accent color!

Jeanette said...

What a fabulous layout. I think I'll use it for my card exchange group this month. Thank you.

Lisa Kind said...

I recognized the sketch right away when I saw this on CTD! LOVELY card, LeAnne! I like how you combined several stamps for your collage look! Fabulous use of the colors, as well! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls again!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

this is a gorgeous card, leanne!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

You really came up with a great card for these colors...LOVE it! Especially love the buttons w/ribbon tabs!

Meg said...

Great card! I love how that seam binding looks just like honey!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, LeAnne! Doesn't seem like you had *too* hard a time coming up with an idea--what a great take on that sketch! Love that ribbon/button treatment!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is great mix of both challenges! I love those background patterns and the buttons with ribbon snippets! Gorgeous!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! You made these colors look so elegant!

Stacy said...

Sooo cute!! Love your take on the sketch ;)

Andrea M said...

OOOHHHH - the colors are fabulous and of, course, you worked wonders with them! I ADORE the bee stamp - great choice on theme! LeAnn, you rock with color! Gorgeous work. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! We appreciate your support and hope you'll play again next week!

Elise said...

Ummmm, BABY! Would NEVER have guessed this combo stumped you! I instantly pressed my face up to my computer screen and just stared! GORGEOUS! This is soooo many of the reasons I HOARD stamps! I love your inspiration here, darlin! At first I thought the seam binding was some sort of beeswax product! FANTASTIC work!

Dana Gustafson said...

Sweet collage-y BEE goodness! I love this custom stmped paper you made that is literally buzzing with wonderful imagery. THanks so much for sharingthis with Just Us Girls this week!

Kathryn B said...

You did a fabulous job combining the colors and using the JUGS sketch LeAnne! Yes I used to have my moms button tin and it was probably her moms but I tossed it long before I started making cards...I could kick myself now!

Thanks for plaiyng along with the JUGS sketch this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

I really love this idea....I think it turned out so beautiful!!! Fab take on th Sketch and CC!!! Hugs ~S~

Broni said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! I love the collage image panel...just perfect! And the subtle stamping on the blue is great! Love how you used the seam binding too!

Cindy Major said...

The colors on this card are fabulous!!