Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sketching with the Color Throwdown

I apologize for not being able to get a true-color photograph of this card. I tried so many times I almost threw the card out and started over! LOL My camera does not like these colors whether I use artificial light or daylight. If I adjust the colors to get the celery to look like celery, the baja breeze looks like turquoise. If I get the baja breeze to look like itself, the celery looks washed out. Oh well, I had to finally settle for this picture *sigh* You'll have to trust me when I say this looks better IRL :)
I made this card for the CTD#77 where the colors this week are eggplant, celery, and baja breeze. I also used the SC265 sketch on SCS.
I used a soft stone card base and added some BG Wisteria dp along with celery, baja breeze and eggplant cardstock. I used an old, neglected Inque Boutique stamp set to stamp the smaller panel with eggplant and celery inks. I layered some celery and eggplant ribbons for the vertical strip, and also added 2 strips of the same ribbon underneath the sentiment panel. I used a Just-Rite stamp set for that sentiment, embossing the eggplant panel with white ep, layering with celery and using 3 different circle punches. I stamped the sentiment with eggplant and added a tiny plum colored flower and a HA 3mm pearl in the center.
Thank you for stopping by today and leaving your thoughts with me. Wishing you all a stress-free Wednesday :)

Carol

9 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, gf, this is BEAUTFUL! You know I just love that Wisteria DP. Love how you added a prima on the JR sentiment too. :)

Silli said...

Wow, Carol!!!! Your card is so elegant and beautiful. I love that paper and the sentiment... Perfect my dear!!! Hugs Silke

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a lovely color combo....so light and breezy...

Wendy said...

WOWIE, this is beautiful, Carol! I'm lovin these colors and will have to try my hand at these soon. TFS
Have a great day!

LeAnne said...

OMgosh, this is GORGEOUS! I love what you've done with these colors, images and DP!!!!

LeAnne said...

Just have to add, I so miss Inque Boutique--they had great stamps!

debhorst said...

elegant!! Thanks for playing along with the CTD challenge

Silke Ledlow said...

I'm with you Carol - these colors were almost impossible to photograph...my camera didn't like them either :(!!! but afterall I think you've captured it perectly!!! Beautiful card!!! Why didn't I think of the Wisteria DP - LOL??? Hugs ~S~

dpkennedy said...

Love that Wisteria paper! Very pretty! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!