Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge #52

ETA: this is my 2nd post today, scroll down for my ABC Toys and Crafts project.

I'm super excited to be participating in my first ever Color Throwdown!! Not only is my good friend Tammy Hershberger on the DT for this fabulous challenge group, but this week Clear and Simple Stamps is sponsoring the challenge!!

The challenge this week is to create a project using: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip (or your closest match). Link your project to The Color Throwdown blog, and they will select a winner to receive Clear and Simple Stamp's newly released SUNSHINE stamp set and mini pack of ribbon!!

For my project, I needed to create a quick and easy card set for my Mom (she loves to have these on hand), so I pulled out some Hawaii Papaya DP from Stampin' Up (I think I cheated a little as it's mostly Old Olive, but there's definitely some lighter shades of Certainly Celery peeking through in there too!!), Plum Pudding CS (PTI) and textured Chocolate Chip CS along with some whisper white for accent (SU). I paired this paper combo with a few of my favorite CSS sentiments from the Live Life stamp set. I stamped the sentiments in Versafine Vintage Sepia and cut them into strips, mounting them on dimensionals and then mounting the entire paper panel on dimensions for even more depth. I added a cute little folded Plum Pudding ribbon scrap and Spring Moss button (PTI), rounded the bottom corners and they were done!! I literally had 3 cards done in less than 20 minutes!! Here they are (hint - click on the photo to view them larger):

So head on over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along. You can also check out what my fellow CSS DT members have done with these colors (their blogs are linked in my sidebar). Can't wait to see what you all do with these fun colors!!

12 comments:

dougnat said...

beautiful beautiful!!!

LeAnne said...

Jen, thanks so much for playing with us this week!!! I love these three versatile cards!
LeAnne

Sara said...

Really pretty cards!

Basement Stamper said...

Great set of cards! Very pretty!

Beth M said...

Fabulous cards! What a great set.

Andrea said...

What a perfect way to combine these three colors together.
Very nice.

dpkennedy said...

These are great to have on hand and so pretty! Love your simple design, very classy! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is really a great set of card, Jen! Thank you for playing along with us at the CTD this week!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Hey Jen, you sweetie... thanks for the plug! These cards are fabulous, and I'm sure your Mom will appreciate them very much! Glad to have your joining us for the Throwdown today!

Lori said...

What fabulous clean and simple cards, Jen! I really like the button/ribbon embellishment.

Nicki (CSS) said...

Great card set Jen they look fantastic! Love that they each have a different sentiment!

Barbara said...

Love these cards! They will be great to have on hand! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!