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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge sponsored by Clear & Simple Stamps

This weeks Color Throwdown Challenge is sponsored by Clear & Simple Stamps. Join us in the challenge with the chance to win the prize pack here.

The color challenge today was to use chocolate chip, perfect plum and certainly celery or your closest colors. I love these colors but using them together had me stumped big time. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with for this challenge. I knew it would be a fairly easy challenge using a floral stamp, so I tried to go out of the box and use something other than that.

For the first card I pulled out my Golf Darling set. I love the Golf sets that are available from Clear & Simple Stamps, great for women & men. I kept it fairly simple with no embellishments on this one.

Primary Stamp Set
Golf Darling
Paper / Cardstock
Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum
Designer Paper
Au Chocolat
Embellishments
paper piercer
Inks
Basic Brown
Markers / Colored Pencils / Chalks
Copic YR21, R20, C1, O, V17, V15, W3, C4, E00, G82



For the second card I tried to combine with the Julee's Mojo Monday sketch using the new Traveller set. My sketch is a little off kilter but I think it came pretty close.

BTW- Traveller is by far one of my most favorite sets. I love the sentiments in it as well as this palm tree!!! You can't tell from the close-up picture but you can see in the larger one I covered the palm tree with Cyrstal Effects. For this image I just direct colored with my marker onto the stamp.

Hope you enjoyed the samples and that you will join in with us over at the Color Throwdown Challenge!




Primary Stamp Set
Traveller
Paper / Cardstock
Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Fabriano Medioevalis
Designer Paper
Au Chocolate (retired SU)
Embellishments
5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, unknown ribbon (cream), Marvy Uchida scallop circle punch, Nestabilities circles, purple prima, Crystal Effects
Inks
Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip

13 comments:

Susie said...

Lovely samples, Kim. This had me stumped, too, and I went for floral. Good for you to think "out of the box".

Beth M said...

Ooh great cards! I really love the palm tree card.

Debbie Corbari said...

Love your cards! Very kewl blog! I'm a basement stamper too! (I call it the dungeon) LOL!

Stefanie said...

Great cards Kim! I love the crystal effects on the palm trees. These colors are great together.

Kristine said...

Hey there Kim :) Great job with the color challenge. Those can be more difficult (at least for me) than other challenges like sketches! Love the Mojo card--pretty papers and such! :)

LeAnne said...

Very cool cards! I love to see everyone's different takes!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, two cards! Great job on both of these! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Cool cards! That really is a great golf set for women and I'm definitely a lover of palm trees, so I LOVE the second card, for sure! Thanks for playing along with us!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Both cards are great, Kim! I especially love what you did with the Mojo sketch! It's great to have you joining us for the Throwdown this week!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nice Project and your blog looks great!!!!


Vicki

Lori said...

These are great, Kim! Love the palm trees on your second card--this was the perfect image for this challenge.

Barbara said...

Fantastic cards!!! I love your layouts and how you used the colors! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Kristen said...

Girl, you rocked the challenge. both your cards are wonderful!

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