Friday, January 18, 2013

Deconstructed Color Throwdown

How's that for a title? Haha! 

Anyway, I am combining two challenges here, The Deconstructed Sketch and The Color Throwdown. Both had some really inspiring challenges. 

Here is the inspiration for both of them:

And here is my card:

I very rarely use bows on cards for several different reasons, first off I am seriously bow impaired. I can't seem to tie them as nice as all the other card makers I see out there. I have followed tutorials and all, but still can't seem to get them to look real good. And secondly, because the don't mail good. My friend Geri at the post office has to slip them through this special sizer thing and they never fit, so I end up having to pay more to send them.  

Okay now that you know my bow history... I did add a bow to this one. It just seemed like it needed something else and I couldn't figure out what to add, so a bow it was.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye. The stamps are from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Simple Friendship. The little swirl stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have wonderful weekend!


Kay :)


  1. I know what you mean about bows. I rarely use them on my cards because I can't seem to make them look good. You tied this bow perfectly! What a stunning card!!!

  2. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and that bow. WOW! Thanks for the lovely comments left on my blog today and I have become a new follower.

  3. Oh WOW is your card pretty!!! I love the papers you have used. Super job with these colors!!

  4. Wonderful job! The colors and bow are beautiful! I am still working (thinking) on that sketch, you have done it perfectly!!!

  5. I love the combination of patterns you used and the sweet little flowers! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

  6. Beautiful card, great use of the CTD colours. The papers you have used are just gorgeous!! Em x

  7. What a lovely card.
    Love your paper combos.

  8. Gorgeous card! Quite a work to match so many patterns but you've done it great!

    Have a nice day!

  9. What gorgeous papers you used and your little bow is just perfect!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!


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