Sunday, July 15, 2012

Color Throwdown's 200th Challenge!


 This week's Verve sketch was perfect to combine with Color Throwdown's 200th challenge celebrations as it had a big circle which could host a myriad of options.

The colour combo was definitely a challenge (at least for me anyway) and after much thought as to what to use, I decided to pull out PTI's Autumn Acorns so I could cheat a bit by incorporating the turquoise and hot pink as the acorn tops.  Still struggling with how to best add the leaves, so please forgive me if they look a bit "off".

Two weeks of summer down and the weather couldn't be better!  The sunshine and heat has finally arrived and the West Coast has come alive with the sights and sounds of summer!  Feels great to finally be able to wear sandals, capris, shorts, skirts, and tank tops.  Aaaaah summer at it's best :)

Thanks for dropping in today, always appreciate the company and your kind comments!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Autumn Acorns and Polka Dot Basics II (PTI) 
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, Tan 
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise, Marvelous Magenta, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Black 
Accessories:  Wood Grain Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), "U" Die (Verve), Acorn and Leaf Dies (PTI), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Button, Eyelet, Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Viv said...

Super duper Marisa! I love your insight into putting a card together...in fact I envy it!! lol xxx

Sue said...

another fabulous card Marisa!! loving the little turned over corner, all the elements are perfect together! a great combo of challenges! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous! Love the pop of pink and blue! I haven't used my U in a long time...must dig it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that's so cute, Marisa! I love that little downturned corner. So glad to hear that you can finally live in your summer duds!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

So cute! Love the acorns! Great job with those colors!!

Maureen said...

love the non traditonal colours for the acorn tops! It all works! We have a cooler day here today, but that's good to cool things down until we can hook up the A/C :) It's still nice and warm out though :)

Lynn Put said...

Marisa I love how you used this week's colors! This is so fun! Your cute acorns, embossed panel and turned down corner look fantastic!

Danni said...

Those acorns are so fun with their colorful tops! Great card!!

Christina said...

Cute use of those acorns, Marisa! Funny you're just getting into summer and I'm ready for fall. :)

Angela said...

Those are very fun colors. Love the way you arrange them. Great job again my friend!

Susan (rainy) said...

How cute is this! Love the colorful acorn tops. Sweet card.

nwilliams6 said...

What great elements and colors on this card. I am soooo jealous that you have had cool weather until now! We have been baking here and I am already super tired of summer!!! Love your refreshing card, but I spied that really cool window card you made so I am off to see it too. Hugz!

Benzi said...

How adorable! I love the tops of your acorns and the woodgrain folder is just the perfect one to use. Cute turndown on the corner, too.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your whimsical acorns and turned down corner detail! A fun use of the colors and so happy you joined in our 200th challenge celebration!

Katina said...

Fantastic Marisa! That colour combo is definitely a challenge!!
xx

Broni said...

Marisa, what an adorable way to use the colors, and you combined the challenges perfectly!! I'm so glad you could join in our CTD200 festivities!

Andrea Ewen said...

Hey now, we're not ready for acorns yet....except if they show up on a beautiful card like this! Fabulous arrangement of color and awesome take on the Verve sketch!

TannyP said...

How totally genius to sneak in the colors as acorn tops :) I think your leaves are perfect. Your pairing of stamps is perfect and the bent corner....love it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! How CUTE is this! LOVE those acorns and the colors you used!!