Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Color Throwdown Week 29

Happy Wednesday! It's time for another weekly Color Throwdown and this week it is being hosted by me. I chose Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, and Regal Rose thinking about Valentines Day. But I am kinda tired of making Valentines cards so I decided to go St. Patrick's Day instead.


I have several of these St. Patrick's Day stamps from Studio G. I love those tiny sets for $1! I punched several 1 1/8 inch squares and decided to make a checkered background, something I've seen but not tried myself. I just layered the image on a couple of nesties and popped up on dimensionals over a white strip punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I also picked up a MS Shamrock punch last week so I used that to punch some from polka dot paper and then some solid cardstock to place underneath and make them stand out a bit. I added some Stickles to the polka dots for a little sparkle. The ribbon and some paper is from PTI and the rest of the cardstock is Bazzill.

Make sure you stop by the blog to check out the challenge and don't forget to visit all the other wonderful team members to see their designs! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

LeAnne Pugliesi - Wee Inklings
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcomb - Splashes of Watercolor
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts

And our February Guest Designer Maria Gurnsey!

30 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

How fun Danielle!! I lvoe the checkered bg and the clovers are perfect!!

Great card!!

Hugs, Kelly

Ruby said...

What a fab card Danielle, I love it! My mum is Irish so I have a lot of Irish cards to make again this year! I'd love to case this one if that's ok. Gorgeous colours too!

Tonya said...

Very cute, I like it.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Fabulous colours you have chosen! I love the Irish theme (already......)and green is my favourite colour....I'm surprised you didn't know that....famous "Tommy Boy" line ......

word verification "dirthyl" - you boys quit muckin' around in that dirt-hill.......(groan)

Cathy Indelicato said...

I love it - what a fun card!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I loved this color combo, Danielle!! How cool that you made a St. Patty's day card! Love the punched squares background!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, fab job on those colors.

dpkennedy said...

Case away Ruby...I am flattered!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the checkerboard background and those shamrocks! This was a fun combo!

Barbara said...

Love this combination, Danielle--it was fun! Love your card, too! The shamrocks and the sentiment are too cool!

mueppi said...

Wow.... Danielle
what a wonderful card with great colours!
Hugs Gisela

Lorraine said...

great card. love the colors and how you made the shamrocks stand out.
by the way do you know Loretta? lol

Joan said...

Great card - I love the shamrocks! I haven't used my punch yet - I'm going to on my next card! Joan

LeAnne said...

Cute, cute, cute! I giggled when I saw your card, it really put a smile on my face! Love all that's goin' on in this card!

Tricia said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Your cards are gorgeous and your coloring is wonderful. I'll be back!! :)

noble pig said...

A masterpiece and I love the pink!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Your blog is amazing. I love color challenges! This card is just sooo adorable.

chelemom said...

Adorable St. Patrick's Day card!!!! Love these colors together!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Super colors this week Danielle! and super sample! you're too funny - picking valentine colors then making a St. Pat's day card - love the quilted bg and nestie framing of your sentiment! great card!

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous!! I love the background and clover....and that cute sentiment!!

Denise said...

So totally cute!! Love the checkered bg and cute shamrocks!

Rose Ann said...

Super cute St. Patty's card, Danielle!! Love the shamrocks and cute lips!!

Candy said...

Super cute!!

shel9999 said...

What a great color combo! I love the squares and the sparkles on the shamrocks!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

How CUTE!! LOVE the polka-dotted shamrocks!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Great St. Paddy's day card! Love the saying and the colors! Great job!

Curt in Carmel said...

These colors are gorgeous, and you naild the challenge. I can see that the knock upside your head didn't take its toll on your creativity! Best, Curt

Carolyn King said...

how awesome--that is one fantastic card.

Thanks so much for the sweet words you left on my blog--made my day! hugs!

Cheryl Joshua said...

A really beautiful card and what a fabulous colour combo!!!

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