Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Color Throwdown Wednesday

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Color Throwdown #119.  This weeks warm and cozy colors are brought to us by Barbara!

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Before I show you my card I want to welcome back Cathy Indelicato to the Color Throwdown team!  After an 8 month leave of absence we are so happy for her return!  

My card today is super simple.  Really, I feel like maybe it’s too simple?

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I used the medium Spellbinder Nestie owl and cut it out of a piece of patterned paper from Memory Box called Twiggy.  All of the patterned paper is from the Twiggy line.  I used the new crochet die from MFT for some decorative trim. I knew it needed an embellishment but I just couldn’t bring myself to plop a big ole flower on it.  The owl seemed way to reserved for anything that fou fou.  So I punched a few leaves with a MS punch and sprayed them with Gumdrops Glimmer Mist then added them with a Vintage Sparkler from Webster’s pages I picked up from the Flourishes store.   The outside sentiment is from Wise Owl from Papertrey Ink as well as the inside sentiment which says “Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have”.

Check out the fantastic cards from our design team today!

Tammy Laura Broni Barbara Kristin Cathy and our November Guest Designer Lynn Put.

10 comments:

Carol Dee said...

Not too simple, it is PERFECT! Great color challenge and fun verse.

Kristin Bueter said...

Sometimes simple goes a long way, girl! This is stunning! Love how you added the owl with some subtle leaves and a ?!sparkler?!...it definitely looks like a pine cone :] Either way, the embellishments are perfect for your reserved owl. The crochet border is a nice touch ♥

Lynn said...

Great card! I didn't know Spellbinders has an owl die, how fun! I love these designer papers and your punched leaves!

Barbara said...

Not too simple at all! Love the owl in patterned paper and you embellishments are just right!

Broni said...

Yeah, what were you thinking, Danielle, this is way too simple...NOT!!!!! It's beautiful and I love it! I wouldn't have thought to use the patterned paper for the owl. It's perfect!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Danielle.

Hugs Riet.x

LeAnne said...

I think it's perfect too and I am glad you told us what was on the inside....it would have driven me crazy not to know!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the simplicity! Perfectly embellished, and the paper for the owl is way cool!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Simple and fabulous! I love how this turned out! The crocheted border stands out so nicely against the darker colors, too!

Cathy Indelicato said...

What a cool card - love the owl!!