Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sketch 248 & Color Throwdown 62




I decided to combine today's Sketch Challenge over on SCS (SC248)with today's Color Challenge over on the Color Throwdown (CTD62). Don't these colors look great together?? I can honestly say I would have NEVER thought to put them together, but I'm sure glad Broni did!!! Now mind you, it was okay to not use them ALL ... but hey, that was part of the challenge for me, LOL!!!




This should be almost like a "no brainer" challenge when you've already got your colors picked for you as well as the layout! Well, I can tell you this NO BRAINER became a little tough for me ... I am, however, happy to say with a few lost hours of laying things out .... looking at this stamp & that ... I finally came up with an idea I was happy with.
I used all four colors required for the Throwdown plus I made a panel for behind the leaves using white CS and stippled with the olive, rust & razzleberry colors. The leaves were made with really rust cs and the Spellbinder Shapeabilities Fall Leaves ... then sponged the Razzleberry & Olive on top. The "Fall Colors" stamp is by Inkadinkado and was stamped using Kaleidocolor Autumn Leaves ink. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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DON'T FORGET ... this Friday, October 2nd is the start of the Digital-Ink Co. Falloween Blog Hop! This is going to be so much fun and the DT is so anxious to be a part of it & share inspirations along the way. There are going to be challenges, gifts & mystery!! Be sure to check out all the details on the D-IC blog highlighted above.
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AND ANOTHER REMINDER .. this Saturday, October 3rd will be the very first challenge @ Saturday Spotlight Hidden Potential Challenge Blog!!!! I am SO EXCITED and it's going to be so great!! We, the DT, are anxious to show you some great ways to find the hidden potenial in the products you already have in your craftrooms! Mark your calendars and come join us in making the most of what you have!!!! Hope to see you there!!!

16 comments:

  1. So pretty Darlene!! Love those leaves and your coloring turned out awesome!! :) HUGS

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  2. This is really pretty Darlene. I love the fall colors. It would definitely challenge my brain. Great job.

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  3. LOVE this card! Those leaves look just a if you walked outside and picked them up from the yard. Love all the inking you did also! Just stunning!
    Blessings,
    kim xXx

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  4. this is a fantastic autumnal card Darlene! I like how you did the text!
    thanks for the heads up about the digital ink hop!
    Blessings, Maria

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  5. Wow! Fabulous job with a great fall color challenge. I really thought those leaves were real. Amazing!

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  6. It turned out great Darlene....no one would ever have known you fussed about anything! Know what I love the most? The fact that you used BOTH Razzleberry AND Olive sponging...that turned out awesome, and I will have to try that myself! Amazing leaves as well...just love it hun!

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  7. Wow! Great job blending these colors together. LOVE your leaves and the stippled background! Very pretty!

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  8. Beautiful, Darlene! Great challenge card, and such cool colors! I did the SCS sketch challenge yesterday and didn't realize till last night that I'd tagged it wrong! (CS instead of SC--must have been thinking Crafty Secrets!) I kept wondering why it wasn't in the gallery! Maybe I have seasonal dyslexia.....!

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  9. Beautiful fall card! I love the colors and the way you stamped the sentiment!!

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  10. Love how you combined the challenges, Darlene! Those leaves are beautiful! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown with us!

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  11. Beautiful card Darlene love the colours,Hugs debbie x

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  12. What a fun card. Great job on both challenges.

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  13. Darlene, great job with those leaves. Everything looks so good together.

    Joan

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  14. What a super-fabulous and delightful celebration of color! I NEED to touch those gorgeous leaves! Great work!

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  15. Wow, Darlene, this card just hollers out "FALL" to me! Thanks for playing!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene