Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CTD289 - Fuchsias

I'm So glad you stopped by today! I know I'm late but I hope you had a great Easter! With my dental work it totally slipped my mind that it was THIS Sunday. Lots of running around and special thanks to my chauffeur for driving me to the store. We survived the holiday - no family disputes. Holidays make me feel so dysfunctional.  I did make a pistachio cheesecake with a ganache layer on the top. Everyone in the family helped out - cracking eggs, measuring ingredients. I was certain it would be messed up - it's hard to keep track of who's doing what.. but it turned out perfectly. It might even have tasted better because I know all the love that went into it behind the scenes. 

I'm so lucky to be the guest designer this month at Color Throwdown.   I won't lie.. I still have a hard time with color challenges.  The first thing I do is pull a sheet of card stock in each of the colors so I can think on them.  I was certain I was going to use the inspiration photo and make something with a butterfly, but I got to thinking about this fuchsia stamp I bought but never used.  Next was picking out some patterned paper (you know I can't live without it LOL!)  Do you know how hard it is to find paper with any shade of purple in it?
I colored the fuchsia in Copic markers and then fussy cut them.  I layered some different pattern papers and then slipped in a little "get well" sentiment stamped in purple.  A sprinkle of sequins for a little bling factor and to pick up on the purple a little more.

Are you smitten with this color combination?  Maybe you should give it a try!  Need a little more inspiration?  I know the Color Throwdown DT will blow you away!  

Have a great day and I hope I see you at The Color Throwdown Challenge!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Fuchsia Stampendous!, Get Well Serendipity Stamps
Pattern Paper:  Bo Bunny Ces't La Vie 6x6
Card Stock:  SU! Perfect Plum, PTI Vintage Cream, White
Dies:  Spellbinder Nested Pennants
Border Punch:  EK Success Dotted Scallop
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Lace:  Prima (THANKS BECCA!)
Sequins:  Neat & Tangled


Kara said...

this is sure to make anyone feel better!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Jeanne, what a beautiful card. Love that cut out flower image and the coloring... so vibrant. The lace looks great! Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week.

Deepti said...

This is so beautiful. love the bright colors n amazing layering :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, that fuchsia is colored so beautifully and totally pops against the background layers! KWYM about purple in's almost non-existent. I'm having to wipe my drool off my keyboard now just thinking about that pistachio cheesecake! :-) I'm so glad you've been our guest this month as I've been wowed by all your creativity!

The Hardy Stamper said...

This is a perfect card for you - it reminds me of your pretty blog banner with the bright fuschias!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous fuchsia stamping Jeanne! in your vibrant colors - I thought I was looking at your blog header extended into your post at first! I too have trouble when told what colors to use!! well done!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your purple and pink Fuchsias Jeanne. Beautiful colouring.

Melody said...

Those flowers are beautiful as is your coloring.

Barbara said...

Gorgeously colored fuchsias and a great design!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne...just so pretty. Love your sweet flowers, they remind me of the ones in front of my grandmother's house, my cousins and I would love to go around and pop them all. Thanks for the fun memories.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty, and great coloring!

Sharron said...

OMG, your signature fuchsia--so gorgeous! You've done such a great job with the coloring!