Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Color Throwdown - Happy Anniversary!

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  It's starting to get warmer here, and it's so nice to have daylight past 5 pm!   With the time change it's lighter much later making the days seem longer.  The weather is starting to pull me out side.   It feels so good to sit in the sunshine and breathe the out door air!  I've even got the windows open!  YAYY!!!   I can hear the birds every morning - a great way to start my day!

I'm the lucky guest designer this month at Color Throwdown!  I've never been big on color challenges...you'd laugh to see how I start.  I pull out a piece of paper in each of the colors and just stare at them... hmmm.. whats red, orange, purple and yellow?    Thank goodness they've got folks like me figured out!  I can look at the inspiration photo and draw from that!  Thank you Color Throwdown!!! 

I made an anniversary card starting with a clean white background of embossing (We R Memory Keepers Quilted) and lace!  I embossed the top half of the card and then layered on a pretty doily (Cheery Lynn Mandy Doily) to look like the lace on that gorgeous wedding dress in the photo. 
I like layers, and didn't want a completely clean white background so I decided to add some purple accents.  I don't see enough purple - it's so hard to find pattern paper that color!  (This paper is Kaiser kraft Wildflower Collection 12").   To break up the white cardstock and pattern paper I added a border of solid purple cardstock cut with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 die.  It's so elegant! 
I inked up the Altenew Vintage Roses in Reds, Yellows and Oranges.  This was the first set I got by them and I'm still in love with it!  Who knew the leaves in purple would look so beautiful with the colorful roses? 
A sprinkle of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins shine like diamonds!
Now it's your turn to play! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Click on the design team member names below to jump to their blog! They're sure to get your mojo going! 

Color Throwdown Team

Link up your designs here at Color Throwdown! I sure hope you'll join me! 

Stamps | Altenew Vintage Roses
Dies | Altenew Vintage Roses | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 | Cheery Lynn Mandy Doily | Paper Smooches Flag Tags
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Quilted
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm, 6mm


Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous anniversary card....your roses are so beautiful.

Annie Solomon said...

Pretty card. I would never have imagined those colors would work, but they do. I love the purple leaves. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Lisa Elton said...

This is a perfect anniversary card Jeanne, just beautiful!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jeanne! The little lace touches are so pretty!

Vickie Z said...

You did good... As always! Gorgeous!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous... These colors were " right up your alley" -yep, definitely old school.

Renee Moran said...

The purple leaves are perfect!