June 15, 2011

Color Throwdown Wednesday!

It's Color Throwdown Wednesday! This week Tammy is our hostess. Here are the colors she's picked for us to play with...

So I've been entering some of my projects into the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol open auditions. I created this one with the "congrats" theme in mind...

And funny enough it meets the criteria for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge #6 with embossing, felt and twine. Yep, it's embossed. I know. It's hard to tell that the saffron layer is embossed with PTI's linen texture plate. It looks GREAT in person. I'm hoping to get a better photo of this in the morning. Keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine!

I thought it would be fun to use the Sentiment Flags die and stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs. The congratulations sentiment and the flag pole are from the Sentiment Flags stamp set which were designed to coordinate with the Sentiment Flags die. It's sort of like I climbed to the higest hill top and planted my flag just to congratulate you on something monumental except there was no climbing and only card making involved...which I prefer by the way! HA!

I also added in the small cloud from the Rainbows & Clouds die set from Lil' Inker Designs. I know...I sound like a broken record but I love love love the perforated detail on the clouds. So stinkin' cute! I created this little scene as my hill top. I was heavily inspired by a card of Chan Vuong's that appears in the new July/August issue of Paper Crafts Mag. I thought it was brilliant to add the texture of felt for a grassy hill!

Would you like to play along with us at the Color Throwdown? Click HERE to read all the details on how to play! And don't forget to swing by the blogs of our design team for some inspiring craft goodness using this week's colors.

Kristin Eberline
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
Kisa Peters
Tammy Hershberger
Carole Burrage
Betty Wright, June Guest Designer

Before I go, Lil' Inker Designs has an open Design Team call going on right now through June 30th. If you are interested in reading more about it, I invite you to click HERE.

Next week, the Keith's and I are going to Cape Cod for a few days. It's our very first trip overnight as a family and we're so excited. Keithie cannot wait to go to the beach. So I'll be schedulng my post for next week in advance and will be thinking of you from the sandy beaches of Cape Cod!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Stamps: Sentiment Flags(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: So Saffron(SU!), Off Beat(Basic Grey), Lime Twist(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Chocolate Chip(SU!), VersaMark
Accessories: Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), felt, texture plate(PTI), twine(The Twinery), clear embossing powder, heat gun, sewing machine


  1. Fabulous CAS card, Laura! Your little clouds are adorable!

  2. This is so much fun, Laura!! Makes me want to be out on the golf course, even though I haven't played in mega years!! LOL! Love this!!

  3. EEk! So fun!! I love your little scene and what golfer wouldn't love this card?? Fun take on the tic tac toe and I'm glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  4. Aw..I've always wanted to go to Cape Cod. I hope you guys have loads of fun. I love your card. The felt hill is adorable and the flag up there reminds me of a golf course. :) Cute!

  5. In love! Every detail is super fun and full of amazing texture!! Another fabulous entry, Laura - wishing you all the luck in the world for the Gallery Idol!! Thanks again for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Oh my word this is ADORABLE!! Love every little detail! Have fun in Cape Cod - my kids loved all the ponds there.

  7. You are just so creative! How fun is this!

  8. This is amazing Laura! BEAUTIFULLY designed!!!

  9. Thsi is awesome, Laura! Love the created scene! The felt greens looks so cool! Fantastic card!

  10. This is such a cute card, great work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Totally fun and creative!! Good luck with the Idol auditions!! And I hope you have a fab time on your trip! Look for a little something on my blog later today and in the SCS Friday Challenge gallery~!

    Placing my order today for the rainbows and clouds! I love that perforation too!

  12. Cutie-cutie-CUTENESS, Laura! I love it - what an awesome idea. 'Course, you are the queen of those, you Lil St-Inker!!! xoxoxo!

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  14. This is SO adorable!! Love how you used the flag...it reminds me so much of a flag for a golf hole!! Cute, cute, cute!! I totally agree about the clouds...LOVE the perforation! I just played with mine and it is adorable!

  15. Oh my Gosh! this is sooo ADORABLE! 8-)



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