February 9, 2011

It's Color Throwdown Wednesday!!!

Hiya!!! How is everyone?

I'm the hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and I thought something that scream Valentine's Day was in order! Here's what I went with

And here's what I designed.....

I thought it would be fun to make a love banner using my Sentiment Flags die and I think it turned out really fun. I cut 5 banners from card stock and added texture with my linen/canvas texture plate then added a little black scalloped border to each one which I stitched into place. I thought it would be fun to have lots of hearts so I punched some out using my three hearts punch from SU! using the medium heart. Using my Cricut I cut out the letters for my sentiment "LUV U" and glued the letters to the hearts. I wanted to separate the words so they didn't run together so in between luv and u I added a red sentiment flag with a glittery heart. I strung everything together using some red twine and added it to my card.

It looked a little plain with just my banner AND I have these new adorable Pure Innocence sets I bought from My Favorite Things AND she had little hearts on her dress SO I couldn't resist. If you noticed I colored my entire image! Look, MA! No paper piecing! HAhahahah!!! Until now, I have truly underestimated the importance of a very wet and juicy colorless blender. It makes all the difference in the world!

After cutting out my lil' lady, I added in a few more details like stitching, rhinestones, another heart with twine and called it done! The finished size is 5.5 x 5.5 to allow for the size of my banner.

What do you think?

I hope you will join us this week at the Color Throwdown Challenge. Head on over to the CTD blog for all the juicy details and I'd love for you to visit the blogs of our design team for some delicious and inspiring projects! I can't wait to see what you create!

Tammy Hershberger
Kristin Bueter
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
LeAnne Pugliese
Cathy Indelicato
And Joan Ervin, February's Guest Designer.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Pure Innocence(My Favorite Things), Tiny Treats Birthday(PTI)
Paper: Sweet Talk pp(K&Company), Orchid Opulence, Real Red, Passion Pink, Basic Black(SU!), red glitter paper(AC Moore)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), small scallop border die(MFT), linen/Canvas texture plate, double ended banner die(PTI), twine(The Twinery), rhinestones(A Muse), three hearts punch(SU!), button(my stash), sewing machine, Cricut Machine(George & Basic Shapes cartridge)


  1. Wow, this is awesome...and your coloring is fabulous!!!! I need some lessons!

  2. This is SO precious, Laura! I LOVE your heart banner!!!

  3. Adorable, Laura!! LOVE that banner using your flag!!!

  4. This ROCKS Laura! LOVE the banner!!! FAB card!

  5. Very cute, Laura! LOVE the banner, and your coloring rocks!

  6. Ooooh, I looove how you used the red and orchid for her adorable outfit and what a super cool banner...AWESOME work, Laura!!!

  7. Love your sweet PI card! You had the perfect DP for these colors (and they were truly challenging for me!).

  8. I love your banner! Your card is super duper cute! I have to admit, I struggled with this palette, but everyone else seems to have rocked it!


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