Friday, June 12, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge!

I had so much fun playing along with this challenge! Having 2 girls I hardly ever have the need to make a boys card, but I had this idea quite a while ago and had actually stamped out the pirate but then didn't know what to do with it, so when this challenge came along, I thought, brilliant, I can finish that card! Unfortunately, I thought the color was bordering blue instead of brocade blue, and discovered my error too late, but oh well!
I stamped the skull onto vanilla, and sponged so saffron all around to age it. I punched out circles for the eyes rather than the hearts that are on the stamps. I stamped the skull again on the black card stock with white craft ink. I had some so saffron dsp left over from last years pallet of prints so I used that and some ribbon for the bandanna. The background map & sentiment were just printed from my computer. I layered it all on, roughed up the edges and added some sponging to give it just a bit more texture.

9 comments:

Lynda S said...

Looks TOTALLY AWESOME Leonie. FAB idea with the skull. Any boy would go nuts over a card like that.

Robyn said...

LOL Leonie! This sure will stand out among the other entries to the throwdown challenge! -I don't think too many of them will be pirate skulls!I agree with Lynda-any boy would love it-Great job!

Debbie Pamment said...

Arrr me hearties - what a marrrvellous carrrrd!! LOL
Fabulous boys card - great detailing!
xXx

Tammy Hershberger said...

No big deal... any shade of blue is fine and this is a terrific card! What a great idea! Thanks for playing!

dpkennedy said...

Your blue's are fine on this super adorable card! I love that you punched the eyes instead of using the hearts-very clever! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

Emma said...

Love it Leonie! You are such a clever little thing!!

Anonymous said...

Leonie, Love your card. I am waiting for my husband and son to finish clearing out the house so I can clean. Yhey are almost finished, ai least with space in the truck!!!! We have too much junk! I played the challenge as well. I really like the color combo's. Have a good week!

Barbara said...

Great card! Your blues are fine!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you again next time!

LeAnne said...

Wow, what a fun card---some little (or big) guy will love this! Thanks for participating in the CTD!