Thursday, May 19, 2011

Colour Throwdown #142


Nothing gets the day started like a good colour challenge, and the combo at colour throwdown this week really got me going! I was in need of a few male cards, and as luck would have it, my friend Phil left a few of her stamp sets here for me to play with including extreme elements and extreme dirtbike. I knew that these two sets would work so well with this colour combo!

Here is what I came up with:
I love doing the chalkboard technique, it is simple and quick, and I think it always produces a striking effect. I love how it makes the sentiment pop on this card. If you have never done the chalkboard technique, check out the tutorial section of split coast stampers. I used pear pizazz (I think for the first time), going grey & basic black.

7 comments:

Philippa said...

This is so cool. I love the colours and the shadow effect. Glad your having fun.

P.S thanks for all my lovely posts. It was nice to get online and have all these comments to publish. I got my order today so planning to create tonight. Hopefully

Christine Blain said...

Now, this is a WOW card, Leonie! It is absolutely fabulous; love it!

Broni said...

I really love how you used these colors for your male card!! Love those images too! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GREAT design! Awesome use of the Throwdown colors... thanks for playing!

Jen said...

Wowza! I love this!! Great use of the colors (and I can't believe this is the first time you've used Pear Pizzazz)!

Jenny Hayward said...

Love this card Leonie. It makes a great Male card. Love the chalkboard effect. I have to give that a try sometime.

Jenny x

Liam said...

I just bought the extreme elements set and this is a fab sample. Just love the chalk board technique just amazing. Love your samples.
Liam