September 07, 2010

{CTD108} Something Different!

Color Throwdown #108

I've got something a little different for you today.  This is another one of my "new" stamps from the estate sale.   I have no idea what the symbol means, but the famous quote is by Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu.   This is a fairly large image so I made the card 5-1/4" square to accomodate it.    If you're wondering, this is a wood block stamp by Comotion Rubber Stamps, Tuscon, AZ.   I may never use it again, but I wanted to make at least one card with it.   

I used the Color Throwdown trio of colors for my card.  The base is chocolate chip, layered with so saffron and crumbcake (kraft).   It was a challenge to get a good photo tonight as the lighting seemed to distort the yellow.  You'll have to visualize the so saffron!  : ) 

Notice my "ribbon treatment"? I thought it needed something and a bow was too much. So, I opted for a simple loop of ribbon. Please notice the "brilliant" way in which I tore the paper and stitched over it. (That's my story and I'm sticking with it. ; )

Just a quick post tonight.  Thanks so much for blogging by!  

Quote for Today ~
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. ~ Lao Tzu


Marisa said...

Wonderful sponging on the card and your ribbon treatment is great (giggle).

Karen said...

A Huge Hello from Australia Pam!

Gotta say I just LOVE your card - complete with the snazzy sewn over torn bit! lol I reckon it looks awesome!

I just love that colour combo to - might have to give that one a go!


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love this sentiment. Cool ribbon treatment and the "torn" look is so clever! Ü

Patti said...

Can you share some more pictures of the stamps you purchased at the estate sale? I'd love to see the really unique ones . . . I'm so curious . . . I love to find great sales with my favorite things in them!

Love your stamping - you're my favorite online stamper/blogger. I even asked Santa for a sewing machine last Christmas so I could emulate your sewing techniques!

Tami Bayer said...

I adore this quote, Pam. I wrote it down so I don't forget it. Beautiful card. I need to go back to find out about the estate sale. Sorry I haven't been blog visiting much lately.