Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Color Throwdown #27

Another Color Throwdown day!!! I just love the color combinations the team members have been coming up with, don't you?? Today's colors were chosen by Cathy Indelicato and are: Basic Black, Real Red, and Brocade Blue. Well, I gotta tell you, these colors shout PATRIOTIC to me! So, since Presidents Day in the US is coming up, I decided to make a patriotic card for today's challenge.

This was a fun card to make--simple but pretty elegant, I think. I got the idea for coloring only the flag from a photo a co-worker had of a family member. The picture was all black and white--except the little American flag in a little boy's hand--it was colored red, white, and blue. It was really striking in it's simplicity and meaning.

My base card is Basic Black with a layer of Brocade Blue and then a layer of Real Red. A blue (dead-ringer for Brocade Blue) 1" ribbon topped with a 1/4" red ribbon was attached at the center. The focal image was stamped on Whisper White with Basic Black with a Thomas Kincaid stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms called Hometown Pride. It was stamped twice and only the flag was colored with markers the second time. Then I cut out just the flag and popped it up on a 3M foam square. I used my Ticket Corner punch on the main image and the Whisper White layer under it. The whole thing is up on 3M foam squares. Black glittered brads (I glittered them using Crystal Effects and Martha Stewart black micro-fine glitter) accent the corners and it's paper pierced all around. The sentiment is also a Thomas Kincaid stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, called Land Of the Free. It was stamped on Whisper White with Basic Black and matted on Real Red. Both layers had the corners punched with the Ticket Corner punch. Blue glittered stars accent this element, which is also up on foam squares. I'm liking it :)

C'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD27 so we can see your beauty all in one place. And if you play, you *could* be picked as our Featured Stamper! Hope to see you there!

Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week:
Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Cathy Indelicato--Crafty Thoughts
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy

Thanks for dropping in!

Hometown Pride and Land of the Free (Thomas Kinkade for Cornish Heritage Farms)
Whisper White, Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Read Red (SU!)
Basic Black, Real Red, Brocade Blue (SU!)
brads, 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); black glitter (Martha Stewart); Crystal Effects, Ticket Corner punch (SU!); paper piercer/mat/template


  1. What a great card! I have always loved this image and you did a wonderful job with it!

  2. This is just beautiful Barbara! Wonderful image and layout! Hope you hand is feeling good!

  3. Beautiful card Barb and a great choice of TK images to use! Love how you just colored the flag ... really makes it pop!!

  4. Beautiful - hope you're feeling better!

  5. This is a beauty, Bar! I just love how that flag stands out against the black background!

  6. astic design and coloring !!!!!so beautiful !!!!!!!!tfs:)

  7. It is so beautiful! Love the image and the flag!

  8. I love how you just colored the flag on this - it created a great focal point!

  9. Fabulous! I just love how you popped the flag out by coloring it and leaving the rest black & white.


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