Wednesday, January 07, 2009

My debut--Color Throwdown #24

vI'm so excited! This is my first card as team member for the Color Throwdown challenge! This is challenge number 24 and LeAnne chose these colors:

Aren't these just the sweetest colors together! As soon as I saw them I thought of this stamp set from Our Craft Lounge--here's what I did with it.

My base card is Very Vanilla with a layer of Mellow Moss, a layer of Baja Breeze, and then a layer of DP from Basic Grey's Two Scoops 6 x 6 pad. The second element is simply Baja Breeze on Mellow Moss--I had to make myself *not* put anything else on that element, LOL, but I thought the card was busy enough without anything else--although I surely *do* love busy, LOL. The focal image was stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and colored with SU! markers in Mellow Moss and Creamy Caramel--the Baja Breeze was done with a reinker and a blender pen. It was then cut/embossed with a circle Nestabilities die and very lightly sponged around the edges with Baja Breeze. Then it was matted with Baja Breeze and Mellow moss, with small flat-backed pearls added on each scallop. The whole thing is up on 3M foam squares. Three Prima flowers accent the left bottom corner. To get the two challenge color flowers, I simply brushed some ink from reinkers onto white/vanilla primas. Then they were attached with large gold-rimmed pearl brads that I got in the wedding section at Michaels. The sentiment is from the same set and was colored/matted in the same manner and is also up on 3M foam squares. Three flat back pearls give some balance in the lower right corner. This was a great combination for my first challenge as a team member--thanks for making it easy, LeAnne!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: For the Love of Birds (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Baja Breeze, watercolor paper (SU!), Two Scoops DP (Basic Grey)
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Baja Breeze (SU!), Vintage Sepia (Versafine)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, small and large flat back pearls, gold rimmed pearls, 3M foam squares (craft store), blender pen, Prima flowers


  1. Barbara this is such a beautiful card!!! So glad you could join us!

  2. WOW - This is beyond gorgeous!!!

  3. That paper is from Two Scoops??? It's matches perfectly! I love how pretty your card turned out, and am thrilled to have you on the Throwdown team! :)

  4. Congratulation on becoming a member of the Color Throwdown gang!! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time with this awesome group of ladies!
    What a GORGEOUS debut card!! Love your paper choice and all the pearls make it so exquisite! Fabulous!!

  5. Beautiful card---that DP is just yummilicous! I have used all mine up, I just have little scraps I am saving! LOL! The flowers are beautiful with this image! Great job on your first team challenge!

  6. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors and love how you colored those birds. YOU ROCK! :)

  7. This is simply gorgeous! I love all of your embellishments and that sweet image!

  8. OMGoodness, this is gorgeous! Love that image!

  9. WOW! Yes, perfect colors for this set. This is a BEAUTIFUL card!!!!!


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