Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A kind word... Color Throwdown #30

It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Today's colors were chosen by LeAnne and at first glance they really were a challenge, LOL! Tangerine Tango, Brilliant Blue, and Ballet Blue. BUT, as soon as I got this new stamp set, A Kind Word, I knew the first time I colored it that this little girl she was gonna have red hair--she reminds me so much of Raggedy Ann! So, I just went from there with the other colors. I'm using the sketch from a High Hopes challenge. Great sketch!

My base card is Very Vanilla with a layer of Brilliant Blue, both of which had the flap corners rounded. The next layer is Tangerine Tango. The next one is first Very Vanilla on which I used my Martha Stewart eyelet border punch and then Ballet Blue that I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The next element is bright blue gingham ribbon (see this, Tammy?!) The focal image was stamped on watercolor paper with Basic Black ink and colored with SU! markers and a blender pen. It's matted with Tangerine Tango and Brilliant Blue, and is up on 3M foam squares. The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla with Basic Black, timmed, and one end punched with my Word Window punch. It's also up on foam squares and it's other end is tucked under some Prima flowers anchored with a bright blue brad.

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 CTD30 so we can see your beauty all in one place. And if you play, you *could* be picked as our Featured Stamper and a guest designer! 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
And our guest designer for the month, ! Congratulations, !

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: A Kind Word (SU!)
Paper: watercolor paper, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Brilliant Blue, and Ballet Blue (SU!)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 3M foam squares, brad (craft store); Primas; eyelet border punch (Martha Stewart); Word Window punch (SU!)


  1. This is so adorable! I love that image and have been debating getting it...she's so cute in her red hair! Beautiful card!

  2. She is a cutie! I loved Raggedy Ann as a kid and she really does resemble her! Great job on this-those colors were certainly a challenge!

  3. LOL Yes, I see your gingham! It goes so well with your "Raggedy Ann" image! Love the eyelet border, too!

  4. Barbara, this card is so, so adorable! I just love that little girl!


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