Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Anniversary Wishes--Color Throwdown #34

Time for another Color Throwdown and it's my turn to pick colors again. I decided on Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, and Blush Blossom. I love Blush Blossom and don't use it often enough! And I'm using our very own Tammy Hershberger's sketch from Paper Craft Planet's Sketch challenge this week.

My base card is Whisper White with layers of Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, and DP from the 6 x 6 pack called Butterfield by Memory Box. The next element is Not Quite Navy and Kiwi Kiss, that I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Distressed Stripe embossing folder. The next element is Not Quite Navy and Blush Blossom on which I did a fair amount of paper piercing. The focal image was stamped on Gina K. Pure Luxury 80 lb paper with a stamp from Flourishes' Lilac set in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic markers (see below for colors). I also added some shading with a Sakura glitter pen and went over the entire image with Angel Wings Shimmerz. It was cut/embossed with my Large Labels Nestabilities die and matted with Kiwi Kiss and Not Quite Navy before being mounted on 3M foam squares. The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White with Not Quite Navy using a stamp from Verve's Wonderful Wishes set. I punched it out with my 1" circle punch and attached it to a Round Tab punch out in Not Quite Navy. I then attached it just under the edge of the focal image. A fabric covered brad from The Paper Studio finishes it off.

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 CTD34 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

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Lilac Set (Flourishes); Wonderful Wishes (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, and Kiwi Kiss (SU!); Butterfield 6 x 6 pad (Memory Box); Gina K. Pure Luxury 80 lb. paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Distressed Stripe embossing folder; 3M foam squares (craft store); fabric covered brad (The Paper Studio); Round Tab punch, 1" circle punch (SU!); Copic markers; Sakura glitter pen; Ornare paper piercing template/mat/piercer


  1. I LOVE how you used the colors together, Barbara. Your card is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful Barb! Love that dp and the gorgeous button!

  3. Gorgeous! I really struggled with this combo, but you really brought this image to life!
    BTW, I am hoping to put a "plug" for your MFT thing on my blog today!!! Good luck--when I checked this morning, you were ahead!

  4. What a great card! I love the pierced panel and the way you used this color combo! Good luck with the MFT contest - you already got my vote:)

  5. Wow, I am dense! I didn't even realize that was my PCP sketch! LOL Beautiful card, Bar! I really loved this color combo!


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