Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Lilacs in Pitcher--Color Throwdown #32

It's time for the Color Throwdown Challenge--we're up to #32! Today's colors were chosen by Broni Holcombe and they were a challenge: Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, and Regal Rose. I really had to give this one some thought, but I like what I finally came up with.

My base card is Whisper White with layer of Pretty In Pink and more Whisper White run through my Cuttlebug with the Textile embossing folder. The next element is Regal Rose and Barely Banana cut/embossed with my large and small Labels dies. A sheer pink ribbon and bow were added at this point. The focal image was stamped with a new Lockhart stamp, Lilacs in Pitcher on Solar White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers (see below for colors used). It was then cut/embossed with an oval Nestabilities die and matted on Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose, also cut/embossed with Nestabilities dies and popped up on 3M foam squares. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set called Essential Sentiments and was stamped on Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched with the small oval punch. It was matted with Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose and is also up on foam squares. Dew Drops from the Primary collection add a few accents and finish 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 CTD32 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

Stamps: Lilacs in Pitcher (Lockhart); Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, and Regal Rose (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Textile folder; ribbon, 3M foam squares (craft store); oval and small oval punches (SU!); Copic markers


  1. That pitcher of lilacs is just gorgeous, Bar! Awesome coloring and fabulous layout for your card! I love it!

  2. This is so pretty Barb!! The cuttlebugged bg is perfect with this soft tulle ribbon and lovely colored vase of flowers! Great job!!

  3. Barbara, it doesn't look like you struggled at all! (Sorry!) This is beautiful!

  4. Very pretty! I love the image and the cb bg adds great texture!

  5. What a wonderful image and layout! It works perfectly with these colors! LOVE it!

  6. Beautiful card with a great color combo!

    Peace and Luv,


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