Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Waterlilies--Color Throwdown #44

[Don't forget, there's blogaversary candy waiting for someone to claim! Be sure to check out this post for the details!]

OK, it's Color Throwdown Challenge day!! Today's colors were chosen by Tammy Hershberger and she chose Elegant Eggplant, Barely Banana, and Bordering Blue. This week's challenge is sponsored by Stamping Out Alzhiemer's, so be sure to check it out and make a donation to the fight against this terrible disease.

Just so happens, these colors are in Basic Grey's new collection called Wisteria. And it just so happens I have some of it ;-) I'm using Jen del Muro's SFYTT for this week. My base card is Very vanilla with layers of Elegant Eggplant and DP, treated to a border punch. The next element is Bordering Blue, Barely Banana and more DP with two corners rounded. The focal image is an Inkadinkado stamp that has no name on it. I stamped it on Gina K Pure Luxury 80lb paper with Memento London Fog ink since I wanted a soft look for this card. I'm anxious to use it again with brighter colors. It was colored with Copic markers (see below) and cut/embossed with a Nestabilities die. It was then matted with Barely Banana and Elegant Eggplant and popped up on 3M foam squares. I tied a piece of my favorite dark purple ribbon on a spiral clip and clipped it to the left upper corner, then added some bright "gold" brads stuck through some circles of Elegant Eggplant punched with my 1/4" punch. And that's about it!

C'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use Mr. Linky to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD44 so we can see your beauty all in one place. We've changed things a bit, so take a look at this post for an explanation. 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

I'm so glad you dropped by today! Don't forget the candy!

Stamps: Un-named (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Bordering Blue, and Barely Banana (SU!); Wisteria 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento London Fog
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities die; 3M foam squares, spiral clip, ribbon, brads, 1/4" hole punch, corner rounder (craft store); border punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Beautiful, Barbara! I love that image and all the soft colors!!

  2. Awww what a sweet image, very pretty with the soft colors.

  3. Lovely soft colors on this sweet image!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! The soft colors are fabulous, and I LOVE all the layers!

  5. Such a peaceful card!! Great job!

  6. Very pretty--I love how you stamped it in the lighter color--very soft and ethereal!


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