Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Color Throwdown #51--Sponsored by DRS Designs

[If you're looking for the MFT blog hop post, scroll down to the next post.]

Good morning! It's Color Throwdown day and have we got some new excitement for you! First of all, Cathy is the hostess this week and chose Lavender Lace, Garden Green, and So Saffron. Lovely colors together!

AND, this week marks the beginning of a new program--sponsors!! Our first ever sponsor is DRS Designs! Check out the Throwdown blog for information about the company. They generously sent the design team stamps to use and this is the card I made with the stamps they sent me. The plant shelf image is #K097 Plant Shelf and can be found here. And the sentiment is #B254 One Line Get Well Soon and can be found here. I can tell you these are high quality stamps--rubber that is DEEPLY etched, producing a perfect image.

Now, guess what? Some lucky someone will win a DRS Designs stamp this week. That's right! Play along with us and we'll randomly choose one of the entrants to win a free stamp! How's that for incentive? Do I have your attention? OK, good, now on to my card ;-)

I've loved this potted plant shelf image ever since the first time I saw it used and was so glad to get my hands on it! I stamped it on Gina K. Pure Luxury 80 lb paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I used my brand new airbrush system to lightly color the background a pale yellow red to reduce the starkness of the white. Then it was cut/embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and matted with a scalloped oval in Garden Green. My patterned paper is from the 6 x 6 Poppyfinch pack by Memory Box and was border punched with a Martha Stewart punch. Lavender ribbon and some buttons from my stash along with some lavender brads complete the picture!

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 CTD51 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! And don't forget--this week there's a chance to win some free rubbah!!!

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
Juliana Swanson/July Guest Designer - Stampin' With Inky Fingers

I'm so glad you dropped by today!

Stamps: #K097 Plant Shelf and #B254 One Line Get Well Soon (DRS Designs)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Garden Green (SU!); Pure Luxury 80 lb paper (Gina K); Poppyfinch (Memeory Box)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities dies; 3M foam squares, Perle cotton, brads (craft store); Copic markers; buttons (stash); border punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. This is just lovely, Barbara! It looks SO realistic!

  2. WOW!! Such a gorgeous job Barbara!! You did a beautiful job with the colors and the image!! :)

  3. This is beautiful, Barbara! I love the DP you've paired this image with and the lacy border is just great. I think I may be in love with this image now!!

  4. WOWSA!
    I really like your coloring on that main image!! So beautiful and lively! (I sure wish my plants looked like that)
    Great layout, too! LOVE the buttons!
    Such a lovely card!

  5. What a beautiful card - this is one of my favorite images too!

  6. This is so pretty! You rocked these colors!

  7. Beautiful indeed! I love the beautifully colored image and the soft way you used the colors!

  8. This is such a beautiful card, Bar! That shelf with the plants would appear to be such a plain image, but you definitely bring those plants to life with your awesome coloring! Great card!

  9. This is so soft & pretty Barb! Love how you used the MS arch trellis punch with this image ... perfect ... so gardeny!!

  10. That stamp is AWESOME... You are right, DRS has some GREAT quality stamps... one of my LSS's carry them and I LOVE their sassy sentiments.....

    Luv ya Barbara!

  11. This is really beautiful! I love how the buttons look like they're anchoring the ribbon.


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