Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Color Throwdown #54

Is time flying or what! It's the 5th of August already! Where has the summer gone! I swear, Christmas will be here before we know it!! Ack!!!

OK, I'm over that for now, LOL. On to this week's Color Throwdown Challenge! This is another sponsor week and the lovely LeAnne has chosen our colors: Really Rust, Blush Blossom, and Basic Gray and an orange of your choice. Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps. You can find out all about them on the Throwdown blog.

I'm using this sassy little skunk for my card. It's colored with Copic markers and layered on Blush Blossom and Basic Gray card stock. The patterned paper I'm using is Ambrosia by Basic Grey. Some stitching and distressing give it a little character, I think, and some ribbon, Prima flowers, and a button embellishment are fairly subtle, letting the focal image be the star of the show.

Now, 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 CTD54 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 stamps, and we'll be picking a featured stamper too!!!

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
Sylvia Nelson /August Guest Designer--Sylvia's Stamp Corner

I'm so glad you stopped by today!

Stamps: Skunk (Whimsy Stamps)
Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Really Rust (SU!); Ambrosia 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)


3M foam squares, Perle cotton; ribbon x 2 (craft store); Copic markers; sewing machine; button (stash); Prima flowers


  1. I love this little skunk and I can't get enough of Basic Grey papers. They have the best colors.

  2. You did a fab job with this skunk! Stinkin' cute if I do say so myself!

  3. Hey Barbara!! You've done such a fabulous job with the Whimsy skunk!! Just too dang cute!! ;) HUGS

  4. Stinkin' cute is so right! Love how you paired this little guy with the beautiful butterfly paper!!

  5. Well this little guy really stinks!! J/K, it's just another of many puns that are sure to come for this adorable little skunk card. I love everything about it!

  6. Oh my gosh ... this is so stinkin' cute Barb (excuse the pon). Great job!

  7. Yep, this is definitely stinkin' cute! Haha, how original am I? OK, seriously you rocked out this color challenge with the cute little guy! Love the layout, your coloring is fab! Love the little flowers, too!

  8. I have had this lil skunk for a LONG time now, used it once and HATED the card, I LOVE yours.... Thank for the inspiration (AGAIN) Barbara!!!!

  9. Well, yes, this little skunk IS the star of the show--cute!

  10. What a cute stamp! Your card is wonderful! You have captured the skunks attitude perfectly. Great job with the papers and the colors. Thanks for being a part of your team. You girls are great!

  11. LOLOLOLOL Just discovered this od post and had to laugh! Oh, how far we've come!


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