Wednesday, September 09, 2009

{got candy?}--Color Throwdown #59

Greetings! It's another Color Throwdown day!!! Are you ready? Danielle chose today's colors and they REALLY challenged me! Here they are: Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, and Close To Cocoa. I *never* use Close To Cocoa, so this could have been a good thing ;-) Anyway, I do love how it turned out.
And, we have a sponsor again this week: All That Scraps. Check out all the details at the Color Throwdown blog.

My layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at Papercraft Planet for this week--when I saw it all I could think of was BUTTONS!! So I loaded this card up with buttons, LOL! I used two stamps on this card. First of all I stamped Clown Trevor, masked him with Eclipse Masking paper, and then stamped the Bench on top. Easy peasy! Then I colored the image(s) with my Copic markers and matted with Close To Cocoa. The patterned paper was perfect for these colors and I embossed the Pumpkin Pie layer with D'vine Swirls embossing folder.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. And don't forget--this week there's a chance to win a prize or to be chosen as Featured Stamper. 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 and so you'll be eligible to win (only directly linked entries will be considered for Featured Stamper or for the prize--see the sidebar on the blog for all the details). If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD59 so we can see your beauty all in one place. 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
Kristin Bueter/September Guest Designer--Mindless Creativity

I'm so glad you dropped in today!

Stamps: Clown Trevor and Bench (C C Designs Sugarplums)
Paper: Close To Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red (SU!); Pure Luxury 80 lb (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug/D'vine swirls embossing folder; 3M foam squares (craft store); Copic markers; buttons (stash); twine (PTI); large oval punch (SU!)


  1. Trevor is SUCH a cutie in his costume, and your coloring on him is fabulous! And you already know this but I LOVE THE BUTTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CUTE, CUTE card!

  2. HOW super cute is this?!? LOVE the colors and those buttons are adorable!!

  3. How cute is he, great job with the colors. The buttons are awesome touch.

  4. Very sweet! I love buttons, you can't have enough IMO!!! He is a cutie for sure!

  5. I love your card, Barbara! And I love how you "loaded" the card with buttons! So cool!

  6. Love all the buttons! What a great combo of colors and styles! The embossed bg is adorable too! Super cute card!

  7. What a wonderful card. The coloring is fabulous and those Buttons!!!! WOW!!! You did a great job of masking Trevor and placing that bench right where it needed to be. And Trevor is so precious.

  8. Oh, Barbara! I saw your card this morning while I was at work (shhhh), and I couldn't stop thinking about those buttons! I've dreamed up several variations that I can use your overlapped button idea on :O) Soooo, THANK YOU for the inspiration! I will be CASEing that idea!

    Your coloring is fabulous and your masking is impeccable! Once I build my Copic collection from 9 to about 40, I'm calling YOU! LOL I need lessons! Seriously though, your card is GORGEOUS!! Love it!


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