Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Pie In the Window--Color Throwdown #58

Are you ready for another Color Throwdown? It's my turn to host and here are the colors I picked for this week's challenge: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, and Regal Rose. Aren't they pretty together?
We also have a sponsor again this week. She is Denise January at Sassy Stampin', so head on over to the Throwdown blog to get all the deets. There's a prize involved ;-)

I'm using a new-ish Karen Lockhart stamp called Pie In the Window, or something like that. I see it's not available right now at Ellen Hutson's store, so that's the closest I can get ;-) I'm glad I got it when I did, but the Cupcakes In the Window is just as cute--it was hard to decide which one to order! The image was stamped on Pure Luxury 80 lb paper with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, colored with Copic markers, and edge distressed with Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I matted it with Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip and stitched around it. The base card is Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, and DP from the Porcelain 6 x 6 pad by Basic Grey and then also stitched. A pink ribbon, a green button, and some brown Perle cotton finished it off.

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 CTD58 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 and give a warm welcome to Kristin Bueter, our September Guest Designer!

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: Pie In the Window (Karen Lockhart)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose (SU!); Porcelain 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey); Pure Luxury 80 lb (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: 3M foam squares, ribbon, button, Perle cotton (craft store); Copic markers; sewing machine


  1. This is a gorgeous card! your coloring is just perfect!

  2. Barbara, this is sooooo sweet! I can smell that pie right now! It reminds me of a beautiful Mary Engelbreit picture. What a cute little work of art!

  3. Barbara~

    Wow! Love your card…it’s sooo pretty! That patterned paper is so striking and the main image is just adorable! Your coloring pulls everything together nicely :O) Oh, and that ribbon treatment is so neat! Hope you don’t mind if I CASE that idea on one of my cards :]

    Thanks for selecting such a fun color combination this week! I really enjoyed working with this palette!! So many ideas…so little time. LOL

  4. Gorgeous, Barbara! I love that image and the coloring is wonderful! I LOVE that warm yellow glow from inside the window!!

  5. LOVE this creation Barb!! I really like how you did the ribbon/button treatment!! Your coloring is always perfect ... Wonderful job!!

  6. Wow, YOUR color is always perfect! Aren't you da' bomb! LOL

    This is fabulous, Bar! I can practically smell the yummy pie!

  7. This is so pretty! I love that window and your coloring is just beautiful! Gorgeous card!


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