Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Simon Says...Frog!! Color Throwdown #60

It's another Color Throwdown day! LeAnne is hosting this week and here are the colors she chose for this week's challenge: Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, and Barely Banana.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp! and they are generously offering a $20 gift certificate to one lucky participant, with free shipping! See the Throwdown blog for all the deets!

I must say that at first, these colors threw me. But as I was looking through paper for *some* glimmer of inspiration, I ran across this pattern from Basic Grey's Lime Ricky collection. I immediately thought of a pixillated image or mosaic of sunlight on water. Frogs go with water so I ran with it.

I stamped this little frog image on Pure Luxury 80lb paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copic markers, and cut him out. The lily pads were stamped on Green Galore paper with the same ink and cut out, as well. It's hard to see, but the ribbon has green in it, which ties all the colors together. I'm loving how this turned out!

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 CTD60 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: Simon Says Stamp!
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Green Galore, and Bermuda Bay (SU!); Pure Luxury 80 lb (Gina K.); Lime Ricky (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: 3M foam squares, ribbon, flat back pearls (craft store); Copic markers; border punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Just adorable, Barbara! Perfect paper! And I love the way you created the waves!!

  2. Oh WOW ... this is wonderful Barb!! LOVE that paper & ribbon ... so bright & cheerful! And look at Mr. Frog ... how adorable is he!! GREAT job!! Have a great day!

  3. Very cool background you've got going here with these little froggies! Awesome!!

  4. OMGOSH this is JUST too cute! I have to show this to my son when he gets home-he LOVES frogs!

  5. That paper is perfect for this! And I LMBO when I read your title... Simon Says... FROG!

  6. The ribbon and dsp are a perfect match and I love the look! Great froggie image and coloring!

  7. Great card, the colors are fantastic!

    Hugs, Simone

  8. Barbara! How on earth do you have not only matching patterned paper but striped ribbon to boot?! LOL

    Your card is fantastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE that froggy and the cute little lily pads! The pearl rhinestones at the bottom of your scalloped border are such a great touch and the ribbon is PERFECT!

    Oh, and I'm with your post title, "Simon Says, Frog!!" LOL

  9. What a cute froggie!! Love the pearls!

  10. He is just the cutest and such a fabulous card Barbara... Love the colors you chose!!

  11. here's something I don't say often, what a cute frog! The ribbon is gorgeous.

  12. Froggie is just adorable! Super cute card!


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