Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweet as a cupcake--Color Throwdown #68

Mornin', peeps!!! The super-talented Broni picked this week's Color Throwdown colors and they were a challenge--to me, anyway! She chose Only Orange, Crushed Curry, Real Red, and either dark brown or black. I'm subbing Dusty Durango for Only Orange and my dark neutral is Soft Suede.
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp! and they are generously offering a $20 gift certificate to one lucky participant with free shipping! Check out the Throwdown blog for all the deets.

I'm not too crazy about my card, but it's done ;-) I'm thinking that blue background is totally out of place, but it's there and it's staying. I laid all the challenge colors out and they looked drab to me so I chose this patterned paper to spice it up a bit. Maybe too much, LOL? I stamped the cupcake image from Savor Sweet Cupcakes on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic markers. I'm using Mojo Monday Sketch 112 for my layout and I love that part. For the top element, I cut/embossed Dusty Durango with a Petite Oval Nestabilitie, folded it in half and inserted a grommet for the ribbon. The only thing left was to stamp the sentiment on the bottom element and pop the cupcake up on 3M foam squares.

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--there's also a chance to be chosen as Featured Stamper. So, 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--see the sidebar on the blog for all the details). And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown--failure to do this will also disqualify you from winning. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD68 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
Elise/November Guest Designer--Mamacow Creations

Thanks for dropping by today--you know I love it when you do!

Stamps: Savor Sweet Cupcakes (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry (SU!); Autumn mat stack (Recollections); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Petite Oval Nestabilitie; 3M foam squares, grommet, ribbon (craft store); Copic markers


  1. so cute! The ribbon on here is perfect! BTW..LOVE your blog banner! :)

  2. Bar, I think your card is adorable! I love that paper you used and you set it off nicely by muting the colors of your top layers. Which was clever because it gave you the perfect area for your sentiment! I also love that you used a cupcake as your main panel vice a circle! SO cute :O)

  3. This is fantastic!! I love the colors and the DP!! Your cupcake is so yummy!! Great job with the sketch!

  4. Fab job on the sketch Bar, love that ribbon.

  5. You rocked that cupcake! This is too cute, Bar and the blue paper is perfect! Stop being so hard on yourself, and your fabulous designs!

  6. I like it---I think the patterned paper is perfect (say that five times fast) and the cupcake is yummy, too!

  7. Super sweet card, Barbara! {I believe my sweet tooth is calling!} I love your darling and fabulously colored cupcake! The composition is super fun, and I think you wrangled the colors wit ease! Super job!

  8. That is such a cute cupcake and works so well with the fall paper! Love this with the MOJO sketch too!

  9. Very nice use of the colors. I really like the way you did the red circle for the ribbon. Very cool!!

  10. Love th jumbo tag and ribbon treatment! Different and eye catching!


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