Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful--Color Throwdown #70

Well, I guess this is the last Thanksgiving card for this year. I'll miss the gorgeous fall colors, but will look forward to working with them again next year. Speaking of colors, this week's colors were chosen by me: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, and Dusty Durango. You may notice that I used Bravo Burgundy instead of Elegant Eggplant. I have nothing against Elegant Eggplant. I love Elegant Eggplant. But I just really wanted to use this ribbon and it's burgundy instead of purple. So, if you think Bravo Burgundy works better with your project, feel free to use it--the color police won't come looking for you ;-) Anyway, here are the "official" colors for this week:

I really love how this card turned out--all inspired by that ribbon. My base card is gold metallic card stock with layers of Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive. The top partial layer is Dusty Durango which I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Leafy Branch folder. Then I added a strip on which I stamped the border from PTI's First Fruits in Versamark and heat embossed with gold Ranger Fine Detail embossing powder. I trimmed around the design, then "piped" the strip with Bravo Burgundy. See that button on the bow? It's carved coconut shell and was a light tan when I bought it. I thought it "needed" to be burgundy, so I colored it with a Copic marker. Worked like a charm! The sentiment was heat embossed with gold, as was the cap of the acorn, which was then popped up on a full acorn image, also from First Fruits. The full acorn was also popped up and finally, I added some gold flat backed pearls for balance.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. 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 please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD70 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!

First Fruits (PTI)

Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla (SU!); gold metallic (Office Max)

Versamark; Bravo Burgundy (SU!)

Cuttlebug, Leafy Branch embossing folder (Provo Craft); 3M foam squares, Pop Dots, ribbon, button, flat back gold pearls (craft store); Copic marker; twine (PTI); gold fine detail embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool


  1. Mmm, love the deep rich colors in this, Bar! Very pretty....and I love how you shaded the ribbon, too. You are always very creative! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  2. Beautiful Bar, I love that border, you ROCK!!

  3. Gorgeous, Barbara! My I just say that this color combo was positively smashing! Delightful job with your sample, and I am so glad you added that fabulous ribbon ~ it really electrifies your composition! Fantastic job, m'dear! It's been an honor "serving" with you this month! Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  4. Wow this card is really adorable Barbara! Have a nice Thanksgiving!



  5. So very pretty. I love the embossed border and how it mimics the shape of the acorn. Beautiful ribbon. Really nice!! :) Happy Tday

  6. Gorgeous card, Barbara!! (I can see why you didn't want to change it!) Thanks for another perfect color combo!!

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the acorn image done in those colors, and the ribbon is fabulous! Thanks for another great color throwdown!

  8. This is such a cool card - I love it!

  9. Lovin' that ribbon with the acorn. GORGEOUS fall ard!

  10. Bar, this is STUNNING! That ribbon is gorgeous, and I love the gold accents on your card! What a beautiful creation!

  11. Your card is gorgeous! Love that big acorn and the colors are perfect!


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