Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Color Throwdown #77

Howdy, peeps! Are you ready for another Color Throwdown? The mega talented Cathy has chosen our colors this week and I love 'em!!! She picked:
I'm always happy where there's a green involved, 'cause that means I can most likely do a flower of some kind :) So, for this card, I chose to do the next image in Flourishes' A Year In Flowers Calendar Set 1. I remembered that this Euphoria paper by Basic Grey had all the challenge colors in it, and, I'd been wanting to do this CCEE challenge, with a sketch by my friend, Cindy Haffner. So the hardest part was done: choosing the paper and the layout ;-)

I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel from MFT with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut it out and popped it up on 3M foam squares on a layer of Whisper White cut/embossed with a Labels Nine Nestabilities die. I left it in the die and air brushed some B00 Copic marker for a background, then layered it on Elegant Eggplant, then the whole thing was also popped up. The upper right corner looked a little bare, so I did some paper piercing with an Ornare template and added some flat backed pearls. I'm not sure I like the pearls--overkill, maybe, but there was no going back. They were stuck and threatened to tear my paper if I tried too hard to take them off. The sentiment was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink, punched out with a oval punch, layered on another oval of Elegant Eggplant, and more pearls added. Some luscious green ribbon tied around in a bow 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. 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 CTD77 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! And 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
Kirstin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Deb Horst--Sendable Sentiments--January Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: A Year In Flowers Calendar Set 1 (Flourishes)
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant (SU!); Euphoria (Basic Grey); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Labels Nine Nestabilities (Spellbinder); 3M foam squares, ribbon, flat back pearls (craft store); Copic markers; oval punch (SU!); paper piercer and template (Ornare)


  1. Holy guacamole, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! You do such fabulous work with Flourishes stamps, Bar! This is a stunner, for sure!

  2. Bar this is GORGEOUS, excellent job on the sketch, thanks for playing my friend!!!

  3. I like the pearls. Beautiful colors!

  4. How pretty!! I love how you used this great sketch and added the embellishments in the corner! Those pansies are just fantastic!!

  5. THUD! Holy moly, girl, that's stunning! Love the papers and that piercing in the corner with the pearls. SOOOOOO COOL! Love those pansies too. I've had my eye on that set just because of that pansy stamp (I love pansies!).

  6. SOOOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!! I love your card...and the piercing is fabo!!! Why didn't I think of it - LOL!!!

    Your card would be perfect for the FTTC51...make sure to add it!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. Wowsers!! This is gorgeous!! The paper pierced scroll work in the corner is fantastic!! It has been such an honor to be with you all as guest designer this month--thank you for the privilege.

  8. This is just stunning!! Love the colors, your coloring, the layout, and everything!! WOW!

  9. Gorgeous! Your coloring is fantastic!

  10. This card is jaw dropping GORGEOUS Bar!! Your coloring is spectacular and I really like your unique layout! I think the pearls are a beautiful finishing glad you didn't rip them off :-) Oh and I love that ribbon!!

  11. WOW -- this is so beautifully done... love the pearls and little piercings in the corner -- so perfect!!

  12. This is stunning! I love the paper piercing and the pearls! Those pansies are just gorgeous and your layout wonderful! Wow, what a card!

  13. Spectacularly gorgeous, Barbara!! LOVE how you colored this and the pierced swirl with bling is gorgeous! So's that ribbon!!

  14. GASP! This is beyond gorgeous, Barbara! The colors and richness of your coloring is just stunning! Beautifully done!

  15. This is super gorgeous!! I love your pansies!


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