Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thanks - Color Throwdown #75

Ready for another Color Throwdown? This week, LeAnne is our hostess and the colors she chose are: Garden Green, Mellow Moss, and Rich Razzleberry.
OK, I'll admit when I saw them I was at a loss. Two greens? So, I started looking through all my patterned paper and found nothing that would work. Then I started looking through my Crafty Secrets Journal Notes. I've got several of these and forget to use them! I thumbed through the Birds and Botanical Journal Notes and came upon this tulip image. Bingo! One of the tulips is a dead-ringer for Rich Razzleberry and there are several greens in the image. OK, I was on my way! I decided to use Mojo Monday sketch #121 for my layout and got to work. I got my layers goin' on but when I got to the top layer, plain ole vanilla was not doing anything for me. I considered embossing--nah, that didn't do anything for me, either. Tried River Rock paper--too many greens, LOL. The I started looking through paper again for a script-type design and found this weathered wood paper in my Crafty Secrets Eathy paper pad. Perfect!!! Just enough pattern for interest but not enough to be overpowering. I love it! I distressed the edges with PTI's Vintage Touch ink pad, added buttons, a bow, some Dew Drops and a sentiment from Verve's Circular Sayings set. Done!

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 CTD75 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

Circular Sayings (Verve)

Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Mellow Moss (SU!); Earthy pad (Crafty Secrets)

Vintage Touch (PTI); Close To Cocoa (SU!)

Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Tag Trio (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); green button (stash); Vintage Button in Raspberry Fizz, Vintage twine (PTI); Dew Drops; sewing machine; Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)


  1. Barbara - your card is GORGOEUS!! The tulip print is awesome!!! Love, love, love this card!!! Hugs ~S~

  2. This is really gorgeous, Barbara!! I don't ever remember to use my CS Journal Notes either! I'm so glad you pulled yours out!

  3. Dead ringer is right!! That image is perfect and you created such a beautiful background to accent it!! Awesome!

  4. I know, the two greens were a challenge---but you hit one out of the park with this beauty! My jaw dropped when I saw this!

  5. One of your finest ever! I just love how those tulips pop right off this card! Awesome!!!

  6. WOw Barbara,
    This is Stunning!! Love the tulip print & the great layout.
    Aloha & Hugs,

  7. These tulips are just GORGEOUS and I love the way you did the tag!

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this color combo!!!! Your card is great too!!!!

  9. This is so beautiful, Bar! I love The journaling notes image you used, it's perfect for the challenge! You also selected just the right patterned paper for your main layer...good call ;] Definitely not overpowering and adds the right touch of interest to the main image.

  10. Beautiful!!! What a wonderful focal image!

  11. Barbara this is really beautiful. I love the tulips and the layout!!!

  12. Such a beautiful card, it makes me want to run and browse my seed catalogs that are already arriving in my mailbox :) Your piercing gives the perfect touch to the card!

  13. That tulip print and weathered paper couldn't be more perfect! This is gorgeous-love that bow!

  14. Bar, this is SO freakin' gorgeous!!! I want to be you when I grow up!


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