Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Color Throwdown #83 is in The Kitchen

[If you're looking for my Flourishes Celebration Day Three card, please scroll down to the next post. Thanks!]

It's Color Throwdown day!!! Today, Tammy has given us quite the color palette to work with: Melon Mambo, Marigold Morning, Wild Wasabi, and Bermuda Bay. We also have a sponsor today: Kitchen Sink Stamps! Get all the deets at the Throwdown blog.I love this big ol' sentiment image that I'm using today. It's from a Kitchen Sink set called Thanks With Style.

When I read this color combination I immediately thought of this Urban Prairie paper by Basic Grey. The green is not *quite* Wild Wasabi but it's close enough ;-). And, I don't have Marigold Morning so I'm using Summer Sun. PTI Summer Sunrise would be perfect, too. The layout is obvious, so I won't bore you with those details, but I stamped the image on One Sheet Wonder card stock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Some corner punching, some flat backed pearls, and a bow later and I was done! Really simple, with minimal stamping, no coloring and I love it. Win-win, I'd say :)

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 the link service 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 CTD83 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
Pam Speidel from Stamping with {Serendipity} - March Guest Designer

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: Thanks With Style (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun (SU!); Urban Prairie (Basic Grey); One Sheet Wonder (MFT)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch (SU!); ribbon, flat backed pearls (craft store)


  1. BEAUTIFUL mix of papers, GORGEOUS!!

  2. Oh WOWWW, lovin' these colors and that big sentiment.

  3. wonderful card. Love the color scheme. It just pops.

  4. Ooh, Urban Prarie was a perfect pick! Very pretty card Bar!

  5. Love the papers you used!! The card is superb, Barbara.

  6. So pretty---this DP is perfect for this challenge, and that ribbon is yummy!

  7. Oh this is beautiful!!! The BG DP is a perfect match and the sentiment is wonderful too!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. This card looks so familiar and comfortable to me -- I've loved this Urban Prairie paper so much, it's almost gone. What a WOW card, Barbara!

  9. Beautiful! I love that huge sentiment and your gorgeous bow!!

  10. Win-win is RIGHT! Love beautiful cards like this one with minimal stamping! They're the best ;] Beautiful sentiment and I LOVE the paper on the small layer under your sentiment. This is just stunning, Bar!

  11. It's kinda' simple but that stamp set has always been one of my favorites (and one of the first I ever owned!) It's so striking stamped in black, and the Urban Prairie goes perfectly!

  12. Beautiful card! I love that Thanks set - don't use it enough!! :)


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