Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Live your bliss - Color Throwdown #84

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Mornin', peeps! I've got Color Throwdown for you today. My girl Broni has chosen some rockin' colors this week--I love 'em!!! Here's what she's got for us:Broni used Graphic 45's new Boardwalk paper for her inspiration so I had to pull it out to see what I could do with it. Is it OK to say I LOVE THIS CARD?! Because I really, really do!

My focal image was cut from one of the patterned paper sheets, matted and popped up on foam squares. The sentiment, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages and I used the new SU! Scallop Trim Border punch on the lower edge. I'm using Our Craft Lounge's sketch #4 for my layout and used three more paper patterns for the different elements. I'm also loving this layout! It's so great for a long skinny image. Then I tied a 1 1/4" striped ribbon, from Sharon Johnson's store, around in a bow--I chose this because it reminded me of the old-fashioned bathing costumes and the band around straw hats of that era. Some stitching, some sponging and some flat backed pearls 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 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 CTD84 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--sitting this week out
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Pam Speidel from Stamping with {Serendipity} - March Guest Designer

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay (SU!); Boardwalk 8 x 8 pad (Graphic 45)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: 3M foam squares, flat backed pearls (craft store); sewing machine; ribbon (May Arts); Scallop Trim Border punch (SU!)


  1. This so beautiful, I love the places the card takes you. The big bow is gorgeous, I love the simplicity next to the images of your card.

  2.! Barbara, this is funk full of color and I love the mix of patterns, especially my fav ribbon that you've used!

  3. This is fantastic! I love all the pp you used and the graphic image is gorgeous! Add a bow, and over the top! Love it!

  4. This card is a pleasure to look at! WOW!!

  5. I love your image, the dp and that yummy wide ribbon! Great card :)

  6. This is so cool! The papers, ribbon and image go perfectly together. Love it!

  7. This is just awesome, Barbara! I adore all the boldness of it and especially that ribbon!!

  8. WoWzA, this is fabulous! Love it!!

  9. And I LOVE IT, LOVE IT too! Amazing how you've incorporated that paper ...and that bow is fabulous!

  10. Beautiful card! I love the vintage look. It is really wonderful.

  11. I love it, too! Fabulous design, and that ribbon is GORGEOUS!

  12. Awesome card!!! I love the colours.

  13. Wow! Gorgeous Barbara!! LOVE It!!

  14. WOW! Love your color challenge card Barb! This is aweseome with the big pretty bow and the retro image. I'm late in commenting, but it gave me a chance to see all of your recent creations. You amaze me!

  15. Of course it's okay to say you love your own card! Especially when it's as fab as this one!! GORGEOUS presentation of the colors and the papers you chose are amazing! What a great idea for the ribbon you're so right. It's totally reminiscent of the old bathing suits and the ties around the straw hats from back in the day. Beautiful card, Bar :]

  16. This card is FABULOUS! So striking!!! I LOVE that analogy with the ribbon -- SO true!!!


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