Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Thank you - Color Throwdown #82

OK, peeps, it's time for another Color Throwdown! Today, LeAnne is our hostess and she's challenging us to use Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, and Very Vanilla--a gorgeous combination!
I'm not sure where I was going with this card but here's where I ended up, LOL!

I'm using the current Sweet Sunday Sketch--#58 for my layout. I think it's pretty straight-forward in design. I love these poofy flowers--could you tell? Well, my friend and CTD team mate, Tammy, made one last week and alternated patterned paper with text paper for the layers and I loved it! So, I'm CASEing her idea today--in triplicate, LOL! It gives the flower a softer look than one with all patterned paper, IMO.

I almost didn't do any stamping for this card, actually. I was "finished" before I realized that and while that would have been "OK" I just couldn't leave it that way ;-) So I stamped a sentiment from PTI's Mother set on a scrap of Vintage Cream card stock and attached it to the ribbon.

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 CTD82 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! And help us give a warm welcome to our March Guest Designer, Pam Speidel! Welcome, Pam, we're so happy to have you with us this month!!!

ETA: The Color Throwdown blog reached 500 followers as of yesterday, so we're giving away a prize package to one participant this week! No kidding! They have stamps from DRS, SU!, Basic Grey and Stamping Bella, a Cosmo Cricket mini-deck, Ranger distress ink, Prima flowers, rub-ons and ribbon that each one of you has a chance to WIN! How great is that?!!

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: Mother (PTI)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Ruby Red (SU!); old book text; Charlotte 12 x 12 pad (k & Co.)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Vintage button, Rustic Twine (PTI); sewing machine


  1. Loooove what you did with the colors and Karen's sketch!...the flowers framed in the red squares looks awesome!

  2. Well, I'm very happy to have been an inspiration to you for your card! :) Your poofy flowers look amazing and they're a perfect design for Karen's sketch this week! And that paper you used is awesome for this color challenge!

  3. Really like the colors for the challenge and your flowers are beautiful. Like the text and dp together! tfs

  4. Very those fabulous flowers and how you used the colors!

  5. Love this card, Barbara, and love that you made more poofy flowers!!

  6. Very Pretty card, love the flowers!

  7. Just gorgeous, Barbara! I love how you did the flowers--and that sketch is so nice. I love things in threes! Your stitching is nice, too!

  8. I love your card and the colours you used! Those flowers are pretty awesome too;)
    I will have to check out that colour challenge!

  9. I love those flowers Bar! One of these days I will learn how to make those!

  10. Beautiful card and take on the colors Barbara!!! I love the flowers!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. This is very pretty! I love those paper flowers!! Great job with the sketch!


  12. Hey Barbara! Thanks once again for entering the Olympics of Stamping in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  13. Fun Colors, great layout and the flowers are awesome! Love it! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane


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