Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Signs of Spring - Color Throwdown #87

The last few days have been unseasonably warm here in south central Virginia, leaves and blooms are popping out, and allergies abound (Ah-choo!). My dogwoods are almost in full bloom and inspired me to pull out my PSX dogwood stamp for today's Color Throwdown challenge. Danielle chose today's colors: pink, gray, and soft olive green.
I wanted this image to definitely be the focus of this card so I left it pretty clean and simple, only adding some scoring (don't know why I can't ever get that to show up on a card!) and three Dew Drops. I stamped the image on a piece of One Sheet Wonder card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils. Yep, you read that right--pencils, not Copics, LOL! I've been playing around with an inexpensive set of pencils and since I ran into a couldn't-be-passed-up deal on a full set of Prismacolor pencils I took the plunge. I thought I'd start off with a very easy to color image but I'm thinking you'll be seeing more of my images colored with pencils. It was FUN!! And, I think, not too bad considering it's my first ;-)

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 CTD87 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week and help us give a huge welcome to April's Guest Designer--Teresa Kline!

Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity--will be sitting this week out
Teresa Kline from Enjoy the VA Sunshine - April Guest Designer

Thanks for dropping by today! I'll have two more posts today--the last MFT teaser and MFT's April blog hop tonight at 10:00pm. Hope to see you back for both of them!

Stamps: Dogwood (PSX)
Paper: One Sheet Wonder (MFT); Whisper White, Regal Rose (SU!); Spring Moss (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape (craft store); Dew Drops; ScorPal; Prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps


  1. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! And I love that you used pencils - I love to use pencils but seems lately everyone is on the Copic craze. You did a wonderful job with it and it is such a beautiful image. I miss PSX stamps like this!

  2. Wow the dogwoods are out! We are getting snow tonight.
    Beautiful card! I always love your work.

  3. Barbara!! This is gorgeous! Seriously, you colored like a pro!! I've been enjoying my pencils! You probably didnt't see my post BUT....I'm flying to TORONTO to take TWO coloring classes from Paula!!! OMG!! I am sooooo excited!
    PS: I made a chipboard card the other day too - on my blog (saw it from your post)
    And lastly......gotta get you those I/O images!!!

  4. WOW!!! This is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS Barbara!!! Love your pencil inspired be to dig mine out!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. Love Love LOOOOVE this card and how it's mostly white with accents in the CTD colors. Beautifully done!

  6. What a gorgeous CAS card! Sounds like you're having as much spring fun as we are! The flowers are all popping out and gorgeous, and we're swimming in pollen!!

  7. Beautiful Dogwood card. I have that stamp too. You did a wonderful job with it.

  8. this is gorgeous...I have been enjoying this warm weather too....have a fabulous weekend, it is suppose to be a little cooler!

    enjoy *~*

  9. Gorgeous card, Bar! Dogwoods are my absolute favorite!


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