Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Cool Saffron Pumpkins - CTD #96

[Don't forget--blogaversary candy is here!]

See that blinkie off the the right? Yep, we're coming up on 100 Color Throwdown challenges and we're celebrating in style! Put July 7th on your calendar--you will NOT want to miss this. You can see this post for more details.

So, today, Tammy's got a gorgeous color combo for us! I really, really love it!
Ain't it purty? Today is also CAS-tastic Challenge day and we have a fun and right-up-my-alley kinda challenge: buttons. You know I love me some buttons :)

My layout was inspired by this sketch from Sasya's Sketch Challenge. I thought this was such an interesting sketch I had to try it. This patterned paper is perfect for all three challenges, I think. My base card is So Saffron. I layered the patterned paper on Pumpkin Pie, then added a strip of lace, sewed onto some twill for stability, added a little paper piercing, and popped it up on the So Saffron layer with foam tape. Next I stamped the sentiment, from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages, with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and added the buttons, tied with twine. I was so thrilled to find a use for more of those big honkin' buttons ;-)

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 CTD96 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!

Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity--on leave for several weeks
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations

I hope you'll play along with the CAS-tastic Challenge this week, too, and don't forget to check out my team mates' creations :)

Angie (Creator)
Bonnie Rose

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron (SU!); Mango Frost mat pack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: lace (craft store); twill; buttons, twine (PTI); paper piercer (Ornare); piercing template/mat (SU!)


  1. Ohhhhhhhh, I love this color combo too!! Beautiful card, lady! I love the trio of buttons on the lace and on an angle. How cool is that!

  2. Wow, cool colors! I'm inspired, thanks! Beautiful card! Rosy

  3. What a great sketch....I haven't done anything diagonally for a while. Lovely way to use these colors---bold yet soft!

  4. Really pretty, Bar! Love the lace & buttons.

  5. Well my goodness! Not only are these gorgeous colors, but you ROCKED this card! Gorgeous Barbara, truly. Those large buttons on the lace are so pretty.

  6. love those colors.... and your card is fabulous! Love it Barb!

  7. Absolutely beautiful Barbara, so soft with the pp and lace, yet I really love the punch of pumpkin in there!

  8. Wowee, Barbara, this card is really striking! Love your layout and I'm so glad for an idea to use up some of my 'big honkin' buttons' in my stash! LOL!

  9. This is just such a COOL looking card Barbara!!! LOVE those colors, and the lace and buttons look fabulous! Love how you used that Sasya sketch as your inspiration too, GREAT job!

  10. Love what you did with the colors and sketch! WOW! It is just stunning!

  11. Fabulous... I like the lace side angled, awesome colors.

  12. Gorgeous card! My favorite part is the beautiful lace trim with the buttons!!

  13. Great idea! I can definitely use up some of my DP, vintage lace and buttons that I have been hoarding...errrr collecting.

  14. Wow, that designer paper works perfectly for these colors!!! Fabulous card, Bar!

  15. This is such a fabulous card, Barbara! Great take on that fun sketch!

  16. Very nice. Love DP and the lace too!

  17. Yes! It's real purty! Beautiful and soft!

  18. Very what you did with the colors. The buttons and diagonal lace is a great touch.

  19. I LOVE this!! The buttons are so cute! I don't think of myself as a button girl, but this makes me want to reach for them more often!

  20. This is gorgeous! Love the buttons and the lace! So pretty!

  21. That trim . . . with the buttons (each tied differently). . . FABULOUS, Barbara! What a good idea to firm up the trim with the piece underneath--I learned something! :-)

  22. Gorgeous card Barbara! I love the lace detail and the color combo is a fun one!

  23. LOVE this card, Barbara!! Putting the sentiment on the orange paper and leading to it with the "big honkin' buttons" is just perfect! Love that DP too!


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