Wednesday, June 30, 2010

With deepest Sympathy - CTD #99

And the excitement mounts! One more week 'til our 100th Throwdown celebration!! It's gonna be large, folks, so don't miss it. Next Wednesday, at the Throwdown blog. Be there ;-)

But, back to this week. Danielle chose this week's colors and I love 'em!

And here's what I did with them:

I'm using the Clean & Simple Fall To Sketch #96 for my layout. Base card is PTI Rustic Cream with a layer of Tempting Turquoise on which I scored a frame. The central element was made using a stamp from PTI's Background Basics: Tin Types with Tempting Turquoise ink on Rustic Cream card stock. Then I went back and added tiny brown flat back pearls to each flower center and matted it with Dark Chocolate card stock (it really is brown, although it looks black), then I popped it up on foam tape. The sentiment, from PTI's Everyday Classics, was stamped with Dark Chocolate ink and I added three larger pearls as accents.

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 CTD99 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

Stamps: Background Basics: Tin Type, Everyday Classics (PTI)
Paper: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate (PTI); Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Accessories: flat back pearls (craft store); ScorPal


  1. this is fabulous.. love the colors.. I'll try to take part in this one! hugs

  2. So beautifully clean and simple! I love the scored fram around the focal image! It adds just the right detail! BEAUTIFUL!

  3. So cool, Barbara! I bet this looks fabulous IRL with all those tiny brown pearls!

  4. This is so striking, Barbara! I'm so CAS-challenged, so I love taking notes from someone who does it well (that would be you - lol)! Thanks again for being so kind during my guest designer stint!

  5. really, really like the boldness of this card. It says a lot with very little. Impressive.

  6. I love your use of Tin Types. Your stamped image is done perfectly.

  7. I SO had those tin types in my cart... chickened out... but you DID make me get the vintage picnic set.... LOL The tin types are STILL CALLING MY NAME and THIS CARD does NOT help my ear plugging!!!! Barbara!!!! It's A-MAY-ZING!!!! Your attention to detail (and TONS of patience) always pays off... LOVE IT!!!!!!

  8. Love your PERFECTLY stamped background with the splash of color!

  9. Wow Barbara, this is really quite fabulous considering how simple it is! I really LOVE this card!

  10. Love those colors together, so beautiful and elegant.

  11. I love how you created the designer paper yourself. All those tiny pearls, wow! My eyes would be googly by the time I finished sticking down all of them! LOL It's really a pretty card!!

  12. Those scored lines add so much! I love it! The whole thing is beautiful!!


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