Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Happy New Year - Color Throwdown #173

Back again with the first Color Throwdown challenge of 2012!! I'm the host this week and here are the colors I've chosen to ring in the new year:

And I'm letting this sweet little PI - Cause For Celebration help me. She's colored with Copic markers and her dress is paper pieced, except her sash is colored. She's matted with an Oval Open Scallop Die-namics die cut and the sentiment was stamped on the smaller flag from First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics. The flower was made with the just released Rolled Scallop Flower Die-namics. Oh. My. Goodness. I do love that flower die. The leaves were done with Upsy Daisy Die-namics and then I added some sweet gingham ribbon and some red Dew Drops to balance things out.

Here's the inside:

Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. 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 CTD173 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, including January's Guest Designer.
Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 

Stacy Morgan (January Guest Designer)

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!

Stamps: PI - Cause For Celebration (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, Gumdrop Green; Perfect Paper Panels; Meadowlark (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Rolled Scallop Flower, Upsy Daisy, and Oval Open Scallop Doily Die-namics dies (MFT); Dew Drops, ribbon, Copic markers


  1. I LOVE the colors you've chosen. Your card is perfect. ;)

  2. Love these classy colors and your PI gal is just too adorable! Gorgeous gingham ribbon and posy! Thanks for all you do to keep up with our new graphics, etc. behind the looks great!

  3. DARLING design, girlfriend! LOVE her striped dress, and the flower and ribbon embellishment is gorgeous!

  4. She is so cute. I really like her in these colors, wonderful card.

  5. She is SO gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your coloring and the layout!

  6. Your card is awesome!!! Great job coloring!

  7. Your little PI girl is sooo cute, Bar and I love how you combined the elegant paper and gingham ribbon...absolutely gorgeous!!!

  8. Your little PI girl is sooo cute, Bar and I love how you combined the elegant paper and gingham ribbon...absolutely gorgeous!!!

  9. That ribbon is GORGEOUS with the red flower! This is SO pretty!

  10. Bar this is absolutely darling! The paper pieced dress, pretty papers and die cut flower with gingham bow all look fabulous!

  11. I LOVE all those black and white patterns, especially the darling striped dress!!!

  12. She's adorable! Love her paper pieced dress! Wonderful card!

  13. Adorable! Love the layout and the sweet paper pieced dress.

  14. OMGoodness Mis Barbara! Could this be any Sweeter! 8-) I swear every time I visit, my MFT shopping list increases! lol 8-) Thanks as always for the Wonderful inspiration! 8-)



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