Showing posts with label Color Throw Down. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Color Throw Down. Show all posts

Friday, March 14, 2014

You're A Good Egg

I'm continuing to work on my Easter cards that I need both to mail out and to sell at our church Easter Sale.
My first card is a clean and simple design -  I adhered strips of patterned paper to a white card stock panel - then cut it with a stitched mat rectangle die and layered it over a white card stock base - easy peasy!  And it looks so Easter/Springy with the pretty papers!  The only stamping on this is the Happy Easter from the Spring Baskets set by Waltzingmouse in the bottom corner.  Then I just added some coordinated colored sequins.
I used the sketch from this week's Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge.
My second card is a little more involved - with a patterned paper panel, a tag and some layered stampings.  The stamps are from A Good Egg by Waltzingmouse.  I used the cut files for this set to stamp the egg and banner on.  I cut the tag with Tag Sale #5 die from PTI
For my card design I used the Freshly Made Sketch

I chose my colors from the Color Throwdown challenge

Happy Easter
Stamps:  Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, DP Textstyle Egg Hunt - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  stitched mat rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, sequins - Neat and Tangled.

You're a Good Egg
Stamps:  A Good Egg - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, DP Textstyle Egg Hunt - PTI, Tangerine Tango - SU
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, Going Grey - SU
Accessories:  A Good Egg Cut Files - Waltzingmouse, foam dots, Mandarin and Honeydew Bakers Twine - The Twinery, Tag Sale #5 die - PTI, enamel dots - My Minds Eye.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Color Throwdown - 5 Year Celebration!

As a past Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown,  I'm excited to be participating in their 5 year celebration today!  Here are the beautiful summery colors for the challenge:
and here is the card I created using similar colors:
My stamps are from Teeny Trees and Country Labels 4 by Waltzingmouse.  I dry embossed a square Nestability on the card base for a frame.  Then I stamped on a white card stock panel that fit inside the frame.  I adhered the panel to the card with foam dots for more dimension.  I could use this card as a get well, birthday, or thinking of you card.

Here is a close up of the embossed frame and layered panel.
Please check out the Color Throwdown blog for a list of all participating alumni and guest designers.  You'll also find a list of all the prizes that are available for you to win if you participate in the challenge as well.  (It’s a long and fabulous list!)  We hope you'll join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - trees and buds from Teeny Trees, sun wreath and sentiment from Country Labels 4
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Versafine Onyx Black.
Accessories:  Square Nestability, foam dots.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Color Throwdown #189 - Listen Honey....

Wow - I can't believe my last week as Guest DT for the Color Throwdown has arrived already! Where did April go??!!

I have had a great time being out of my comfort zone trying to work with 4 colors - and was honored to have my work posted beside all the creative, inspiring Throwdown Design Team members each week.

So here are the colors we have to work with this week!  Oh my gosh -  there are FIVE colors here!!  I made my card without really registering that fact!!!  
And here's my last card as Guest DT for the Color Throwdown

I just love these Emerson Stamps -  I have about 5 of them and I don't ink them up enough!?  I just look at them in the box in my craft room - read their sentiments and nod my head in agreement.... What's with that??!  Do you have stamps like that  -  ones you like but forget to use??!

The sentiment on this one says "Listen Honey - God didn't promise it would be easy....He just promised it would be worth it!"  Very humbling don't you think?!

So - now YOU can try using 5 colors!!  Check it out at the Color Throwdown blog and link up your card there!   If  I can do it -  so can you!   And also see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team - they are SO awesome!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Stamps:  American Art Stamp - Emerson Worth It
Paper:  White, Scarlet Jewel, DP Echo Park This and That Paper Pack.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Saddle stitched ribbon Aqua Mist - PTI, foam tape, Copics: E00, E33, R05, R20, B37, Y21, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expression.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Color Throwdown CTD188 - Hello!

Wow -  we're already at week three of my time as Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown - time sure flies when your having fun stamping!  Look at this gorgeous wreath we have for inspiration this week!  I would love to have this on my front door - wouldn't you??!
And here's my card:
I used all the challenge colors stamping different layers of my doily creation.  The top three layers are circle punched and layered with foam tape. I used my corner rounder on just two opposite corners and layered the image on the two pinks adding the simple sentiment - Hello - to the corner.   To finish it off I added some bling to the doily!

The stamps are from the sets Dainty Doilies Large and Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse.

I hope you'll join us in using these beautiful colors this week -  check it all out at the Color Throwdown blog.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies Large Set, Fancy Phrases.
Paper:  White - PTI, Pretty in Pink & Pink Passion - SU
Ink:  Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke - SU
Accessories:  foam tape, corner rounder - EK success, 2", 1" & 1/2" circle punches, rhinestones - Amuse

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ColorThrowdown #187 - Week #2 as Guest DT

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome last week given to me as April Guest DT for the Color Throwdown challenges!

This weeks' colors are from Joan Ervin -  another wonderful stamper (and blogging friend) who always inspires me!  Here is her challenge to us!

and here is my card!
My image is from LaBlanche stamps called Spring Birds -  I recently purchased several LaBlanche images and I'm really loving how they color up using Cut-n-Dry Pen Nibs and ink pads.    I added some Lavender Lace ink to the colors of the birds even though that is not how they appear in nature! (artistic license, right?!)  I sponged the edges of the image and the sentiment with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw.

Here's a link to a great You Tube Video on how to color  LaBlanche stampings.

They recommend using LaBlanche paper to get the best impression with LaBlanche Stamps - it's like glossy paper but not quite as shiny.  I used it on my project today.

It was a little easier for me this week using 4 colors -  by the end of the month I'll be a pro!  Bring it on girls!!

I hope you'll join along in the Color Throwdown challenge this week -  you can check it all out here.
Thanks for visiting me today!

Stamps:  Spring Bird - LaBlanche, Greetings from Vintage Labels 25 set - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White - PTI, Lavender Lace - SU, LaBlanche Specialty Paper, DP - Simply Chartreuse and Dark Chocolate Pattern Packs - PaperTrey Ink.
Ink:  Coffee Archival Ink,  So Saffron, Lavender Lace & Certainly Celery - SU, Ranger Distress - Scattered straw.
Accessories:  foam tape, Cut-n-Dry nibs - ,  wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, gradient jewels - Creative charms, Large oval and large scallop oval punches - SU.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Guest Designing for the Color Throwdown

Hey my friends!  I'm thrilled to let you all know that I was asked to be the Guest Designer for the Color Throw Down for the month of April!  They seem to always have 4 colors for their challenge - and for some reason that is a real challenge for me! (I find 3 or less colors much easier to create with!)  What are your thoughts on this???   Here are this weeks colors from Danielle (a most superb stamper AND colorer! Have you seen her cards??).

And here's my card using these FOUR colors -  (or reasonable facsimiles there of!)
My lovely Easter Basket and Happy Easter greeting are from Rubbernecker. I embossed the background panel with the Square Lattice Embossing folder by SU.  The pretty green jute ribbon is from Pouch Mart.  I colored the basket with Copics in 'close to' the challenge colors!?!

So -  please check out the Color Throw Down blog - where you'll find all the details of the challenge - and some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team!   I hope you'll join us this week.  If I can use 4 colors than so can you!! LOL!!!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Happy Easter Script #31-08, Easter Basket with Eggs #59-04
Paper:  White, Terrecotta Tile - PTI, Tempting Turquoise - SU.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics - B00, B05, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR24, YR61, YG63,  Circle Nestabilities, Circle and scallop circle punches - SU,  Green Jute Ribbon - Pouch Mart. Square Lattice Embossing folder - SU

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blushing Paris & Courage

I made this card for two challenges - the sketch challenge over at Split Coast and this week's Color Throwdown.

I stamped a collage of images over a stamped wire grid background - all my stamps are from Rubbernecker  I popped up the layered mat stacks on foam tape and added some Tiny Twinkles for a little glitter!

My second card was made for this weeks Split Coast Color Challenge - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake.

My card is almost a no layer card (just one layer color framing!) I stamped the corner garden in Night of Navy ink on a white panel. Then I masked a circle in the top corner and sponged the blue sky with Tumbled Glass. I removed the mask and sponged over the ground and the moon with Frayed Burlap - I wanted it to be a kind of stormy night to go with the sentiment.  I layered the image to a panel of Night of Navy and then onto a white card. I added pale blue rhinestones to a few flower centers. Then I stamped the sentiment directly on the card.  The corner garden and sentiment are from  Rubbernecker

I'll be back on Friday with my WMS Blog Party card -  hope you're joining in and that you'll stop by to see my card!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - wire grid #573, Eifel Tower, car, postage from Paris 1908 set #527
Paper: tan textured card - Michaels, poppy parade & blushing bride - SU
Ink: Memento desert sand, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
Accessories: foam tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Matt Stack 3 - PTI 
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Wild Garden Corner #539-04, Courage sentiment #582-13
Paper: White - PTI, Night of Navy - SU
Ink: Night of Navy - SU, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap & Tumbled Glass, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Eclipse tape, rhinestones - Amuse, blending tool - Ranger, 1 1/2" circle punch - EK Success

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weeds in a Pot

Happy Saturday Stamping Friends!   I created today's card for two challenges:

The Inspiration Challenge over at Split Coast where I was inspired by this lovely golden glass vase and stems

I used my Spellbinders Flower Pots to die cut the pot and I embossed it with the Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder. I also cut the top piece of the pot off and popped it up on foam tape to give dimension.

I tied a piece of wrinkled seam tape in two bows and attached it to the pot with a glue dot. I added 3 dew drops (boy I haven't used dew drops in long time!).

My weed and sentiment stamps are from Rubbernecker .

I sponged the edges of the card and the pot with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold

If you're looking for more inspiration this weekend - check out the Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch and The Sisterhood Sunday's Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Weeds #497-11, #497-13, #497-14, Friend from Fall Trilogy Set #480
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Terra Cotta Tile - PTI
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Cantalope, Potters Clay, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold
Accessories: Bricked embossing folder - Tim Holtz Sizzix, foam tape, Flower Pots - Spellbinders, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, dew drops

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hello to the 100th Color Throwdown!!

Can you believe there have been 100 Color Throwdown Challenges???! Me neither!

Well, to celebrate their 100th challenge they are having lots of prizes from lots of sponsors!!

Mark's Finest Papers is one of the sponsors and since I'm on Speedys' Friends DT I thought I'd join in the festivities! You will find the challenge and all the deets here.

The colors are rose, celery, red and blue. I water colored the holyhock, pierced the corners and drew dots around the edge of the card with my Micron 01 black pen. I sponged the edges with distress inks.

All the supplies for my card are available at Marks Finest Papers. The stamp set is Pears & Holyhocks.

See my post below for my 2nd card for the Color Throwdown!

Stamps: Pears & Holyhocks - Marks Finest Papers

Paper: Marks Finest Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Bundled Sage & Mustard Seed, Rose Red - SU
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, aqua pen waterbrush, paper piercer, charm & Ribbon - Marks Finest Papers, black micron pen, copic Y17

2nd Card for 100th Color Throwdown Challenge!

I'm also on the Design team for Rubbernecker stamps, another company sponsoring the Color Throwdown Challenge!

So I made a 2nd card for the color challenge using Rubbernecker stamps.

I stamped the vintage skyline image, cut it with a Labels 10 nestability and then sponged it with blue, green and pink while it was still in the nestie. I distressed the edges of the designer paper and sponged all the edges with Ranger Tea Dye distress ink.

So hop on over to the Color Throwdown Blog for all the deets and join in! - there are lots of prizes to be won!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Vintage Skyline #502-05
Paper: White - PTI, Basic Black - SU, DP October Afternoon/Thrift Shop/one of a kind
Ink: Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze - SU, Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink
Accessories: Sponges, foam dimensionals, labels 10 nestabilities, distresser, prima mulberry paper flowers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ever Grateful Throw Down

For my card today I used the sketch challenge from Split Coast and the colors from this weeks Color throw down challenge - which was to use real red, brocade blue and black. I've been wanting to participate in the Color Throw Down challenge for a long time and for some reason just never got to it - so today was the day - finally!!I used a Bazzill blue as I didn't have Brocade. The flowers are Nested Flowers Nestabilities and I added dew drops on the bottom right. The flowers and sentiment are popped up with foam dimensionals.

We had some snow this morning but it turned to rain by noon time - and now we have slush and giant puddles everywhere - and it's supposed to freeze tonight --- what a winter we are having!

I hope everyone that is living in a cold climate is safe and warm tonight!

Thank you so much for taking a moment to drop by!

Stamps: So Many Sayings: SU
Paper: white: PTI, Real Red, DSP: SU, blue bazzill
Ink: true Black: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, dew drdops, nested flowers nestabilities, word punch: SU