Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Color Throwdown #71 with MAGNOLIA!


Yippee, it's time for another Color Throwdown, and I've been so anxious for this one to arrive because our sponsor for today is Magnolia-licious! I just love Magnolia stamps, and unfortunately haven't had the chance to indulge and purchase any, so I was thrilled to get the Tilda with Candy Cane stamp I used on my card to work with! (I can't find this particular stamp on the website... perhaps it is currently sold out.) Danielle is our hostess for the Throwdown today and she chose these fabulous colors, inspired by the Wassail paper line from Basic Grey. Use all the colors or just use a combination of them for your creation! One lucky person is going to win some stamps from Diana at Magnolia-licious, and someone else is going to be chosen as Featured Stamper, so put your best foot forward! Be sure to stop by the Throwdown blog for all the details!

So here's my sweet Tilda with my favorite of all Christmas candies... a candy cane! She is colored with Copics, and little Stardust Gelly Roll pen on her wings for sparkle. Since she is stamped on cream cardstock, I used a white gel pen to color in the stripes on the candy cane and make them stand out more. I took inspiration from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge #50 for my layout, but had to change the circle to an oval to accomodate my image.
We have a new Guest Designer for the Throwdown for the month of December and she is Carol Longacre of Our Little Inspirations. Carol has been a very faithful participant in many, many Throwdown challenges and we just always love the great detail she puts into her designs. We're thrilled to have her joining us this month!

My Throwdown sisters have some wonderful Magnolia-licious inspiration for you today with these colors, so be sure to stop by and check them out!


I hope to see your name in Mr. Linky for this week's Throwdown! Thanks for stopping by today!








Stamps: Tilda with Candy Cane (Magnolia-licious)
Cardstock: Kraft (Bazzill), Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up!), cream (Neenah), designer paper (Wassail by Basic Grey)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), markers (Copic)
Accessories: ribbon (Creative Impressions), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (ProvoCraft), scalloped punch (EK Success), button (craft supply).

16 comments:

Gailanne said...

She's adorable, Tammy! Perfect choice of papers and colours to coordinate beautifully with little Tilda.

Juliana said...

What a cute card!!
I really like the way you used the colors!
I sure hope I can play this week!

Mercy said...

tammy...this is phenomenal! your coloring is top notch, sister...and i love the embossing, the dp, and of course the ribbon treatment! this is one fabulous card!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an excellent job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

broni (waterchild12) said...

Absolutely adorable, Tammy! I love everything about her...but especially those multi-colored striped socks! Too cute!!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy; your coloring is amazing and the sketch is perfect for this Tilda!

This color challenge combines two of my favorites, Magnolia and Basic Grey, so I need to make time to play along!!

LeAnne said...

Yes, I love everything about her too....especially the socks! My poor little girl looks like she has zits.....maybe I should try again! Just adorable!

Janine said...

Hi sweetcheeks!! Love your card... How are things? Getting excited about Christmas?? I am decorated and am going to finish up shopping soon..

Our Little Inspirations said...

This image is just too doggoned CUTE!! The candy cane is perfect with the little bit of sparkle and I love the way you used the colors on this! The sketch is great with the different DP accents, and I love the feminine ribbon with the button! I'm beyond thrilled to join the CTD as your guest this month, and I thank you for the warm welcome I've received. The pleasure is all mine :)

Tracey said...

Your card is gorgeous Tammy! xx

Cathy Indelicato said...

So cute - love her stockings!

dpkennedy said...

Super cute! Love this sketch and great combo of papers! Adorable card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Look how precious and sweet.

Rosemary said...

Adorable!!! Fabulous coloring!!!

Davi said...

Such a wonderful card. The tilda is so cute and your coloring especially her stockings is ssoooo fun!! I love the layers and textures. :)

Barbara said...

Too cute, Tammy! Love those striped stockings and the candy cane! You coloring rocks, girl!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

She's adorable Tammy! You did an amazing job coloring all that detail! Love the striped stockings :) Thanks for the inspiration!