Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Color Throwdown #86

(If you're looking for my All That Scraps Wednesday challenge post, please click here!)
Welcome to another Color Throwdown! We're up to #86 and this week Barbara is the hostess. She's as much in love with the Origins paper from Basic Grey as I am, so I was really thrilled when she chose these colors to work with this week!

For my card, I decided to use the Plant a Little Love 3 1/4" stamp set from JustRite Stampers, stamping the hydrangea to color with my Copics. I know traditionally you see hydrangeas in pretty pinks and purples, but I have always loved the ones that are such pretty shades of lemon yellow and lime green. Sometimes they're mostly white with just a hint of the yellow and green, and sometimes you see them just saturated in those colors, so that's what I tried to do today. I don't feel that it's quite as realistic-looking as I'd envisioned, but I'm pretty happy with the end result. There is a very special someone in my life who is about 3 weeks overdue for a birthday card, so this is going in the mail ASAP and I know she's going to love it! (Mom.... don't read my blog today!) I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge #67 for the layout, but changed the square to a circle to accomodate my image. (Don't call the challenge police on me, Mercy!)
The Throwdown team is so sorry to see March come to an end as we have LOVED having Pam Speidel as our Guest Designer! Be sure to stop at her blog and see her beautiful creation for today! And then see what my Throwdown sisters have created, too!

Kristin Bueter (taking the week off!)

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by the Throwdown blog for all the challenge details and join us this week!








Stamps: Plant a Little Love Borders & Centers (JustRite Stampers), sentiment (Impression Obsession)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), white (Neenah), designer paper (Origins by Basic Grey)Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), markers (Copic)Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), ribbon (Creative Impressions), button, thread (craft supply).

13 comments:

wendyp said...

Beautiful!!!! I never would have thought to put those colors together, but I'm loving that combo!!!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, so pretty and springy! Awesome!

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful Tammy -- Great inspiring color combo! I love Origins!!!

Barbara said...

Very bright and Spring-y, Tammy! Awesome job on coloring that hydrangea!

luvstoscrap said...

I absolutely LOVE hydrangeas and the beautiful card you created!!! It's an inspiration for me to get to my scraping as soon as I leave this site...
Nancy B

LeAnne said...

What a gorgeous image....and you did such a great job! A breath of springtime!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Tammy! Those colors looks great together. Love the pretty flower!

Carmen (guatelicia on SCS) said...

Beautiful card Tammy!!!

Davi said...

So very pretty, the colors just melt together and the lovely image, shading and butterfly pop right out!!!

Lil' Inker said...

This is fabulous inspiration for this challenge. I can't wait to give these colors a try!

Broni said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy! Your mom is SURE to love it!!

Sara said...

what a beautiful card! you did fabulous with the color combo-one of my favy's :)

sarabeth

Ida P. Krause said...

Tammy this is just wonderful. Love the colors and the fact that you did the Hydrangea in different shades then normal. It's really quite lovely.