Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Color Throwdown #111 (otherwise known as "What was Broni thinking?")


Today's Color Throwdown challenge is just that.... a CHALLENGE! I've been ribbing Broni for a week, trying to figure out WHAT she was thinking when she chose these colors! Whoo boy, I dreaded this color combo! Just ask LeAnne.... she knows I do not do blue! I even teased that I was going to make a Melon Mambo/River Rock card, and use an image of a little girl with Pacific Point blue eyes! So basically you've caught on, right.... I didn't like this challenge!

But ya' know what, that's why we do challenges! To get outside the comfort zone and try new things and in the long run, I think it's pretty awesome! I hope you'll be brave and get outside your little stamping comfort box and give it a try!

I decided to use a Whipper Snapper image I've had for awhile that hadn't seen ink, so Tic, Tac & Toe here are the stars of my card! And see that awesome birthday Sentiment Flag? That's the new stamp set and matching die from my sweet friend Laura and her store, Lil' Inker Designs! You'll LOVE this cute little stamp set, and matching steel die! Get your hands on it soon! I love that I'll never have to pull out my square punch and try to evenly snip off the end of a sentiment flag ever again!

The layout for my card was inspired by Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #86, but I ended up straying a little bit from the smaller details of the sketch.
Stop by the Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, then stop by my Throwdown sisters blogs for more inspiration!

Silke Ledlow, September Guestie

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!

13 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

I don't think there are any bad color combos and you proved it here...lovely work, Tammy.

Kim Burmeister said...

So cute! Love the colors!

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Tammy! I would be afraid of this color combo too- you have done an ADORABLE job with them! :) Love the cute image too! Hope u r doing well and I am wanting to get out there one of these days! jane :)

Barbara said...

See!!??? I knew it!!! Totally fab card so quit yer whinin' ;-)

Laura Pryor said...

Yep, totally AWESOME card! Cute image and of course expertly and beautifully colored. AND you used the Sentiment Flags die and stamp set!!! I am so thrilled!!!! It looks amazing and adorable! Works perfectly with your design. Thank you for the nice shout out! You're so SWEET!! MWAH!

Broni said...

This is just too precious, Tammy! Love your coloring of course, but I think you used these colors perfectly! Next time, just tell me to change the colors!!! This combo was definitely a toughie!

Monique said...

Ack!! How sweet Tammy. Love all the cheerful colors :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Tammy, you totally rocked these colors!!! Your card is super duper cute!!! Hugs ~S~

Ida said...

Very fun and adorable. You did a wonderful job using the colors.

wendyp said...

that shade of blue is a hard color for me to use too, but you did AWESOME Tammy! Love that adorable image!

LeAnne said...

Heehee, this one stumped me too, Tammy, but you pulled off a cutie with your little Whippersnappers!

dpkennedy said...

Wow! You rocked this color combo! Love your post title! LOL! This image is totally adorable and perfect for these colors! Great job Tamster!

Kristin Bueter said...

You do not look like you struggled with these colors! Your card distributes them BEAUTIFULLY! Such an adorable main image and that sentiment/flag was a PERFECT addition! Need I remind you that your coloring rivals the best in the industry?! OMG...love it, Tam-ster!