Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Color Throwdown #357

Color Throwdown #357 cropped

Hi friends... it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and this week Joan is taking us for a walk on the wild side with this inspiration photo...

swatch 357

I struggle when using anything close to blue and pink... I just automatically want to make a baby card.  But at this point in my life, I don't find myself with a need for baby cards very often!  So I was really glad when the idea for this card jumped into my head!

Color Throwdown #357

I finally used the Crazy Birds stamp set that I just HAD to have a few months back!  LOVE these silly birds!  I colored very simply with Copics, then masked the image and splattered some gray ink on the card stock.  The Seriously Word Die is from Lil' Inker Designs.  Before I cut the light pink card stock, I sponged some darker pink ink onto the card stock, then die-cut to create the ombre look.  The sentiment was stamped on black card stock, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I mounted the background panel to a piece of black and white striped paper, and then to a white card base.  I finished the design with some enamel dots.

Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details.  And visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration!

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Lindsay Amrhein, August Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!

9 comments:

Celeste Goff said...

What a great card Tammy! These Tim Holtz birds crack me up!

Amy Rohl said...

I would have immediately thought 'baby card', too! YOU nailed it, girl! This is an awesome design and clever use of the colors - looks so natural!

JanR said...

Love this! I HAD to have this set too, but it's been sitting on my desk unused. :-( Seeing your fantastic card will definitely have me reaching for them!

Lisa H. said...

great card! love the black and white border around the outer edge and that word die is Seriously one of my FAVES! love it!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

You nailed the color throw down. The crazy bird is just too cute.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awesome, Tammy -- really like how you masked off the birdie and lightly splattered the background. Definitely going to have to CASE this idea! :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fab card, Tammy! Love your pink/blue coordination with addition of black stripes. And that die-cut sentiment - fantastic!

Wanda Cullen said...

Those birds make me smile every time! Love the subtle splatters you added! Such a cute card...seriously! :-)

Lori said...

Seriously--this is awesome! And I went with the obvious baby card . . .