Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Color Throwdown #95

It's time for another Color Throwdown, and this week LeAnne is our hostess today with these HOT summer colors! These colors are so hot, I decided to use them to enter the Guest Designer contest for My Favorite Things! The theme for the challenge this month was "hot" so I thought some hot colors, along with the hot new Die-Namics dies, and paper flowers which seem to be all the rage right now (translation... they're "hot!") would fit the bill! I don't think I stand a snail's chance at winning, but it was fun to create this floral frame!
This sentiment stamp is from the Clearly Sentimental about Emerson set from My Favorite Things, and I thought it would be nice in this frame which is a little gift for a recent graduate. I originally was just going to make a card for this challenge, but thought about how much Kate loves things bright and girly, so I made up this frame instead. A simple black ribbon threaded through some loops in the back is all that is needed to hang this up!
I learned how to make these rolled paper flowers from this tutorial, and was inspired to make this frame from her tutorial, too! Each flower and leaf is spritzed with Perfect Pearls mixed with water so they're super shimmery!
Stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, and there you'll find the Inlinkz widget so you can link your own creation for us to see! You can also welcome our June Guest Designer while you're there AND you can welcome a new member to our team! A few weeks ago, Kristin Bueter emailed us all and sadly informed us that she's going to be gone for all of June and some of July on an assignment for work. So we decided to ask Laura Pryor, who was our May Guest Designer, to stick around and fill in while Kristin is gone. In the meantime, we found that we just loved Laura, so we decided to make her a permanent member of the team and we coudn't be happier to have her! So please make her feel welcome!

Here are links to all the Throwdown girls' blogs for you to check out more inspiration...

Wanda Cullen, June Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay tuned for the All That Scraps Wednesday challenge, coming up next!

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental about Emerson (My Favorite Things)Cardstock: Black OP, pink Swiss Dots (Bazzill), Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore (Stampin' Up!), white (Neenah)
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Cool Caribbean (SU!)
Accessories: Die-Namics jumbo scallop die (My Favorite Things), Nestabilities Labels 4 (Spellbinders), oval punch (SU!), Perfect Pearls (Ranger), gemstones (Hero Arts).


Wanda Cullen said...

I'm so glad you didn't opt out of playing with these hot colors - lol! What a special and gorgeous grad gift! LOVE those flowers and can't wait to try some myself. Since it's 2:30 AM, I think sleep might be a priority for now. Thanks again for inviting me to be a guest designer!

Broni said...

What a beautiful gift, Tammy! Love that sentiment and how you framed it and the flowers are totally awesome!!!

Laura Pryor said...

Tammy, this is such a lovely gift. Great job with the rolled flowers. They are definitely HOT! Love em! Truly a beautiful project and gift and I think you stand much more than a snail's chance in winning that guest designer post!!
Super excited to be a permanent fixture at the Throwdown and so honored to be among such talented gals!! THANKS!!

Barbara said...

I love this Tammy. Those flowers are just perfect! And it's a great gift for a new graduate--the sentiment is also perfect.

LeAnne said...

Wow, Tammy, this is WONDERFUL! What a great way to put these colors to good use---those roses are GORGEOUS!!! Nice, thoughtful gift!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, this is fabulous! You are one talented lady!

Carol L said...

Oh Oh OHhhhhhh, look at those flowers!!! TFS the how-to link! They look simply FABULOUS on this beautifully framed piece of art! I'm glad you didn't call off sick for this color combo, because you did a great job with this! Love it!