Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color Throwdown #100!!!




Well, the day is finally here.... COLOR THROWDOWN #100! I can't believe we've been doing this challenge for over two years now, and have reached our 100th one! It's been very exciting making all the preparations for this event and anticipating how much all our players are going to enjoy the fun, and the PRIZES! That's right... PRIZES! We have almost $1700 worth of prizes to give away from some of the most awesome companies around to those that participate in the challenge! I've got 3 cards to show you today, and a total of 12 prizes to give away just here on my blog so I won't bore you or take up space with all the challenge details. Instead I refer you to the Color Throwdown blog to get the low-down!

The first prize(s) I have the privilege of offering is from a company that I am so proud to design for, Rubbernecker Stamps! Dave has graciously given me FIVE $50 gift certificates to give away today!!! Rubbernecker has so many fabulous stamps in their online store... you'll have a blast spending $50 there!

For my card, I decided to use a technique from Tim Holtz that we demonstrate in the RN booth at stamp conventions, the Distress Ink technique (but I didn't go to any extremes with mine like crumpling my cardstock or applying a lot of dark ink.) I used Broken China and Shabby Shutters ink for my background, then stamped my Silhouette Weeds from Rubbnecker using Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks. The sentiment is from the Fall Trilogy stamp set, and I overstamped the whole piece then with the Victorian Diamond Panel background stamp. The Baja Breeze background is stamped with the French Script background stamp in Antique Linen ink. I used the Mojo Monday sketch #146 for this week for my layout, choosing to use a hand-made paper "poofy" flower for embellishment. The paper I used is Olivia from Basic Grey.



The second set of prizes I have to offer you today is a $100 Gift Certificate from JustRite Stampers, AND five copies of their new and FABULOUS 2010 Catalog and Idea Book. The folks at JustRite just keep coming out with new and more outstanding products all the time, and some lucky person is going to get to spend $100 there! Plus five more lucky people will get these catalogs that are so full of great ideas! What could be better?


I discovered over the weekend that the gals over at the JUGS Challenge are being sponsored by JustRite this week, and they're having a sketch challenge to go with it, so I decided to play along with my JustRite card for the Color Throwdown today. My beautiful poppy comes from the Plant a Little Love 3 1/4" stamp set and it's colored with Copic markers. This one is maybe just a little stretch from the colors for today, but I decided to go with it just to show you how much flexibility you can have in the colors.... we always stress to just use whatever you have that is similar! :) I distressed the white lace I laid across the middle with some Tea Dye ink and also added some distress inks around all the edges of my papers to give it a more Vintage appearance. I even left the little corner turned up on the bottom right for a more aged look. The sentiment I used here is Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps.






And finally, I have to award one lucky person their choice of any five stamps from Great Impressions Rubber Stamps! Great Impressions is a company whose stamps I carry at Toyrifix and they have got some super-cute images! They are very well-known for their Stamp of the Month program that is in stores, but they don't have a very big online presence. When they contacted me recently for some advice on getting more exposure online, I suggested maybe they'd like to contribute to our celebration today and they quickly jumped on board! So I'm thrilled to get to offer a little shopping spree to one lucky participant in the challenge!

For my final card using Great Impressions stamps, I decided to use this sweet Framed Garden Bicycle stamp, coloring it with my Copic markers. I kept a pretty simple layout on this one, using Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #76 for inspiration. I again used paper from the Olivia 6x6 pad (what awesome foresight Kristin had when she picked these colors 2 months ago... the Olivia papers go perfectly!) That giant ric-rac is the Die-Namics die from My Favorite Things.

You will want to visit ALL of these blogs for some great inspiration! And these are the blogs where you will want to be leaving comments in order to be eligible for the prizes offered on each one!

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy (you're already here!)Broni Holcombe - Splashes of WatercolorBarbara Anders - Paper PursuitsDanielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly DesignsLeAnne Pugliese - Wee InklingsLaura Pryor - Lil' InkerKisa Peters - Kisa's Paper CutsCarol Longacre - Our Little InspirationsDeb Horst - Sendable SentimentsDebi Southard - Debi's Crazy LifeElise Durenberger - MamaCow CreationsJuliana Swanson - Stampin With Inky FingersLisa Kind - Kind CreationsMakiko Jones - Makink StudiosMaria Gurnsey - Scraps By MPam Speidel - Stamping With SerendipitySylvia Nelson - Sylvia's Stamp CornerTeresa Kline - Enjoy the VA SunshineWanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations

So, there you have it.... COLOR THROWDOWN #100! Let the festivites begin! Again, I refer you to the Throwdown blog for all the challenge details and rules, and there also you find the Inklinz widget to use to upload your creation!

Thanks for stopping by today! Good luck and happy stamping!



365 comments:

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Regina Mangum said...

Thank you for showcasing such wonderful techniques and creativity! I love all your cards. Just beautiful!

Dana Gustafson said...

Tammy! Wonderful cards and what a celebration! The JustRite poppy is so pretty. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

Holly said...

My gosh, all those prizes are making my head spin! LOVE your first card with the RN stamps - gorgeous papers and love that crumpled flower.

Tonia said...

What Beautiful cards! I am becoming a big fan of buttons and love them on your cards! Congrats on 100!

Anonymous said...

Tammy I like your cards! I would of never thought of this color Combo!
Jackie Meyers

Tanya said...

These are beautiful! Love your coloring. I adore the handmade flower on the first one. That JustRite stamp on the second is one of my faves.

Mary Ski said...

I love the shading on the first two cards. The bike image on the 3rd one is great. My son bicycles in competition. Congrats on reaching 100!

Martine said...

Great cards you made for the #100th! WOW.
Congrats!

Nicky Hsu said...

Great use of the color. Love all your cards.

Kim Ross said...

Woohoo! 100 Color Throwdown challenges! How cool! Thanks so much for the chance to win such great stamping goodies! :)

Smita said...

Gorgeous!! I love the flower on the first one.

Smita

mommyabbytommy said...

How wonderful!!! I love the flower on the first card. I am so interested in making my own flowers these days. Great job!

Kay D said...

These are all beautiful, and I'm really loving the distress inks on the first card- stunning!

~Erica~ said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Irit Shalom said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR WORK!! HAPPAY 100TH!!

Tracey Parrott said...

Always a treat to see your creations! So beautifully done!

buglvr2010 said...

All three cards are just beautiful...I can't even pick a fav! The papers you selected are so pretty.

JenMarie said...

OMGoodness, these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

SO PRETTY! Love the sentiment on that first one and all of the stamped images are beautiful!

Carol Cel said...

I love all your cards, but especially the bicycle. I love Great Impression stamps, but haven't been able to get them locally since my local SB store closed. I will be visiting them online soon!!

linda said...

Beautiful cards Tammy, especially the colours :)

Karin said...

Simply beautiful!

~Gery~ said...

I've never been at your blog before but today you earned one more admirer to your talent!
I love your cards, everything is so perfect and in its place! Love them all!

Smiles,
Gery

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats on the 100th challenge! What a great accomplishment and you blew it out of the water with these fabulous cards!!! Way to go!

Marie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards =)

Suzanne Bier said...

I love your cards...I think my favorite (although it's so hard to choose) is the 3rd one with the bike stamp and polka-dot paper!

Cheryl said...

Your coloring is stunning. The flower card is definitely my favorite. What a fun contest. Congrats on the 100th challenge.

Shaz said...

Beautiful Cards Darling!
I love the bike, super cute. Thanks for all the awesome opportunities to win!

GiGi said...

Beautiful cards! You did such a great job with the colors!

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful creations Miss Tammy! I love the variety in all of them -- from contemporary to classic to fun.. you've got it all!

Elle said...

This is my very first visit to your blog and certainly not my last! Love, love, love all of the cards! Elle Kasban

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing! My favorite card is the second one.

Unknown said...

LOVE your cards--love the inkiness of your designs!!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Tammy! You used the colors gorgeously. My favorite is the second one--I'm a sucker for buttons :)

Sonya said...

Wow! What fun!! Love your cards and will try the color combo. Thanks for the chance to win.

smahrty said...

your cards are beautiful, so creative. love the crinkly flower on the first one.

Peggy said...

Three great cards.
God bless!
Peggy Allen

Unknown said...

Tammy - these are just FABULOUS! love how you incorporated the colors into your projects - so glad I got the opportunity to play along!!

Unknown said...

Great cards. This is such a fun color combo!

Sherrie Conner said...

Wow!! Love all three of your cards! So pretty! I love that bicycle image! Neat! I cannot believe all these great prizes!! CTD rocks!!

Gena Porter - aka GDP2001 said...

Beautiful card, love the distressing on the first one

Unknown said...

Hey there, Tammy! Wow, you've been BUSY! These cards are fabulous, as always! Congrats on the 100th!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are pretty I like the 2nd one alot.
Jackie Meyers
Scrappingbear@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

All three are lovely! Especially love the first one.

Diane C. said...

Color combo is great- love the bike card with polka dots!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Tammy I love all of your gorgeous cards! This is my first time playing in the CTD and I WILL be back!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Cards and wonderful stamps from companies I have never bought from before. I already have a wish list from several companies listed on your website.

Thanks again for sharing.

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic cards Tammy! I love the silhouetted flowers stamped on that dp! Thank you for all of your hard work! You've made this blog hop a huge success!!!

XOXO

Ryann said...

Lovely card! Congrats on making it to 100!

Tami Grandi said...

These cards are all fabulous and I LOVE this week's colors!

Luana said...

The cards are very pretty.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! These cards are gorgeous!!

Shannon Holbird said...

Your card are amazing and such wonderful colours

Emily said...

(Not sure if my comment posted or not. Sorry if there are two!) These are great cards! LOVE the just rite stamp set-- I need to get that now!

Stacy Simpson said...

Wonderful cards - I adore the bicycle! The prizes on your blog are AMAZING!

Andreja L. said...

Congrats for # 100! Your card is very beautifull and the colour it is great. Greetings from Slovenija, Andreja

Anonymous said...

You are such a fabulous designer. I love to see you (everywhere). Thanks for sharing your creativity. I love the first card the best.

TAS said...

While all three cards are absolutely awesome, I really like the first card best. It is such a lovely card using the distressed ink technique. Happy 100th CT!

Noor Nahdi said...

Beautiful card!!
Hope I win :)

Janelle Stollfus said...

Absolutely love the first card, WAY up there at the top, LOL. It is like a watercolor painting until you see that surreal flower pop from the card front. So beautiful!

Mary J said...

WOW! Gorgeous use of those colours!

Lynne said...

All of your cards are super. Thank you for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
Lynne xxx

Melissa said...

Beautiful Job! I especially love the flower on the first one! So detailed!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Wowza you got some goodies to give away!

winjes said...

Beautiful cards Tammy! I love one with the bicycle. Thankis for sharing and the chance to win.

Crafty Cat said...

Wonderful cards and great blog. xxx Carol V

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous paper pieced flower and that technique is definitely something I need to try. Looks great!

Yogi said...

very nice. love all the card, but I think I'm partial to the softer palette in the first one.

Lori said...

Simply gorgeous, Tammy--all three of them!

אורית said...

Wow , what a great cards - love them all.
congratulations for the 100.

Lily J. said...

These cards are some summery and pretty! Congrats on the 100th challenge!! :)
Lily

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on this major accomplishment! Your first featured card is so soft ad pretty!

Unknown said...

Wow! These are all wonderful, Tammy! LOVE the cool background you created on the first one!!

Agnieszka M said...

Love all your cards...great colors for the 100th challenge. Congrats on this milestone! And what a great way to celebrate with all these prizes.

Hugs from Poland

corinna said...

I really love your cards for the challenge. I'm especially fond of the bicycle one, it's just so refreshing!

Ramona said...

Wowza! I am enjoying this so much! I love the color combo. A little outside my box, but that is what makes it so challenging and fUn!!!
Happy 100! Cheers, Ramona from Virginia!

Maureen said...

so pretty...all of them :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy! I love making my own flowers for cards. But all three of yours are very pretty!

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

wow....beautiful card...these colors are great!

Scrapenabler said...

Love your cards! The color combo is so yummy!

Wilfreda said...

These are beautiful!

linaliten said...

I love the hand-made flower, so beautiful! Lovely vards you've done! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the card! Thanks for the great inspiration!
Hannari

Katie Cotton said...

wonderful cards! That first one and the flower is perfection!

Kathy Leroy said...

Your cards and your blog are marvellous ! Thanx for your inspiration !

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Wow all of these cards are fabulous! Such generous compaines as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Ayana Posadas said...

Gorgeous Cards, Tammy!!!
Love your paper flower! :)

Jessica L said...

Love all three, and I really appreciate the detailed explanations! Thanks for some great inspiration!

Susan said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the papers on the first card!!

Jen P said...

Awesome cards! Love the papers and colors! :)

gabby said...

Tammy,
your cards are outrageous. i love them.
gabby

Sassy said...

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL BEEEEaUUUUUttttttttiFUL!

Melissa said...

These cards are all fabulous, Tammy - you always make me smile when I see your creations! Thanks for 100 amazing challenges!

Unknown said...

I love all your cards Tammy. You are just so talented. I would love to win any of these prizes. Who doesn't need more stamps, lol, Mary M

Unknown said...

Tammy, all of your cards were spectacular! I can not believe all of these prizes! How generous!
hugs,
Gini

Anika said...

Your cards are fantastic! Love them!

Heidi said...

I can not even believe for 1 all the fabulous prizes you are giving away. This is my first time participating in the Showdown Challenge: it is a fabulous challenge and all of your cards are just beautiful!

Celeste said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the bicycle image, it is so fun! What great prizes too!

Glenda J said...

Stunning cards Tammy! Great work!

Michelle L. said...

Your cards are just fabulous! Thanks so much for all the great giveaways, too!

Susan Hogan said...

Wow, what a wonderful pize collection and great cards as well. Thanks for the opportunity.

Marianne C said...

Thanks for showing us how to put those colours together. Lovely cards and lovely art.

Karyn Schultz said...

wowee, love the cards - amazing inspiration!

Edna Morrisedie said...

3 fab companies and 3 fab cards, especially love your use of the colours, what variety!

Lorraine said...

wow this is beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Love your cards... esp.. the bicycle one is so so cute.. Love all the stamps, esp the silhoutte weeds :D

Michelle said...

Three beautiful cards. I especially love the bicycle with the happy polka dots.

Anonymous said...

3 cards - all totally different, all beautiful. I love all three but I think the bicycle one is my favorite - great advice you gave to Great Impressions.

Unknown said...

Tammy, these cards are all fabulous! Have a great day :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, all of your cards are gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! God Bless!

Banu said...

Gorgeous Cards. The bicycle one has to be my fav. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity.

Diane Jaquay said...

All 3 of these are just GORGEOUS Tammy!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Gorgeous cards Tammy! Congrats on #100.

Anne Temple said...

Your cards are beautiful. I think the poppy is my favorite.

Melissa said...

I really wanted to enter this 100 episode, but for some reason Mr. inlinkz isn't working right????

Jessica said...

Wow, all of your cards are great, but I really love the bicycle one! Great blog!

Erika said...

Great cards!!

Alyssa S said...

Wow! What amazing cards you've done here! Thanks for the chance at all these prizes!!

Mary said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Torrey said...
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Torrey said...

Great Job, Tammy! Love the soft, misty feeling of the colors you chose.

Create It Simply said...

Beautiful!! Just love your coloring skills :)

Christyne said...

Your cards are just WONDERFUL!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Tammy, all your cards are beautiful. Don't think I can pick a favorite.

Ginny said...

Wow, I love all of these cards, really great!

Cathy Spicer said...

What wonderful cards! You, and the sponsors, are out doing themselves. I always love to play along and this was a great color combo!

Irene Daryanto said...

WOW Tammy, Love your cards, very pretty, and the prizes.... WOW, Thanks for the chance to win them.

"Um Buggin" said...

Beautiful card Tammy. I love your color combo, and your coloring is fabulous. Awesome prizes too, thanks for a chance to win.

~L~

silvia said...

Beautiful cards!! I especially LOVE the disterssing technique card!!

Jill said...

Amazing cards, wonderful stamps!

Maureen said...

All 3 of these are just beautiful!! I especially love the lace and giant scallops on the second one!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, love the cards, Tammy! Thanks for Color Throwdown and all the inspiration ... and thanks for the chance to win all of this amazing product!

Hope all is well with you, Sweetie! Sending hugs!!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE the bicycle card the BEST! There is something just so carefree about it!

Debs said...

Loving these cards really like the flower on number 1.
Hugs

Franca said...

I love the flowers, but all are great!

paperpapier said...

wow, absolutely gorgeous card. the flower is fab.

Alison said...

Wow! All of your cards are simply beautiful! I have to say that the first one is my fave though! Just fabulous!

Tiff said...

Your coloring and design style is FABULOUS!

Meredith said...

LOVE the bicycle stamp!!! It's makes for such a fun card :)

Emily C said...

Your cards are amazing. I had trouble with these colors but you were definitely inspired by them.

Emily C

Donette B said...

Great cards Tammy! And what super prizes you have to give away, fingers crossed I win one :) Thanks so much

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

What beautiful cards! That 3rd one is my fave with the fab wavy stripe. So great to see that others have a different fave.

Andrea said...

I always love your cards.

Butterballfeather said...

What beautiful cards!

XOXO,
Greta

Anonymous said...

Love the bicycle! Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Kimmy said...

Wow what beautiful cards and fabulous blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win and inspiring me.

Alicia said...

Love that flower... very cool!

Maylee said...

Gorgeous cards Tammy!

Meg said...

Wow, I love all three cards but I think I like that bike image the best!

AShu93 said...

Great cards Tammy! This is my first time to play along, so I hope I did OK.

Distressed Miss said...

All beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration Tammy.
Hugs
Clare
x

Charline said...

i love your bicycle card.. amazing

Crafty Math Chick said...

How did you have time to make THREE cards for this challenge Tammy?!! Most impressive Young Skywalker! And lovely too! Thanks for the chance to win so many great stampin' goodies!

Anna Havanka said...

3 cards! Fabulous! These are awesome cards with a tricky color combo!

Anonymous said...

Tanny, LOVE the "wall paper" printed paper in the back ground...JUST lovely!

Lorraine said...

Such beautiful cards! You've got me interested in the ink distress technique. Thank you for the inspiration!

Michelle VP said...

Gorgeous cards! Wonderful choices of papers and embellishments. :)

~Tammy~ said...

Tammy, All the cards are just fab! I love that bicycle one! I just found this challenge and got my submission in! Whew! Nothing like creating under pressure {wink} Love it! I am impressed! This site is fab!
Warm aloha!
~Tammy~

Vanessa VH said...

Beautiful! Wonderful work :-)

Anonymous said...

oh wow Tammy - this is the most comments I've ever seen anywhere! Congrats on two years of challenge blogging! WOW! I have to say the bike card is my fave today! I LOVE it! I had a bike like this growing up! Thanks for all you do in the stamping world... I see your name all over now that I know you! lol All the best to you and the blog!
Pam Going Postal

My Scrap Diary said...

Congrats on your 100th Challenge. I had a lot of fun playing.
Thanks!!!
Jessica M.

Billie Dee said...

Gorgeous cards!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! What gorgeous cards! You make it look so easy working with these colors!

Amy C said...

What beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Juliana said...

WOWSA, Girl! You are like a one stop blog hop!! FABULOUS cards! That RN card is truly inspiring!

They are as wonderful as ALWAYS!! I really like your style, Tammy! Thanks for including me in this AWESOME celebration!

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