Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Color Throwdown #265

CTD265 close-up
It’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and I’ve got one more card to share with you today using the new Multi-Step Bicycle stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps!
  These new stamps were just released on Monday, along with 4 other fabulous sets, so I hope you made time to go shopping.  At this point, you’ve missed out on the 15% off savings, but you can still always save 10% on your order when you use the code KSS10Tammy at check out!  (Or click the link in my sidebar.)
swatch 265
Joan is our hostess today with this interesting color combo.  I was a little iffy on it at first, thinking “what am I going to do?” as I do many weeks lately, but found some papers that worked well, and I was off and running!
October Release-KSS CTD265
And here’s my card, using the Multi-Step Bicycle set, and some Authentique papers.  And for this card, I used the awesome now-available cut file for the bicycle, the basket and the flowers!  I am SO excited that Maria is now designing cut files to go with the stamps… it adds a whole new design element to my creations, and actually makes the mult-step stamping process easier, too!  Check out Maria’s blog post here where she explains how she does it… I tried this and it makes such a difference!  (And… even Maria will admit that her explanation can be confusing, so if it is just drop me a line and I’ll try to explain better!)
Since Cantaloupe is a shade of orange, I’m entering this one in Linda’s “Orange is the New Black” Recipe Swap challenge for this week, too!
Do you love the sentiment on the front?  Those “Keep Calm” statements are so popular lately… I love that Maria included it in this set!  On the inside is another great sentiment from the set… one that I suggested be included.  I also added a “silhouette” of the bike using the step #2 stamp, and some Memento Toffee Crunch ink.
October Release-KSS CTD265 inside
I’ll upload my card to my Kitchen Sink Stamps gallery,
and list my color recipes there for you!
Be sure to visit the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details today, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…
Wanda Cullen
Vickie Zimmer
Melody Rupple
Lori Tecler
Joan Ervin
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Sankari Wegman, October Guest Designer
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy stamping!


Anonymous said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love the color combo you used and all the details. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Catered Crop. May

Melody said...

Love the cute bike with the flowers and what a cute sentiment!

Barbara said...

Love how you used these colors, gf! That bike and basket are awesome with their cut files and your patterned paper choices are fabulous!

Linda McClain said...

Oh my! My heart is all aflutter for this bicycle. Gorgeous!!! The way you got it to look 3-dimensional is just jaw dropping.

Joan Ervin said...

This is a real work of art, Tammy....I just love how your bike turned out and what pretty papers...beautifully done!!!!

LeAnne said...

Congrats on your Catered Crop win, this!!!

Vickie Z said...

Came to comment on this card and your ADFDs cards distracted me!! Love the bike...and the sentiment is sooo perfect!!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is such an awesome image and perfect for these colors! Love that sentiment!

Broni said...

What an awesome card, Tammy! I love the vintage look and that fabulous "Keep Calm.." sentiment!

Lynn McAuley said...

This is amazing, Tammy! What a remarkable card!! I really love your bicycle and can't wait until I get a chance to get my Silhouette out of the box and start cutting some bicycles out!