Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Color Throwdown # 71

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for the Color Throwdown #71. This is a special CTD for me because I'm honored and excited after being invited to be the guest designer for the month of December!!! I feel a big YIPPEE coming on :) Here are the colors for this weeks CTD. Olive, red, brown/cream and pink. They work nicely together don't you think?


For my card, I stamped the Magnolia images with Versafine ink on watercolor paper, embossing with clear ep and coloring with Tombows. I added some pink stickles to her dress and headband and a little dazzling diamonds to her tiny wings and then cut her out. Before I cut the bench out, I covered the whole image with versamark and clear embossed the entire piece. The smaller pink pirouette oval was embossed with a CB flourishes ef and dabbed with some champagne shimmer paint on the raised areas for added contrast. The chocolate chip and pretty in pink ovals were cut with Nestabilities petite ovals and layered on a vintage cream top note diecut. The background paper is the retired Holiday Treasures and the ribbon was from my stash. The bow was created with the bow-easy, and the button was tied on with embroidery floss. The tiny red paper flowers are sitting on 2 shreds of old olive cardstock, and they each have a tiny pink gemstone in the center.
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to the CTD for giving me this special opportunity to work with such a fabulous DT! Please visit their blogs for some serious eye candy and inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger

Broni Holcombe

LeAnne Pugliese

Danielle Kennedy

Barbara Anders

Cathy Indelicato

I hope you'll find time to play along this week........I'll be waiting to see your beautiful creations! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

14 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

SUPER sweet card with all the soft pinks. Totally LOVIN' that bow and button treatment, and the embossed background looks awesome!

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a wonderful card, Carol!! I how you used mostly the pink and brown then added the red and green with the tiny flowers!! And that embossed background oval is SO pretty! Super card!! I'm so glad you're playing along with us this month!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Your details are unbelievable! My poor little thing is pretty sad-looking....I think I should do her again, this time with watercolors....!!! We are so glad to have you playing & creating with us!
Hugs!

Tammy Hershberger said...

You should be feelin' a big yippee, Carol! Your work is awesome, and we're so happy to have you join us this month! Your Tilda card is just adorable! I LOVE all the layers and texture you have on this, and the little bit of sparkle you added to her clothes and wings!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the guest spot, my friend! Your work is awesome, as always! I love the texture and all your gorgeous layers. And that Tilda is too, too cute!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congratulations as the Guest Designer on the CTD team!!! You did a fabulous job with this adorable image! The embossed pink background looks awesome! :) TFS

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - how cool - CONGRATS on your Guest Designer gig!!!

You rocked the CC - this is one super duper cute card!!! Your coloring is awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

Cathy Indelicato said...

Very cute - glad you could join us!

dpkennedy said...

Adorable! Love her stripped stockings! Awesome layout too! So glad to have you with us this month!

Sylvia said...

Carol, You look like you are having fun as a guest designer. The card is lovely. Thank you for the wonderful words on my blog. Have a really nice rest of your week.

Deanna said...

Well,a great big WOOHOO for you.............. how awesome that you are a guest designer....... It is well earned. I just love your style. This card is so cute.
Congrats..

Davi said...

Wow Carol, I'm honored by your comments. Thanks so much. Your card is quite spectacular with all the wonderful layers and texture and your coloring of the tilda is Perfect. I love how you were able to sneak in the red. :0

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Carol!! I love those little striped stockings! I'm so glad to have you playing along with us this month!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very precious