Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Color Throwdown #73

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for the CTD#73. This week's challenge is bittersweet for me, because it's my last week as a guest designer, but I'm so thrilled to have been invited to do the honors for the past 3 weeks. Being among such talented designers has been very rewarding and I've enjoyed the opportunity tremendously.
Today's color challenge is kiwi kiss, real red, always artichoke, and cool Caribbean and this week's CTD is sponsored by There She Goes stamps. I'm using the "She's a Lady" set for my card.
I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black on wc paper and embossed them with clear detail ep. I colored everything with Tombows and cut the bags and purse out and popped them up with foam tape. I cut the main image with a Labels 4 Nestabilities and sponged cool caribbean around the edges before removing the die. Next was theSizzix top note die cut from cool caribbean. I embossed that with the candy cane embossing folder because the diagonal stripes reminded me of the skirt on the image. I matted that panel with real red. I added various ribbon tabs of artichoke, kiwi, and red for accents. The sentiment panel was stamped on cool caribbean, cut with the smallest labels 4 Nestabilities and layered with a circle punch and an oval punch. I added some stickles silver accents to the trim on the lady's dress, and also added lots of silver pearls to glam everything up. I crocheted the red flower and added a silver & black button to match.
I hope you'll play along with us this week, because I'll be looking to see all of your creations. Thanks to everyone for all your kind comments and to the CTD team for giving me this special opportunity! It's been a total blast!
Have a fabulous Wednesday and have fun!

Carol

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Carol! Wow, what awesome coloring and love all the bling! That crocheted flower is gorgeous. I couldn't have used these colors together, but you did an awesome job on this card!

Murphy's Mom

Barbara said...

Totally CUTE, Carol!!! I love all your little details!!! Thanks so much for playing with us this month--we've loved having you along!

LeAnne said...

Wow, you went all out with this! I love the layered panels in different shapes...I never thing to do this, I am such a CAS gal!! Awesome card! I love to shop!

Makiko Jones said...

Carol, I love what you did for the lady!! The colors are so hip! I love the embellishment details, too.

Joanne (jojot) said...

she is one stylin' lady....fun card

Cathy Indelicato said...

What a cool card!!! So glad you could join us!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wonderful design, Carol! You are the Queen of details... the sparkle, the Cuttlebug embossing, the ribbon tabs, Stickles and silver pearls all work so well to make your lady perfectly accessorized!

It was wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer! Keep in touch!

debhorst said...

wowsers--that is some fantastic coloring!!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS card and coloring - Carol!!! Oh - I really love how you used this TSG Set!!! Hugs ~S~

Sylvia said...

Thanks Carol, for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I have not had time with the holiday to visit blogs, but those leaving cvomments I visit and am glad I came to yours. I hope you are enjoying being a guest designer. Your calendar is really nice! Have a wonderful Christmas. Sylvia

broni (waterchild12) said...

Carol, this card is absolutely fabulous!! I love all the perfect little details you've added and I love how you boldly used the colors! It's been wonderful to have you as our guest designer. You do such gorgeous work!!!