Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Celebrating You- Colorthrowdown 206

Good Wednesday morn"!! Starting the day with the Color Throwdown challenge and the hostess this week is Kerri.  Kerri picked Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Cetainly Celery, and Tempting Turqoise. Well, I have to admit that the two pinks "threw me a little" as I normally don't use two colors in the same color family BUT, a challenge is a challenge, right!



Gorgeous color story... love those flowers in the jar!!

Here's my card...























The easiest way for me to do color challenges is to select the paper colors or ink colors and just lay them out. Then just a bit of thinking- image, arranging the papers etc. Those two pinks are lovely together, aren't they!!! I used Calypso Coral as my SU Cameo Coral "bit the dust".... I miss several of the colors that SU retired that were my favs! Used several The Crafts Meow sets on this card. The stem and flowers are from Flower Garden. Stamped the flowers twice, fussy cut, and popped up with foam to add a little dimension. There a couple different leaves in this set but, I decided to go without. The sentiment is from Celebrating You. The Pretty in Pink panel was stamped with an image from Retro Foundations in versamark. Doesn't show up well in the pic but, IRL it adds a nice little sumthin' to break up those layers.








A little close up so you can see the pattern. Goes wonderfully with the modern flair to the flowers. The sentiment and flower sets were designed by Nina B and Retro Foundations was designed by Karen Baker.

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!

12 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Vickie! Love those pretty flowers and your fancy stitching!

Alyce said...

Beautiful Vickie! Just love the beautiful colours and flowers :)

Marisa said...

Love the flowers!!! Great use of the colours. Fabulous card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous balance of the colors in this beautiful card! Those flowers are new to me...so pretty! I'm going to have to use the Versamark BG trick again...totally forgot about that, but I always love the subtle pattern it creates! Well done, gf!

Lori said...

Great design! Love the fussy cut flower trio.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Vickie!!!! I sooo love the flower stamps you used and the sentiment looks wonderful stamped over the stems!!!!!

Shannon White said...

Wow! LOVE this Vickie!! So Pretty and Beautifully stamped! Love your Wonderful flowers and Super design! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Bev Gomez said...

Hi Vickie, love your cards and thanks for your comments on my card for Casology. Hugs, Bev

Broni said...

Vickie, I love how you so boldly used the colors! This card is so awesome!!

Kerri said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I just love those flowers and the dimension you gave them! Amazing design!

Denise Marzec said...

Love your bright take on the colors...FUN! :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful use of these colors, Vicki! This is darling!