Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Color Throwdown #273-New Colors and....News!!

We're back!!. I enjoyed my time with family and friends but... ready to start the New Year and have a little time to stamp! Here are the colors Tammy picked.... LOVE them... thinking I will need to play with these again!

Today's colors were inspired by this sweet baby blanket that's just full of trendy stuff... the gingham, the chevrons, the color palette, so get inspired and start creating!
Played with new WPlus9 stamps/dies.... Valentine Wishes and More Fresh Cuts! Did a bunch of tone on tone stamping with grays and added a pop of color with the flower. The background is SU's smoky slate... just love this gray. Don't you just adore that sentiment!! I went CAS on this one... haven't stamped/played in two weeks so.... just trying to get back in the groove.

And the NEWS... a NEW TEAM MEMBER!  The very talented and sweet Monika Davis (some of you may know her as "Buzsy"!) is joining the Color Throwdown team, so be sure to check out her fabulous creation and stop by her blog with a welcome comment!  We're very happy to have her join the team.
Also adding to our excitement is having the insanely creative Linda McClain join us for January as Guest Designer!  You may know Linda from her popular Catered Crop Recipe Swap challenge, and I just know you're going to love what she will share with you here this month!  Welcome, Linda!
For more inspiration, you'll want to stop by and visit the other team members' blogs.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD273.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  

When you are finished with your creation, head over to the Color Throwdown blog to add your entry to the Inlinkz tool.   

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!



Deborah Frings said...

Happy New Year to you Vickie! Love the colours for the challenge and your card is just so beautiful!

Marisa said...

Wonderful take on the colours. Happy New Year to you :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Vickie. Thank you for the warm welcome to the team. Very pretty card. Love the sweet turquoise flower. Perfect with the gray and black hues.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Vickie! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Lori said...

Fabulous design! Love the look of the tone on tone grays.

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm with ya on the love for Smoky Slate! This is such a sweet CAS design! It's back in the groove time again for me with going back to work in the morning. Ack!! Morning? I don't do mornings! Been a second shifter for so long that the thought of getting up at 6:30 AM nearly does me in - lol! Happy new year to you!

Kim Heggins said...

Happy New Year and welcome back to have been missed. Fabulous card, I love those colors, just amazing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great card, Vickie! I love how you made a valentine with these nontraditional colors!! It worked for Christmas cards, why not VD cards, right?!! Very innovative! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

what a great card with these wonderful colors Vickie - love your new stamps! Happy New Year!

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Vickie!!!! I love the WPlus9 stamps you used and the turquoise flower adds the perfect pop of color!!!

Broni said...

I love all the tone-on-tone stamping! Beautiful layering of the elements! Happy New Year!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, that Broni... she took the words right outta' my mouth! I was going to say too that the tone-on-tone gray is just awesome! This is so beautiful and elegant, Vickie... LOVE how you used these colors!

Sue Lelli said...

Very Pretty, especially with the POP of turquoise!

Susan (rainy) said...

What an absolutely gorgeous creation!!