Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Color Throwdown #281- thanks so very much!!

Happy Wednesday!! Are you glad it's "hump" day- I am!! Loved all the cards from last week-- keep 'em coming!!

I'm hanging in there with the tendonitis in my right arm and not doing too badly using my left hand for the mouse- just slow!! Our colors are brought to us this week by Monika and they are BOLD!! Love them!!

How gorgeous is that sunset!! Perfect for coloring blending and silhouette images!!

I went a different route and focused on the colors.

I had fun playing with some Verve stamps- the flowers are from Poppy Birthday- adore them. Masked the flowers and stamped the smallest leaf image from Verve's Bloom & Grow. Added some Wendi Vecchi black embossing paste using the Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil. The tag was created using a die from PTI. Added some stripes using a new to me stamp from Reverse Confetti, popped the tag up, added a sentiment from Verve's Making A Statement, a few enamel dots, and voila!!

Inspiration for the tag came from the Retro Sketch challenge this week and Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is to use stencils.

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
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Tammy's back from her break.... so glad girl!!

Nicole Nastali is joining us for the month of February as guest designer.  Her blog can be found here

And another big welcome to our Guest Star Stamper this week....Christine Dring.

Glad to have you both playing with us!!
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 CTD280.  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!!


Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the layered tags and touch of molding paste! This is such a trendy, contemporary look and so gorgeous. Have to pin this!

Marisa said...

Great use of the colours, Vickie! Love the double tag and the layout is wonderful :)

Stampingcountry said...

Pretty Card! Fun Lines.

Stampingcountry said...

Pretty Card! Fun Lines.

Chris Dring said...

The stamped flowers and the molding paste are awesome! I really like the layered tags and how you incorporated the tag into your card!

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card! Your tag just beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Love how you used the colors on this tag card Vickie - the flowers look beautiful with the black!

Broni said...

What a gorgeous card, Vickie! I love how you used the tag, those gorgeous flowers, and the black embossing paste using the snow stencil!!

Kim said...

Very lovely!!! You achieved a very classy look from the way you used the black and white.

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Vickie! Those little blossoms are beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous tag, Vicki!!!! The flowers are sooo pretty and I love the placement of the enamel dots!!! Hope your arm heals quickly!!!

Lori said...

Love the look of the layered tag! The black embossing paste accents look great, too.

Barbara said...

Great look with the layered tags, Vickie! And I love the black embossing paste--must get some!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Vickie. Love the yellow and orange flowers and the black dots... the candy dots look so perfect!

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning card!! Love the great design, paste and those pretty flowers. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Jeanne J. said...

I would never think to stamp with the grey but wow does it ever make the orange and yellow just pop! Brilliant!