Wednesday, July 7, 2010

WHOOHOO!! It's a COLOR THROWDOWN CELEBRATION!!

Happy Hump day Peoples!!  Today is an exciting day as it is the 100th COLOR THROWDOWN CELEBRATION!!  Talk about a PARTY!  Check out THIS list of companies that are sponsoring fabulous prizes!  Just for Fun® Stamps is one of the many proud sponsors of this party and will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, which can be found on Broni's blog!

Now, for the colors!!


Sitting on my desk is an invitation for my oldest  kiddo to attend a Luau theme birthday party this weekend.  When I saw these colors,  a TROPICAL theme got stuck in my noggin and this is what I came up with:


Now somehow, my "Regal Rose" took a brighter  pinkish-rose tone.  I think my subconscious took over on the tropical theme, hehe!!  I kept this a pretty CAS card as I think I will use it for the 13 y/o girl's b-day card (YIKES!! It looks like the mixed teen parties are about to begin!!).  The base is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2 " piece of Gina K's pure luxury cardstock.  There is a slightly smaller layer of SU's Baja Breeze that has the same ink sponged along the edges.  Another scrap piece of the pure luxury was run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sponged over with Baja Breeze ink.  I then stamped the Large Cherry Blossom from Just for Fun® onto some scrap pieces of the pure luxury paper with Ranger's Archival Jet Black ink.  The flowers were then colored with my Copic Ciaos and cut out.  The leaves were cut free hand from SU's Certainly Celery and then I took the certainly celery ink pad directly to the paper to add some subtle depth of color.   Both the flowers and leaves were then spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl.  The leaves were taped to the card base, leaving the edges loose.  Two of the three flowers were adhered using dimensionals to add some more depth.  I then stamped the Happy Birthday (also from Just for Fun®....sorry, I cannot find the direct link at this time!!) onto a scrap piece of the pure luxury (have I ever mentioned how much I LOOOVE this paper?!!) and cut out the "flag" and sponged along the edges with the Baja Breeze ink. 

I played around with adding some more baddabling, but just couldn't get anything to tickle my fancy, so decided to call 'er done! (now you know the real reason this is a CAS card!! haha!)

Make sure you check out the other Just For Fun® Designers who are participating in this celebration!

And of course you don't want to miss

I hope you join in on the celebration and share your projects on the Color Throwdown Blog!

Thanks for dropping by again today!!  Remember to make time for some type of CREATIVITY in your day!!

18 comments:

Glenda said...

I do like the way you used pink....I know it isn't even close to being your favorite, but you did a good job!

akagreenhouse said...

Beautiful card! These colors work so well together. Who would've guessed!?!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

beautiful flowers...great card!

enjoy *~*

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, that is SWEET! How perfect for a tropical-themed birthday card! Those flowers are gorgeous! Many thanks for joining us today and helping spread the celebration fun!

LeAnne said...

Stunning card---awesome flowers, incredibly colored! Thanks so much for helping make our celebration extra-special!

Margarita Ybarra said...

awesome card Starla!!! :) Love the hawaiian theme.

Makiko Jones said...

Simply stunning, Starla! Those flowers are absolutely fabulous!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Those gorgeous flowers look perfect against that polka dot background! A lovely LOVELY card!!

Broni said...

Wow, Starla! Those are some gorgeous flowers! You did a fabulous job using the colors!! Thanks so much for playing along and helping us celebrate!

Sally said...

Ooo, stunning flowers, Starla! I love how you used those colours!

Linda Beeson said...

I love your flowers and how your card fits the colors.

Laurie Marmon said...

Just stopping by. Your card caught my eye as a thumbnail on the CTD post and I had to come by and see it on your blog. Beautiful coloring. Take care.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is gorgeous!!! i hope you don't have to mail it!!!! i mailed something to the UK today and had to fill out a customs form and it was just a CARD. ticked me off!!! sheesh!

diet??? that is as bad as the F word for sure!!!! and hubby does NOT listen to me!!! he cooks and says that i need to start cooking to keep him on track. is he nuts??? he'll starve!!!!

always good to see you.

hugs :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Starla, this is a beautiful card! It will make a great birthday card for the 13 year old. thanks for playing!

debhorst said...

Gorgeous...and I love your "banner" sentiment!! Thanks for playing along with this 100th Color Throwdown challenge!! Make sure to leave some love along the way and increase you changes to win!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous b-day card! Love the CAS style!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Beautiful flowers, your coloring is perfect, tfs!!!

Katie Cotton said...

that flower image is so pretty! I love it!