Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Color Throwdown Challenge - REALLY Challenging!!

Had to post again today!  I finally finished this card that I started for the 100th Challenge "Color Throwdown"  I was determined to use my new "Tweet Summertime" birdhouse image by Impression Obsession that I got from Frantic Stamper (see this link) -- no matter what the colors were! 


And then I saw the colors... a red, pink, light blue and light green combination.  This totally threw me.  But, as I dove in, it started to work a little...


I totally blended and blended and blended using my copics so the colors would appear somewhat "wood-ish, rustic-ish" realistic on the birdhouses!  (Confession: I did use a teeny bit of really light brown on the stand some.) The hard part was that the image has a sunflower coming out the back -- and since there was no yellow in the pallet, I decided to bring out the flower making tools.



I punched a couple of 3/4" circles from red and blue, then snipped them up to make petals.  Dumped a big ole' jeweled rhinestone in the center and there was my "sunflower"!  After that, it all looked unbalanced to me, I knew it needed more texture, so out came the deep pink Flower Soft, and that sort of worked out I think.





I added some more textured to the bottom of the white and red layers with 2 different Cuttlebug folders (those thin 3/4" x 4-1/4" strip-style folders), tied it up with a velvet bow and layered all the colors together. 




TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

7 comments:

Broni said...

You used the colors perfectly! Love that image! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate our 100th Color Throwdown challenge!

debhorst said...

such fantastic detail...Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge !! Don't forget to "hop" around to all the blog stops and leave some love...this will make the members of the blog hop happy as well as increase your chances of winning!!

Barbara said...

I love this! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with Color Throwdown 100!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Anne! Stunning details! Thanks for helping us celebrate this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! this is beautiful! I was just sort of scanning the entries and this one just jumped out at me. FABULOUS! xxD

Billie Dee said...

Definitely a WOW card!

pianostamper said...

Don't know how you keep posting such incredible cards--never would have thought of using those colors with a birdhouse, but you did and the result is absolutely stunning!