Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Color Throwdown 5th Anniversary! Love Is In the Air

The Color Throwdown has been giving us color inspiration for five years!  I haven't even been in the blog world for 5 years.  My blog opened on November 13, 2010.  My first color throwdown card was just 4 days later on November 17th.  So they have been an important part of my crafting career!!

I've waited a little long to participate in their fifth anniversary - it's closing by end of day today!  They are having a big party with lots of prizes and a ton of great inspiration from current and past design team members.



I played around with a number of ideas.  Most of what I was playing with involved coloring images. Have any of you had the experience that lots and lots of your Copic markers are going dry all at once? I think we all jumped on the bandwagon at about the same time - and so my markers are all about the same age and are all failing.  Sadly, even though I had a cute image for this challenge - my markers coordinating with Crumb Cake and So Saffron aren't functional.

So...new direction...I also had new-to-me dies on my desk (NBUS!!! Never Before Used Schtuff!).  I have loved the stitched squares and rectangles from Li'l Inker Designs.  When I decided to order the stitched circles I also filled my cart with a number of other basic dies - sun, clouds, balloons and the instant camera die.  I love the added interest of the stitching on their dies!

Love Is In the Air

Thank you to Color Throwdown for five inspiring and fun years!!
  • Stamps: Li'l Inkers Balloon Builder, Hero Arts tweed background
  • Paper: Stampin' Up So Saffron CS and dsp, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Memento Black, WPlus9 White
  • Accessories: Li'l Ink dies: Stitched Rectangles, Large Sunshine, Rainbow and Clouds, Balloons; Trendy Twine Strawberry Cupcake twine, misc heart gem

17 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...great colours!!

Lisa said...

Simply delightful Kim!! I've had my eye on the stitched dies too, love the look!

Allisa said...

I am loving those stitched rectangle dies!

Theresa Tyree said...

I had the same vision for my card using ballons! This card would fit perfecly with the Mojo Monday challenge! Super cute card. Went to order the instant camera stitched die and it was sold out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute! LOVE all the different die cuts you used! Thanks for helping us celebrate at The Color Throwdown!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'd say it was a good thing your Copics weren't working for this challenge! Your alternative card is adorable, Kims, with your polka dots and your stitched layers and sun and clouds and balloon and twine ... looks perfect to me!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!!

Beverley said...

This is FAB! Hugs Bev x

Stacey Schafer said...

this is precious! a perfect summer card, Kim!

Doris said...

Such a summery card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Kim. Love the way you used the colors. :)

Happy Dance said...

Love your "second" choice card! It's bright and happy, and just plain fun. Plus, chevrons and polka dots?! Can't go wrong with those!! Great card. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous!

cm said...

Between officiating at bike races over the weekend, and travelling to Bend Monday and Tuesday (yayyy...we're here), I've been missing seeing/commenting on the awesome posts/cards of my 'very special people'! Here I am - with one big comment to say I LOVE LOVE and LOVE all your recent cards! I, too, will have some new stuff arriving here, including L'il Inkers and Verve! You've already provided some amazing inspiration with these companies' projects! Looking forward to unpacking my box of supplies and getting caught up (Summer Class assignments: I'm so behind that a detention is required!!). Have a fantastic Wednesday!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Bright, summery and fun, Kim ... love then touch of bling! Anita :)

Christina said...

So incredibly cute! Love all those stitched borders!

clickychickcreates.com said...

Your creativity is awesome! Love your spin on the polaroid frame, and I agree - those dies with the stitching detail are adorable!