Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Color Throwdown Weekly Challenge


I received an email from Tammy Hershberger last week asking if I would be interesed in joining the Color Throwdown team...I am so excited to have been asked to join this group! Oh, I said "yes", but you probably knew that already...

This is my first challenge and I jumped on it the minute I was asked to join. This week's challenge are such pretty colors to work with. Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, and Baja Breeze, and they were perfect for the winter theme I was going for. I don't have SU! paper so I subsituted Bazzill cardstock.



The image is Moriah from High Hopes Stamps. She is just too cute in her snow bib! It's quite a large image and the card didn't need too much with her as the focal point. I colored her with Copics and mounted on some Basic Grey Archaic dp. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake and branch punches to add embellishments to the sentiment and corner. I also used Marvy Liquid applique on her pompom for some texture. Hey, I even photographed the Copics I used in case anyone was interested...I'd seen other's do that so I figured I'd give it a go. Then I realized that one should really put them all in the same direction (as in name upright) so everyone can read them. One should also probably give the name of those Ciao markers whose names are not on the cap... Ok, I need some practice.

This is a group of fun ladies and I really had a great time while figuring out how to get started. I am looking forward to lots of fun with this! Make sure you check out the Color Throwdown blog to see all of the wonderful creations! Have a great day!

19 comments:

broni (waterchild12) said...

Your card is so adorable, Danielle! I absolutely love how you colored her and I love the snowflakes you added too! Welcome to the team!!

Joan said...

Wow, I'm so excited for you - congrats on getting on the design team for the Colour Throwdown!!! What fun! I love this card by the way! The sled is wonderfully coloured - I don't have Copics and I'm amazed at what people can do with them! I also like the little snowflakes in the corners. Have tons of fun!!! Joan

Cathy I. said...

Great card - such a cute image!!! So glad you could join us!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Moriah is just darling and I love how your card turned out with these colors! You're Copic coloring is awesome, too! I'm so glad you're part of our team!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh that is too funny! Precisely why I don't show the markers - I'd probably forget a couple!! Congrats to you my friend, you totally deserve it! Love your creation!

Julia Aston said...

Congrats Danielle for being on this fun team! I haven't done one of their challenges YET but I almost always LOOK at it!!! I love your card - your image is just adorable and your coloring is super duper!!! having the pens all a twitter just makes it more interesting I think!?!?!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on joining the team, Danielle!! I LOVE your adorable card, and your wonderful coloring!! Love your snowflakes and branches too!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

A HUGE congrats on becoming a part of the Color Throwdown team!! Your card is awesome and the image - adorable!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!!

LeAnne said...

Congrats on your first CTD team post, Danielle! This little cutie is adorable---your coloring is wonderful, BTW! Nice & rich and beautifully shaded! Can't wait to see your next challenge!
LeAnne

noble pig said...

So, so cute. I would love to see step by steps of you making these! I can't even imagine how they come together.

Candy said...

Fabulous card and congrats!!

Ila said...

Congratulations!! your work is So Gorgeous!!...I love this Fabulous card...the image is So Cute and the coloring is Fabulous!!!...Hugs, Ila

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This is so so cute. Love your colors. How fun, and congrats.

Cindy Haffner said...

So so pretty, awesome coloring.

Barbara said...

Love this card, Danielle! Your coloring is fantastic, and you're right--it didn't need much else to make it an awesome card! Looking forward to working with you on the Throwdown team!

Carolyn King said...

congrats to you! love the colors on this---and your coloring is fabulous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Hey, huge CONGRATS! Your stuff totally ROCKS!! Look at that great coloring...awesome!

shel9999 said...

AWWWWWWWW! Totally adorable! Congrats on joining the Color Throwdown Team! How fun!

Poppy said...

Congratulations, great card.
poppy