Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Color Throwdown #54 - Whimsy


LeAnne
is bringing us this sensational color combo inspired by Ambrosia by Basic Grey! This weeks Color Throwdown is being sponsored by Whimsy stamps and if you play along you will have a chance to win some stamps from them! See the Color Throwdown blog for all the details!

This funky Whimsy Owl was colored up with Copic markers and enhanced with some Shimmerz paint in coffee. In the pic below you can see some of the sparkle. I had colored my owl before the colors were chosen and I am sure glad he lends himself to these rich warm tones! This is really fun paper to play with!

I used Distress Ink in Cordouroy to sponge the edges of each panel. The main image and mat are cut with Nestabilities. The sentiment and scallop mat, which was hand written, (aren't I clever...not!) were punched with Marvy punches. I used the Martha Stewart circle cutter to get another mat in between those as well. A ribbon, bow, and a couple of buttons finishes it off.

I also used a sketch by Laurie Schmidlin for this card...isn't it pretty?! I think I will be using this one a lot!

Make sure you head on over to the blog to get the details on this weeks Throwdown and Whimsy prizes.

This week is also the first for our August Guest designer, Sylvia Nelson. Visit each of the ladies below for inspiration!


LeAnne Pugliesi - Wee Inklings

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Broni Holcomb - Splashes of Watercolor

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts

Sylvia Nelson, Guest Designer - Sylvia's Stamping Corner


22 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

You rocked these colors, awesome job.

dolcreations said...

Wow..this is coloured just amazingly! Fantastic choice of colours! Wow!
Christine

Barbara said...

Great job with these colors and that image!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great job...the sketch and image go well together!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Such gorgeous coloring on the Whimsy owl!! You've done such a gorgeous job with this!! How fun!! :) HUGS

kadie said...

This is Stunning, Danielle! I've given you an award on my blog. (It's a brand new award) Please check it out and feel free to pass it along. Thanks for inspiring me!

Tammi said...

Oooohh I love these warm colors, gorgeous Danielle!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Simply adorable, Danielle! I love all your sponging and yes, that sketch is great!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ooooooooh, LOVIN' this color combo. I HOPE to get some time to play along in this one. GREAT card, Danielle!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love how you colored this hilarious little owl image! Poor bird, looks like he's been on an all-nighter huh? Great sketch and card!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this!! The layout is awesome and this image is so darned cute! Great coloring!! Nicely done!!

LeAnne said...

Mmmm...love this sketch and your coloring is wonderful!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Carol Dee said...

That has to be the most ADORABLE owl I have ever seen! I love the card. The colors looked like a hard challenge, but you got it perfectly and beautifully. Hugs...

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors on this Danielle - what a fun owl - he cracks me up!

Candy said...

Fabulous Danielle, love the colors and the layout!!

Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

What a hoot! Love the colors, love your owl! Thanks for you being a part of such a good group of women!You girls are awesome!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute, and I love the papers you've chosen to use here!!

Ila said...

So Fabulous!! the image is just the Cutest...and the colors and papers are perfect!!

Michele Boyer said...

Hee, hee, hee! I LOVE that owl! He has one of the best expressions ever! Super cute card!

Leslie Miller said...

Ack! Cute! Love the owl, the layout, and the colors. It all came together beautifully!