Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Week #69 with The Color Throwdown and Flourishes


Good Wednesday morning! Our awesome host for this weeks Color Throwdown is Cathy! Her challenge to use Cream, Dark Red, Chocolate, and Olive (optional) is being sponored by Flourishes. Woo hoo!

I used this gorgeous set called Gerber Daisies. Gerbera's are one of my favorite flowers and my hubby buys them for me in all different colors depending on the season. Okay, not recently, but when he used to bring me flowers more often, lol! I stamped the image on Neenah Solar Crest Ultra Smooth cream card stock and colored it with Copics. I stamped it again all the same and colored three flowers which I used to pop up on the main panel. The middle flower is up a little higher than the ones above and below. After coloring them I deepened the shading and added shimmer with Twinkling H2O's. I also used Distress Stickles in Antique Linen and Stickles in Cinnamon to add sparkle and texture to the flower centers. I also used the Cinnamon Stickles to make random dots around the flowers. I did ink up the edges of the cream panel with a bit of Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy too, but it's fairly subtle and doesn't show really well in the photo.

The olive paper is Bazzill, the red dot from Bo Bunny, and the solid red from Prism. How's that for variety?! The ribbon is one I have in my stash and I have no idea where it came from, but boy it coordinated perfectly with these colors!

Please join us with week and get in the running to win a Flourishes stamp set! You can see all the gorgeous creations from the design team and our guest designer this month on the Color Throwdown!

LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Broni Holcomb - Splashes of Watercolor

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts

Elise Durenberger/November GD - Mamacow Creations

28 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh girl your coloring is fantastic.

Smita said...

Love your card... still wondering how you made the flowers pop so!! :-) They almost look like a bunch of real flowers in a vase ;-)

Hugs,
Smita

Velta said...

Oh my Danielle ~ This is absolutely stunning!!! Your card should be put up for auction...Love the colors and the great "pop!"

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, Danielle! This is drop-dead gorgeous! Fabulous coloring on the flowers!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWWWW! Your coloring on this is just AAAAAAA-MAZING!! Love that ribbon, too!

LeAnne said...

Well, you see, when you MAKE flowers like this, your DH figures he doesn't NEED to buy you any! These look so real they could jump off the page! Just gorgeous! Love 'em!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Omg!!! This is so incredibly gorgeous! Your coloring is spot-on as usual and I love the out-of-the box cut and the addition of the stickles! Your could not have found a more perfect ribbon if you tried! So beautiful!

Carol Dee said...

BEAUTIFUL, love the ribbon, have a wonderful Wednesday, hugs....

Rose Ann said...

Your daisies are gorgeous, Danielle!!

Rosemary said...

HELLO!! This card is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Your daisies look so incredibly real. Incredible coloring job, just incredible!!

Barbara said...

OMGosh, girl! What everybody else said about your coloring! Those daisies look like you could pick them up! Gorgeous!

kadie said...

This is truly STUNNING! Wow, those flowers look so lifelike, it's incredible!! Beautiful card!

Julie Koerber said...

Danielle... this is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the colors and how you let the image bleed over the side... fabulous!

seamom said...

Ditto to all of the above comments! This is my first visit to your blog. WOW! Love those Gerber Daisies. I had never heard of them before my oldest daughter chose them for her wedding!
I'll be back...........

Shirley N said...

wow, those flowers really pop! Gorgeous coloring!!!

Michele Boyer said...

Holy moly, Danielle, those flowers look so real, like they're popping right off the page!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Undoubtedly one of the most fabulous cards I've ever laid eyes on!!!! Wow Danielle, you REALLY did a fantastic job on this card!!!! Amazing coloring of these flowers and the way they spill out of the box makes them just POP! Awesome ribbon enhancement as well!! You win the prize in my book, hands down!!!

Lily said...

Hi Danielle,

Those Gerberas look so lifelike! Incredible stuff. I find the red so tough to get right.

I had to take a break from Monkey Island to go on holidays - am just on part 3 (part 4 is already out) and looking forward to getting back to it. The whole game is a piece of art. Played them all from the very first one way back then. If you only play 1 game a year, this should be the one!

Hugs Lily.

Seoulscrappin' said...

This is the most gorgeous card I have seen in a long time ... I am not a flower person but my oh my ... I would love to find this in my mailbox! Terrific job!

Tammi said...

*gasp* Wow, that is gorgeous!! Stunning color and card, and love that bow!!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is what I call a gasper! I actually said "wow" right out loud when I scrolled down to it. I'm not even going to say any more about the beauty of this card cause I can't do it justice. . .really. Best, Curt

Candy said...

Gorgeous coloring, beautiful card!!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous flowers!! We have a pink rose bush - one lone rose bush - in front of the barn and if hubby happens to break one off - he brings it to me.....kind of sweet I guess! Your colouring is brilliant!

Leslie Miller said...

This couldn't be more gorgeous! This might be my favorite flower set so far from Flourishes. I don't know, though...they have so many pretty flowers. I love your use of Stickles, the extra dimension, and the subtle sponging which adds so much depth to the image.

Kathryn B said...

Danielle your card is sooo! BEAUTIFUL!!! Your coloring is incredible and the flowers just jump off your card! Amazing job girl!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Beautiful!

Stamping with Murphy said...

Your card just amazes me, the flowers look so real! Beautiful coloring and love the layout! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my CTD card...I did link the challenge up, but all my comments on all my cards disappeared! Must be a blogger glitch. Oh well....

Ila said...

Oh Wow!!..Beautiful!!..those Gorgeous daisies just pop right off this card!!...Hugs, Ila