Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Let’s Celebrate 100 with The Color Throwdown!

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Woo hoo! I can’t believe we are at 100 challenges! Today’s celebration is a biggie with dozens of prizes and chances to win! Leave a comment on my blog to win one of four prizes I will be giving away! Here’s the down n’ dirty:

You must create a paper creation using the Color Throwdown colors and upload it using the Inlinkz widget on the blog. Then comment on the blogs. The more blogs you comment on the better your chances are of winning-it’s as simple as that! BUT for the full detail, make sure you read the rules on the Color Throwdown blog.

Today I am using my favorite Flourishes stamp set for my creation. Gerbera Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. They come in so many different colors so I knew I could make them work for today’s colors and I love to use them to create dimension. My colors are similar but not an exact match to the swatch. Just remember that you must use the same color scheme as the swatch, that’s all!

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My image is stamped twice, once for the background main image and then again so I could cut out a few flowers and the butterfly. After coloring the images with Copics I selected a few blooms to pop up over the original. I filled the centers with Flower Soft in Lemon. I also stamped the butterfly twice and popped up the outer wing. I used Spellbinders to cut out the main image and layered it over Bo Bunny dot and Prismatic cardstock. The ribbon is that luscious silk from Flourishes and I added few simple flat backed pearls to finish.

Here you can see more of the dimension and sparkle I added with Stickles.

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Today I am giving away four prizes to four lucky random winners. The first will receive my favorite Gerbera Daisies stamp set from Flourishes along with paper, cardstock and ribbon. I am also giving away 5 High Hopes images of the winners choosing from the High Hopes website, a $25 Gift Certificate to the Cats Pajamas, and All A Flutter package by My Time Made Easy.

So, get commenting here and on all the blogs below to increase your chances of winning an awesome prize! Don’t forget to link your creation on the Color Throwdown blog and read all the rules to qualify! But most of all, have fun and get inspired!

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker
Kisa Peters - Kisa's Paper Cuts
Carol Longacre - Our Little Inspirations
Deb Horst - Sendable Sentiments
Debi Southard - Debi's Crazy Life
Elise Durenberger - MamaCow Creations
Juliana Swanson - Stampin With Inky Fingers
Lisa Kind - Kind Creations
Makiko Jones - Makink Studios
Maria Gurnsey - Scraps By M
Pam Speidel - Stamping With Serendipity
Sylvia Nelson - Sylvia's Stamp Corner
Teresa Kline - Enjoy the VA Sunshine
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations

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Kisa Peters said...

Simply stunning!!

Nikka Geers said...

wow. the image is just a work of art.

Elise said...

WOW! And *thunk!*

What gorgeous color work you are SHOWING off with here! Absolutely brilliant workmanship! That layering, texture, GLITTER and fantastic coloring... Oh, gosh, I might be drooling! Wonderful! Congrats on the big 100! You guys work your *BLEEEEEEPS* off! You're the best!

Shirl said...

This is beautiful Danielle! Love how you manage to use one dominant colour and just incorporate the rest as different highlights on the card! Hooray for the 100th CT celebration!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Danielle! Congrats on #100.

Gayatri said...

BEAUTIFUL bunch of flowers and the butterfly is gorgeous. Love your card! Congratulations on the 100th countdown!

Kittie said...

YOur flower image is gorgeous.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous flowers and what wonderful colours, fabulous card.
luv
debby

Our Little Inspirations said...

What you do with these Gerbera daisies just floors me every time! This is sensational in every detail! WOW!!!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Beautiful!

Mercy said...

beautifully colored...WOW! amazing job with this week's color combo!

Debi said...

Beautiful! Love the popped up blooms and the touch of flower soft on this.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lovely job....that butterfly just pops! Congrats on #100!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, the coloring on this is stunning...great card....have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with these stunning gerbera daisies!! What a wonderful card!!

Pat said...

Wow...stunning card. I love the daisies.

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful bunch of gerbera daisys Danielle! love the layering and the beautiful design!

what a fun 100th celebration!!

pojjo said...

beautiful card, i just love the flowers. :D
And a happy 100 challenge to you he he he.
Hugs from Sweden/ Johanna "pojjo"

debhorst said...

gorgeous!! such fantastic detail...your coloring is awesome!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Danielle! Your coloring is amazing! Congrats on the 100th Color Throwdown!

Natasha said...

Wow!! This is beautiful. Love the touch of glitter too. Congrats on the 100th CTD Challenge!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful gerbosa daisies. You card is stunning. Congrats on the 100th color throwdown. Doesn't time fly when you are having fun? Hugs...

ladybugg61 said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous card. Terrific colouring & colours. Congrats to CTD!

Steph Zerbe said...

incredible! These flowers really pop off the card. This is a card people will keep forever! Just gorgeous!

Kristine said...

Such a beautiful card:)
Hugs from Kristine

akagreenhouse said...

This card is gorgeous!!!!

Crafty Engineering said...

Wow your daises are stunning! I love how they are jumping out at me almost. Beautiful!

Patty from FL said...

Your card is beautiful! The color is so unusual!

dj1952 said...

This is a gorgeous stamp. You did a great job with it.

TFS,

Debra (dj1952)

dahlhousedesigns said...

gorgeous, I just love how every flower just pops!

lisa a.

Rosemary said...

oh, your daisies are just GORGEOUS!! love how you colored them!!

Liz Williams said...

I love your Gerbers. Beautiful card. Congratulations to all of you and the fine work you do on CTD.

Cathy said...

Lovely card and such an exciting challenge. Thanks for the opportunity to win fabulous prizes.

Pam Speidel said...

Congratulations to U and the CTD Team on celebrating such a milestone! Let the PARTY begin!! :D

Dawn said...

beautiful! and what fun!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful, wonderful coloring!

Amy said...

This has got to be the most beautiful card I've ever seen with all that detail!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous card and love your ribbon and pearls!

Lynne said...

Such a pretty card. Right up my street ( as we say around here).
Lynne xxx

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft coloring!

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful card!

jeannegirl said...

Love how you used that stamp - very pretty!!

Eva said...

This is stunning!!!! Love your popped up flowers!

Lori Turner said...

wow, what a gorgeous card! I love those daisies...congrats on #100! TFS!

Creative Char said...

Lovely card!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh, I LOVE this card! That image is a must have, and so is the ribbon...you are totally an enabler today! Love all the shimmer, too! Congrats on the 100th challenge, and thanks for letting ride along, too!

Michele said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is to die for!

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful card! You did an amazing job coloring your image. I also love the placement of the pearls...very elegant. :)

Cassie_lu said...

The daisies are so pretty and I really the butterfly you used

redstamper7 said...

Amazing! I am glad you shared you had double stamped as I was even trying to move my computer screen to figure out how you made them seem so life-life. Well done!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wowzers!!! This is one beautiful card! I love the image and your coloring of it is nothing short of amazing!

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful! I can't get over the dimension and coloring of those flowers! Just lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

JESSICA said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring and layering! Congrats and thanks for the chance :)

Sylvia said...

Very, Very Lovely. Congrats on 100, Thanks to the great sponsors for awesome giveaways.

Colleen said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love the colour and dimension!

PatS said...

Your card is awesome and gorgeous all in one! Great coloring and so fresh looking. Congrats on the 100th!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Such a stunning card, Danille!! Love those daisies...especially the colors and dimension you used!

Meg said...

Oh so beautiful! Great use of colour!

BonnieRose said...

so beautiful!
thks for the great prizes!
bonnierose
bonnieangel1797@gmail.com

Marisa said...

Stunning flowers and I love the pearl accents. Lovely card.

Margarita Ybarra said...

Those daisies are so beautiful, love it!

Naomi said...

Love everything about this card!

ChristineCreations said...

Absolutely gorgeous Danielle! Such beautiful coloring!

Lea L. said...

This card is so pretty! I just love those gerbera daisies!! Thanks for the chance to win!

♥Lea

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This card is so pretty and I love how you fussy cut some of the flowers to give it extra dimension!! Awesome work!!

laurlynn said...

Love what you did with that daisy image!

Winter said...

WOW! This is Gorgeous! I love it! :)

SherylH said...

Gorgeous !! Love this image and how you have coloured and layered it.

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo beautiful! Love the dimension you added to the daisies! xxD

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

A stunning creation! Love it!

Anne said...

Wow, your card is amazing! It looks like I can just reach out and pick up the bunch of flowers.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the hint of sparkle on the flowers and how you added the butterfly to incorporate the blue and green! Gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

THIS is one AWESOME card! Just stunning with your coloring!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the gerbera daisies. Congrats on #100!

LeAnne said...

Stunning!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Beautiful Card!!! I love how you raised some of the flowers for the dimensional look. It really adds so much to the finished card.

Congrats on #100!!

Tricia said...

What fun and what a gorgeous card!!! I'm off to do some commenting and make my card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, the thanks I get for all my hard work.... you left me off the blog list. :( See if I answer the phone NEXT time you call! ;)

GORGEOUS card, girl! LOVE the sparkle and Flower Soft centers! And the layout is fabulous, especially with the sweet pearl accents!

Luanne said...

Thank you so much for the close up! I love to see the details that are hard to capture. This is WOW fabulous!

leenda said...

Picture perfect artwork!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty....I just love your daisies and your beautiful coloring...awesome ribbon treatment, too!!!

Lin said...

You've really brought these Gerberas to life! They are some of my favorite flowers, and I love Flourish stamps. Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies!

Leslie Miller said...

Holy cow! I sure didn't envision anything this gorgeous coming from those colors! Wow! You're the BEST, Danielle!

Piali said...

Gorgeous!!
Your coloring is Awesome!! Love the card.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous card! Love those Gerbera daisies!!!

lynn said...

would really like to win this daisey to color with my new copics, gorgeous card you've done as always

lynn

Karen said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I have the daisy set on my wish list and this makes me what it even more. Great job with the coloring it is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing it.

Sally Watkins said...

Love the touch of sparkle on the flowers!

Broni said...

This is just gorgeous, Danielle! (Knew it would be!) I love your little bit of sparkle!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the splash of color with the butterfly.

Aloha Jan said...

Those gerber daisy are absolutely beautiful!

Erica said...

I love those flowers. The card design is gorgeous.

Chris said...

I'd be very happy to take any of those prizes off your hands.
Congrats on reaching #100.

Torrey said...

Danielle--Gerber daisies always make me smile! This is lovely. It reminds me of my grandmother--those were "her" colors.

Jamie said...

I like how you cute the flower and butterflies out and put them on top the original. Nice Job.

Julie Koerber said...

GASP... GASP... GASP!! Oh my Danielle, this is unbelievable!!!

Carisa said...

oh wow, that is gorgeous! i love your coloring

Sandy S. said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring!

Jennie said...

This is STUNNING...love the dimension and your coloring is amazing.

Naomi said...

Love what you did with the bouquet to really make it "pop" (literally!)

Deb said...

So very elegant and absolutely gorgeous!

Jackie said...

I love daisies and yours are especially pretty. I love how you colored them nd the butterfly too.

Laurie Marmon said...

The coloring on your daisies is AMAZING! This card is truly special. Thanks for sharing.

ccubedx2 said...

WOW! Outstandingly beautiful! I love the sparkle! Happy 100 color throwdowns!! Thanks for the chance for a win! Its my wedding anniversary, I hope to achieve 100!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Flowers!!!

Julie said...

Absolutely breathtaking! This should be framed!

Lisa said...

Wonderful card! Those flowers are just gorgeous!

Donna said...

Wow! Your coloring is beautiful and that little touch of blue makes that butterfly pop right off the page. I love this one!

emarci said...

I love flowers-especially daisies! Your card is very inspiring!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors, coloring, and detailing, Danielle! Lovely card!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! My jaw dropped when I saw your card! This is so beautiful!!! I love your colouring and special details - the flower soft! Incredible creation!

Jackie said...

Wow, those flowers are amazing! I simply love this card! What a fabulous combination this week too! Congrats on making it to 100 challenges!

Sheila D said...

Great card. Love the beautiful image and layout! Fantastic coloring! (as usual) Congrats on the 100th Color Throwdown! These are some great colors.

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning flowers. I LOVE these daisies and your coloring - divine! Good luck with the #100 challenge week! NOW - crossing my fingers and wishing very hard that I am a lucky winner this week :-)

Cassie said...

Yowza, Danielle, your card is a total masterpiece! I LOVE it! ;D

Stacey Schafer said...

totally gorgeous!

Denise said...

What a truly gorgeous card! I love how you stamped it, and then cut out the same image and popped it up. It adds so much dimension!

Alaine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!LOVED IT! Thank you for a chance to win.

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful image and coloring. The pearls and ribbon are great additions. What a fun way to celebrate CTD100.

Jennifer E. said...

Beautiful coloring & so elegant! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely stunning.

Montana Mama said...

Donna B says
This card takes my breath away -- what a beautiful stamp and card! Thank you.

Jodi said...

Your shading is amazing...absolutely amazing. Nice job!

Connie M. said...

This card is just stunning, Danielle!! Love the coloring and all the dimension!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I"ve had my eye on this set of nesties! Boy, you make them even greater!

Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is gorgeous - I love those daisies and how you colored them! Great prizes that you are giving away as well!

Roxie said...

Danielle, your card is beautiful, those daisies just pop off the card and I love that ribbon treatment!

BJ said...

I love your Gerber Daisys! The card is great!

cindy said...

WOW! This is beautiful. Love the cut outs and how they add dimension.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your daisies are fabulous Danielle. I like how you got the blue in there. hee hee Beautiful card.

LBCrafts said...

I LOVE the pearls and what you did with the ribbon! .... Great job!

Amanda said...

This is the first of the designers blogs I've stopped at because I LOVE those Daisies!!! When I'm done here I'm off to hunt them down. Your coloring is wonderful and the whole card is simply beautiful. Thanks for leading me to those beauties!

Allison Cope said...

OMG Danielle! Freakin' stunning! I love how you used the flourishes stamp on your card! Love the added dimension too!

Shirley N said...

Your card is so beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous! Congrats on reaching 100 challenges and thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

Bev Gerard said...

What a gorgeous card! Definitely shows the beauty of Flourishes images!

Thanks to each of you on the Color Throwdown team for the opportunity to win such sweet goodies!

~Bev
www.savorthejourney.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

giddusadik said...

It's stunning! Please don't stop the challenge here, ladies! Cause we don't want to lose such an amazing challenge!
Kisses,
Nana

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, gorgeous card (...daisies are my favourites too!) and beautiful colouring!

jonim52 said...

Absolutely love the gerbera daisies.

Sandie said...

Wow love those daisies. Great colouring.
Luv Sandie (australia)

Betty Benton said...

Your gerbera daisies are stunning! Your coloring is amazing!

Ellie A. said...

I feel like a broken record here but I have to agree w/everyone amazing coloring on those amazing flowers just WOW. Love it!

Ruth said...

What a beautiful card, floral cards are my fav! Your colouring is excellent. Ruth

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Danielle! Totally elegant and gorgeous!

tampatha said...

this is gorgeous! I love the coloring! thanks for sharing and congrats on 100

Margaret de Witt said...

Oh my word this is simply beautiful. Not overstated and not understated - simply eye catching.

Lillian Child said...

What a glorious card creation, Danielle! And my niece is named Danielle! What are the odds? Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! I'm already a follower!

Laura Pryor said...

Danielle, your coloring is simply stunning!! What a beautiful creation!

Tina said...

What an awesome job you did coloring those daisys! Just beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love your coloring! Congratulations on your 100th challenge, looking forward to at least 100 more! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Pattie said...

great card - thanks for a chance to win - congrats on 100 challenges!

amyschmamy said...

Wow, that flower image is absolutely beautiful, and the coloring and details are gorgeous.

Carma said...

Your coloring is phenomenal!

Tameko said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layered flowers!

Diane said...

Beautiful.....love this stamp set...and I have some daisy like flowers in my garden..new this year...almost the color of these!!

Tammylee said...

Love the flowers and I saw the blue on the butterfly! Cute card!

thefrugalcrafter said...

wow! wonderful cards! congrats on #100!

asks614 said...

beautiful card!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have this stamp and have not attempted coloring it as of yet. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! Happy 100!

Deloris said...

Gorgeous card!

Angela Fehr said...

How lovely and delicate! Love the flower soft centres!

Janine said...

I love the colours of your card and the flowers are stunning.

Jan Castle said...

Love the peachy orange colors you used...great cards
Jan Castle

Germana said...

Beautiful card! Love the 3 D effects!
Hugs from Italy

Margie said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Really stood out!

Paula said...

The blue on the butterfly is such a masterstroke & just makes the whole zing. I absolutely adore daisies - anything with that motif, never mind what else is in the picture so this is a real treat for me. The way you have showcased the colours is glorious & just shows what can be done with what initially looks a bit of an odd mixture.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Danielle! What beautiful coloring! Love the pearls! :D

JessicaK said...

Wow, the dimension you've achieved with the image is so fantastic. And I love your coloring, the flowers look so realistic.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Daniel what a beautiful card... love the way you add just a touch of the other colors...lovely.

Happy 100 challenge.. let keep celebration...

Ivette

Maya said...

This is sooo gorgeous!!!
Love the 3d-feeling and you`re coloring is awesome!
Hugs from Maya

Jessica T said...

Love the tiny touch of blue on the butterflies wing! Such a lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing prizes xx

ML Design Works said...

This is so beautiful! I love the dimensional effects on the flowers. Gorgeous! Lisa :-)

Susan said...

Wow! This card is simply breathtaking!!

Cathy said...

Wow your card is gorgeous. Love it. So pretty and colorful. Wonderful job.

Shelley Germann said...

I'm glad you included the close-up. It really shows off the dimension. Your card is absolutely stunning! I real jaw-dropper! You do beautiful work!

Incidentally, I have an eye-popping Gerbera in my neon rose on my deck right now! I agree, It's an awesome flower!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! Hugs, Val

FibreJunky said...

What pretty flowers!! Love your card!

Selma said...

Wow, you card is stunning. Love that image. Congratulations on the 100th color throwdown.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

What a gorgeous work of art! Congratulations!

Holly said...

Such a GORGEOUS card! Love those Gerbera daisies - my favorite flower. I need to pull out my daisy stamps and play with them again. :-)

Tonia said...

I am loving the little bit of blue on the butterfly wing. Beautiful work! Congrats!

Tanya said...

This card is stunning! What a gorgeous image, and your coloring is beautiful. I love the way the ribbon is , sigh, just beautiful.

Mary Ski said...

Awesome use of dimension and focusing on the red tones.

Nicky Hsu said...

Beautiful. I love how you pop off some of the flowers and the soft color. Stunning~.

Martine said...

Just beautiful! I like the way the flowers come out of their frame.

Kim Ross said...

Woohoo! 100 Color Throwdown challenges! How cool! Thanks so much for the chance to win such great stamping goodies! :)

Smita said...

Wow!! I love the dash of blue.. and the colors are just brilliant!!

Smita

mommyabbytommy said...

Wow, I love those daisys. Wonderful card!

~Erica~ said...

I love who you popped the daisys! So pretty!

Irit Shalom said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR WORK!! HAPPAY 100TH!!

Kay said...

Wowzer! I love this card- those flowers are to die for, and your ribbon treatment is stunning, too!

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! This card is amazing!

Tracey Parrott said...

The color of this card is yummy and the flowers so beautifully colored!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Oh, I've been wanting that daisy set!!

Margie said...

Beautiful! Love the popped daisies!

Karin said...

These flowers are stunning!

~Gery~ said...

AWWW How fun and fabulous love the fun cheerful colors!!! What a wonderful card!!!:)

Smiles,
Gery

Suzanne Bier said...

WOW! I love the color combo on your card...and the coloring and shading are gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Your card is so elegant. I love the ribbon behind the frame. The double stamping technique looks fabulous. What a great contest. Happy 100th!!

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