Wednesday, July 7, 2010

the color throwdown celebrates 100 challenges!

When Kellie, owner of Tickled Pink Stamps, asked if I'd like to make a card for the big celebration at Color Throwdown, I knew I would jump at it - especially once I saw the challenge colors! And if you haven't heard well, you better JUMP, CLICK, HOP over to The Color Throwdown Blog FAST to find out all the details and ALL the amazing PRIZES up for grabs! SOOO much fun! And have fun creating your card to enter, I hope my little card provides you with a little bit of inspiration to take on the challenge!

Here are the colors of the challenge:
And my card:

Of course, I had just received my NEW Lil Lolita Hippie Willow & couldn't wait to ink her up and get started. I just LOVE her and my hubby even said to me "didn't you used to have a shirt like that?" LOL Yep, I've gone thru my hippie phase and loved it - I still think a part of me will always have that inner hippie and that's why I love this Willow so much! She was so much fun to color, I knew I wanted to give that feather blending technique another try with my Copics on her shirt. I imagine it would be very gauzy & breezy. Now, I didn't have those EXACT colors, but I think they are pretty close. I also made my card to enter this week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge to create an Apeture on your card and I did this by making a little window for Willow to peek thru. I'm so excited to participate this week. I love their challenges but don't always have time to enter & I always check out what my girl Dee comes up with each week since she's on the DT! This was really a LOT of fun and I know I'll be using it a lot more in my card creations. I didn't take the time to really decorate the inside but I will try to do better next time. I'm really bad about decorating the inside of my cards...now THAT would be a good challenge...LOL That cute little peace sentiment is from The Greeting Farm Talk Loud set - I love these great sentiments - so funky & cute! They match my Willow so perfectly, I can already tell ya another sentiment from that fabulous set will be on my card for tomorrow!! ;) Oh and you can somewhat tell I followed this Taylored Expressions sketch..one of these days I'm going to really follow it to the letter, but for now you'll have to just bear with me....hehe
Thanks for stopping by & be sure to head over to The Color Throwdown blog for all the official fun!

14 comments :

Makiko Jones said...

What a fabulous and fun card, Carisa!! Your coloring is beyond fantastic! Very creative and original!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a darling image, and a real blast from the past! LOVE that crocheted flower and lace border! Thanks for playing along!

Broni said...

Carisa, this card is just precious! I love all the bling around the circle! Thank so much for playing along with us and helping us celebrate!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW girlie! Her hair looks amazing!!! Beautiful job!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh Carisa! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you've framed her up!!! This is perfect! The coloring is, of course, beautiful! You've really got to teach me how to do that!!! Her hair is amazing..
Oh, and thanks for the shout-out, sweetie!! hehehee :o) I'm so glad you play along with me!!
Big hugs to ya!!
Dee

Jacilynn said...

adorable!Love that frame. How very cute.
x

debhorst said...

she's a charmer!! Thanks for playing along with this 100th Color Throwdown challenge!! Make sure to leave some love along the way and increase you changes to win!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such a girly girl...fun card...have a great week!

enjoy *~*

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow Carisa. What a fantastic job you have done with willow. I love the feathering on her blouse. It looks gorgeous. Hugs xo Jackie

Barbara said...

So adorable and your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with Color Throwdown 100!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your use of a cut out circle to let us have a sneak peak of the awesome image inside! Great coloring!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Very cute, your coloring is remarkable, tfs!!!

mommy2lou said...

Love the way you colored her! very nice card. Thank you for sharing your unique creation with us over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the stamp. Fabulous design. It is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

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