Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Color Throwdown #176

Hello everyone!! It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and it's my turn to host the challenge!!   When I saw this picture on Pinterest my jaw dropped to the floor!!  Don't ya just love that bed!!!. I think it would look fabulous in my bedroom but I'm not sure my sweet hubby would agree...LOL!!

My card features an adorable Valentine stamp from Redlead Paperworks called Happy Valentine's Day. It was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with pastels. The papers are from
My Minds Eye Lost and Found and the corrugated cardboard heart with the stick pin, ball fringe, lace, sewing, and distrssing finish it off.
Stamps: Redlead Paperworks
Paper: Kraft, Vanilla, MME Lost and Found dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Ball Fringe, Lace, Corrugated Heart, Stick Pin, Chalks

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Crafty Sentiments Designs - Lace and Pins
2. Oldie but Goodie Challenge - have a heart on your project (my stamp is over a year old and I bought the heart pins for Valentines last year!)
3. Crafty Bloggers Network - distressing
4. Paper Pretties - Valentine
5. Stamp with Fun - cute vintage

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors to play along...use what ever you have that is similar to the challenge colors. Be sure to add CTD176 to the keywords when you upload your card to an online gallery so we can find your work!!

Do you want to see some wonderful inspiration?? Here are the links to the Color Throwdown Designers..... check out what they created this week!

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Keva Brown - How Now Brown Kow
Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!
Stacy Morgan - Twinshappy - Our Fabulous January Guest Designer!

Thanks for visiting....have a great day!!!


Tammy said...

Such a sweetheart of a card! Love the image and the pin you used is perfect for Valentine's Day! Great card and I love the bed!

Debbie said...

Adorable, love that sweet stamp and the fringe paired with the lace is wonderful!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a wonderful card and such a sweet image, I have never seen one like that. Love how you did the heart with the pin, you are so creative with that type of stuff. Well, off to build my Arc, up to 4" of rain so far, but I am not complaining.

Annette said...

aww look how adorable...I love it...that image is just so adorable...

Becky said...

This is so cute Joan. Love the heart and those pom poms.

jimlynn said...

All that distressing just makes this so pretty! Love the little heart and of course those wonderful pom poms and lace. Gorgeous - and, oh yes, I do love that bed too! LOL!

LeAnne said...

OMGoodness, this is as sweet as can be, and now there is ANOTHER great stamp company I can drool over! LOVE the vintage look of this!

Kerri said...

I just love your sweet valentine, Joan! Thank you for the great challenge! That picture and those colors are fabulous:)

Julia Aston said...

I just love that sweet vintage image Joan! wonderful coloring, lace and cardboard heart!

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Joan! I havent been able to drop in and visit you for absolutely ages, first because I needed to do some serious resting so I had a break from crafting, and then I had a lot of problems leaving comments, but that is all solved now, and I logged on especially to sit down and look at your blog over lunch.....well there were a lot of posts to catch up on since I last came by, lol.

I can honestly say it's been a joy looking at your work today, especially all the Technique Challenge cards, they always inspire me. My mojo has gone on holiday so i really need some ideas, so thanks for the inspiration.

I hope you finally got your tree and decorations down, if you had left it any longer it would have been better to leave them up ready for next christmas, he hee. We had a quiet time over the festive period but it was still fun. I'm just starting to get back into blogging and crafting again but at a slower pace.

Have a good day, oh and by the way yesterday's Moxie card you showed is just about perfect! cant leave comments on every post or I'll be here all week, lol. CoB

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful vintage image, Joan. I love how you coloured her. She looks like a picture from a vintage story book:)

Wanda Cullen said...

As Sasha mentioned, I also thought this image was from a vintage book! Love the crimped heart and pompom details...a beautiful card! Loved the colors and yes, I would love to have that bed as well! :-)

Jac said...

gorgeous valentines card with a wonderful vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Liz Williams said...

Joan, these colors you have used so perfectly for this absolutely delightful vintage valentine. I'm your number one FAN!!! Love ya!

Linda Palmer said...

Adorable card. Love these colors and love your darling image. Beautiful vintage card.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I love this, Joan! What a gorgeous card. I must check out that stamp!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous shabby chic card!!! Love that sweet image!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Joan!! Love how you used the colors and all your added textures. Darling image!

Barbara said...

What a fabulous retro image! Love it AND that heart! Great card, Joan!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan this is so sweet. I like the fancy lace trim and oh what fun ribbon. Thanks for having me guest this month with you guys!

dpkennedy said...

Very cute vintage Joan! Adorable image and these colors were just perfect!

Keva said...

I love this!! The image is darling and the colors fall together perfecty!

Broni said...

LOVE this combo, Joan, and LOVE your vintage looking card! That image, those pom-poms/lace, the distressing and that great cardboard heart are all so perfect together!!

Lynn Put said...

What a pretty card! I love the vintage look and your embellishments and trim are wonderful!

Shannon White said...

Oh this is so Adorable! Love your Sweet Vintage image!


Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful! A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week for our lace & pins challenge!

Big hugs Jo xxxx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sharon said...

WOW! I hope you pinned this photo. The little girl image is sooo adorable! I love it! and coloring with pastels really gives it a 'vintage' feel. Great card and thanks for sharing!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful Card !!I love the sweet Stamp.Thank you for joining Stamp with Fun this week.

Debs said...

Very sweet card - love the pin in the heart.
Thanks for sharing it with us at AOBG this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx