Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Color Throwdown #39 & A Nice Surprise ...

Morning All!!

It's time for another fun-filled Color Throwdown Challenge. Today's color combo of Real Red, Basic Black and Barely Banana is brought to you by Cathy Indelicato/Crafty Thoughts. Please stoover and check out the cards these ladies have designed ... wonderful inspiration for us all!

Today's card is a simple design and I really like how it turned out. The base card is Basic Black with the next panel being of Barely Banana matted with the Real Red. By using two of the Nestabilities "Label 3" dies, I've created this framing for my butterfly. The background was created by stamping this Serendipity Stamp (Butterfly Kisses) repeatedly without going inside the butterfly framework. Before mounting, I've done a little distressing on the red & yellow panels to add a little extra texture.
The butterfly used here is actually a PSX Rub-On Transfer which I scanned ... printed & cut out. When I buy a full sheet of images like these transfers ... I scan them first so that I can print them later and use them as a cut out over and over again! (A real cost saver!!)
I've used dimensional tape to pop up the butterfly, added Offray sheer ribbon and an Embellish-It butterfly charm.
The nice surprise came in the form of having my creation selected, giving me the honor of being the Featured Stamper for Color Throwdown #38. This pleasant surprise couldn't have come at a better time!!! It's been a really tough week here at Cleveland Clinic with DH and my spirits were beginning to feel a little down ... this was a wonderful uplift!! Thanks Color Throwdown Ladies!!! If you would like to see this posting, you can view it HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!!!


  1. Gorgeous card! Love this butterfly, colors and details!

  2. Perfectly pretty! That butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for playing, Dar! :)

  3. Very pretty--love the butterfly charm, it works so nicely with your image! Hope Mark is hangin' in there!

  4. Hi, Darlene: Beautiful card. What a great idea to reuse the rub-ons! Truly hope Mark is having a better day - you're both in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you Saturday - you need a break! Kris

  5. Wowm Darlene, it looks like a real butterfly just landed on your card. It is so beautifully realistic.

  6. Wowm Darlene, it looks like a real butterfly just landed on your card. It is so beautifully realistic.

  7. Oh Darlene, when I saw that you were the winner for the color challenge I was so excited for you!!! You truly deserve it, and I am so happy that it came at a great time. Your neighbors are wonderful, it's always great to be surrounded by such support. Email me whenever you need to talk as I am here for you!

  8. Congratulations Darlene, it's well deserved. This butterfly is so pretty and the little charm is the perfect touch! And, you certainly do have careing neighbors (from your more recent post) I know it must help to know they are there and there for you. Take care friend. I'm looking forward to hearing Mark is feeling better.

  9. gorgeous card! Love that butterfly!

  10. Beautiful, Darlene! Gorgeous coloring--love that butterfly! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you again next week!

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! WOW! Stunning!


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