May 21, 2009

My Friend ~ {Color Throwdown Challenge #43}


When I saw this recent Color Throwdown Challenge, I said "Count Me In!" I adore these colors together and the combination immediately made me think of lilacs in the springtime!

This is a two-step stamp set by Stampin' Up called "Blossoms Abound". I stamped one lilac layer in lavender lace and the other in elegant eggplant. For the leaves and sentiment I used old olive. I've used three different background stamps for this. The old olive cardstock has the crosshatch and the lavender lace is stamped with linen and then with the polka dots. Do you think the big button and ribbon is too much? I wasn't sure. At first I tied a small purple polka dot ribbon through the button and I liked it, but in the photo it looked funky...like the colors didn't match.
Gosh, it's getting really late and I do have to work tomorrow...TGIF!!! Am I ever looking forward to a nice 3-day holiday weekend! Yes indeedee! :)

So that's all for now my friends...Smiles 2 U!




Quote for Today ~
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust

14 comments:

a portland granny said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love every bit of it and aren't those colors beautiful together??

Our Little Inspirations said...

oh how I love your card with these spectacular colors! I've always adored this stamp set (and regret not buying it!) and I love what you've done with it here! Great job on the CTD challenge!
Carol

Kathryn said...

Love this card SOOOO MUCH! WOW
This is beautiful - -love the grapes and that ribbon is gorgeous! :)

Barbara said...

Great job! Love that lilac! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you again next time!

LeAnne said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! What a wonderful card---love the image, the button, everything!

LeAnne said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! What a wonderful card---love the image, the button, everything!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super WOW!!!!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is so stunning, I luv it...very nice work! have a great weekend
enjoy *~*

Lori said...

Hi Pam! Beautiful card! The colors are so pretty together and the lilac is great. I think the button and ribbon look great! Have a great weekend!

chelemom said...

This is a truly stunning card!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Pam! What a beautiful card! You did a great job with the color challenge! I love visiting your blog! You are a great inspiration!:) Hugs, Mona

broni (waterchild12) said...

Just beautiful! I love the piercing and the big button!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, Pam this is stunning! Beautiful layout and details! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Gayle@Mountain Moma said...

This is one of my favorite stamps Pam, I use it often for gift bags for prayer shawls and a matching card. It is inspiring to see it made in a different way. It is a great stamp isn't it?