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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Let's Get Fizzy- Color Throwdown # 423 Guest Star Stamper

Good Morning Fellow Stampers,

I played along with the Color Throwdown Challenge #421 a few weeks ago and my lucky number 13 card was chosen by random.org as the "winner," which means that I get to play along with this week's Color Throwndown #423 as the Guest Star Stamper. How COOL is this!

This week's color palette is a bright and fun one!

I took my inspiration not only from the colors, but also from the beverages in the inspiration photo to make my card. I received my Monthly Hero kit in the mail just a few days ago and one of the "add ons" is a super cute beverage set called Cocktail Party. The sketch is the current CAS(E) This Sketch.

I started with some watercolor paper that I smooshed with bright pink Distress Ink using an acrylic block and water. While it was drying, I stamped the three daiquiri glasses on X-Press It Blending card stock with Memento Gray Flannel ink then stamped the beverages using Real Red, Melon Mambo, and Lime Green inks. The glasses are shaded with N1 and N2 Copics. I arranged the glasses on the card front and marked where the straw should be, then removed them and stamped the straws using Memento Gray Flannel. I lined up the glasses again and adhered them with dimensionals. The card base is SU Smoky Slate.

For the inside, I used another of the Monthly Hero add-ons called Martini Fancy Die, keeping with the challenge colors.

I'm telling you, these dies are super fun and have so many possibilities. I'm thinking some felt coasters for gifts.

I hope you have a chance to join us using this bright and fun color combo this week. Thanks to the ladies at Color Throwdown for inviting me to play along.

As always, thanks to you for stopping by my blog, and have a great Wednesday.

Stamps: Cocktail Party set by Hero Arts
Paper: Fabriano Grans Fina cold pressed water color paper, X-Press It Blending card stock, SU Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Bright Green (retired) card stock, and vellum
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and gray flannel, Copics N1 and N2, SU Melon Mambo, Real Red, Lime Green, Distress Bright Pink
Other: Hero Arts Cocktail Party and Martini Fancy dies, Wink of Stella, sequin, the Big Shot, dimensionals and glue dots


  1. Very fun take on the sketch and on the colour challenge!

  2. Colleen, your card is great...inside and out! Congrats and thanks for joining us a guest star this week!

  3. Love your card! The simple card sketch along with those colors really work don't they?

  4. Hey Colleen, love your card inside and out, the glasses really pop off of the pink background. I was GD a few weeks ago and it's such a lovely feeling :) Cx


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