Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hydrangeas & Doodles for Tuesday Throwdown

     Good day to all of you!  At Tuesday Throwdown this week, we have a new challenge and a really special sponsor.  Our theme is "Delightful doodles" and we want to see some creative doodling on your card.  You can get as fancy or as simple as you like (mine is very simple but fits the card) -- let your imagination soar.  Our sponsor is Kim Sherrod, the fantastic lady who established the Tuesday Throwdown challenge in the first place.  These days, Kim makes and sells her own incredible purses and handbags, and she's offering a $25 gift certificate to the lucky random winner this week!  WOW!  That almost makes me wish I wasn't on the DT so that I had a shot at being the winner.  :-D  Be sure to check out the challenge blog for a link to her shop.

I used the sketch at Sketches by Carly.
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     The hydrangea image is a rubber stamp from Rubber Stampede and I colored it with a combination of Promarkers and my new Spectrum Noir markers.  Believe it or not, there are 9 different blues and lavenders used to color the image.   It's fussy cut and matted once, fussy cut again, and then I tied the bow on it.  It's popped up on dimensional dots.

     The little butterflies are gems, and my swirly doodling is their fight trails (gel inks.)  The butterfly dp is a scrap I had left over (from the Dreamcatcher stack by First Edition.)  The pearls were in my stash.

Charisma Cards -- Monochrome
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude -- Anything goes
Outlawz Copics and Promarkers -- Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey -- Pearls and swirls
Poodles Parlour -- Anything goes
Stemplesonnen -- Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss -- Pearls
Willow Sketchie -- (sketch OR) Anything goes

     OK, that's it for this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge!  Come play along, doodle your heart out, and I'll see you at the challenge.  I think the new DT members have been chosen and are being notified, so next week, we'll be revealing our new team members.  We'll also have two teams starting next week, even though Tuesday Throwdown will continue to be a weekly challenge with fabulous sponsors.   So I'll be seeing you there every other week instead of every week.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. What a wonderful card! I really love the doodling that you have done on it!

  2. So Pretty Miss Connie! Love the Beautiful Hydrangea and the sparkly little butterflies too! Sweet doodling on your Butterfly trails! 8-) That's exactly what I did too! Lol!

    Hope you've been having a Fantastic week!

    Shannon 8-)

  3. NanaConnie this is beautiful..one of my favorite flowers and favorite colors :) The fun doodling with the little sparkly butterflies is the best :)

  4. Wow! Wunderschön!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  5. This is beautiful, NanaConnie.
    Blessing hugs,

  6. Fab card, I love your pretty colour combination.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  7. Beautiful!! Love this flower and all the purple. The butterfly gems are perfect on here Connie! So lovely.

  8. Gorgeous card Connie. That image is beautiful and I love how you've coloured it. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  9. WOW, beautiful colors. I love this. I have purple and blue in my front yard. Beautiful. joann sassy raggedy

  10. Beautiful card, lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  11. Wow, Connie, this card is truly gorgeous. I love the hydrangea - you fussy cutting is fabulous. The butterfly trails are the perfect doodle.

  12. Love those jewelled butterflies and your doodled butterfly trails! What a lot of cutting you did, and great job with your coloring. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  13. I always love a hydrangeas- such a gorgeous image- and beautifully colored. Love the trails you added behind the fluttering butterflies. Lucky you- the summer fun can now begin!
    Oh I am trying to decide whether or not to go get my Master's Degree......

  14. Hi NC, beautiful card and cute doodling. Thanks for the LOL and the sweet luv. Oh yea, no doodling, it is imagary. Hugs

  15. My favorite color is purple just love this flower.


  16. Love this flower Connie!! My favorite color is purple and it is gorgeous!! Great job!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches By Carly! Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Gloria

  17. Gorgeously creative, what a stunning flower so beautifully coloured! Great swirls Connie, have a fab week!

  18. Beautiful hydrangeas and loving the colours. The layout is super and loving the doodling too.

    Linda xxx

  19. Loving the colour! Great work!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

  20. just gorgeous..love the added butterflies.Goodluck at charisma this week.

  21. So beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous!

  22. Really pretty, I love the colours and layout and the floral image is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the fat pages challenge and sorry for the lateness of my comment
    Lindsay xx


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