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


Crafting Vicky said...

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

Shannon White said...

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-)

Davi said...

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

Dreja said...

Wow! Wunderschön!

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is beautiful, NanaConnie.
Blessing hugs,

cotnob said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

Kat said...

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

Sassy Raggedy said...

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

Purple mad Alison said...

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

Larelyn said...

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

~ Barb said...

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

Shelly Schmidt said...

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......

Bernardine Cuttino said...

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

Kim Bell said...

My favorite color is purple just love this flower.


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

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

Glenda Atkins said...

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

Linda Simpson said...

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

Linda xxx

Carrie said...

Loving the colour! Great work!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

Clare Brown said...

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

Emily Lauritzen said...

So beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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