Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Your a Gem at Tuesday Throwdown!

It's Tuesday already? And it's Patriot's Day. And my husband is having back surgery!  I have a few minutes to post this cute card though, which is my sample as a DT member at Tuesday Throwdown.

The challenge is, "You're a Gem" at Tuesday Throwdown, and the sponsor is My Heart Pieces. This is one of her images. She draws from her imagination. This little one is picking imaginary fruit.

I love coloring. I can't believe that something I loved to do as a child is what I get to do as an acceptable and quite popular craft now!

Don't you love picking the colors for your cards and projects? I chose these colors quite by accident. Turns out they are very close to Christmas, as I was going to enter a challenge with it, until I realized it had to be a holiday card. Oh well...I love the colors here.

I used chalk and an ancient cloud stencil from CTMH to make the background for my image.

I used Prismacolor Markers and pencils to color the fairy, and paper from Colorbok. The card stock is "vintage" CTMH from my old consultant stash. No, I am not a rep any longer...

The gems are from Michael's, and the ribbon is from Walmart. The flowers were made with my Vagabond maching and Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals die.

The sentiment is from Flourishes, which I stamped with Memento Ink. The eyelets are from (are you ready?) Home Goods!

I will enter this in some challenges:
Sketches by Carly - Sketch #64
Dynamic Duos Challenge - colors
The Corrosive Challenge - Myth and Magic
No Matter Which Challenge - Die Cuts and/or punches
Pile It On - Patterned Paper
Love To Create - Show Us Your Ribbon/Twine

I hope you enjoyed your visit...don't forget to join my blog and follow me!

Have a great day, and get over to Tuesday Throwdown, have fun entering the challenge, and perhaps win some fun digis from Hy Heart Pieces!



  1. Your card is so cute Bev. I love the beautiful shading and colors. Hope your husband will have a speedy recovery.

  2. Wowie Bev! Love the Festive colors you chose for you image! And your coloring and shading is just Wonderful! Loving the Fun clouds BG too! Sending Prayers for your Hubby's quick recovery! 8-)

    Big Hugs

  3. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab design.xxx

  4. Totally love how you have colored this image! It's really gorgeous! The color combination works perfectly with it!

  5. Bev you coloring is Beautiful and I love the pretty red and green combo with the flower :)!! Praying that your husbands back surgery goes well and he has a speedy recovery!

  6. Hi Bev, a brilliant card, the image is great and so well coloured.

  7. What a stunning card, Bev. I adore your imaginative colouring of the cute image and it is so beautifully done - really awesome. Your eye for colour is wonderful and I love the way you have carried your colour theme through image, background and embellishment. A real pleasure. Vee xx

  8. Oh my I love that image, and you have coloured it beautifully. I am going to have to buy some me thinks. Thanks for joining us this month at NMW Challenges. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  9. This is lovely, thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. hugs, Marion

  10. Love the image and beautifully coloured -hope your husbands back surgery goes well

  11. This is a really pretty card - you did a lovely job of your shading to keep it in the colour challenge.
    Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duo's this week.
    Cheers, Karen

  12. Wow Beverly! This is beautiful!! Love the image and the colors you have chosen. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly for this sketch. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

  13. Sweet, sweet image and I love the card design. The banner is really clever. Love it!

  14. What a great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  15. So pretty, Bev! Your shading is gorgoeus on that cute image! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

  16. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge this Week!! We hope you will come back and play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,


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