The Color Throwdown 101 – Just a Note



Hello everyone~

Thank you all for celebrating the Color Throwdown 100th Challenge with us!! We had over 350 participants for the event! I enjoyed checking your beautiful projects and I was also encouraged by so many wonderful comments. Thank you so much!! The prize winners are going to be post at CTD Blog on Friday (I will post the KSS gift certificate winner here at the same time)…so please be patient for a little longer…


swatch 101

Well, as you know, the show must go on and I hope you are ready to play another beautiful color combo (CTD101- check out the swatch on the right). Please stop by the Color Throwdown Blog for all the details.



My card for the last challenge was a kind of bright and a lot of layers….so I decided to use this color combo with more simple and cleaner style :) The fern images were stamped on the watercolor paper and the paper was water colored with re-inkers. After the ink was completely dried, I off-stamped the images again for the shadows. The paper piercing was done on the stamped mat and the kraft layer. The cotton silk ribbon was pleated when it was attached and I embellished the pearls to complete the card.

You can purchase the same stamps, watercolor paper, cotton silk ribbon and pearls at Flourishes LLC.


Check out the Color Thowdown DT for more inspirations!!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Danielle Kennedy

Laura Pryor

LeAnne Pugliese

Tammy Hershberger



Stamps: Ferns and Fiddles, Taglines (Flourishes)
Paper:  watercolor paper (Flourishes), kiwi kiss, basic black (SU), kraft (PTI) 
Ink: India Black ink (Superior), baja breeze, kiwi kiss, old olive, close to cocoa (SU) 
Accessories: cotton silk ribbon, pearls
Tools: piercing tool, word window punch


Thank you for stopping by.



torico said...


Broni said...

This is just gorgeous, Maki! I love your watercolored ferns and that ribbon and the pearls are just the perfect finishing touches to this beautiful card! I'm so glad you're joining us this month!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh I love how this turned out!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Makiko, your fern images are SO realistic! LOVE your use of reinkers on watercolor paper!

Laura Pryor said...

I love so many things about this card!!! I love your watercoloring, the ribbon detail and the way you did the pearls and piercing is just AWESOME!! So nice to have you with us for the month! You work is beautiful!

LeAnne said...

just gorgeous! I am in love with pleating these days....so I might have to check out Flourishes' supply of ribbon!! The ferns look so real...you did an awesome job!

Barbara said...

This is just gorgeous, Maki! Love the way you used those ferns!

"Um Buggin" said...

Beautiful card Maki! I love that it is gender friendly, and can be used in so many different ways.

Thanks for sharing!


"Um Buggin" said...

Beautiful card Maki! I love that it is gender friendly, and can be used in so many different ways.

Thanks for sharing!


debhorst said...

Awesome week of celebration last week...oh so much fun!! Another great set of colors this week!! Love the artistic feel you created in this card....great ribbon treatment!!

Otter Blue said...

I just love this card! The ferns are fabulous and the ribbon and touches or pearl are tops!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

One breath taking creation after another...this is gorgeous!!


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