Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bloom–CTD #226



Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge. Denise has chosen a cool palette for us this week, based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.


swatch 226

Since these are pretty intense shades I decided to go very neutral with the rest of my design, so a
Sweet Tooth card stock base was my starting point. Then I cut out a Die-namics Pretty Pocket Die & Stamp Set from more white card stock and stamped it with Wisteria Wonder ink and the denim pattern from LJD Western Backgrounds. I adhered it to my card base and added some pearl and clear jewel bling and some seam binding that’s a dead ringer for Wisteria Wonder, IRL. I added a Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish in each of the two greens and topped it off with three Die-namics Upsy Daisy flowers with pearl centers. Finally, I cut a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon flag and stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink.

Here’s the inside, with a sentiment from
More Essential Sentiments.


And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the
Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD226 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Miriam Napier (January Guest Designer)
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.




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Die-namics Pretty Pocket Die & Stamp Set, More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Ink: Perfect Plum (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Pretty Pocket Die & Stamp Set, Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish, Die-namics Upsy Daisy, Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon (MFT); bling, foam dots, flat backed pearls, seam binding




  1. Stunning card! Love the pocket idea with that sweet little sentiment tag sewn in with it!

  2. Beautiful flower and foliage on the pocket!! Very well done!!

  3. love the texture... on this beautiful card.

  4. Beautiful card, girlfriend! Fabulous use of these colors!

  5. This is so pretty! Love that pocket!

  6. Love the combo of dimension and textures here Barb!

  7. This card is seriously amazing, girlie...the denim, the dimension of the flowers, soft did an awesome job with these colors! Gorgeous!

  8. Ooooh, love the flowers, Bar, and what a great idea to add the pocket...this is such a fabulous design!!!!!

  9. I love your beautiful flowers and all the fabulous flourishes!! Love all that white space too!!!

  10. Such gorgeous details on this Bar! Beautiful card!

  11. Oh wow, love those flowers and the beautiful design.


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