Wednesday, June 01, 2011

CTD # 144 & MFTWSC #22

How can it be a week already since the last  Color Throwdown and MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenges? Goodness, time is flying! Alas, it's true, and I've got a couple of fabulous challenges for you today. First, Cathy has chosen these colors for the Color Throwdown this week:

Sweet early summer colors, don't you think?

And here’s this week’s sketch. You can find the sketch on the MFT blog and also in the MFT forum on SCS, as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

OK, I know what you're thinking: Uh oh, it's a square card. Yeah, I don't do square cards. But I did this one and I love it. But don't go thinking I'm reformed, LOL! I won't be repeating this trick any time soon. Seriously, I couldn't figure out any way to make it A2 and still look good ;-)

You'll notice I went with white and a pop of color. And I added some embossing to give it some textural interest. I do love it. In addition to the embossing, I added interest with a Medium Simply Scallops Die-namics border strip, the sentiment, from Happy Thoughts, is using the Well Worn Die-namics set, and the flowers were made with Upsy Daisy Die-namics.

And here's the inside, with a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Love, more embossing, and another Medium Simply Scallops Die-namics strip.

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 CTD144 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! And please help us welcome June's Guest Designer, Betty Wright!

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy -
Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger -
Stamp Happy
Kristin Eberline -
Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor -
Lil' Inker Designs
Cathy Rulli - Crafty Thoughts...
Carole Burrage -
Mother's Little Helper
Betty Wright - Stamping To the Wright - June Guest Designer

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps: Happy Thoughts, Clearly Sentimental About Love (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth (MFT); Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Accessories: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Textile and Swiss Dots embossing folders (Provocraft); Medium Simply Scallops, Well Worn, Upsy Daisy Die-namics dies (MFT); foam strips, flat back pearls (craft store)


  1. this is beautiful the colors just pop out...great card


  2. so Barb what is wrong with square cards?????????? I love square cards hehe ;) ..... love your all white card with that pop of color for the flowers.

  3. Wow Barbara, that is beautiful! Love the white with the splash of color!

  4. Barbara, This card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I am going to try this today myself! Thank you for your inspiration. Pat B

  5. I saw this sketch earlier and thought it looked very interesting! Love your take on it---the bright colors on the white really stand out!

  6. Barbara, you don't do square...well you couldn't tell, this is amazing!

  7. Who knew all white could be so beautiful!!! Well, all with with those fabulous coloured flowers!!!! LOVE this!!!

  8. This is SO pretty! I love this week's colors and how you incorporated them into those beautiful layered flowers. Gorgeous!

  9. What a gorgeous card, Barbara! I love all the white space and layering, and especially the vibrant POP of color from the flowers!!

  10. I love this sketch and I love your card! Awesome white on white and gorgeous pop of color!

  11. Holy smokes! This is stunning...inside and out. LOVE the white on white with that gorgeous pop of color from your perfectly layered cluster of flowers. ♥ LOVE ♥

    Oh, and you don't do square?! Say it isn't so...because it sure LOOKS like you do square!!

  12. I love the look of all that embossed white! ;)

  13. Oooh this is stunning!! Loving the white with a fab splash of colour!
    Absolutely gorgeous!
    Kaz x

  14. This is, hands down, one of the MOST gorgeous cards I have ever seen! LOVE all the white space and the POP of color with all those flowers! You, my friend, ROCK!

  15. Look at you rockin' the all white card with pops of colorful flowers! Just beautiful, Barbara!

  16. Oh My! That white on white is stunning! Such a beautiful card.

  17. Amazing, Barbara! The white with splashes of color is perfect with these bright colors! And you pulled off square like a pro! I had no idea you didn't like making square cards!! Have a great weekend :)

  18. I LOVE this. All that white mixed with texture and the pop of color is AMAZING!

  19. OMG, Hell is freezing over.... she MADE A SQUARE CARD! OMFG! AND it's BEAUTIFUL! Guess you should make 'em square more often! LOL

  20. Stunning! Love the white with the pretty flowers!

  21. Oh my goodness! This card is gorgeous!!!!!


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