Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It's OK To Make Mistakes - CTD #158

Hi, all! I’m back with this week’s Color Throwdown! This week the fabulous Broni chose an interesting color combo—that I ended up falling in love with!

And I chose to work with an MFT set that was just released last night: à la modes in Talk Nerdy To Me.

She's colored with Copic markers and this paper from Basic Grey's Pyrus collection worked great! And here's the inside, with a sentiment from the set.

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 CTD158 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! We're still on our Summer schedule, but next week the whole design team should be back in the swing of things! And we are SO happy to have Julee Tilman as our September Guest Designer. Welcome, Julee!!

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper
Julee Tilman - Poetic Artistry September Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back later with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge for this week!

Stamps: à la modes in Talk Nerdy To Me (MFT)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Island Indigo (SU!); Pyrus 6 x 6 (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Oen Zig Zag Border Die-namics (MFT); seam binding, button, twine; Copic markers


  1. i looooove these colors and your à la mode is a cutie!

  2. Beautiful Bar! Your coloring is outstanding and I love this colour combo!

  3. The title of that set always makes me smile! Beautiful card and the perfect DP choice for these colors! But surely the talented Barbara never makes any mistakes! :-)

  4. This is darling, Bar! Fabulous coloring, especially the highlight on the pencil!

  5. Aaack, Bar! oooh - that's a new one! Akbar, as in the third Mughal Emperor of India! (Wikipedia makes everyone seem so smart, doesn't it? :) ) Anyway, what I was going to say before I so rudely interrupted myself... I LOVE this card! You're coloring is off-the-charts awesome and I NEED that new a la mode! Kim must have been hiding them during the store opening... (*shaking my fist in the general direction of Florida* ;) )

  6. Ha! "Talk Nerdy to Me" I love it!!! Your card is awesome. I wonder why I didn't think to use the Pyrus paper! I really had to dig to find what I did! I love it, Barbara! (And so glad you ended up liking the combo!)

  7. What an adorable image and card! I love that sentiment. ;)

  8. That girl is adorable! Lovely use of the colors on this fab card!

  9. SO SO pretty and such a a gorgeous color combo.

  10. Such a beautiful card! Your coloring is just fabulous and I love the papers and ribbon.


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