Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love–CTD #176


Welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown challenge! Today’s colors were chosen by Joan and here is her inspiration piece:

swatch 176

Don’t you just love that image!! And what a gorgeous color palette!

I decided to make another Valentine card with it using MFT’s Clearly Sentimental About Love. I stamped the sentiment on a Layered Labels Die-namics die cut and popped it up on several layers. I have an Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics die cut and a Simply Scallops, Medium Die-namics border going on :) And, of course, a Pretty Posies flower with Upsy Daisy Die-namics leaves on to of a double twine bow.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:

layered label Die-namics





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 CTD176 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
Danielle Kennedy
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Stacy Morgan (January Guest Designer)

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

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Love (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Hot Fudge, Whip Cream; Head Over Heels 6 x 6 (Lilybee Design)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Layered Labels, Simply Scallops, Medium, Open Scallop Doily Duo, Pretty Posies, Upsy Daisy Die-namics dies (MFT); button, twine, sewing machine, foam dots



  1. Love this---that inspiration photo is gorgeous and so is your card!

  2. This is beautiful, Barbara! I love that dp and your gorgeous flowers!

  3. Love your combination of patterned gorgeous!!

  4. I just love the papers you used for this beauty, Bar, and the flower is really pretty!!!!! You always make such fabulous art, gf!!!

  5. This is loely Barbara. You do sentiment focus cards so well. Nicely done. Thanks for having me guest this month with you guys!

  6. This is so pretty! Love that pretty flower you made and the sentiment is fabulous!

  7. Ooh, this is so prety! I love all of the different patterns. They work so well together!

  8. Love all those die cuts and the zig-zag, floral, gingham and music paper mixes!!!

  9. Ooo I love your mix of pretty patterns on your card, it gives it a great shabby chic look! And your die cut flower, scallops and doily are the perfect touch!

  10. Wow! So Pretty Miss Barbara! Love your terrific Layout and the Lovely flower and dp's! Really loving the open scallop doily peeking out too! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)



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