Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy April Birthday–CTD #187


It’s almost Wednesday so it’s almost time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! I’m posting a little early so you get a sneak at this week’s challenge :)

Joan is this week’s host and she has some gorgeous colors picked out for us to play with—she used this lovely scene for her color inspiration:

swatch 187

Mmmmm, that looks GOOD, doesn’t it?!

Alrighty, then, let’s get to my card! I’m using
MFT’s Inspired by Flowers, Set 2 for the focal image for my card.

First, I put my card base together and stitched around, adding a Die-namics High Tea Party Doily die cut for some texture and interest and layered on a Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX die cut. Then I tied some Lilac Baker’s Twine around and added a button, tied with a bow and the sentiment, from Inspired by Months Of the Year, also cut with a Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX die. I stamped the daisy image on some of my fave Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb paper and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut it out with my Die-namics Circle STAX, sponged the edges, and matted it with a Die-namics Open Scallop Doily Duo die cut. I adhered the flower element on foam dots and few Dew Drops for balance finished it off!

Here’s the inside, with another flag and another sentiment, this one from Finishing Flourishes.


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



MFT_Open ScallopDoily_PreviewGraphic copy


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 CTD187 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
Julia Aston (April Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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Stamps: Inspired by Flowers, Set 2, Inspired by Months Of the Year, Finishing Flourishes (MFT)
Sweet Tooth, Hot Fudge (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb; Kioshi and Basics White (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Circle STAX, Fishtail Flag STAX, High Tea Party Doily, Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics dies, Baker’s twine, button, Dew Drops, Copic markers, sewing machine, foam dots




  1. Good morning, Barbara,
    Easter blessings!

    I love your CTD187 card. It's just so lovely!

    Just had a quick question on the paterned paper you used. Is it Basic Grey? Whatever it is, I have to have it!

    Thanks so much!

  2. SO pretty Barbara! love the floral papers you used and the wonderful die cuts - your daisy is colored beautifully!

  3. This is just gorgeous, Barbara! I love the dp you used and that daisy is so pretty!

  4. This is sooo pretty, Bar...you have used some of my favorite BG papers and I love all the dies you used, especially the lacy doily!!!!!

  5. Utterfly GORGEOUS! You achieved some INCREDIBLE dimension on that daisy!

  6. Wow! I love that flower and the beautiful feminine look of your card! The inside is just as beautiful!!

  7. What a lovely, feminine card! The floral paper looks so pretty with the image.

  8. Bar your card is beautiful! I really like your use of the two banners as well as the pretty lace doily in your background. And your daisy looks like I could pluck it from your card!

  9. Gorgeous card...inside and out! Those papers worked great for these colors and your daisy looks unbelievably realistic!


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