Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Hello, Friend–CTD #191


Hi, all! I’m back again with this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week, Lynn is our host and has chosen a gorgeous palette for us to work with.

swatch 191

Aren’t those some gorgeous colors together? Love ‘em! I decided to go really CAS so none of the colors would get lost. I’ve had this idea simmering in the back of my mind for a while and I thought this was the perfect time to drag it out :)

First of all, I decided where I wanted the sentiment and stamped that, from
MFT’s Finishing Flourishes set, then I cut out two of each color with my Die-namics Butterflies dies, added some gems to their bodies, and popped them up on foam. To finish it off, I added three gems over the sentiment. SO simple but I love it!

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set. I added another card stock layer to give it more body.


Here is the
Die-namics die I used for this card:

Butterflies 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 CTD191 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
Kitty Caracciolo (May Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back a little later with my first Flourishes sneak for May!

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Stamps: Finishing Flourishes (MFT)
Sweet Tooth (MFT); Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, Pacific Point (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Butterflies Die-namics dies (MFT); gems; foam tape




  1. This is an awesome way to use all those colors. I love this!

  2. This is gorgeous Bar! So fresh, pretty and alive with movement, I love the butterflies they're wonderful!

  3. I love how crisp and beautiful all the butterflies are against the white. Gorgeous! Someone above commented on the movement and it is so true. I love it!

  4. LOVE your trail of butterflies...genius idea! Each color really pops against the white!

  5. What a beautiful design, Bar...the butterflies all look gorgeous with their bling and the awesome challenge colors...fabulous, for sure!!!!

  6. Love the CAS style of this! Beautifully clean and yet so elegant! Love the added bling!

  7. Love the clean and simple design! The bold colored butterflies just pop off of the background!


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