Wednesday, May 16, 2012

If you think you can…–CTD #192


Hello! It’s time for the Color Throwdown Challenge! My bestie, Tammy, is the host this week and she has a bright and cheery color palette for us, based on this gorgeous inspiration photo.

swatch 192

I went a little more subtle with my colors because of the patterned paper I used, but I think it works—in fact I love this card. Very simple layout, but my MFT Die-namics dies and sentiment and some bling really dress it up. I stamped the sentiment, from Clearly Sentimental About Success on some pattern paper with a subtle design using my Die-namics Clearly Sentimental Label die, then popped it up on some foam dots. AFTER, I’d laid down a rhinestone flourish. Then I added the flowers, made using my Die-namics Upsy Daisy dies and my Die-namics Royal Leaves. Oh. My. Word. Do I ever love those leaf dies. So much I have two sets ;-) OK, so then I made a little double butterfly with my Die-namics Butterflies die, added some rhinestones for the body, and popped him (her?) up on the sentiment. Oh! And under the whole thing I added some twine tied in a bow. I love doing that, can you tell ;-)

Here’s the inside, with another sentiment from that set:


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on 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 later today with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

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Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Success (MFT)
Whip Cream (MFT); Sage Shadow, Tangerine Tango (SU!); Indie Chic "Saffron" (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Clearly Sentimental Label. Upsy Daisy, Royal Leaves, Butterflies Die-namics dies (MFT); buttons, bling, twine, foam dots




  1. Gorgeous, elegant...LOVE this card! Love that you used the more subdued tones of these colors!

  2. This is so pretty! Vintage feel is just lovely!

  3. This is beautiful, Barb! I love all the different flower dies.

  4. This is such an elegant and beautifully vintage use of the colors! I love it!!

  5. This is sooo pretty and elegant, Bar, especially with the flowers and pearl flourish....vintage at it's best!!!

  6. Gorgeous! Love how these colors look in a softer version.

  7. This is so uber-gorgeous, Bar! Very elegant, and I love the subtle variation of the colors for this week!


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