Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dream Until Your Dreams Come True–CTD #198


Welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! Today our colors were chosen by Kerri, and inspired by this colorful umbrella. I’m thinking it would be sweet to be lying under that umbrella right about now :)

swatch 198

So, it’s a gorgeous umbrella but these colors threw me for a loop! I finally dug out some Valentine’s pattern paper with the colors and got it done. Not sure I’m totally happy with it, but it is what it is ;-)

I’m using another image from one of today’s
MFT teasers, My Favorite Sentiments. It will be released on July 3rd and you can find out more about it at the MFT Blog.

I stamped the sentiment (is that not gorgeous, by the way?!) on a Die-namics Clearly Sentimental Label die cut and popped it up on a July release Die-namics Designer Label 3 STAX die cut, along with some bling. To bring out the warm colors, I used Die-namics Royal Rose, Die-namics Mini Royal Roses, and Die-namics Royal Leaves for a little bouquet. A little stitching finished it off! MFT card stock used on this card is: Whip Cream and Berrylicious.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the soon to be released set:


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






And that’s it! 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 CTD198 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
Anna Wight (June Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

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Stamps: My Favorite Sentiments (
Whip Cream, Berrylicious (MFT); Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Cameo Coral (SU!); Head Over Heels (Lily bee Design)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Designer Label 3 STAX, Clearly Sentimental Label, Royal Rose, Mini Royal Rose, Royal Leaves
Die-namics dies (MFT); bling, sewing machine, foam dots



  1. Stunning card Barbara, look at all those yummie paper flowers and the!

  2. Love how you did the flowers, lovely card

  3. Your card is beautiful, Bar...I love all the flowers you added and the music paper makes such a pretty background!!!!

  4. Very pretty Bar! I love the music note paper under the sentiment, very clever and lovely!

  5. Oh Barbara this is STUNNING...I love the bright floral pattern with the grey sentiment...STUNNING!!!!


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