Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Enjoy the Ride–CTD #203


Hey, there! I’m back with this week’s
Color Throwdown challenge! I’m the host this week and I chose some bright, summery colors :)

Before I get into my card, though, I have a little announcement to make. We have a new team member on the
Color Throwdown—one that’s been a huge inspiration to me and I’m sure to many others, none other than The Paper Landscaper, Denise Marzec! Woot!! We are so happy to have Denise joining us!

swatch 203

So, on to my card. I brought out an older
MFT set, WTG Enjoy the Ride, and some older patterned paper that was PERFECT for these colors. I stamped WTG on Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and did a little coloring with Copic markers and some paper piecing. Then I matted it with Orange Fizz card stock and Jellybean Green card stock, then popped it up on foam dots. I tied some twine around and tied on an Orange Fizz button. The sentiment was stamped on a Die-namics Sentiment Strip die cut and tucked under the button.

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



Here is the Die-namics die 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 CTD203 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, including our August Guest Designer, Vickie Zimmer!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec 
oan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Vickie Zimmer (August 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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WTG Enjoy the Ride (MFT)
Jellybean Green card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Whip Cream card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb; Lime Rickey (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Sentiment Strips, Orange Fizz button (MFT); twine, sewing machine, Copic markers, foam dots




  1. I'm so excited that I get to be on a team with you, Bar! I LOVE your card today, too. Such fun papers and I love that you added color to the background of your totally pops!

  2. LOVE this fun and happy card! I don't remember seeing that bicycle image's great for pulling in all these colors!

  3. Brilliant paper-piecing on this, Bar, and your shading/shadows are perfect!!!

  4. VERY cute, and awesome coloring, girlfriend... even the cast shadow is perfect! I know I gave you grief, but I ended up loving these colors! :)

  5. Love all the colors...dp is wonderful and coloring is the bg colored also! One of my FAV MFT sets and that sentiment is perfect! Glad to be guesting this month!

  6. May I just say Miss Barb, that you have rocked this color challenge out of the park! Wait, did I just mix a metaphor?

  7. She sure does look like she is have fun....wish I could ride a bike like that!!!! Love how you used the colors, Bar....the image is adorable and I love the papers you used!!!! Thanks for the bright, happy colors this week!!!!

  8. What a fun card! Perfectly paper pieced and colored!

  9. Love your fun card using these great colors Bar! Your paper piecing and coloring along with these designer papers looks excellent!

  10. Wow! This is PURE fun! LOVE these colors and the papers are just PERFECT!!!


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