Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Love Yourself–CTD #208


Hi, all, it’s Color Throwdown time! This week’s colors are brought to us by the amazingly talented Denise and are such sweet colors—as seen in her gorgeous inspiration photo.

swatch 208

I kinda went all mixed media on this card, LOL! And had a ton of fun doing it! I think the base part is pretty self-explanatory—some distressed up patterned paper from a long-retired Basic Grey collection called Sultry. It might be retired, but it was PERFECT for this color combo. Then I added a couple of MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX strips (I really have to fight to NOT use these on every. single. card!), with their ends torn. Next up was a bright pink bling flourish that I swiped with an Adirondack white paint dabber.

The next element started out life as some white corrugated paper. I cut it out with my Die-namics Own Your Story Stamp Set & Four Point Frame, swiped it pretty heavily with some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, from the Summer Seasonal Set, and then swiped it with the white paint dabber, as well. I love how the colors mixed! Then I cut a piece of ledger paper from Basic Grey’s White Basics collection with my Die-namics Notebook Edge die, stamped the sentiment from Just My Type, distressed it and swiped some Picked Raspberry ink on top. I stamped the leafy flourishes with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, also from the Summer Seasonal Set. All patterned paper edges were also sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add some age.

The last thing was to make some Die-namics Royal Roses and Die-namics Royal Leaves, ALSO swiped with the white paint dabber. I’m lovin’ that thing, too!

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the 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 CTD208 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 AWESOME guest designer, Sherry Cheever of Walkin’ on the BAD Side! Welcome, Sherry!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Sherry Cheever (September Guest Designer) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, and back again tomorrow with another September teaser!



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Die-namics Own Your Story Stamp Set & Four Point Frame (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); Garden Green (SU!); Sultry, White Basics (Basic Grey); white corrugated paper
Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Seasonal Set, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Own Your Story Stamp Set & Four Point Frame, Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX, Die-namics Notebook Edge, Die-namics Royal Rose, Die-namics Royal Leaves (MFT); foam tape, bling, white paint dabber, hot glue/gun, distressing tool, Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz)



  1. Beautiful card, Bar! And that paper is just perfect (and I never would have guessed it was old Basic Grey... I thought it was a more recent Cosmo Cricket line!)

  2. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the details of your creative process; I love the use of the ledger paper with the notebook edge Die-namic... that's something I want to try, once I get one for myself! ;)

  3. Gorgeous Barbara!! Love the distressing and lovely dps with the pretty flowers ;)

  4. so pretty, love the beautiful dp and the flowers and design

  5. This is gorgeous Bar! I love those roses and the color combo is fabulous!

  6. This is seriously GORGEOUS, Bar! the feminine papers, the flowers, and all that bling. Awesome design!!

  7. This is fabulous! Love the depth from all the distressed elements and the cluster of rolled roses, too.

  8. Wowza, this is gorgeous Bar! All of your details flow together so beautifully, your roses, pink bling and pretty floral paper look wonderful!

  9. You have used so many beautiful design elements, Bar...the pearl flourishes, the corrugated layer, the wonderful rolled roses....I love every gorgeous detail!!!!

  10. Gorgeous card, Barb! Love the layout and those roses. So glad that I'm getting to work with your girls this month . . . It's gonna be fun!

  11. Soo pretty! TFs joy4metoo at hotmail dot com

  12. LOVE this beauty! Great rolled roses and that is some of my all-time fave BG paper!

  13. This is so gorgoeus. I Love those beautiful papers.

  14. OMG Bar, this is freakin' gorgeous!


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