Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Calico Pumpkins–CTD #212


Hi, all! It’s Wednesday so it’s time for the Color Throwdown! Today’s colors are brought to you  by ME :) I recently got some of this patterned paper and I just love it! So much so that it’s what I’m using for my inspiration for this week’s colors.

swatch 212

I decided to do a little Fall scene today, using a ton of MFT Die-namics dies. I’m using Die-namics Picket Fence, Die-namics Primitive Pumpkins Die Only, Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass, Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds, and Die-namics Sunshine. I made my little wire tendrils for the pumpkins, did a little Distress Ink sponging, tied some baker’s twine around and that’s it--it was done. I’m also using Whip Cream card stock and Hot Fudge card stock from MFT.

Here’s the inside with a sentiment put together using More Essential Sentiments and Inspired by Months Of the Year.



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






And that’s it from me! 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 CTD212 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 October Guest Designer, Dawn Easton!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Dawn Easton (October 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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Inspired by Months Of the Year, More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Whip Cream card stock, Hot Fudge Card stock (MFT); More Mustard (SU!); Autumn Spice (Lilybee Designs)
Memento Rich Cocoa; Cajun Craze (SU!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Picket Fence, Die-namics Primitive Pumpkins Die Only, Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass, Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds, and Die-namics Sunshine (MFT); baker’s twine, foam dots, florist wire, Copic marker




  1. LOVED the colours!!!! Your card is awesome with those pumpkins! Need those dies :)

  2. I LOVE how you used all those different dp's together! This is a real beauty of a card!

  3. Love the papers you used, Bar, and what wonderful dies....looks like I need to go shopping again!!!!!

  4. Who knew pumpkins could look so good in calico! Love the warm, comfy feel of this!

  5. Totally love this sweet pumpkin patch scene! Great country feel with the calico prints!

  6. Fabulous fall card Bar! You are the queen of pattern papers, you always do a beautiful job of putting patterns together! Love this fall scene with the pumpkins that you created!

  7. What a sweet fall scene! Love how you mixed in all of those patterns.


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