Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Merry Christmas–CTD #218


Happy hump day! Being as it’s hump day, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Lynn has given us a doozie, LOL! Actually, it’s a gorgeous color combo but I was determined to get a Christmas card out of it. It was a little tough to pull off but I think I managed to do it.

swatch 218

Simple layout with which to frame the fabulous new MFT Die-namics Winter Wreath, made from Hot Fudge card stock and Soft Suede. The bow is Tempting Turquoise and I brought in the Caribbean with the pearl “berries”, which are colored with Copic markers to match. The once Sweet Tooth button was also colored with a Copic marker—I have a million buttons but not ONE was Tempting Turquoise, LOL! It’s tied on with hemp cord and the sentiment, from the new Stitched Stockings, was stamped on a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon flag.

Here’s the inside, with another sentiment from
Stitched Stockings and a Die-namics Gift Card Pocket – Vertical.


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 CTD218 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, Lynn Mercurio!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Lynn Mercurio (November 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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Stitched Stockings (MFT)
Natural card stock, Hot Fudge card stock (MFT); Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede (SU!); Welcome Home (Bo Bunny)
Memento Rich Cocoa 
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Winter Wreath, Die-namics Gift Card Pocket – Vertical, Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon, hemp cord, Sweet Tooth button, sewing machine, Copic markers, flat backed pearls




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  2. Gorgeous, Bar! I think you did an awesome job using the colors for a Christmas card! I just love that wreath die!

  3. I love this! It's perfectly simple and elegant at the same time!

  4. I never would have thought these colors would work for Christmas, but that wreath was perfect for the focal point! Beautiful!

  5. so beautiful, perfect colour combination!

  6. Love the wreath with the little blue pearl berry accents--so pretty and elegant!

  7. Your wreath is absolutely stunning, Bar....I sooo love how you used the colors this week!!!!

  8. Gorgeous! I love the wreath layered on that antique-y paper and perfect stitching!


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