Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Thank You–CTD #236


Hey, there! It’s time for another Color Throwdown! This week, the fabulous Lynn has an awesome color combo for us, inspired by these lovely pansies.

swatch 236

This doesn’t happen to me very often, but I had NO patterned paper with these purples in it so I made my own :) I stamped the small dots from LJD Darling Dots on Orchid Opulence card stock with Rich Razzleberry ink for the background. Then I made a frame for it with Rich Razzleberry card stock using my Die-namics Blue Prints 1 large layer and a Die-namics Rectangle STAX die. The proportions were perfect!

Next, I cut one of each of the layers from
Die-namics Layered Rose and started to create my flower--the two largest layers from Orchid Opulence and the three smaller from Rich Razzleberry. First, I sponged some Rich Razzleberry ink on the two larger layers, more on the second largest to help them blend, then shaped the petals of all five with my Paper Blossoms Took Kit. I used a Lemon Drop button for the center and popped it up on an Almost Artichoke Die-namics Leafy Flourish die cut. The sentiment is from Die-namics Airplane Greetings Die & Stamp Set and was stamped on Whip Cream card stock with Black Licorice ink and framed with Die-namics LLD Accent It – Labels and Tabs.

The inside has a sentiment from
More Essential Sentiments:


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 CTD236 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. And, help us give a warm welcome to April’s Guest Designer, Frances Byrne.

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Frances Byrne – April Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back a little later with this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge.

Die-namics Airplane Greetings Die & Stamp Set, More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Whip Cream card stock (MFT); Always Artichoke, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Black Licorice ink (MFT); Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Blueprints 1, Die-namics Rectangle STAX, Die-namics Leafy Flourish Medium, Die-namics Layered Rose, Die-namics LLD Accent It – Labels and Tabs, Lemon Drop button (MFT); foam tape, twine



  1. LOVE the framing on this, and that flower is pretty and frilly with the shaping and sponging on the petals!

  2. Gorgeous card Bar! Love your take on this week's colors with your pretty layered flower!

  3. WOW Bar, this is gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful, the polka dot paper in the background and what a gorgeous layered flower!!!!

  5. Beautiful! That flower is just amazing.

  6. Stunning card! Love the recessed frame idea!


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