Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunflower Hello–CTD #253


Hey, there! It’s time for another
Color Throwdown challenge! Wanda has given us a bright, summer palette to play work with today.

swatch 253

Fun colors, right??? I was totally inspired by the inspiration photo, too, so I brought out my Die-namics Sunflower for this challenge. My card base is Smoky Slate that I stamped with Versamark and LJD Darling Dots to give it a little interest. Then I stamped my go to set, Abstract Art, in the challenge colors on Primitive White card stock. I made my leaves with Die-namics Royal Leaves and Smoky Slate card stock and finished off with some matching enamel dots. The sentiment is from LJD Pretty Poppies stamped with Smoky Slate ink.

Here’s the inside, with another sentiment from LJD Pretty Poppies.


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 CTD253 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!  
Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Stacey Schafer – July Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Abstract Art, LJD Pretty Poppies, LJD Darling Dots (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White card stock (
MFT); Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Versamark
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Sunflower, Die-namics Royal Leaves (MFT); enamel dots, foam tape



  1. I LOVE sunflowers!!! Can't wait to have this set!

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  3. This is a great happy card Barbara. Love the abstract art colors under the flower. Going into my inspiration file.

  4. Awesome card, Barbara! That sunflower is perfect with the colors and I've just added the Abstract Art set to my wish list. Love it!

  5. So pretty! Love the little stripes of color under the sunflower.

  6. I looove the Abstract Art set, Bar...it makes such a fabulous background...love the layered flower, too!!!!

  7. This MFT sunflower is just perfect for these colors! Love the artsy BG and the polka dotted edge...gorgeous!!


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