Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fall Leaf Candle Ring–CTD #259


Hi, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown challenge! This week Melody has chosen a delightful Fall color palette for us, based on a gorgeous inspiration photo!

swatch 259

I decided to go all home décor with this challenge. I hadn’t used MFT’s new Die-namics Autumn Wreath set yet, and since I love Fall I thought it was time I get it out and got to cutting :) I thought these sweet little leaves would make a great candle ring and I think I was right. This color palette works great to bring some Fall into my living room so I got to work.

First of all, I cut a base ring from chipboard with my Die-namics Circle STAX. I used two layers, glued together, to provide strength. Then I cut the large ring of leaves from Hot Fudge card stock and adhered it to my chipboard base ring. Next I cut lots of the individual leaves from Brick Red card stock, Primitive White card stock, Kraft card stock, and some with Sage Shadow. I shaped each leaf a bit and sponged the edges of each with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before adhering them to the Hot Fudge card stock base.

Here’s a close up of it, off the candle—I really love how it turned out.


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 CTD258 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
Melody Rupple
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Susan Roberts – September Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: None
Kraft card stock, Primitive White card stock, Hot Fudge card stock, Brick Red card stock (MFT); Sage Shadow (SU!)
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Circle STAX, Die-namics Autumn Wreath (MFT)



  1. FANTASTIC design, girlfriend! What detailed work, but so worth it! Beautiful!

  2. I absolutely love this, are such an enabler!!! I gotta get that Autumn Wreath!!!!

  3. Love the candle ring....would look great on a wreath too or a wreath on a card- wreath on a card would be quicker :)

  4. Wow, this is such a great idea to use that wreath die! Love your idea!

  5. How pretty! What a wonderful idea and great way to use the new autumn wreath die!

  6. What a great idea for the wreath die! It looks fabulous!


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