Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sunflower Birthday–CTD #276


Hello, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown! I’m the host this week and I drew on this inspiration piece for my colors.

swatch 276

I started with a Kraft card stock base, then stenciled some modeling paste on a Sweet Tooth card stock panel using the On the Diagonal Stencil. To add some contrast, I sponged some red waterproof ink over it after it dried. I then added a Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics cut from Steel Gray card stock and then a Sunflower Die-namics flower cut from Lemon Drop card stock. The center was cut from Kraft card stock and everything got sponged with distress ink. The sentiment, from LJD Vintage Frames, was stamped on Sweet Tooth card stock with Steel Gray ink and popped up on foam. Some red enamel dots finish it off.

The inside has another sentiment from LJD Vintage Frames.


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 CTD276 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
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Linda McClain – January Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1CAS Supplies2

LJD Vintage Frames (MFT)
Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, Steel Gray card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Sunflower Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, On the Diagonal stencil (MFT); modeling past, foam tape, enamel dots

1CAS Signature2


  1. Love how you used the stencil for the background! Gorgeous card!

  2. I love the background, the hint of color on the stencil. I never think to use stencils, but it seems they are more popular now. Lovely card!

  3. Love the stenciled background, Bar, and your flower is sooo pretty!!!!!

  4. Beautiful card Barb. Love that gorgeous sunflower and the background! The touch of red looks amazing on the paste.

  5. Awesome use of the colors - I love that partial background!!

  6. I just LOOOOOVE how this turned out, girlfriend! The hint of red on the stenciled background is fantastic!

  7. Very pretty card. I like the background you created with that stencil.

  8. Beautiful! Love the red sponging over the embossing paste--so pretty!

  9. did me in with this card! I broke down and ordered that sunflower die - lol! LOVE the touch of color added to the paste BG!


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