Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Aloha–CTD #289


Hi, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! Monika is our host this week and she’s been inspired by this gorgeous butterfly image

swatch 289

These colors made me think “tropical” for some reason so that’s the direction into which I went. Not sure I arrived, LOL, but I headed there. I started by making a Hibiscus Die-namics flower using Grapesicle card stock, Insulation Pink card stock, and Gumdrop Green card stock. I made the center spike from a pipe cleaner that I colored with a Copic marker. The background was air brushed with Copic markers in the attempt to create a sunset. I left it “splotchy” intentionally to create the illusion of clouds. The sentiment was made by cutting Sweet Tooth card stock with LLD Little Lowercase Letters Die-namics and popping them up on foam. This panel was popped up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base and finished off with some matching sequins.

The inside has a sentiment from MPD Tropical Sensations, stamped with Black Licorice Hybrid ink.


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 CTD289 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
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Jeanne Jachna – April Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1CAS Supplies2

MPD Tropical Sensations (MFT)
Black Licorice Hybrid ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Grapesicle card stock, Insulation Pink card stock, Gumdrop Green card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Hibiscus Die-namics, LLD Little Lowercase Letters Die-namics (MFT); hot glue, pipe cleaner, Copic markers, air compressor, sequins, foam tape

1CAS Signature2


  1. So, so pretty! Makes me want to get out my grass skirt and coconut bra! :-) Love that you used the soft tones of these colors!

  2. Barbara, this is so beautiful and I think you did achieve a tropical look. I love it.

  3. So pretty Barbara. Love the tropical look. The sponged background looks amazing with the sequins.

  4. Pretty Card, like the way your embellishments dance across your card!

  5. Seriously LOVE that background!!

  6. How pretty with the lovely flower and all the sequins....beautiful island design!!!

  7. Gorgeous! If you don't think this card "arrived" then let's just take it and go to Hawaii and see how it looks there? :)


Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...