Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thinking of You–CTD #311


Are you ready for a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! I’m hosting this week and this is the photo that that inspired my colors.

swatch 311

I started with a Kraft Card Stock base, stamped with Burlap Background and Natural Ink. The sentiment is from LJD Out On a Limb and was stamped with Chocolate Brown ink, then I added Falling leaves Die-namics, cut from Steel Blue Card Stock, Sour Apple Card Stock, and Sno Cone Card Stock in a cascade arrangement. I sponged them with Kraft Ink before adhering them and finished off with some enamel dots.


Another sentiment from LJD Out On a Limb was stamped on the inside with Chocolate Brown 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 CTD311 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
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Lisa Henke – September Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again soon!

1CAS Supplies2 

Burlap Background, LJD Out On a Limb (MFT)
Kraft Ink, Chocolate Brown Ink (MFT)
Kraft Card Stock, Steel Blue Card Stock, Sour Apple Card Stock, Sno Cone Card Stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Falling Leaves Die-namics (MFT); enamel dots

1CAS Signature2


  1. so, so lovely. Those leaves look fantastic in those colors.

  2. Love you take on this color combo... that light background on the craft is perfect with the leaves.... so so pretty!

  3. Oh Wow! Love this card! The unexpected leaf colors look great on the the Kraft.

  4. Beautiful falling leaves. Love the textures and the soft sponging.

  5. Great Fall card, Barbara! Love the leaves in those colors!

  6. Bar, these leaves are INCREDIBLE! Such a gorgeous card!!

  7. That's a GORGEOUS pile of leaves, girlfriend!

  8. Amazing texture on this gorgeous card! That burlap background stamp is on my wishlist and this card has made me move it up to the top) Love the colors of those leaves, too!

  9. The leaves are fabulous against the background!! Love the card before and twine for the vertical elements...squeezing two comments in one :)

  10. Love love love this card. Those colors are perfect for the leaves, and the falling shape is beautiful. Just gorgeous. :)


  11. Beautiful leaf collage! They really look fabulous in these colors!

  12. Lovely fresh look with the blues and grays mixed into the leaves!


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