Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hello Sunshine–CTD #325


Hi, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown! Tammy has chosen an awesome color combo for us this week based on this totally retro designed fabric swatch.

swatch 325

I really so love this color combo, and I’m rather pleased with my card using them :) I started with a Grout Gray card stock base. On some water color paper I did a wash using Berrylicious dye ink refill, then added some embossing paste through Cloudy Day stencil. I added three Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics cut from the following: Orange Fizz card stock stamped with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and LJD Darling Dots, Berrylicious card stock stamped with LJD Spring Backgrounds and Steel Gray dye ink, and Steel Gray card stock stamped with Typewriter Text Background and Steel Gray dye ink. I stamped the sentiment, from MSTN I Love You More with Steel Gray dye ink and lightly colored the sun with Copic markers. Then I popped up a Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics sun cut from Banana Split card stock with foam mounting tape. I finished off with a few sequins.

On the inside is another sentiment from MSTN I Love You More, stamped with Steel Gray ink on Sweet Tooth card stock. If was matted with Berrylicious card stock, cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics.


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 CTD325 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, including our incredibly talented January Guest Designer, Bonnie Sharp and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Cassie Trask!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Bonnie Sharp – January Guest Designer
Cassie Trask – Guest Star Stamper   

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LJD Darling Dots, LJD Spring Backgrounds, Typewriter Text Background, MSTN I Love You More (MFT)
Steel Gray dye ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Grout Gray card stock, Banana Split card stock, Berrylicious card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics, Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Cloudy Day stencil, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen (MFT); embossing paste, Copic marker, sequins

1CAS Signature2


  1. What a Cheerful Card! The sequins look like sparkles of sunlight.

  2. SO Gorgeous Bar! LOVE that stunning sky! I was inspired by you today with the stripes on my card. MISS YOU!

  3. Oh I like this so much! I have been debating this stamp set for the last week and I think I am over the edge now…. My hubby thanks you I'm sure lol!

  4. What a sweet card Barb. Love the sunny and cheerful scene. The clouds look fantastic!

  5. Awesome sky with the watercoloring and the textured clouds! Love this card!

  6. How cute with that fabulous sky and the sweet sentiment....I sooo need that stamp set!!!


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