Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wish Big–CTD #347


Hello again, I’m back with a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Broni’s colors were inspired by this lovely Coastal décor scene.

swatch 347

My card is another that I taught in my class at the MFT Retreat. If you were in the class you will notice that one of the balloons is not the same color I used in class. When I saw how close the rest of the colors were, I simply did another balloon in the challenge color and voila! I also changed the color of the tiny star embellishment :) Obviously, I’m really big into balloon and stars recently ;-)

This card started with a Grout Gray card stock base. Then I added an Abstract Cover-Up Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and popped up on foam mounting tape for the background and built on that. The sentiment is from LLD Count the Stars, stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then also popped up. The die cut “Wish” is from LLD Stars & Wishes and was cut from Black Licorice card stock and adhered with my Quickie Glue Pen. The balloons are from MSTN Happy Pandas, cut from Ranger watercolor paper, stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink, and colored before also being popped up. Two were colored with ink: Blu Raspberry dye ink and Razzle Berry dye ink, but Steel Gray dye ink turns very pinkish when it dries so I used my Kuretake watercolors for that. A few glitter paper stars and it was done!

A sentiment from DC Life’s Direction was stamped on the inside.


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 CTD347 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd347 and #colorthrowdown on social media. 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 June Guest Designer, Nancy Thomas!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Nancy Thomas – June Guest Designer  

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

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LLD Count the Stars, MSTN Happy Pandas, DC Life’s Direction (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Blu Raspberry dye ink, Razzle Berry dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Grout Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Ranger watercolor paper (MFT); glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LLD Stars & Wishes Die-namics, MSTN Happy Pandas Die-namics, Scattered Stars Die-namics, Blueprints 25 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen, white detail embossing powder, medium water brush (MFT); heat tool, Kuretake water colors



  1. Super cool card Barb. Love the abstract background in white. The touch of colors with the balloons are brilliant.

  2. You rock that abstract background with this sweet design, girlfriend!

  3. Awesome background! Love this great design!


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