Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thanks for Your Hospitality–CTD #361


Hey, everyone, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Tammy chose this week’s colors based on her fun inspiration piece!

swatch 361

I muted my green and yellow a bit, but they’re there!. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added a strip of Dots & Stripes Sorbet Paper Pack on the left side. Next is another panel of Sweet Tooth card stock with some embossing paste spread through MPD Scallops Stencil and popped it up on foam mounting tape. Then I made some circles by using Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics and adhered them to the base. Next up is a double ended flag from Blueprints 12 Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock and stamped with a sentiment from BB Polynesian Paradise with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. That was also popped up on foam before added the darling pineapple. It was stamped on Ranger watercolor paper cut with BB Polynesian Paradise, stamped with BB Polynesian Paradise and Black Licorice hybrid ink. It was colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and also popped up on foam.


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 CTD361 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd361 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 September Guest Designer, Kelly Latevola!

Barbara Anders
(<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis – taking a few weeks off
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Latevola – September Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


BB Polynesian Paradise (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Kraft card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Dots & Stripes Sorbet Paper Pack, Ranger watercolor paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 12 Die-namics, Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics, Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, BB Polynesian Paradise Die-namics, MPD Scallops Stencil, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder (MFT); Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, enamel dots, heat tool, palette knife



  1. Those pineapples are one of my favorite stamp sets. Love your design with the circles, pattern paper and the textured scallops.

  2. What an adorable card! Your hostess will love it.

  3. Sweet card, girlfriend! I love the layout with the circles, and your pineapple is colored perfectly!

  4. That textured background is perfect to pair up with a pineapple! Great design!


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