Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Happy For You–CTD #377


Hi, everyone, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Lisa is our hostess this week and for her very first challenge she has chosen an awesome combo—based on her equally awesome inspiration piece. 

I just love that rustic look, so I kind of went with a bit of a rustic look for my card. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base and stamped up Distressed Patterns using Black Licorice dye ink, Kraft dye ink, and Daffodil dye ink for a background. Next I stamped some Kraft card stock with Natural dye ink and Woodplank Background, then cut a tag with Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics. The grommet was made from Black Licorice card stock, I added some baker’s twine, and popped it up on foam mounting tape.


Next I added a Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics cut from Cement Gray card stock and a butterfly from LJD Blissful Butterflies and LJD Blissful Butterflies Die-namics stamped with Daffodil dye ink and popped up on foam. The sentiment from the set was stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock cut with Blueprints 20 Die-namics, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and popped up on foam. I finished off with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

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 CTD377 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd377 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 January Guest Designer, Amy Rysavy!

Barbara Anders (<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Amy Rysavy – January Guest Designer

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


LJD Blissful Butterflies, Woodplank Background, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Black Licorice dye ink, Kraft dye ink, Natural dye ink, Daffodil dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Kraft card stock, Cement Gray card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 20 Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, LJD Blissful Butterflies Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (MFT); baker’s twine



  1. I love everything about this Bar! such a sweet pretty rustic take on the colors.

  2. Ooooh, I love the background you created, Bar, and the butterfly and branch on the kraft tag looks fantastic!!!!

  3. Love the grunge/distressed BG on this card!

  4. LOVE this card with every element placed to perfection! It just popped in the gallery!

  5. Wonderful card, Bar! Love all of the pretty layers and splashes of watercolor.


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