Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I’m Bananas For You–CTD #375 + a Video


Hi, everyone, thanks for joining me for another Color Throwdown Challenge! So, how do you like the new look at the Color Throwdown Blog? We thought we’d freshing it up for the new year :) This week Joan is our hostess and she has some tropical colors for us.

I brought out the recently released Cheeky Monkey and Cheeky Monkey Die-namics for this card. I had this idea during Release Countdown and never got around to it—just as well since it works perfectly for this challenge. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then sponged up an orange sunset sky as a backdrop. I did a little video to show you how I did it and you can find it HERE in HD or click on the button below.

I popped the background up on foam mounting tape and added Grassy Fields Die-namics, cut from Sour Apple card stock, then created my scene. I cut and stamped my banana tree trunk using BB Penguins in Paradise and BB Penguins in Paradise Die-namics using Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored it with Copic markers. I cut both sizes of banana leaves from Wild Greenery Die-namics using Sour Apple card stock and Limelight card stock and arranged them on the background.


Next I stamped the monkey and three copie of the banana bunch from Cheeky Monkey Die-namics using Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb and with Black Licorice hybrid ink, colored with Copic markers, and adhered the elements. The sentiment was stamped on Black Licorice card stock cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 4 Die-namics with Versamark, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and 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 CTD375 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd375 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!


Cheeky Monkey, BB Penguins in Paradise (MFT)
Daffodil dye ink, Orange Fizz dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Tangy Orange dye ink, Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Daffodil card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Limelight card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Cheeky Monkey, Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, Grassy Fields Die-namics, BB Penguins in Paradise Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 4 Die-namics, Wild Greenery Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder (MFT); heat tool, Copic markers



  1. That is one gorgeous sunset, Barb! I love how MFT inks "smooth out" over time. The color transition on your finished card is amazing!

  2. That background is AMAZING!! This is such a fun card! Have to say...every time I go to the CTD blog, I'm saying to myself "That Bar totally rocked the new blog design!" So fresh and clean and eye catching! Big thanks for all you do!

  3. Bar, this card is incredible! Such an adorable scene using this cute monkey! I so enjoyed watching your video and how you blended all of these colors together to get such a vibrant sunset. It was nice to hear your voice and I got a kick out of your cat's meow in the background :)

  4. I just love that cute little monkey in the palm tree, Bar, and what a fabulous background!!! Your video is wonderful, have more of a southern accent than I do...LOL!!!

  5. Alrighty then... how sweet is this!! And, as always when I stop by I have to tell ya' loved all the cards posted since this one too!!

  6. How freaking cute is this??? Love that gorgeous sunset and those awesome palm fronds!!

  7. Hello Barb, I love the new look and I am really happy to find out about the challenge on IG this past week. So fun. I am always googling over your flower creations, but this monkey is a lil cutie. Tracie Pond

    1. Tracie, thank you for the kind words! I do hope to see you playing along with us soon and often!!


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