Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Thinking of You–CTD #424


Hello and welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of 2017! Happy New Year to everyone—hope you’re ready to get inky! This week’s hostess is Amy Rohl and she has chosen her colors based on this gorgeous inspiration piece.


I love how this card turned out—but then, when you’re working with these awesome poppies how could you not, right? I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base and added a strip of Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack down the left side. Next I stamped a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper with the script image from LJD Pretty Poppies. I used Black Licorice hybrid ink, stamped off and then stamped lightly because I wanted just a hint of the script showing up. Then I did a watercolor wash background with Peerless Watercolors and popped it up on foam mounting tape on the base after stamping the sentiment.


Next I stamped the images from LJD Delicate Pretty Poppies, cut them out with LJD Poppies and Leaves Die-namics, colored them with Peerless Watercolors and a waterbrush, and popped them up on foam to finish.

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 CTD424 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd424 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, Leigh Penner! Since December was a short month, we’re keeping Leigh on for another month—I’m sure you’re as delighted about that as we are!

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

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


LJD Delicate Pretty Poppies, LJD Pretty Poppies (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack, Ranger Watercolor Paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Poppies and Leaves Die-namics, Peerless Watercolors, waterbrush, foam mounting tape (MFT)



  1. OMG! So beautiful and treat for the eyes! Love it!

  2. Gorgeous!!! I love the scripted background!!!

  3. Love those gorgeous poppies, Barbara! Great start to the new year.

  4. Whoa! This is drop dead gorgeousness! I didn't notice the script right away, but love the subtle look of it! Your coloring is amazing, too.


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