Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Sending You Strength–CTD #474


Hello everyone and welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of 2018! Amy Rohl is our hostess this week and she has chosen some neutral colors based on her seasonal inspiration piece.


I wanted to play on the inspiration piece as well as the colors so I started with a Stone Gray card stock card front and stamped Modern Trees with Black Licorice hybrid ink. I splattered some white craft paint for snow, then added Snow Drifts Die-namics cut from Whip Cream card stock.


Before popping the front layer up on foam tape, I stamped the sentiment from Essential Sentiments. To finish, I added a little birdie from Sweet Forest Friends, colored with Copic markers.

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 CTD474 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd474 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 Guest Designer, Debra James, who is going to stay with us through January!

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

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


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Modern Trees, Essential Sentiments, Sweet Forest Friends
Die-namics: Snow Drifts, Sweet Forest Friends
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Whip Cream, Stone Gray, No-Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Copics, craft tweezers
Other: white craft paint, art brush



  1. Saw this at Color Thowdown Barbara and had to pop by to say how absolutely gorgeous it is! A perfect take on a difficult colour scheme!

  2. Barbara, this is a lovely winter CAS designed car. I absolutely LOVE it!


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