Wednesday, April 11, 2018

You’re a Treasure–Color Throwdown Challenge #488


Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Lynn is challenging us with some fresh colors based on her lovely inspiration piece.


Sometimes the inspiration piece really drives my design but not this time, LOL! I was looking though my stamps and spied this parrot and that’s all she wrote! A tropical themed card was born!

I was aiming for a “looking through a rock formation” look so used Oval STAX Die-namics to build it out with the island scene in the distance. I watercolored the background, stamped and colored the images with Copic markers, and staged the treasure chest within the “cave”.


The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder to carry through on the treasure theme. I thought it needed something else so I added the palm tree from Beach Scene Builder Die-namics.

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 CTD488 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd488 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 April Guest Designer, Hannelie Bester!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe – taking a few weeks off
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Hannelie Bester – April Guest Designer

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


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Party Like a Pirate
Die-namics: Beach Scene Builder, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Oval STAX Set 1, Oval STAX Set 2
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Sunshine, Kraft, Chocolate Brown, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, Copic Opaque White, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool



  1. The dimension you created here is amazing and wonderful coloring!

  2. Oh I LOVE the window you created on this!! I NEED to try this technique. FABULOUS design!


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