Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Best Wishes–Color Throwdown Challenge #595

Hey, there, and welcome to a brand new
Color Throwdown Challenge! My girl Jodi is our hostess this week and I love her color choices!! Hope to see you all playing along with us this week!

I was SO excited to see Lily Die-namics return with the recent MFT Vault Release!!! It was always a favorite of mine and I missed it! I decided to use it today even though the colors are non-traditional. Or are they??? When researching lilies to get my coloring authentic, I ran across this Blue Heart Lily. How cool is that???

So, to begin, I cut the lilies from No Line Coloring card stock and the leaves from Black Licorice card stock. I colored the lilies with Copic markers, adding details with Staedtler fine line pens and adhered them together, curving the petals for some dimension. I added some white craft paint to some of the leaves for contrast, then I sponged the background: Broken China Distress Ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, splattered with white craft ink and black acrylic ink and popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape after stamping the sentiment from Happy Hummingbirds with Extreme Black Hybrid ink.

Next I cut Black & White Stripes paper pack with A2 Rectangle Frames Die-namics and popped it up on foam on the card front. To finish, I arranged the lilies and leaves and adhered them with hot glue.

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 CTD595 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd595 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!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
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Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen

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

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Happy Hummingbirds
Die-namics: Lily, A2 Rectangle Frames
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, Black Licorice
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Smart Grid Paper Pad

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner,Multi Medium Matte Glue, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, white craft paint, black acrylic ink, small art brush, Staedtler fine line pens, Broken China Distress Ink


  1. The flowers are so striking against the black. Beautiful!

  2. Beautiful card. Love the pretty lilies done in the blue.

  3. Gorgeous. I love the coloring of your flowers and the subtle background.


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