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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Color Throwdown and Belli Challenges


Hello everyone...it's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Cathy chose some awesome colors this week: Ballet Blue, Light Green, and Dark Green! I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #104 for my layout and the Rubbernecker Wildflower stamp for the foliage. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker's Party Time set. The foliage was stamped with Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi...the papers are from Basic Grey's Kioshi and the butterflies were punched from Ballet Blue cardstock. The lace, pearls, and sewing finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Ballet Blue
Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Pearls, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Nestabilities, Lace, Sewing Machine

Be sure to check out what the CTD team has created with these colors!!
Barbara
Broni
Cathy
Kristin

I hope you can join us for the Color Throwdown Challenge......check out their blog for all the details!!!
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Creative Belli Challenge #111
Welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!! The challenge this two weeks is a fun one....use felt on your project!! This can include using the felt to make flowers, scallops, butterflies, ribbons, or use felt stickers like I did.....what ever you little heart desires!!! Be sure to use something old and forgotten from your stash, too...the Belli Challenge is all about using your old stuff and forgotten treasures!!!
The adorable little Woolies from Basic Grey's Indian Summer Collection were added to the layers created with Indian Summer dp. The white background was run through the Cuttlebug with a wood grain folder and distressed with Sahara Sand. The Mojo Monday Sketch # 178 was used for the layout and the pink ribbon and Candy Dots are the finishing touches.
Recipe:
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Really Rust, Basic Grey's Indian Summer
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Basic Grey Woolies, Nestabilities, Candy Dots, Wood Grained Embossing Folder, Ribbon
Be sure to stop by the other Belli Girls blogs to see what they made for you today....you will find lots of awesome inspiration!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC111 in the keywords section.
Chris Dickinson

37 comments:

Jerri Jimenez said...

Be still my heart! These cards are drop-dead gorgeous girlie!

Carole of Brum said...

Good afternoon, Joan, you made 2 gorgeous cards today. Ooooh beautiful colours on the first card, I love the stitching and how you used the blue as an accent rather than part of the background, just superb. And the felt card is adorable, such a cute way you've laid everything out. Hope it's not too cold over there today, it's pretty chilly and dull for us. CoB

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Your cards are beautiful, the colors on the first one, are so spring and soft, love the image with the butterflies and the touch of lace on the side, just love all the little details you added. I hope to someday stitch on my cards :) The second one is great with the felt bird with those colors so striking.

Rae said...

You designed two beautiful cards around those color combinations! I love them both!

Laura Pryor said...

Totally beautiful projects, Joan!

Liz Williams said...

Haven't had time lately to get over to my favorite blogs (like yours) but glad I took a minute this morning to see these lovelies you've been creating!! Love your style!!

jdmommy said...

Wonderful cards, GF! Love that felt bird for the Belli!

*Vicki* said...

Joan, what I can say besides these are both so brilliant!! I love your stitching details on both, the colors and wonderful Vintage style designs!! TFS!! HUGS

Tammy said...

Just beautiful Joan! I love the stitching and I especially like how you highlighted the larger butterfly. Wonderful cards.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan! LOVE what you did with the CTD colors, and that lace is fabulous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Joan! The Kioshi paper goes perfectly with these colors!

Linda Palmer said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the one with the blues and greens the best. You do such beautiful work.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- love your interpretation of the color challenge- so soft and pretty! And, the fely bird on the Mojo sketch- perfect! Love it!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards Joan! the stitching and lace are so pretty on the green card - and that felt bird is so fun!

big congrats on your card in PaperCrafts Magazine GF!! whoo hoo!!!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous cards Joan!!!
I just love seeing blue & green cards and yours has so many pretty elements, love it!!!

lovin' your little felt birdie and all these wonderful layers...again Joan, Gorgeous!!
hugs & blessings!

Monique said...

What pretty cards Joan.. I love that lace on the first one..wow.. Your bird made of felt is fabulous.. I really should use more felt on my projects..Thanks for all the inspiration :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Joan!!Both of these are beautiful!!I love the colors and images on both!!!
Hugs,
Chris

Barb said...

Joan, both cards are knockouts! I love the Color Throw Down combination and the details of your card really show it off. The Belli card is so pretty! Great details and sketch.

joy said...

Love your card! I like how you have placed each element and the colors you have combined so well! -- Of course I LOVE your perfect bow!

Crystal said...

WOW Joan you are amazing, you totally aced these colors and these are sooooo beautiful!

Noelle said...

Hi Joan! Both LOVELY as usual! I love what you did with the Mojo sketch, the colors are so rich! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow..I really love your use of the CTD colors! This card is gorgeous!

Kristin Eberline said...

Oh, Joan! BOTH cards are just gorgeous! I LOVE your stitching on the CTD card and your pretty main image with the blue butterflies ♥ The lace strip is such a lovely finishing touch...your card sings spring and romanticism to me :]

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Joan! I have those BG Woolies and never thought to use them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn B. said...

These are both wonderful.. Makes me think of spring..That bird is so pretty in those colors. Love the throw down colors this week..

Posh Cat Crafts said...

What a beautiful bird and so wonderfully embellished
Hugs
Tamara

Olena said...

Super cute card! Love it! Olena

Broni said...

I LOVE how you used the butterflies to add the perfect POP of blue to the CTD card! And that lace is gorgeous!! Your Belli card is so beautiful with those pretty colors jumping off the neutral background and I adored that stitched bird!!

Bev Gerard said...

My oh MY! I'm looking at a pair of beautifully designed creations ... altogether different from one another ... and now way to choose a fav at all! You're also nudging me to think that I might just have to get a little felt. I've been a hold-out ... haha

Love your inspiration, Joan!
~Bev

Rose Ann said...

Your first card is so pretty with the lace, pearls, and pretty butterflies...and I love your super sweet felt bird on your second card!! Two fantastic cards, Joan!!

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome cards, Joan. I especially love that blue/green birthday card. Love all the sewing and lace.

Cathy Rulli said...

Both cards are great - your CTD is so peaceful.

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards joan-love the colors from the throwdown-and your creative belli felt card-is so sweet-love the felt stickers-we are in teh middle of a snow storm tonight-I am so ready to see ourdaffodils in bloom

Beth Norman said...

Ohhh, I love it. The felt bird really sets off your card.

Karen W said...

Joan this is adorable and the tutorial for today is fantastic!

Joanne (jojot) said...

how gorgeous are these.....the lace, stitching, layers.....are fabulous.....I am always inspired when I catch up on your creations...tfs

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful cards! Your CTD card really caught my eye on that blog so I had to come over to tell you how pretty it is! Love all your work. {{{Hugs}}}