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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Color Throwdown #162 and Some Exciting News!!



Hello everyone.....I have some exciting news to share with you!!! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be one of the newbie designers on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog....Whoohoo!!!!! What a fabulous group of stampers...I am truly honored to be in their esteemed company, I tell ya!!!  Every Wednesday one of the CTD Designers has a new color challenge for you...this week it's Tammy's turn and what gorgeous colors she chose!!!

My card features the little Paper Smooches owl from the Chubby Chums set and the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Friendly Flowers set. The owl was paper pieced with a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock that was sponged around the edges and patterned papers from Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection. The background was sponged with pool party, the branch was hand cut from Early Expresso, sewing was done around the background layers, and the ribbon, twine, button, and doily finish it off.

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Order of the Opus Gluei - owl
2. Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
3. Sentimental Sundays - sewing or stitching
4. Crafty Catz - things with wings

Thanks for stopping by today.......I hope you can join us for this weeks challenge....remember, you don't have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown Challenge...... use the closest you have.  Use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. Also, include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD162 so we can find your project.  Hope to see you there!

Do you want to see some AWESOME inspiration?? Here are the links to the Color Throwdown Designers..... check out what they created this week!


Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper
Keva Brown - How Now Brown Kow
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!
Amy Sheffer, October Guest Designer - Pickled Paper Designs


26 comments:

Tammy said...

Yeah Joan! Congratulations! Your sweet card is a "hoot". Love the colors.

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations, Joan!!! Can't wait to see what you create each week! Your card is super duper cute!!!
Love those colours....will have to try and play along in the next day or so! TFS!

Carole of Brum said...

yay! congratulations Joan - what a great challenge for you to DT on because you are so great with colour. And you sound so happy to have won the honour so I know you'll enjoy it. And a fab first DT card, I love that owl and his one eye bigger than the other! Great paper piecing too. CoB

*Vicki* said...

Congrats to you hun!! Look forward to seeing your creations!! :) This is totally gorgeous and you've done a stunning job!! HUGS

Lynn Put said...

What an adorable card! I love this cute paper pieced owl and sweet lace doily!

Broni said...

That is THE cutest owl ever and I LOVE how you mixed the patterns and used such a great layout! I'm so excited to have you join the CTD team!!!

Laura Pryor said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!! Really looking forward to working with you!!!! Exciting stuff!

Wanda Cullen said...

There's just something about that owl's expression that makes me break into a huge smile! Too cute! I look forward to working with you on the DT!

jimlynn said...

Hoot, Hoot, Hurray! Not only for this wonderful card but also for the DT spot! How very wonderful!
Lynn

Tammy Hershberger said...

Woohooo! So glad to have YOU join us, Joan! Your card is so cute... LOVE the paper piecing on the owl. You rocked these colors!

Janette said...

Hi Joan, Stunning card, such a sweet image, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week, and many congrats on your DT post....enjoy.xx

Linda Palmer said...

Congratulations Joan! You deserve to be on any team, your cards are always excellant. Love this one two. I'll have to give it a try next week. This week no time cause I'm trying to do the Outlawz but have my doubts I'll get them done.

Linda D said...

Congrat's on making the DT, love the paper piecing!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Congratulations, Joan! Love your sweet owl card -- especially the paper piecing! So cute!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats On the dt Joan!! They are so lucky to have you!! Love the owl and your use of colors!! Too cute!!

Keva said...

I LOVE that owl. He's so cute. Great layout and use of the colors!

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card Joan! I LOVE it & congrats on the DT post!!!!!

maryr917 said...

first a big congrats gf on your new design spot-your amazing talent will fit right in with this group-
love this sweet owl card-and this is a great color combo-hope I can play along

Barbara said...

I'm absolutely thrilled to have you on the team, Joan!! And I love your card! Totally adorable!

Kathy and Lucky said...

So excited for you, congratulations. You are a true asset to the team with your great talent. Your card is adorable and what great colors to use.

Lori said...

Oh, this is just too cute! Love that paper pieced owl! Looking forward to working with you on the CDT team.

Electra said...

This is just the cutest card EVER! I adore your owl! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

Kathleen said...

Fab card, soooo cute.
Congrats on your new dt post
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Hugs Kat xx

Jana said...

That owl is adorable. Love the colors. That ribbon is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Debbie said...

What a cute little owl!! Love these colors, too!!

http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

Joanne (jojot) said...

you fit right in with this esteemed group of stampers....congrats, gf....

beautiful card with the colors