Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #166

Hello everyone!!! It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! The lovely Danielle is our hostess today and she came up with this fabulous color combo... isn't it pretty!!??!!

My card features the beautiful Christmas Angel stamp from was stamped with Baja Breeze and the snowflakes were covered with glitter. The paper is from Basic Grey's Dasher collection and sewing and distressing were done around the edges. The diecut scallop, ribbon, twine, button, punched snowflakes, and Christmas stick pins finish it off.
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Our Craft Lounge for the sentiment
Paper: White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Basic Grey dp 
Ink: Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Twine, Button, Pearl, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches
 Stick Pins, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Spellbinders Scallop Edges die, Glitter

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Anything Goes Challenge - stitching real or faux
2. Ladybugs Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Non-traditional or distressed Christmas Card
3. Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - buttons and bows (my stamp is over 2 years old!)
4. By the Cute and Girly Challenge - Christmas Girls
5.Creatalicious Challenge - distress edges
6. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas

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 Eberline - 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
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri   Welcome!!!!
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!
Our Fabulous November/December Guest Designer - Lydia Fiedler - Understandblue

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!


Tammy said...

Beautiful card and image. I love what the touch of olive brings to your card. Sweet little stickpins!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so pretty, love the colors together. The image looks like you did the Kiss method, love it. Loving the stick pins,ribbon, button combo.

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card, Joan! LOVE those colours!! I've used so much olive lately, I must order more! Those stickpins are fantastic! I always forget about embellishments like that....thanks for the reminder AND inspiration!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a gorgeous creation, Joan. I never would have thought to use this color combination to create a Christmas card, -- I love the look. Thanks so much for the inspiration. You did a beautiful job combining all the elements and colors together into your design.

Crystal said...

WOW Gorgeous card Joan, you truly rocked these colors sweetie!!!

Keva said...

Joan, this is gorgeous! That angel is perfect and the colors looks really nice here. I also like how you distressed the paper..very nice! Oh I see the pins! Oh cute are those?? Awesome card!

Annette said...

aww I love this color combo..your card is just so everything about it...

Patti J said...

The non-traditional colors on this card are fabulous together! Oh my, Joan, what a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! I love the distressed look and those stick pins are adorable! Fabulous creation Joan!

Kerri said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Joan! Such a beautiful image, and I adore your ribbon/twine/stick pin treatment! Awesome design and details!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Baja is one of my very favorite colors from SU. Love this gorgeous card and those stick pins are great.

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning Christmas card, Joan! Love it in these non-traditional colors!

Lionelsa said...

Another lovely card. All details are perfect.

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pinky said...

This is soooo gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Sasha said...

As always, your card is just perfect, Joan. I love the beautiful image and your colour choice. Embellishments are fabulous...I especially like those pins with the trees:)

Lynn Put said...

Wow this is beautiful Joan! This image is so pretty and I really love all of your wonderful details!

Broni said...

Whoa! This is so beautiful, Joan! Love that angel in blue and the way you added the distressed edges to the patterned paper...rustic Christmas! I also love your bow treatment with those awesome tree pins!

Marlena M. said...

LOVE those stick pins, Joan. I would have gone overboard and stuck a TON of them...they are so cute. Wonderful distressing also. ;)

Sue U said...

Wow, love your card, great image and brilliant colours :-D Thanks for joining in with our Non Traditional/Distressed Christmas Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink, Sue xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, Joan! I love that angel and all your details are perfect!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Fabulous card!!!! Love the pins and your image is fabulous too! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Christmas Girls challenge and good luck!

Tammy xx

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Lori said...

What a beautiful non-traditional colored holiday card, Joan! Love the pretty bow embellishment.

maryr917 said...

oh I love this angel image Joan-this is a great chrismtas card-your stick pins are a perfect touch

fatmi said...

Very beautiful card, it's really inspired me.

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Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! Love the distressed edges and non-traditional colors. Those Christmas tree pins are adorable.

Bev J. said...

Really like that angel image and the Dasher paper-pretty card!!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Stunning card! loving those Christmas tree pins so different!

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Barb said...

Joan, this is so pretty! Great use of the color scheme and one of my favorite Christmas stamps. It hardly seems possible that we are deep into Christmas cards already!

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, Joan!! Gorgeous! Love love love the tree pins!! I've gotta have them!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Joan! That angel is stunning, and I WANT those Christmas tree stick pins! Those and the snowflakes on your card are fabulous!

inkypinkycraft said...

A fab card with great colours, thanks for playing at anything goes this week, trace x

Carole of Brum said...

How nice the olive green and baja breeze look together, seeing them on your card is so different to just seeing them together in the colour sample. Lovely work (as always!). CoB

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So elegant and beautiful!

Shirley said...

How beautiful and the bow, pins, and the colors are just wonderful too!

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation
I love the image and colours
Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


Kate said...

What a lovely colour combination and love the way you have used it on a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month.

** Kate **

Cheryl Walker said...

Joan your card is beautiful hun!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge this time!!!