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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Color Throwdown #182



Good morning everyone!!! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! The fabulous Tammy  is our hostess this week and she has picked some warm, rich colors for us to create with!!


I found inspiration for the sewing theme from the sweet little pin cushion in Tammy's inspiration photo and my new Red Lead Paperworks stamps. They were stamped on Pumpkin Pie and Hawaiian Shores card stock and I used My Minds Eye Stella Rose dp in the background. Sewing, distressing, twine, buttons, and a wood dress form from Kaiser Craft finishes it off. 

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors to play along...use what ever you have that is similar to the challenge colors. Be sure to add CTD182 to the keywords when you upload your card to an online gallery so we can find your work!! 


This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Craft-room Challenge - shabby/vintage
3. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - something old (designer paper) and something new (stamps)

Do you want to see some wonderful 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 
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri

Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me! 
Bev Gerard - Savor the Journey - Our fabulous March Guest Designer!!

Thanks for visiting....have a great day!!!

39 comments:

Tammy said...

Awesome card Joan! Love the gorgeous color combo and the dress form is a perfect center piece for your sewing theme.

Sasha said...

Another fabulous colour combo this week, Joan. Because I love to sew, your card really appeals top me with all the lovely sewing accessories x

Annette said...

wow great color combo...I love those amazing stamps you used as backgrounds....great card..

Chrissy D said...

Joan, this is WONDERFUL! Love the papers,images and that cool embellishment too! FABULOUS!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous design, Joan, with these gorgeous colors and images!! There is a very talented seamstress in our family who would love this!! Unfortunately neither my sister nor I have those skills!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous colors - and card! Love the entire feel of this one Joan. So lovely.
My mind just tends to shut down on color challenges so I always love what you do with them.
Lynn

Carole of Brum said...

hi there! (waves to Joan). It's been lovely catching up with your cards, seeing your family photos and of course George's chickens! It's been a while since I dropped in as I havent felt up to blogging for a few weeks, and it always takes me ages to catch up on your blog when I've been AWOL because I simply have to read every word, lol.

Now you know I luuuuurve all your cards, but my fave is without doubt the Colour Throwdown card where you used the wooden gate.....how totally gorgeous! And a very close second is your button flowers card (Hope Whispers). But so many wonderful designs.

Can't believe how quickly the temperatures change over in your neck of the woods, seems to go from very cold to quite warm in the space of a couple of weeks. We've had fine days interspersed with some very cold days but we are definitely getting that feeling of spring now. Sending love from the UK, CoB

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

This must have come straight from the custom dressmaker's shop .. I'm sure of it! Love the sewing theme and your fabby new stamps done up in wonderful "Joan-Style"! This is the second time I've heard of this dsp ... must be telling me to check it out, so thanks for the customary "enabling" too! LOL

~Bev

Linda Palmer said...

Another awesome card. I seem to love everything you do. Great job and design on this one.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....fabulous colors, rich in layers and dies/image.....fabulous

Debi said...

you've done an amazing job tying these tricky colours together so seamlessly, and I love this card! thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how rich and beautiful!! Love your use of the colors and the use of layers and dies!!

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness...LOVE all the sewing details on this beauty...especially that dress form! This is SEW great!

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Joan! Love the added texture from the distressing and the dress form accent.

craft-roomjulia said...

This is stunning and you have done an amazing job with the colours, which I absolutely adore. Thanks for joing us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Jerri Kay said...

Gorgeous card Joan, beautiful colors in the challenge.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beautiful card and you really did a great job with the colors and the inspiration , love the sewing theme.

Suzanne Russell said...

I'm always a little envious of such beautiful layering in a Vintage/collage style card-yours is outstanding, especially with these kinda tricky colors. Love it!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Joan!
Beautifully done with those strong colours, stunning and lovely creation!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful vintage card Joan-love the dress from and your bg dp

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous card love the colours, the dressmakers frame is genius thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Maria said...

This is beautiful, those colours look stunning together and I sooo love the wood dress form. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Broni said...

What a PERFECTLY put together card, Joan. I love the stamped panels with the twine/buttons/dress form!!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a shabby delicious creation! Lovin' all the different elements.. great details. Love this, Joan!

Marlena M. said...

Awesome creation, Joan. I love that wood dress, it's a nice touch!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, vintage shabby goodness! This is gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Joan!! This is such a stunning design my dear!! I love your colors and details!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! HUGS :)

Francesca said...

What a delightful creation
Thanks for joining our button it challenge over at One stop craft
Hugs
Francesca

Jacq said...

Hi Joan,
This is just Gorgeous!!! Love the vintage style, the dps, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy..And good luck..

Caz Incy Wincy DT

sgc said...

What a cute card with buttons. Thanks for playing along in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous with such rich colors and details!! I love the dress frame too!! Fantastic!!

Lynn Put said...

Incredible Joan! I love the whole sewing theme with your perfect stamped images and wood dress form!

Samantha said...

Fabulous card love the form and also your sewing its great! too! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Kimberly said...

You are so good at putting color together, this is fabulous! Love the sewing theme too! :) hugs, Kimberly

Karen said...

Gorgeous colour combination! Love the whole thing hugs Karen

Ellen said...

So many fabulous details here Joan! Love that dress form and your distressing! Perfectly put together!! Just might have to case this for our costumes designer. thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love what you did with these colors, Joan! The MME paper is a perfect match!

hazel said...

A lovely card joan. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.