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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Color Throwdown #196


Good morning everyone!!! It's Wednesday again and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!
The fabulous Danielle  is our hostess this week and she has picked some soft, pretty  pastel colors for us to play with!! I just love to combine blue and yellow!!


I went very CAS this week...images from the A-muse Studio set called  Avian Notes were used along with a Die-manics sentiment die. The trees were stamped with Crumb Cake onto the Bashful Blue card stock and the birds were stamped with So Saffron, cutout, and popped up with foam dots. The sentiment layers are So Saffron and Crumb Cake and the vanilla twine finishes it off. I can't believe I didn't add any patterned paper, lace, buttons, layers....I must have a fever!!!!!

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Paper and Such - our feathered friends
2. Let's Ink it Up - use your favorite embellishment - mine is twine
3. Quirky Crafts Challenge - feature something you will see in the sky - birds
4. Pile it On - let's get outdoors
5. Southern Girls Challenge - things with wings
6. Emergency Crafters - butterflies, birds, or anything with wings


Be sure to add CTD196 to the keywords when you upload your card to an online gallery so we can find your work!! 

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 
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! 
Anna Wight - Sassy and Sweet - June's Fabulous Guest Designer!! 

Thanks for visiting....have a great week!!!  I can't wait to see what you create with these colors!!!


32 comments:

Tammy said...

Love your pretty card. Love the dimension the popped up birds add. Pretty colors too.

Sasha said...

Such a great use of the challenge colours, Joan. I love yor sweet little birds and how you have placed your label off the page. A really lovely CAS card x

Anne Temple said...

Love this! Great colors and love how you cut out the birds and pop dotted them on the flowers. So, so pretty.

Annette said...

aww how sweet...love those little birds...

Becky said...

This is so sweet Joan, love the colors.

jimlynn said...

No patterned paper or layers needed at all on this! CAS perfection.!
Love it.
Lynn

VanessaB said...

what beautiful soft colors and i love love love the design of your card. so pretty!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Very creative with the birds in the trees, never thought of that one. Love the layout with the images tall on one side.

Linda Palmer said...

I love the additions of the little punched birds. Love this elegant card.

Lynn Put said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love your popped up yellow birds perched on top of your stamped flowers!

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Joan, I love CAS cards, especially the ones which, like yours, bring an immediate reaction of "oh, that's like a breath of fresh air" when I look at them! this one feels really calming to look at, such nice colours.

Love how you did the birds on foam dots and the way the sentiment disappears off the page.....fab design feature! CoB

Elizabeth Hart said...

This card is pure elegance - just adore the birds posed in the trees. It was the perfect touch. Thanks so very much for sharing this lovely card with us at the Pile it On Challenge this week.

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

What a subtle, yet beautiful approach to the challenge, Ms. Joan! This one is too pretty to make just one ... make a bunch for your stash, gf!

(((hugs)))

Mynnette said...

I am in LOVE with this gorgeous card!!! LOVE the little birdies and your trees are beautiful! STUNNING!!! :)

Susan Hogan said...

Great design ideas here. Lovely card. Thanks for entering this in the Lets ink It Up challenge for the month.

Lori said...

Love your clean and simple design! The little yellow birds popped up on the trees look fabulous against the blue backdrop.

Julie said...

So adorable, and I love this color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

I did a double take to make sure I was on the right blog - lol! You rock the CAS style as much as the layered cards...this is so sweet! Love the little birdies!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love how you have the birds perched up on the tops! Sweet card!

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Joan you covered the throwdown colors perfectly, what a sweet card!

So glad that you came and shared your art creation at Southern Girls Challenge......good luck!

Shell~Alaska♥

SuzanneK said...

OMG, I adore the simplicity of your design, gorgeous stamping too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge draw. Hugz Suzanne

Janice M said...

So cute!! Love the way you used the birds!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such this week!

Marlena M. said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL Joan, I love it. Those birds are delightful sitting on the flowers...gorgeous work with those colors!

Broni said...

What a great design, Joan! Love the simplicity of it and the way the sweet little birds just POP! The twine is the perfect finishing touch!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!!
~DEANNE~

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous CAS design! I love what you did with the colors.

New Nanny said...

This is lovely Joan. Thank you for entering the Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs xx

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure sweetness

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful CAS card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

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