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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Color Throwdown #203


Good morning everyone!!! It's Wednesday again and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!  The fabulous and very talented Bar is our hostess and she has picked some bright and cheerful colors for us this week!!!! Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors...use what you have that comes close...we want everyone to have a chance to play!! I have some very exciting news, too....my sweet friend, Denise Marzec will be joining our Color Throwdown team....Whoohoo!!!!! Denise is such a fabulous designer and I am thrilled that she said yes!!!!!! 



My card features the cute little balloons and sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Up, Up, and Away set and the Mojo Monday #252 sketch. The balloons were paper pieced with papers from Echo Park's Country Drive and Bo Bunny'a Gabrielle. The clouds were cut out with dies and embossed with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. The background Marina Mist layer was also embossed and the twine finishes it off.


Be sure to add CTD203 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
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy 
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri

Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper

Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me! 
Vickie Zimmer - the FABULOUS August Guest Designer - For the Love of All Things Stampin

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



29 comments:

Sasha said...

Your card looks amazing, Joan. A lovely mix of stamping, paper piecing, die cutting and embossing...And all done so perfectly x

Tammy said...

Lovely birthday card, great colors too. I really like the color combination, restful colors to go with the fun hot air balloons.

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a fun card with the balloons , clouds and embossing. Love the colors, so bright and makes ya smile.

Dawn Easton said...

Totally FUN Joan! Love the embossing on the clouds!!! Brilliant idea!

Becky said...

What a fun card Joan, love the paper piecing.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful colors on this sweet birthday card. Love all the different layers and textures.

Denise Marzec said...

I'm so excited to be "working" (haha) with you again...my dear, sweet "orange buddy." :) Love your card today with the embossed clouds, that big twine bow and the balloons. Balloon-themed cards are just plain HAPPY cards! :)

Annette said...

awesome card...i love those air balloons and fun clouds...great card..

Barbara said...

What a fun card! Love the little scene and your papers are perfect!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a wonderful summer scene and perfect for all these fun colors! LOVE your card, Joan!

Lynn McAuley said...

What fabulous papers with your high-flying balloons, Joan!! Great card!

Broni said...

LOVE the patterns you've mixed and the fabulous paper-piecing. Just adding that "print" DP adds such an elegant vintage touch!! LOVE this card!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card joan, I like the colours and the balloons.
Kevin xx

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is SWEET, Joan and I love how you used the Mojo sketch, too! Those balloons are awesome!

jimlynn said...

Bright colors and a fun and pretty, pretty card! Love it!
Lynn

Sue said...

Oh this is fab Joan.. I love those paper-pieced balloons and the gorgeous papers and embossing.. it's a wonderful card!
Hope you are having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Vickie Z said...

Adore all those balloons and embossed layers!!! Thanks for having me this month!

Kimberly said...

Love the balloons and clouds with the summery colors! tfs hugs, Kimberly

Susan (rainy) said...

What a fun and sweet card, Joan!

btw.. I emailed you yesterday. You won my blog candy, the SU Hoop La La set. I need your addy to mail it to you. But I got to thinking maybe you don't check your email very much so thought I would drop you a note here. Congrats!

Patrice said...

This is brilliant! Super beautifully done.

Baybay Patrice

Cheryl said...

I love this card--it could work for a man or a woman--or even a child. The balloons stamped on patterned paper are awesome. All the embossed layers and varied shapes give this card a lot of punch!

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Joan! Love the mix of patterns--and the look of the balloons stamped on patterned paper, too.

Ellen said...

Like I said... you are the patterned paper queen!! Awesome card ! Love those clouds and balloons!

Lynn Put said...

Wonderful card Joan! Love the texture you added with the embossed sky and clouds with these fun hotair balloons!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Joan!! I just love this!! The balloons are so pretty!! Great take on the colors! :)

maryr917 said...

love your hot air balloon card Joan-the other elements are so perfect -make for a great guy card

Marlena M. said...

Your scene is beautiful Joan! I love the wavy border and fun balloons.

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. Love the hot air balloons and love the beautiful colors you used on this one.

Barb said...

Joan, very fun colors and the card is, too! Love hot air balloons --- so "uplifting"!