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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Color Throwdown Challenge #217


Hello everyone!!! It's Wednesday again and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!   The hostess this week is my sweet friend, Denise, and she has picked some awesome colors for us to play with. At first I had a hard time figuring out what to do with these colors but once I got into creating, I fell in love with them!!   
I also want to welcome our November/December Guest Designer, Lynn Mercurio....wait till you see her awesome creations!!!!


My card features the Stamp Oasis Snowflake from Rubbernecker.... it was stamped with Night of Navy and embossed with clear embossing powder. Silver pearls were added to the snowflake and it was popped up with foam dots. The background papers are from The Little Yellow Bicycle and Echo Park...the Lucky Limeade layer was embossed with a snowflake folder, the wood snowflake was colored with a Night of Navy marker, and a little sewing was done along the side of the navy blue snowflake paper layer . The sentiment, which was stamped with Night of Navy, is from Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust set and I used the Mojo Monday's #266 sketch.

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Card Mania Challenge - Embossing
2. Stamps & Fun = CREATIVITY - Christmas
3. Use Your Stuff - Christmas or Holiday theme
4. Quirky Crafts Challenge - layer it up and let it snow


Be sure to add CTD217 to the keywords when you upload your card to an online gallery so we can find your work!! 

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

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me! 
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor  
Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Lynn Mercurio - November/December Guest Designer - Stamperosity

Thanks for visiting....I hope you can join us for a little stampin fun!!!!



28 comments:

Sasha said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Joan. I love your layout and how you used the challenge colours :) x

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow - Joan this is amazing. That snowflake is so lovely and has so much dimension layered on that scalloped circle. Love your design layout and the touches of pearls only adds to the elegance of this beautiful creation.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Joan, I like the design and the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, this is beautiful! Love all those snowflakes!!! So pretty!

Tammy said...

Oh my Joan, you card is beautiful! The snowflake is probably the pretties snowflake I've seen! Gorgeous!

Anne Temple said...

This is so pretty! Love the non traditional colors for your Christmas card and I love how yo showcased the snowflake.

Annette said...

WOW WEE this looks amazing...love that snowflake and the non traditional colors...wow great card...

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, Joan, those colours really come to life on your card! I love it, and it has a fab contemporary feel in this colour scheme.

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Joan… what a wonderful design… I love the colours and the embossing looks so pretty… it's a stunning card! :-)
Hope you're having a good week!
Love and hugs
Sue xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness Joan, this is just gorgeous!!! Fabulous take on the colors!! HUGS

Lynn Put said...

Wow, what a striking card! Love the embossed snowflake and all the great layers!

Kim said...

I love your card Joan!! You used the colors in a fun and creative way. I like the texture, and the different levels. A great layout too.

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Joan! That snowflake image is gorgeous and I love how you dressed it up even more with pearl accents.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, what an elegant snowflake! Really love these colors for a winter/Christmas card!

Kimberly S said...

Love the non-traditional colors, just gorgeous! :) hugs, Kimberly

maryr917 said...

wow this is a beauty Joan and I so love the non-traditional colors for Christmas

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Mania! Ani

Ellen said...

Love all the texture and dimension here Joan! Love that snowflake! Guess I better get off my duff and make some cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Broni said...

Whoa! Gorgeous card, Joan! LOVE how you coordinated all the snowflakes! And what a great layout that is!!

Anneke said...

such a fabulous card and design.
greetings from Ann

Iva said...

Gorgeous card, Joan!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania!
Iva

Denise Marzec said...

Fantastic-looking card, gf!!...absolutely LOVE it!!

Kigz said...

LOVE. THis is gorgeous, and I wnat to run my hands over it to feel the texture. Amazing combination of papers.

Angela said...

our card looks really wonderful,fantastic christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at SFC.
Many greetings
Angela

Joy said...

Great colour palette for a holiday card. Love the texture and the snowflake. Thanks for joining us this week on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

VanessaB said...

ohmygoodness. i just love this. the colors and design of this card is perfectly amazing.

Caro said...

What a fantastic Christmas card and I love all those layers and colours. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

goldie said...

Lovely Christmas card!
Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!Good luck in the draw!