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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Color Throwdown #249


Hello everyone...it's my turn to host this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge and I picked some patriotic colors since tomorrow is the 4th of July!!! I'm sure you are a little tired of red, white, and blue so I added a punch of Bermuda Bay to pump up the volume a little...LOL!!

Are you going to do anything exciting for the 4th?? We are going to chill in the air conditioning!! It has been up to 106 here this week so I think I'll stay inside...LOL!!! The last of the Grands left last weekend so my house has been quite!! I actually got a little blogging done and I also cleaned my house...you would be surprised what I found under the beds and stuffed into drawers...LOL!!! Anyway...

I want to say goodbye to Wanda Guess who was our June Guest designer...what a joy it was to stamp with you, Wanda...you are sooo talented and your cards were all sooo gorgeous!!!

I also want to welcome Stacey Schafer as our July Guestie....we are all really excited that you will be joining us!!!

Also....next week is the 5th anniversary for The Color Throwdown Challenge and we have something fabulous planned with lots of prizes to give out so be sure to mark your calenders so you can join in all the fun!!!!!



My card features Stamps and the Seasonal Wreath Die from Taylored Expressions: 4th of July Wreath for the wreath, stars, and sentiment, the Graphic Greetings Patriotic sentiment stamp for the sentiments adhered over the arrows, and the rick rack stamp from Garden Party Blooms. Papers from the Patriotic Project Pantry  were cut into arrows. The wreath was colored with Copics, cutout with the coordinating die, and hung on the arrow. The Graphic Greetings Patriotic stamp was stamped with Brilliant Blue and Bermuda Bay and then the different sentiments were cutout and adhered over the paper arrows. The stars, rick rack, and 4th of July sentiment were stamped to finish it off.

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors....use what you have as long as they are close to the challenge colors and be sure to add CTD249 to the keywords section when you upload your card to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

Do you want to see some beautiful inspiration? Here are the CTD Designers....check out what they have 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
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene

Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Stacey Schafer - Stacey's Stamping Stage - our July Guestie

Thanks for stopping by today....have a good one and I hope you can find a little time to play along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge this week!!!!

21 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful,gorgeous design and layout.xxx

Tammy said...

Love the ring of stars and the sentiment passing through it! Fabulous card! Stay cool!

Annette Allen said...

what a fabulous card.. love all those fun stars..

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and color combo. Love the lighter blue added to the traditional red/white/blue combo.

Julia Aston said...

what a great design on this Joan! love that Patriotic wreath - and I see you used it on your post below this as well! Glad you have some quiet time now without the kiddies - so nice to see - but nice to have them go as well!! LOL!! have a Happy safe 4th!

VanessaB said...

so awesome. happy 4th- have fun and be safe :)

jimlynn said...

Not tired of the red, white, and blue at all - especially after seeing this fabulous card! It's great.
Hope y'all have a great day tomorrow.
Lynn

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Joan! Love all the arrow elements.

Stacey Schafer said...

love your festive card, Joan! it's fabulous! so happy to be working with you this month over at CTD!

Barbara said...

I love that little wreath, Joan! Great color combo!!

Kimberly S said...

Very pretty Joan! Love the star filled wreath, and the colors with the second blue! :) hugs, Kimberly

Sue B said...

Ooh this is fab Joan!! I love the colours and pretty layout! the added Bermuda Bay is gorgeous… I think sometimes red, white and blue can be a bit 'stark' so love how this softens the whole look! :-))
Hope you can stay nice and cool with the air conditioning!!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx


Linda Palmer said...

Fabulous card Joan. Love the colors you chose.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Joan, I like the design!!
Kevin xx

Dawn Easton said...

What a FABULOUS card! LOVE those patriotic colours and your awesome design!!!
Glad you had fun with the Grands!!!
OH MY GOSH...that's hot! LOL! I've been complaining about our heat in the 90's but that's crazy. Wish we had central air...but sadly we really only need it a few days each year...haha!

Ellen said...

Fantastic patriotic card Joan! Love the way the sentiment shoots through the wreath! Awesome design! Happy 4th!!

Dianne said...

Both of your fourth of july cards are fabulous, I really love how you add those threads in your cards so unique Miss Joan, have a wonderful 4th of july..

Charlene said...

Happy 4th Joan!! Your card is spectular!!!

nmnastali said...

Your card is super trendy -- I love it!! :))
The color combo was especially delightful with the addition of my fave hue!!! Thanks for that!!! :)) :))
~~Nicole's Craft Nook~~

Mary Marsh said...

fabulous patriotic card Joan-love the color combo for the ctd challenge as well

Julie Kitchener said...

oh wow gorgeous card!!