Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Color Throwdown Challenge #188

Good morning everyone!!! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! Kerri is the hostess this week and she has picked some beautiful, bright, springy colors...I just love all the pink!!!

My card features two Papertrey Ink sets: the flowers are from In Bloom and the leaves are form the Turning a New Leaf set. The sentiment is from Stampendious. The flowers were stamped with Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo. The flowers were then masked before stamping the leaves with Certainly Celery and rock and rolled with Always Artichoke. The Melon Mambo flowers were stamped again, colored with an aqua pen and the Melon Mambo ink pad, cutout, and popped up with foam dots.  I have a need for some sympathy cards so you will see several this week.

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. House of Gilli - flowers
2. My Craft Spot - make it pop
3. Ooh La La Creations Challenge - bold and bright
4. Paper Creations, Inc. - April showers bring May Flowers
5. Tammy's Scrapin Corner - anything goes with a splash of green

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors to play along...use papers and colors you have that are similar to the challenge colors. Be sure to add CTD188 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 
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! 
Julia Aston - Create with MeOur fabulous April Guest Designer!!

Thanks for visiting...hope you can play along with the Color Throwdown!!!


Carole of Brum said...

Hi Joan, how pretty and also tasteful for the occasion - lovely use of the flower and leaf stamps together. The sentiment is very good for a sympathy card too. Hope you're well petal. CoB

Tammy said...

Oh wow Joan, beautiful card! Love the gorgeous flowers!

Sasha said...

Beautiful work, Joan. Fabulous stamping technique. Gorgeous colours and colouring...your flowers look amazing! x

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, this is beautiful! LOVE the colours for the challenge this week! Hope tonight I can play along with you girls!!!! Fabulous flowers!

Julia Aston said...

Your layered flowers are beautiful and I love your design with the flowers to the side and sentiment in the white space!

Annette Allen said...

Gorgeous all the layers and that sentiment is just beautiful...

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous, Joan! Love those bright and happy flowers!

jimlynn said...

Stunning!!! They just seem to pop off the page! Beautiful card.

Michelle Woerner said...

Hey roomie! This is really beautiful. Perfect arrangement of the flowers! Hugs!

Mariëlle said...

Great work Joan!! Beautiful card!!

Liz Williams said...

WOW, Joan, this is gorgeous! Those colors just rock the house and it is one of my favorite PTI stamps.

Linda Palmer said...

This card is gorgeous. I love this, everything about it is beautiful. I love the colors, she made a great choice and love the flower images.

pinky said...

Wow Joan this is absolutely gorgeous. The colours are just amazing!

Kate said...

This is so, so pretty! The dimension on your flowers is fabulous!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Unknown said...

wow Beautifully done. I love the colors makes me love flowers.
Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

I hope to see you enter next week!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so pretty and perfect card for someone who grows such beautiful iris. I love the flowers and how you have stamped off with them in the background. Beautiful

Marjo said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

hugs, Marjo

Shirley said...

One beautiful card, Joan! The colors are spectacular and way you mounted the images is just wonderful!!

Jayne said...

Very pretty card. Great dimension.
Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot this week.
Jayne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Joan, This is stunning! I like everything about it!
Kevin xx

Kim said...

This is close to a clean and simple card, and it looks gorgeous with the pretty shades of pink flowers. I think this is one of the greatest color combos.

dpkennedy said...

I love your floral arrangement on this Joan! It's a really pretty card for a tough time. Great job!

Lori said...

This is lovely, Joan! I really like the added dimension from the cutout flowers.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word this is so beautiful those flowers are amazing and what gorgeous colours perfect for our challenge at OLLCB, thank you for joining us
Lorraine x

Lynn Put said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joan!!!

Unknown said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the flowers and that is such a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time.
Dawn xx

Pat said...

Wowsers what a gorgeous card. Love your colors, the sentiment is awesome and the composition is spot on. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat