Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Color Throwdown Challenge #207

Good morning everyone!!! It's Wednesday again and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!  The lovely Lori is our hostess and she has picked some pretty summery 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

My card uses several dies and punches to create a fun little scene. Punches were used for the flowers (Stampin Up!) and bird nest leaves (Martha Stewart) and the dies include the flourish vine (Cherry Lynn Designs) and the doily (MFT's). The sentiment is from The Cat's Meow's Fly Free set and the twine, embossing folder for the background, and pearls finish it off.

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. A&T Emerald Faeries Challenge - dies and punches
2. Paper and Such Designs - things with wings
3. The Stamping Boutique - anything goes with a birthday twist
4. Craft Your Passion - embossing, wet or dry
5. Stampalot Challenge - take flight

Be sure to add CTD207 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! 

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
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!!!


Tammy said...

Awesome card Joan. I love, love the red bird, it just pops!

Sasha said...

Such a lovely collage card, Joan. Lovely dies and such pretty colours x

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, this is fabulous! Love the scene you've created with all those dies!!!

Annette said...

aww what a lovely creation...I love those fun summer colors and the added twine is it

Anne Temple said...

Adorable! Love how the bird just pops and that nest you created is so cute.

Patti J said...

So pretty, Joan! Your colors are happy, and love that nest!!! You are so clever :) Thanks for sharing!

Linda Palmer said...

Adorable card. Thanks for sharing such great ideas. I love the nest you made out of punches.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joan!! WOW!! What a gorgeous use of the colors here!! I love what you've done and your gorgeous embossed background! :)

jimlynn said...

Talk about yummy looking colors!!! WOW! Love the way you used all of them in this pretty card too! Fantastic!!!

Jac said...

Gorgeous card love the bright bird, fantastic design, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

Kimberly said...

Sweet little birdie, and such happy Summer it! hugs, Kimberly

Vickie Z said...

Love all the punches! Wonderful flowers, bird, and leaves!

alethea said...

Wow, I love this. I love how yo created the nest for the bird! Thanks for joining our Emboss It challenge at CYP! Hugsxx

CraftyGirl said...

Great Birthday card! Such cute little flowers. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

MindyYoung said...

Great card! I love the simplicity of it but yet is very elegant too! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Broni said...

You have almost every company represented with your variety of dies!! LOVE how you arranged everything perfectly!! Beautiful card, Joan!!

Ellen said...

Beautifully done Joan1 Love the bright and cheery color combo and your sweet nesting bird! Have a fab day!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Way to go pulling all those different punches and dies together in this beautiful summer scene! Love the textured BG!

Barbara said...

This so pretty, Joan! Love how you used the colors and that doily is perfect for the sentiment!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique this week. I hope you will join us again at next week's challenge. Good luck. Patti TSB DT
(also a Texan! ;) )

Crystal R said...

Love the use of all the layers on your card. Its super sweet. Thanks for joining us at the stamping boutique.


JustYolie said...

Gorgeous card!!
Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

DT Yolie

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Joan! Love all those die-cuts!

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