Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Color Throwdown Challenge #216

Hello everyone!!! It's Wednesday again and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!   It's the fabulous Kerri's turn to host the challenge and what classy colors she gave us this week!!!!!!  The zebra stripe really caught my eye in the inspiration photo....Saturday is my DGD Mackenzie's 13th birthday and she looooves zebra stripes!!! So this weeks colors are just perfect for her birthday card!!!  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 also want to thank Dawn Easton for being our Guest Designer this wonderful to stamp with my sweet friend all month!!!!! Thanks, girlie!!!

My card features the Zebra Striped background stamp from was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto white card stock and Rubbernecker's Jeanne image was paper pieced with papers from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa and Simple Stories Summer Fresh. The background navy paper is from Basic Grey's Lime Rickery  and stickers are used for the dahling and Max's name. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Rubbernecker and I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #170. Sewing, flower, button, and twine finish it off.

This is also for Lexi's Creations challenge to make a "special birthday" card and Stamps & fun = Creativity challenge to use stitching.

Be sure to add CTD216 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
Dawn Easton - October Guest designer - Treasure Oiler Designz

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


Lionelsa said...

Realy lovely sketch and color combo.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Joan, I like the image the fabulous papers and the flower.
Kevin xx

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous image and card. Great color combo too.

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE that zebra background! Fabulous image too!!! Thanks for inviting me to play along with you for October!!! I had a lot of fun!

Kimberly S said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card Joan! You made that color combo look like a piece of cake! hugs, Kimberly

Annette Allen said...

Happy Birthday to Mackenzie..13 is a great birthday... This card is so awesome I bet she loved it.. Fun vintage image..great design..

Happy Halloween..

Linda Palmer said...

Joan, your Granddaughter is going to love this card. I love paper piecing and this is such beautiful paper that you used. Beautiful card.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful - and know your granddaughter will love it! Love the zebra stripes on here too. So pretty.

Broni said...

I love this, Joan! When I saw it in the CTD gallery I loved it but wasn't sure if it was for a female or male (Max)! Now I know, and I bet your sweet Max will adore it!

Lori said...

What a fun birthday card! Love your paper pieced image.

Barbara said...

OMGosh! What a GREAT take on the colors, Joan! She will love this card--I know *I* do!

Barbara said...

Oooo! I love this card! Great color throwdown and you pick up on it beautifully!

Tammy said...

Fantastic card! I think I might still have that pattern in my attic! Happy birthday to your granddaughter!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Joan - what a perfect card for a teen! I love your design and the paper piecing is wonderful. The colour scheme and your take on it is fab! Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Special Birthdays" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Shea said...

Hi Joan! LOVE this card - that zebra paper was a stroke of genius! The paper piecing adds so much to the image, and your choice of papers is graphic and exciting. Your DGD will love it!

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful card, Joan. Love that ribbon/button treatment. :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh wow, what an incredible b-day card!! Love the zebra paper! She will be delighted with this card!

VanessaB said...

so much fun!!

Anja´s Kreativecke said...

Wow...a fabulous card with a great color combo. It´s fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at SFC last week!

hugs Anja

Carolin said...

Great use of the colours! I especially looove the huge button... But also the image, it's just an awsome card!
Thanks for joining us at stampe & fun = CREATIVITY,

Carole of Brum said...

Its gorgeous, Joan, and I love how you made the pumpkin colour stand out so much, it really catches the eye. So nice how you picked out the zebra stripes for Mackenzie too, you're so thoughtful.