Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Color Throwdown #223

Hello everyone!!! It's Wednesday again and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!! We are back from our 2 weeks off  and the CTD Designers are ready to stamp!!! I am the hostess this week for the first challenge of 2012.....Woot!!! I decided to go earthy this week with browns and green....reminds me of spring!!! 

My card features the bird and birdcage dies from Tim Holtz Alterations. A retired Stampin Up! stamp set called Autumn Splender was used to stamp the leaves on the background Making Memories paper. Konnichiwa paper was used for the banner and buttons and seam binding finish it off.

Be sure to add CTD222 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
Miriam Napier - December/January Guestie - Miriam's Delirium

Thanks for visiting today....hope your week is super special!!!!!


Dawn Easton said...

Girl, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE that large birdcage and that big bow! I can NEVER get my seam binding to look that good!
Fabulous warm colour choices this week! I'm going to find some time to play along one evening!

Happy New Year!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous creation, Joan!
Happy New Year! xx

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful project and great color combo that you've chosen. Happy 2013!

Annette Allen said...

beautiful that birdcage and the design of the pretty...

Happy New Year..

Denise Marzec said...

GREAT colors this week, Joan....LOVED them! Your card is so pretty with that ribbon treatment. Love the fun layout, too.

Becky said...

wow Joan, this is fabulous.

Mary Marsh said...

beautiful card Joan-I love the colors you used on this one-happy new year

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Joan! what a beautiful colour combo! I love the bird and cage and the wonderful textures! :-)
Happy New Year 2013! hope it brings Good Health and Happiness for you and your family!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Broni said...

Fabulous!!!!!! I love this, Joan! The bird & cage are so perfect and I just love all the bold accents! Beautiful choice of colors this week, gf!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the way you wove the ribbon through the bottom of the bird cage! These were great colors to play with!

Tammy said...

Wonderful card Joan, great colors and layout!

Kimberly S said...

Such a cute card Joan, and the colors are fabulous! (earth tones are one of my favs too) hugs, Kimberly

Lynn Put said...

Wonderful card Joan! Love the vintage feel to it with the seam binding and buttons along with the pretty bird cage and bird.

dpkennedy said...

Love it Joan! I really like the buttons trailing down the banner!

Anne Harada said...

Hello Ms. sweety Joan! Love your TH birdy and cage, one of my fav dies ever! Wanted to pop over cause I was thinking about ya, I may be at the Heirloom show this weekend and I'll look to see if you and Bev are there. If not, just know I visit your blog often as a silent stalker and secret admirer!! Have a wonderful and blessed 2013 my friend!

Emma said...

Fabulous card, I love your use of embellishments. Its my first visit and entry for CTD and I'm looking forward to the next challenge. Hugs, Emma x