Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Color Throwdown 5th Anniversary Challenge!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Color Throwdown's 5th Anniversary Challenge...Whoohoo!!! Can you believe the Color Throwdown has been going strong every week for 5 years...that's got to be a record!!! 
Lori is our hostess for this monumental challenge and she has picked a fun summer color combo!!! We also invited several of our Color Throwdown Alumni Designers, as well as former Guest Designers to join in the festivities!  Be sure to check out the links to their blogs on the Color Throwdown blog and pay them a visit.  We're so excited to have so many friends back to join us this week!!

We sure hope all of you will play along because there are some awesome prizes to be given away this week, as you can see below!  We are sooo grateful to all these fabulous companies for their generous donations! WOW...can you believe all the wonderful goodies that we are going to give away to you lucky stampers!!! Please be sure to visit their online stores to see all their great products! Go to the Color Throwdown blog to see all the challenge deets!!

Kitchen Sink Stamps - $55 gift certificate
My Favorite Things - $50 gift voucher
Paper Smooches - $25 gift certificate
Taylored Expressions - $25 gift certificate
A Day For Daisies - choice of any "past release" set of digi stamps
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - $20.00 gift certificate
Classy Cards 'n Such - $30.00 gift certificate
Verve - $30 gift voucher
Flourishes - choice of  a stamp set
Lil' Inker Designs - $20 gift certificate
eclectic Paperie - Mixed Media Beginner’s Product package (retail value - over $25)
The Cat's Pajamas - $25 gift certificate
LeAnne Pugliese - Raining Flowers Stampin' Up! stamp set
Jen Mitchell - Four Frames Stampin' Up! stamp set
{heart} papers  - $25 gift certificate
Rogue Redhead Designs - $15.00 store voucher

Since we are celebrating an anniversary, I decided to make an anniversary card!! The flowers were cut out of a piece of Anna Griffin designer paper and the Jellibean Soup paper in the background was stamped with flower and leaf images from Taylored Expressions Happily after set. The sentiment is from the same set and the ribbon and scattered sequins finish it off. 

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 sure to check out the Color Throwdown Blog to see all the challenge details!!!


Stacey Schafer said...

So beautiful, Joan! the vintage-styled flowers over the sunny yellow woodgrain are so fabulous!

dj said...

Great job giving this color combo an elegant flare!!

Dianne said...

Fabulous card looove your fussy cutting, I took a peek at the challenge and I like your card the best, ooops am I suppose to say that:) anywho love the card, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day...

Julia Aston said...

What a great card you created with these pretty papers Joan - love the subtle floral stamping on the background!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Joan, I love your background! congratulations on being part of the team that reached it's 250th challenge. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Anne Temple said...

Your card is absolutely stunning!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is beautiful, Joan! Love how you cut dp to get the beautiful focal flowers. Gorgeous look!

Barbara said...

Great idea to let the paper do the work! Gorgeous use of the colors, Joan!

Tammy said...

Wonderful card and gorgeous flowers!

Karen W said...

Very pretty card Joan, there are three people on the color throwdown blog that the link doesn't work or they never uploaded the stuff. Deb Horst, Laura Pryor, Lydia Fielder blogs are not up to the challenge.

Lynn Put said...

How pretty! Love the cut out roses with your stamped background!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Joan and those sequins are the perfect touch!!

Kim said...

This is such a pretty card Joan!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful flowers, Joan and I LOVE how you stamped some silhouette leaves behind the flowers, too! Gorgeous creation!

dpkennedy said...

Wowee! This is beautiful Joan! I love the flowers stamped on the dp under the popped up flowers! Fabulous!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers against the woodgrain patterned paper. The stamping on the paper looks great, too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love your play on the color challenge- just right: ) Wow - that is a great line-up for a celebration- I will have to stop back and try to play along!

Anonymous said...

This is soooooo pretty with all of your gorgeous details! How clever are you to use the DP! :)) :)) I also love the grosgrain ribbon on your card as I have a ton ton ton of ribbon like that from making my girls hair bows for so many years. I'll have to try some on a card. :)) :)) :))
Thanks for the inspiration week after week!

Lori Turner said...

Gorgeous card! I love the bouquet of flowers - very pretty!

Juliana said...

So very elegant, Joan! I love the sequins!!!

I am so glad I could celebrate with you and the CTD team!