Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Color Throwdown Challenge #256

Hello Everyone!! Welcome to this weeks  Color Throwdown Challenge !!
I am the hostess this week and I have picked some beautiful, rich colors for you to play with!!! The picture reminded me of  the lilac bushes in the neighbors I grew up in...they were so pretty when they were in bloom and boy, did they  smell good!!! 

My card features five different stamp sets from Taylored Expressions: Garden Party Blooms, Happily Ever After, Delightful Day, Butterfly Parade, and CreativiTEA fro the sentiment. The background flower clusters were stamped with Pale Plum, then the leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz. The darker flowers and sentiment were all stamped with Rich Razzleberry and pearls were added to the flower centers. The butterfly was stamped with Rich Razzleberry on Pale Plum card stock, cutout with the Butterfly in the Sky dies and popped up with foam tape. The pearls on the butterfly and the twine finish it off. 

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors...use what you have as long as they are close to the challenge colors and be sure to add CTD256 to the keywords when you upload your card to an online gallery so we can find your creation!!

Do you want to see some beautiful inspiration? Here are the Color Throwdown 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 
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene

Lori Tecler Inking a Loud
Melody Rupple -  A Paper Melody
Kendra Wietstock - Kendra's Card Company - August Guest Designer!!

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!
Supply List
TE Stamps: Garden Party Blooms, Happily Ever After, Delightful Day, Butterfly Parade, CreativiTEA
Paper: Choice Buttercream (TE) Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz (SU), Basic Grey Green at Heart Patterned Paper
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum (SU)
Accessories: Pearls (Queen and Co.), Twine (TE)
TE Dies: Butterfly in the Sky


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

Tammy said...

Very pretty and beautiful color combo! Love all the elements on your card!

Anne Temple said...

Love that color combo and you card is so pretty. Love how you combined the different stamps.

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely stunning color combo!! You've made such a gorgeous creation with it Joan!! HUGS :)

Kimberly S said...

So pretty in these colors Joan! Love the touch of pearls and sweet butterfly too. hugs, Kimberly

Annette Allen said...

what a sweet card..

Melody said...

Love the scene you stamped! Color combo is so pretty!

Linda Palmer said...

Really beautiful card. Love how you stamped the pale plum and then the rich razzleberry.

Patti J said...

Beautiful colors, gorgeous card, Joan!

Wanda Cullen said...

Lilacs are some of my fave flowers and always hate that they have such a short blooming time in the spring! These colors were great to play with...LOVE your floral beauty!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Those colors are simply lovely too. Love it.

Maria said...

So pretty! Love the colors, flowers, and sweet butterfly!

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors and stamping!!!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the sweet dotted butterfly floating above the flowers.

Karen M said...

I love everything about this card! The colours are perfect and you have done such pretty work here with all those sweet flowers x

Wanda G (stampcat) said...


Patrice said...

Hello Joan,

I like the geourgeous flowers to. They smell delicious! Youre card is great!! And I 've learned also something abouth make the clouds. Thanks!

Greets Patrice

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Joan! Love the rich colour palette!

Sue Lelli said...

Joan, those five different stamps sets made one BEAUTIFUL card full of Pretty flowers! LOVE your butterfly, too!

Anonymous said...

Oh super pretty !!! I've missed a whole week of throwdown -- & your gorgeous fall colors !!
Nuts !!

Ellen Taylor said...

Beautiful and inspiring card Joan!