Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #281

Hello everyone and welcome to another Color Throwdown Challenge!!!! Monika is our hostess with the mostess this week and her colors and inspiration picture are simply stunning!!!! I took a pretty literal approach to the inspiration because I just love that big beautiful sunset!!!

My card features a Sweet n Sassy stamp set called The Sea. A circle cut from Eclipse Masking tape and was placed on a piece of white card stock The background was then brayered with Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries Distress Inks. The tape was removed and the sun was sponged with So Saffron.  Then the image and sentiment were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black...the twine is the finishing touch. 

The sun kinda looks like it is floating on the water but the part under the water is supposed to be the reflection....just don't look too close...LOL!!!

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 CTD281 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

You can find out all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog. 

Now, do you want to see some beautiful inspiration?? Check out what the Color Throwdown Designers have created for you this week!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!!
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Color
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Melody Ripple A Paper Melody
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Nicole Nastali - February Guest Designer - Nicole's Craft Nook
Christine Dring - Guest Star Stamper - Chrispy's Creations

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful and crafty day!!!!


Becky said...

OH Joan, this is gorgeous. Love the colors.

Anne Temple said...

WOW! Absolutely love this color combo and your card is stunning.

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning sunset scene and absolutely perfect for the colors as well as the photo inspiration!

Stampingcountry said...

Good use of the bold colors.

Chris Dring said...

This is stunning, Joan! I totally got that the sun was setting and it's reflection was on the water! What a fabulous card!

Broni said...

Absolutely perfect interpretation of that inspiration photo, Joan! LOVE it!!

Julia Aston said...

what a perfect take on the inspiration Joan! your ocean sunset is just gorgeous!

Linda Palmer said...

Fantastic card. Love the beautiful colors and love the ship in black. Love this card.

Tammy said...

Absolutely brilliant Joan! Gorgeous colors to highlight the beautiful scene!

Ellen Taylor said...

Gorgeous Joan! You nailed the inspiration photo big time!

Maria said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! Such a lovely scene with sunset and ship!

Lori said...

Just beautiful! Perfect interpretation of the inspiration picture and the colors.

Barbara said...

Oh, WOW!! You really rocked this, Joan! Great take on the inspiration piece!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Joan. Love that image and the way you used the colors... I was picturing something like that when I chose those colors. Just perfect!