Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #285

Hello everyone!! Can you believe it's Wednesday again??? It seems like just yesterday it was Wednesday...I must be getting older because time seems to just fly by!! This weeks Color Throwdown Challenge is hosted by my sweet friend, Broni, and I looove the colors she picked!! I haven't used Sahara Sand in a long's fun to get out those old loved papers and create something new!!! 

My card features stamps from the Taylored Expressions Petite set called  Light Up My Life and the matching dies. The tall lamp base was stamped with Early Espresso, cutout with the matching die, and adhered to the Sahara Sand card base. The short, round lamp base was created with the die from the same set and Early Espresso cardstock. It was then embossed and adhered to the card base as well. The lamp shades were diecut from scraps of dp and popped up with foam dots. 

The sentiment is from the same set and the twine and sequins 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 CTD285 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
Gloria Stengel- March Guest Designer - Scraps of Life
Judy VanZandt, Guest Star Stamper - Created Just 4 U

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

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Light Up My Life and coordinating dies
Paper: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso (SU), Heirloom 6x6 paper pad (MME), Down By The Shore 6x6 paper pad (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Sequins (Doodlebug)


Annette Allen said...

what a sweet card.. i love those fun lamps.. great patterns and fun designing..

jimlynn said...

Oh so cute! Love those little lamps and the colors you used.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute. Love the bright lamp shades and the twine.

Stampingcountry said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! What sassy little punch art lamps.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love these adorable lamps paired with that sentiment! Just too cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Joan. Love those stylis shades... the twine pieces look fab.

Tammy Hershberger said...

TOOOO cute, Joan! LOVE those printed lampshades! Too bad you won't be in Virginia next weekend... you could see me dancing with one of those on my head!

Linaaa said...

Cute card. I like the way how you use patterned paper for lamp shadows. Tnx for inspiration and challenge :)

Joan V said...

Love, love this darling card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Marsh said...

Love the ctd colors this week and you have created one very pretty card with them-great new stamps and dies

Natalie said...

I'm inspired!! I love this and had to pin it also!!

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous! Love the paper piecing with the patterned shades, and the embossing is perfect. hugs,Kimberly

Barbara said...

Those lamps are adorable, Joan! What a sweet card!

Vickie Z said...

Loved these colors!! The lamps are adorable...all the extras are perfect!! BTW....the tags are adorable!