Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #298

Hello everyone....Hope you are having a good summer so far!! We have been getting a lot of rain which is a real shocker for central Texas this time of year!!! Everything is so green and lush...I could get used to this!!! We did have a little glitch in our happy day yesterday...the kitchen sink faucet died. My hubs had to take it out and couldn't find another one in town so we had to order it...should be here 
July 1...yikes!!!! No water in the kitchen sink for a week....oh could be worse, right?? At least the craft room is safe...LOL!!! Anyway.....

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Monika is our hostess this week and she had picked a soft and pretty color palette of pink, purple, and kraft. 

My husband and I celebrate two anniversaries each year....the date we were married and the date we met....great way to get two gifts...LOL!!! The anniversary of the day we met is coming up July 26 so I made this card for the hubs. 
All the dies used on my card today are from Taylored Expressions.

The plus die from the From the Desk Of.... set was cut out of Choice Kraft, the the Open Scallop Border Die was used to cut out the Wisteria Wonder border, and the Always die from the Pockets and Pages February Script die set was used to cut out two diecuts, one pink and one kraft...they were glued together to create a little dimension. A heart embossing folder was used on the round pink layer and the doily, sequins, and the little wood people were all from the Taylored Expressions store. 

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 CTD298 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

You will find all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog. 

Check out what the Color Throwdown DT has created for you today!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!!
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Color
Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Susan Moore - June Guest Designer - The Dies Have It
Guest Star Stamper - Colleen Foelker- One Smile Lifts a Spirit

Speaking of purple...some of my African Violets are blooming...Check them out!!

This is a Passion Flower that grows wild on the back fence.....

Several years ago we remodeled the bathroom and reused the old bath tub in the garden....

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!
Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Dies: Open Scallop Border, Pages and Pockets February Script, From the Desk of....
Paper: Choice Snow White, Choice Kraft (TE), Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder (SU), 
Heirloom 6x6 paper pad (MME)
Accessories: Doodlebug Sequins (TE), Doily (TE), Wood People (Studio Calico), Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)


jimlynn said...

Beautiful photos and everything is so green there. Send some of that rain down this way now!
Love your card and it always just amazes me when you do the color challenges and do them perfect. I just can't get the hang of colors like that!
Love your card.

Tammy said...

Such a pretty color combo and your card for it is wonderful! Your African violets are stunning and I love, love the bathtub garden, just beautiful!

Annette Allen said...

your garden is gorgeous.. love this time of year.. your card is adorable..

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, your garden is gorgeous, Joan! LOOOOVE the bathtub!

And your card is sweet... I love how you used all the different die-cuts and the wood veneer couple! Congrats to you and George on another milestone!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Joan. Love the wood veneer potty people. :) The sequins look perfect. Happy Anniversary in advance. :)

Becky said...

What a pretty card Joan. Love the flowers and love how you used that bathtub.

Sue B said...

Aww your card is really sweet Joan… I love the colours and fab sentiment… a wonderful design - I bet hubby loves it.
Love your beautiful photos… what a lovely garden you have… I tried to grow a Passion Flower once from seed but it never germinated… maybe it was too cold here! Lol
Hope you get your faucet sorted out soon if you haven't already!
Have a good week
Hugs Sue xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Hi Joan! Hope your family is well. All is well here in Austin :)
Love this card! Beautiful textures and you really worked those colours so beautifully! Your violets are thriving and the Passion of my favourite flowers, so intricate!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors! And a great design!! I lOVE your flowers!! I have a passion flower but hasnt bloomed yet