Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Color Throwdown #230

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It’s Color Throwdown time again and this week Barbara, the One-Handed Wonder is our hostess with this earthy color combo.  I initially HATED these colors… I do NOT do shades of blue, especially blues like Marina Mist.  I. JUST. DON’T. LIKE. IT!  But then I found a paper pad from My Mind’s Eye hiding in my stash that I thought was a good (enough!) match for these colors.  Remember, if you don’t have the exact colors it’s OK to substitute!  (And yes, I’m pretending I didn’t have the exact colors!  LMHO!)  So here’s my card…..

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There’s a couple from my church I’ve been wanting to send a card to…. he’s working many, many hours and trying to get his degree, and she is at home with the kids just trying to keep everything running smoothly.  So I thought this cowboy from My Favorite Things, along with the sentiment I added inside (see below) would be a good note of encouragement for them both.  The cowboy comes from the new Cowboy at Heart a ‘la modes stamp set from MFT and for the layout I used the Guest Designer sketch for this month.  I used a few Die-Namics here as well… the Fishtail Flags STAX and the Oval Chain Border.

Here’s the inside, using a sentiment from the Triple Scoop set for this month…

CTD230 inside

Please be sure to visit my Color Throwdown sisters for more inspiration.  And stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details!

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Wanda Cullen
Kim Hahn, February Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!

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10 comments:

Kim said...

You did such an awesome job with these colors Tammy!!! I love your card!! The papers work very well together. Great stitching - that's a favorite detail of mine, and your coloring of the cowboy is super fantastic. You scored big time on this card!! :>)

dpkennedy said...

Love your papers! This is a great color combo and that card is adorable!

Barbara said...

Fab card, girlfriend! See??? Blue's not so bad, now, is it? ;-)

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the papers and colors. The cowboy is just darling and your coloring is fantastic.

Wanda Cullen said...

I see we were both at the same rodeo this week - lol! Love those papers paired with this image...great card and a great sentiment!

Lynn Put said...

Wow, this is incredible! Everything from your coloring to your papers and die-cut details looks fantastic!

Joan Ervin said...

You have used the perfect papers to go along with that adorable little cowboy, Tammy...fabulous coloring, too!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my goodness, what an awesome card! Love the stitching around that rust colored paper, and your coloring is seriously AMAZING!

Lori said...

Perfect papers for this image, Tammy! Love how you colored the cowboy, too.

Monique1971 said...

You've won with your entry, that is so cool. Love your card it is fabulous. I wish you much fun creating for MFT!

Monique