Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Color Throwdown #297
Hello friends! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to another Color Throwdown challenge. Our hostess this week is none other than our newest team member, the fabulous Cindy Lawrence! Cindy’s inspiration photo today is this fantastic cake with some beautiful colors perfect for summer!
When I started on my card, I found that I must not have any of that gorgeous Bermuda Bay cardstock in my stash! I don’t even have a swatch of it on my cardstock ring to try to match it to something else! What’s UP with that??? (And seriously, if anyone HAS some, if you’d send me a 2x2 square of it I’d be MOST grateful!) So I used good ol’ Cool Caribbean for my design instead.
As I was getting ready to create my card, I had just read about this awesome new challenge blog that’s starting up, The Cutting Edge Challenge. AND they’re having a Guest Designer contest. So I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring. My inspiration was the die-cut flowers on the card on the lower left corner of their graphic.
For my card I decided to peruse all the wonderful Die-Namics flowers I have in my collection, and settled on the Gerbera Daisy Die-Namics for my card…
The daisy is layered over a Die-Namics Leaf-Filled Flourish and a stitched circle cut with the Blueprints 12. On the blue panel behind the daisy I stamped the BG Linen background stamp, and over that used the new Large Polka Dot stencil with some white embossing paste. On the gray background piece, I stamped the new BG Romantic Script background in Steel Gray hybrid ink, spritzed it with some MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer mist, and then layered over it with the Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-Namics cut from Sweet Tooth cardstock. The Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX die-cut was stamped with the “hello” sentiment from the LJD On the Line stamp set.
The layout for my card was inspired by the current Cardabilities sketch challenge #101.
Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…
Susie Moore, June Guest Designer
Pat Knowlton, Guest Star Stamper
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: LJD On the Line, BG Romantic Script background, BG Linen background (My Favorite Things)
Cardtock: Cool Caribbean, Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up!); Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple (My Favorite Things); Gray (Bazzill)
Inks: Steel Grey hybrid ink, Blu Raspberry hybrid ink (My Favorite Things)
Dies: Gerbera Daisy, Leaf-Filled Flourish, Blueprints 12, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-Namics (My Favorite Things)
Other supplies: Large Polka Dot stencil, MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist (My Favorite Things), white embossing paste, enamel dots