Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Color Throwdown #304

Color Throwdown #304 close-up by Tammy Hershberger
Hello friends, welcome to Wednesday!  We're having an extra special Color Throwdown challenge today... I hope you'll join us!
swatch 304
I am your hostess today, and I found these awesome vintage schoolbook pages to inspire you.  And the reason for the school theme is because the team is making their cards today to wish our team member Lori Tecler good luck as she heads back to school!  For many years Lori has held an administrative position in the school system where she works, but now she's going back to Kindergarten!  So we wanted to wish her well!  If you know Lori at all, you know she's "mommy" to Chloe the Cutie Puppy.  And I just know there is a bunch of upcoming Kindergarten students who don't know it yet, but they're about to have the BEST teacher ever, along with the best classroom mascot ever!  GOOD LUCK, Lori... I just know those kids are going to LOVE you!
Be sure that you stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details, so you can join us!
Here's my card for Lori...
Color Throwdown #304 by Tammy Hershberger
I started out knowing I wanted to use the Red Delicious Die-Namics apple from My Favorite Things.  And when I saw the current sketch #104 from Cardabilities, I had my layout, too!  So I cut the apple from Electric Red card stock, and stamped it with the BG Gingham background in Electric Red hybrid ink.  The stem was cut from Steel Grey card stock, and the leaves from Bermuda Bay card stock.  On the Smoky Slate card stock background (cut with the Blueprints 12) I stamped the BG Typewriter Text background in Grout Gray hybrid ink.  I added a Bermuda Bay card stock strip behind the apple that was stamped with the BG Notebook Paper background in Blu Raspberry hybrid ink.  On the apple I added the abc's that were cut from Grout Gray card stock using the Die-Namics High-Rise Alphabet Lowercase, and then added a Fishtail Flags STAX with the good luck sentiment from the LJD On the Line stamp set stamped in Steel Grey hybrid ink.  A few enamel dots finished my design.
Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and please help us welcome our AWWWWWESOME August Guest Designer, too!  (Squeeeee!)
Barbara Anders 
Broni Holcombe 
Cindy Lawrence 
Joan Ervin 
Lori Tecler 
Monika Davis 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Jodi Collins, August Guest Designer
Jane Taylor, Guest Star Stamper

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted...
Stamps:  LJD On the Line, BG Typewriter Text background, BG Gingham background, BG Notebook Paper background
Card stock:  Electric Red card stock, Steel Grey card stock, Grout Gray card stock; Bermuda Bay card stock, Smoky Slate card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Electric Red hybrid ink, Grout Gray hybrid ink, Blu Raspberry hybrid ink, Steel Grey hybrid ink 
Dies:  Red Delicious, Blueprints 12, Fishtail Flags STAX, High-Rise Alphabet Lowercase, Notebook Edge Die-Namics
Accessories:  enamel dots (Doodlebug)
And please check back with me a little later this morning for more Dare to Get Dirty fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling card Tammy. Love the big apple and the pattern... the die-cut letters look great on it... perfect school theme card.

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is sooo cute, the big red apple and what a great idea to add the letters!!! Lori is going to love it, too!!!!

Broni said...

Fabulous card, Tammy! LOVE all the die cuts!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the bold and beautiful apple! It's been so fun to see everyone's school-themed cards! These colors were fun to work with!

Jodi Collins said...

LOVE! The big apple is pure GENIUS!!! Just awesome girlie!

Vickie Z said...

Love that big ole' apple and notebook paper tucked behind!! Perfect sentiment!!

Ewa M said...

Fabulous card Tammy .
Thanks for playing along with Cardabilities!

Lori said...

I love this! It's just the perfect back to school card. The apple with the die cut letters is fabulous! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your support, my dear friend. I can't tell you how much it has meant to me!

Hammers said...

Great card as always Tammy. Love that huge apple, makes me want to take a bite! Cx

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

What a great take on sketch, I love it!
Thank you for playing along with Cardabilities :)