Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Color Throwdown #303

Color Throwdown #303 close-up by Tammy Hershberger
Hello friends, and welcome to another Color Throwdown challenge!  This week we're up to challenge #303 and Broni is our hostess with this sweet Summertime inspiration photo.  Want to join us?  Stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details.
swatch 303
Here's my card for today...
Color Throwdown #303 by Tammy Hershberger
I loved the sketch #186 from My Favorite Things last week so much that I used it again today for my card.  I changed it up slightly making the card square instead, and really like how it came together.  The LJD Pretty Poppies stamp set was the perfect choice with these colors.  I cut out the poppies using the LJD Poppies and Leaves then stamped the poppies in Tangy Orange hybrid ink (yes... ORANGE!  I actually have one tiny piece of that old Poppy Parade card stock, and it's a very close match to the Tangy Orange.)  The flower stems were stamped with Jellybean Green hybrid ink on the Sour Apple card stock circle.  I also stamped the BG Linen background on the circle in Sour Apple hybrid ink, and added a sentiment from the stamp set in Steel Grey hybrid ink.  I matted the circle on a piece of Tangy Orange card stock, and then on a piece of Jellybean Green card stock.  On the Berrylicious card stock background I used the Small Brick Wall stencil and some white embossing paste, then sponged some Berrylicious hybrid ink, and Ranger Antique Linen distress ink around the edges to tone it down just a tiny bit.  I finished the design with a couple of flags cut from the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, and Blueprints 13, plus a few enamel dots for good measure.
Please be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and join us!  And visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Lawrence
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen 
Diane Jaquay, July Guest Designer
Here are my supplies...

All products are from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted...
Stamps:  LJD Pretty Poppies, BG Linen background
Dies/Stencils:  LJD Poppies and Leaves Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, Blueprints 13 Die-Namics, Small Brick Wall stencil; Nestabilities Circle (Spellbinders)
Card stock:  Tangy Orange card stock, Berrylicious card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Sour Apple card stock
Inks:  Tangy Orange hybrid ink, Jellybean Green hybrid ink, Berrylicious hybrid ink, Sour Apple hybrid ink, Steel Grey hybrid ink; Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  enamel dots (Doodlebug), white embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!  I appreciate it!


Lyn said...

Great card I really love the brick like embossing you have done it is really nice

Broni said...

So pretty, Tammy! Love how you created the flower center!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Really pretty card, love the flower and the brick background!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love your poppies, Tammy, and what a beautiful design...the brick texture in the background is such a wonderful detail!!!!

Kim S said...

That's one of my all-time favorite sets! I love your use of the colors - that brick background is a beautiful accent!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the textured brick BG and that sweet poppy! I don't know why, but I love any and all poppy stamps!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Tammy. Love the poppies and the brich background! Great textures.

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the embossing paste background.