Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Being Unique {Color Throwdown #347}

I'm back with another project as June Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge. This week's challenge colors are turquoise, hot pink, gray and white.

I first cut the background piece with my Silhouette using the Funky Chevrons file. The flamingo body and wing from the Reverse Confetti Fabulous Flamingo set was stamped with Rose Bud ink and then cut out with the matching Fabulous Flamingo dies. The eye/beak and the legs were stamped with black ink and the legs were fussy cut out. The sentiment was stamped onto a circle cut with a die from the Circles 'n Scallops set. The flowers from the Petals 'n Posies set were stamped with  the same Rose Bud ink and then cut out with the matching Petals 'n Posies dies as was the stems cut from cardstock After attaching the various pieces to the card base using foam tape, I added a scattering of enamel dots. I am double dipping on challenges this week by using the current Sketch For You to Try (#25) for the layout.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, PTI, Stampin' Up, MFT and DCWV cs, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Memento and Simon Says inks

Before you head off to create a project with these fun colors, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team to get you started. 

Barbara Anders -  Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe -  Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin -  Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler -   Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen -  Cullen-ary Creations
Monika Davis-  MAD Stamper
Jodi Collins -  Stamping a Latte
Tammy Hershberger -  Stamp Happy

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool at the bottom of the CT blog post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD345 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd345 and/or #colorthrowdown


  1. Gorgeous card, Nancy. Those colours look wonderful together and I love how you managed to keep the design clean and crisp despite the layered design.

  2. Sweet card Nancy. Love the elegant flamingo. Looks great in pink. The funky chevron die-cut looks great in the background.

  3. What a fabulous card! This is one of my favorite stamp sets ever!! LOVE what you've done here!

  4. Adorable card, Nancy! LOVE how you used these colors! (I have had those flamingoes since they were released and have never got around to using... shame on me!)

  5. Wow, what a fabulous card, Nancy!! Love this sketch and I'm reminded I really need to get a card done with it. June is nearly over already!

  6. fantastic take on the sketch... love those flamingos!!

  7. Fabulous colors and design, I love it

  8. How FUN! awesome combo of challenges!
    Thanks for playing with us at SFYTT!