Wednesday, June 10, 2015

God Bless {Color Throwdown CTD346}

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

I was inspired by these colors from nature and started out preparing the background panel by smooshing some watercolors in a random manner onto Ranger Water color paper using Ranger Distress Pickled Raspberry ink. I paired it up with a small strip of kraft cardstock cut with a die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 set for a skinny border. I cut the tag from Soft Stone patterned paper using the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #10 die, topping it with some hot pink ribbon. I stamped the image from the Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquets stamp set with Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves inks and then cut out with the matching Bitty Bouquet dies. The sentiment from the Verve Faith Medley set was stamped with kraft ink onto a double-ended fishtail banner cut from kraft cardstock. I spread the phrase out so that when I attached the floral bouquet to the tag with dimensional tape I could place the stem portion between the words. A few sequins finished it up.

Products: Papertrey Ink stamps, dies, patterned paper, ribbon and cs, Verve stamp, Ranger watercolor paper and ink, Stampin' Up cs, Doodlebug sequins, MFT die and ink, Memento inks

Before you head off to create a project with these 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. So pretty Nancy. Love the sweet little tag with the flowers. The paint splatters look wonderful in the background along with the sequins.

  2. Pretty, pretty,pretty!!!! Love the tag and how you used the colors!

  3. Wow, Nancy, this is such a gorgeous card! LOVE your tag as the focal point and the splatters in the BG!

  4. Beautiful design, Nancy! Love the tag you made for the focal point of your card.

  5. Sweet card, Nancy! Love the little bit of splatter in the background, and that PTI stamp set is high on my wish list!

  6. Oh this is so fabulous, what a great design