Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Color Throwdown Guest Design Post

Happy morning to you all! I'm thrilled to post today as a guest designer for The Color Throwdown Challenge Blog. This project from a couple of weeks ago was randomly chosen, so I have the pleasure of joining this talented group of ladies in this weeks challenge using these fabo-fun colors!

So retro and vintage-y!
I couldn't stop playing with the colors so you don't get just one card today, you get three!
My first card uses my favorite bold Poinsettia die set from MFT as well as the Spellbinders Poinsettia die. I stamped the Typewriter Text Background from MFT onto my back panel and then covered it with a Hexagon Cover Plate from PTI. The Postage Stamp Stax was lightly inked while still in the die to give that cool white frame around the edge. The sentiment is from MFT, as is the small snowflake from the Cozy Mittens set, stamped in my lightest color in the background. The poinsettia stands out beautifully and is finished off with some light pink Candy Shoppe Jellies from Queen & Co.

This next card uses MFT's Cozy Mittens set and Nordic Knits to create an interactive shaker card. My first shaker card ever!! I struggled with how much shaker material to add and added just a pinch more than necessary. Oh well, lesson learned, "Less is More" when it comes to shaker cards. I also used Blueprints #20, Spellbinders Scalloped Squares and Spellbinders Poinsettia. The sentiment is pieced together using Phrase Play #9 and Two Feet Deep from PTI.

My last card uses a printable post card image found on etsy. I thought the colors went perfectly with the challenge colors and it has a vintage look as well, so I couldn't resist making just one more card!
I sprayed the white panel with some white shimmer spray but it's hard to see in the picture. It glimmers and shines in real life.

I added a small poinsettia from Spellbinders, which I inked with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and sprayed with more shimmer mist. It sits on top if a mini Delicate Doily from MFT. The sentiment is from Painted Poinsettias from PTI. The card was made using last weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch, which I never got posted to the linky.

So that's it for my cards today as guest designer for Color Throwdown. I hope you'll join in on the fun and make a card using their sweet colors.
I'm entering one or more cards into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday

It's been a real pleasure to join Barbara and the wonderfully talented Color Throwdown team.
Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit


Jodi Collins said...

These are all FANTASTIC Brigit! I totally LOVE your style! FAB layouts and design!

Monika/Buzsy said...

You've been busy Brigit! Fantastic cards. Love the poinsettias on both cards... the shaker looks great with those pretty mittens... and oh, that post card on the last one... so elegant. Congrats on being our Guest Stamper this week at CTD.

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous cards!! Love every single one!! Fantastic use of the colors!!

Barbara said...

What a fabulous trio of cards! I love them all! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Jo Ann said...

Your cards are fantastic! Each one have wonderful color combo and elegance. We appreciate you blessing us with your project last week and would love to have you back this week for a two-week long challenge. Leaving you with God's Word from Romans 15:13 which says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." A Blessed Merry Christmas to you and our household.