Happy New Year everyone! Let the fireworks begin as we kick off a new Color Throwdown Challenge! Tammy has some fabulous colors for us in this inspiration photo! I've been sticking with more simple designs in recent cards, but this one defies all the CAS rules - lol!
Cardabilities challenge and it's a fun one with loads of layers! My base panel is a collage of many stamps: French Script, Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge - all by SU - and Borderline by Verve. The sentiment banner uses Verve's Plain Jane Scroll stamp (and matching die) with a birthday sentiment from the "Big Wish" set. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and then clear embossed it to get a more bold look. Black jute twine, mini rolled roses w/pearls, small key die and leafy flourishes finished up the collage look. Three of the panels are stitched rectangle dies by Lil Inker Designs.
Remember...to play along with the Color Throwdown challenge, you don't have to use exact colors - just something that's close. If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD 273 and also link up your card on the Color Throwdown blog using the linky tool.
There's big news at CTD! We are thrilled to announce that Monika Davis has joined the design team - WELCOME MONIKA! And...that's not all! We are blessed to have Linda McClain from Catered Crop as our January guest designer! These ladies do fabulous work, so be sure and stop by their blogs (links below) and say hello! For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the rest of the design team's creations:Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud