Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Color Throwdown March Guest Designer!

I am super excited to share that I am the March Guest Designer for The Color Throwdown! Color Throwdown is one of those blogs that I look at every week. (I rarely get a chance to link up a project, but I still love the challenges!) Well, I finally get to share a card each Tuesday in March! Here is the scheme for today!

At first I was like, whoa! Those are some bright colors! What do I have that is in that color palette?! But, you know I have a vast hoard of stuff, so...

I poked around in my stash and found this paper from Graphic 45 - Mother Goose. I never had a chance to work with the collection for Graphic 45. I think I had switched to special projects when this came out, and I was not assigned any projects using it. However, they did send me some in one of my many packages. {whew!}

At any rate, I found red, green, and yellow in this collection and decided to make a "welcome baby" card. I don't have much call for baby cards as my close friends and I are all pretty much past the baby having stage. But every now and then someone in my circle has a baby or becomes a grandma! 

I tried to mix the color with white and cream, which is harder than it sounds! I am not sure I was very true to the inspiration photo, but I got all the colors in there! I used some really sweet flowers from my stash. I love flowers...they make me so happy!

I used some red ink to stamp a sentiment onto the postcard image. I love to find sentiment stamps in my stash that I can mix with pre-printed images. I don't always have time to color an image, so this works great!

And the inside. Sweet!

Make sure you go to the Color Throwdown blog to see what the DT has made. One of my besties, Melody, is on the Color Throwdown DT and her work is ALWAYS wonderful. Plus, my other bestie, Jacquie, (the queen of techniques and CAS cards) is the Guest Star Stamper for March! It is old home week! These two girls are part of my "special local group" of crafters. We are all set for our spring crafty retreat next week! Four days of nothin' but crafting, eating, talking, laughing, and....well...eating! 

Here is the list of Color Throwdown bloggers. Make sure you check them out!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe
Monika Davis
Gloria Stengel – March Guest Designer - that's me!
Jacquie Southas - Guest Star Stamper
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Original ColorMates Heritage Black, Light Totally Tan
Printed paper: Graphic 45 Mother Goose
Stickers: Graphic 45 Mother Goose
Doily: Wilton
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Vintage Baby
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Beacon Fabri-tac


  1. This is so bright and cheerful! It has really made me smile. Well done!

  2. This is quintessentially YOU, and I love it. It's because of your influence that I now mat all my papers, and it does make everything pop off the page. Beautiful!

  3. Congrats on guest designer! Of course, I love your sweet card. Great colors, layers, flowers, ribbon, images, got it all! Hugs!

  4. Love it! Perfect paper for these colors and you know I love those flowers! And would you believe that I am going to my 4 day spring retreat next week too. It could only be more fun if it was at the same place. LOL!

  5. Gorgeous! Love the color combination (still not dressing like your mother, hey?!).

  6. Outstanding creation! I love the colours!

  7. Beautiful card - so many luscious layers! Only 8 sleeps until Bailey's!!!

  8. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Gloria!!!! I so love all the pretty papers and details you used...awesome take on the colors, too!!! I'm so glad you will be our March Guestie...you do such beautiful work!!!

  9. Inspiring!! Beautiful card, Gloria!

  10. Love your card Gloria! I love how you combined the colors. And that sweet doily and flowers! So you! Can't wait until next week. I am going to start organizing my stuff now!

  11. What a lovely card Gloria. That postcard image is gorgeous and I love the fabulous embellishments! Congrats on being our guest designer!

  12. I absolutely LOVE your card for the color throw down challenge! So adorable - that postcard image is so sweet!

  13. Congrats on your design spot!

    Your card is fabulous...inside and out!

  14. Gloria, I'm so happy to get to "know" you a bit better through your guesting with us! Have loved browsing your blog and absolutely love your fabulous collage style with that sweet postcard as the focal point! Your retreat sounds like sooo much fun! There's just nothing like stamping friends getting together!

  15. This is just lovely! So glad you'll be joining us this month at the Color Throwdown!

  16. This is stunning, Gloria! So much to look at and drool over! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Color Throwdown!

  17. Beautiful design, Gloria! Such great details!

  18. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Gloria! You used the fresh, bright colors brilliantly!

  19. I love this-I think you nailed the color combo of the challenge perfectly! :)