CTD270 - Celebrate

Thanks for stopping by for Color Throwdown 270! This week is Wanda's turn to host the challenge. For inspiration she chose this pretty, elegant scene. I love the green mixed with the neutral colors. 

I used the color challenge to create this 12 x 12 scrapbook page. The photo is of my husband and youngest daughter from an event in freshman year of college. 

The patterned paper is from Prima and then I used the MPD Graduated Diamonds Stencil to add the diamond pattern to the background. I used a sponge and Black Licorice Ink.

Celebrate is added with the LLD Accent It - Celebrate Die-namics. 

The flower is created with the Hybrid Camellia Flower Die-namics and the leaves with the Layered Leaves Die-namics. Then I added some paper roses and silk leaves from my stash. I used the Large Fancy Flourish Die-namics to add the silver swirls.

The sentiment is from the Journal It - Library Card Stamp Set. I thought it was perfect for the photo because when our youngest went off college it started a new chapter for her and us!

Hope you have a chance to play along!

You do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge,  just use the closest you have.  Use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD270.  Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Here are the products I used on my page:

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends. 


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  1. Beautiful page Melody!! Love the stencil in the background!! And your flower cluster is gorgeous!!

  2. This page is just as beautiful as your daughter, who is stunning! What a great photo of her and your husband, too!

  3. Fabulous page, Melody!!!!! The picture is beautiful and I am in love with that flower!!!!!

  4. This is just stunning, Melody! Love how you added detail to that beautiful paper, and the flower cluster in the corner is fabulous!

  5. Gorgeous page! Love how you added so much detail without hiding too much of the pretty patterned paper background.

  6. What a gorgeous layout!! :)) The neutrals w/ just a pop of color really make the image shine!! :))
    So pretty!!

  7. stunning page Melody - love the touch of silver glitter and the layered leaves!