Wednesday, March 02, 2011

What's Cooking? CTD #131 and MFTWSC # 9

It's time again for another Color Throwdown challenge AND another MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! This week's colors were chosen by the very charming LeAnne:

And here's the MFTWSC Sketch. You can find the sketch on the MFT blog and also in the MFT forum on SCS, as well as in the weekly newsletter.  The Challenge and Design Teams will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

The first thing I thought of when I saw these colors was a baby card. But I didn't want to do a baby card, LOL. So, as always, I started looking through my patterned paper and came across October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker. And, lo and behold, it's got a couple of patterns with all the colors! That led me to pull out one of my favorite MFT stamps, à la modes - What's Cooking?, and get to stampin'! I stamped her on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her up with Copic markers before cutting her out. For the circular element, I cut out one of the new Dizzy Doily Die-namics doily and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. Then, some twill and some buttoned up twine, the sentiment, and it was done!

Here's the inside.

And here are the Copic markers I used.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please 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 CTD131 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, and help up welcome out March Guest Designer, Keva Brown!

LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts...
Keva Brown, March guest Designer - How Now, Brown Kow
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: à la modes - What's Cooking? (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Not Quite Navy (SU!); Modern Homemaker 8 x 8 pad (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Chamomile Tea Dye Ink (PTI)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Dizzy Doily Dienamics die (MFT); twill; twine, button (PTI); sewing machine; Copic markers; pop dots (crafts store)


  1. This is just the cutest card! Love that paper!

  2. Lovely card, I need to get that stamp set!

  3. Super cute!!! I love anything cooking-themed (or FOOD-themed!) so this is right up my alley!

  4. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! This design is AWESOME, BAR!!! Now I HAVE TO HAVE that stamp. Love the papers you used, love the die, love the embossed center of the die too!

  5. Love what you did with the layout and the paper is perfect!!!

  6. Love love love this!!! And you changed your awesome!

  7. Fifty-two more days and we're gonna' "mix it up!" :) This turned out SO cute, Bar!

  8. I just love those MFT a la modes, but cannot seem to color them as well as you have here. This is so cute! Love that die,too. I hadn't seen that one!

  9. LOVE this, Bar!! That's such a great new Die-namics and I love your sewing and hand cut sentiment pieces!!

  10. LOVE this Bar! FAB colors and papers and I ADORE how you embossed the die cut!

  11. Love that dizzy doily AND your new springtime blog design!!

  12. Gorgeous Barb!!! The kraft cardstock just seems so "right" with this image!!!

  13. Totally adorable! I love the swiss dots on the die cut! Cute card!

  14. Gorgeous card Barbara! Loving the new banner too!


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