Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thinking Of You - CTD #135 and MFTWSC #13

Hi, all! I'm back today with another Color Throwdown and MFTWSC card. And today I'm the host at the Color Throwdown. Yeah, I picked these colors ;-) But, once you see what the DT has for you, you won't think them too off the wall, I promise :)

And here's the sketch--another fun one from MFT! 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.


And, here's my card. I can't say I was inspired by these papers but they sure do work for this color combo :) Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 collection is perfect for it. I shuffled patterns around until I got what I liked and went from there. I tore a page from an old book (bought at Goodwill for $1 just to have on hand for this purpose) and stamped the carnation from Inspired by Flowers, Set 1 with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the flower with Copic markers. This paper is very absorbent so you have to be careful not to go to the stamped line. I added some shading by just streaking some darker shades of red.

Then I tied some  red crinkled seam binding around, added a sentiment flag, and tied on a button. I'm using my Little Open Scallop Strip Die-namics die for the scalloped border. And here's the inside, with the carnation stamped again and another sentiment from the set. I just love the flowers in this set--so botanical :)

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 CTD135 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!

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! I always love it when you do.

Stamps: Inspired by Flowers, Set 1 (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, Whip Cream (MFT); Fine Linen (PTI); old book paper; Circa 1934 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Little Open Scallop Strip Die-namics die (MFT); seam binding; button, twine (PTI); Copic markers R22, R24, R27


  1. Oh this is so gorgeous Bar, I can't get over how richly red your seam binding is!

  2. Barbara, this is gorgeous!!!! Love the stamps you used for this sketch and great color combo, too!

  3. Love the colors!! Great job on the sketch.

  4. Gorgeous Barbara!!!! This is so classy and elegant!!

  5. Holy guacamole! This is SO elegant Barbara! LOVE the flower stamped and colored over the patterned paper! Just GORGEOUS!!!

  6. oh, my GORGEOUSNESS! Barbara.....loooove that flower stamped on the newsprint paper, gotta try that. wow!

  7. This card is gorgeous and just the inspiration I need for a few sympathy cards I need to make. Thanks!

  8. LOVE this! I almost made one last weekend with these colors and used your color challenge instead! Too funny...I guess I'll get to use them after all!

  9. Gorgeous! I just love the little panel behind the floral fun, and the DP is beautiful!!!

  10. {big happy sigh}...this is a total BEAUTY!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous, Barbara! I LOVE the flower stamped on the text paper!

  12. Wow, gorgeous papers and love the image and book page together. Thanks for the great ideas that you share with us...

  13. GORRRRRgeous!!! I love the flower stamped over the text paper! (And here I thought for sure you picked these colors because of that paper!)

  14. This is a great color combo, Barbara! I just love your flower stamped on the text page. Fabulous!

  15. Bar, this design is really beautiful! I couldn't possible say enough good things about it! WOW!

  16. gorgeous card!!
    I like how you played with the colors, and the carnation give the perfect touch


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