Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank You - MFTWSC #19 and Color Throwdown #141

It's happened again! Wednesday has rolled around so that means it's Color Throwdown AND MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge day! Today's CTD colors were chosen by Danielle and are simply gorgeous!
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 Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

You knew I'd change it up somehow, didn't you? ;-) I flipped the card base shape but kept the overall layout. I'm using the Fishtail Banner Die-namics dies and Typewriter Alphabet for my banner, then simply stamped YOU at the bottom. Instead of the slanted rectangle element, I adhered some butterflies made with the Butterflies Die-namics dies.

Here's the inside, with a sentiment from Framed Greetings, and a Double Scallop Die-namics border.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. 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 CTD141 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!

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...
Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper
Jen Mitchell - I Create (I think, I ink, I stamp) May Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Framed Greetings, Typewriter Alphabet (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream (MFT); Soft Suede (SU!); Stella & Rose: Gertie 6 x 6 pad (MME)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Fishtail Banner, Butteflies, and Double Scallop Border Die-namics (MFT); twine, flat back pearls, mini clothespins, foam tape (craft store); sewing machine


  1. That is SO pretty. I love your colors and the butterflies in place of the panel.

  2. ooooo, I like how you made this a long card. looks great!

  3. I love your take on the sketch. Your card is so pretty with the butterflies and the banners tied up with the clothespins.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Fantastic! I LOVE those colours!

  5. Barbara, this is perfect! I love the butterflies!

  6. LOVE this Bar! FAB papers and colors! LOVE the butterflies!!

  7. So Pretty. Love the colors, butterfly's and your little clothes pins. Perfect!

  8. OMG, for a second there I thought you'd made a SQUARE CARD! The HORROR!

    I LOVE it.... fabulous use of the colors and sketch! Love that sweet banner!

  9. So VERY pretty, Barbara! I love your papers and butterflies!

  10. This is a gorgeous design, Bar! Love how you "hung up" the banner with clothespins!

  11. Love this Bar! The banner looks fabulous!

  12. Wow, great combination of the challenges, Barbara! Love all the pearls and those adorable mini clothes pins! (3 posts today? You're my hero! Or just plain crazy!)

  13. I love this! The butterflies are perfect!

  14. What a fun card - inside and out.

  15. This is so pretty! I love the cute banner, and those butterflies are fabulous!!

  16. This is fantastic, Barbara! Love the patterns and the wonderful pennant style!

  17. Bar, this is beautiful! The liberties you took with the sketch are fabulous! I do love me a little “thinking outside the box" :]


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