Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Sun Is Still Shining–CTD #151 and MFTWSC #29

It’s that time of the week again! Whew! This time of the week really rolls around fast, doesn’t it, LOL! Today’s Color Throwdown challenge colors are RAINBOW!

swatch 151

Here’s this week’s 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 Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


I decided to bring out one of my favorite Flopsey sets for this card, Rainfall Flopsey. So, OK, it’s a little colorful and busy, I’ll admit. But it’s happy!!! :) Look at her boots—I want them!


Flopsey is colored with Copic markers and her umbrella and boots were paper pieced. I tied a big ol’ sunny yellow gingham ribbon on with a twine-tied button to hold the sentiment on. I’m SO not over bows :) I added some small rhinestone raindrops to the rainbow and popped Flopsey up on foam dots


Here’s the inside, with more die cuts and another sweet sentiment from the set.

I used these  dies on this card:
Jumbo Open Scallop Die-namics, Sunshine Die-namics, Flat Bottomed Clouds Die-namics, First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics, and Rainbow Die-namics.


Flat Bottomed Cloud Die-namics



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 CTD151 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 Eberline -
Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor -
Lil' Inker Designs
Carole Burrage -
Mother's Little Helper
Keva Brown (helping out in July) -
How Now Brown Cow

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back tomorrow with a CHA surprise!

Stamps: Rainfall Flopsey (
Paper: Whip Cream, Fossil (MFT); Watermelon Gazpacho 6 x 6 pad (Jillibean Soup)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Flat Bottom Clouds, Jumbo Open Scallop, Sunshine, Rainbow Die-namics dies, ribbon, button, baker’s twine, foam dots, rhinestones, Copic markers


  1. love your flopsey, this is so adorable

  2. oh I LOVE this! not too busy - just right!

  3. Love it! So cute and happy! Theresa x

  4. Jaw dropping GORGEOUSNESS!! So rich in texture and obviously color!! LOVE THIS BARBARA!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  5. Oh Bar! This is exquisite! LOVE all the patterns and colors on this! SPECTACULAR!!!

  6. SOOOOO cute! LOVE all the bright colors and patterns, and that yellow gingham is YUUUUUMMMM!

  7. I love all the colors. So rainbowy and bright! Lovely.

  8. Great card and use of ALL those dies, Barbara! It's such a shame you're not here enjoying all the CTD fun with us! So sorry you had to be a CHA this week instead. ;(

  9. Oh Bar! What a fun and fabulous creation! Love it! Hope you are having a great time at CHA!!

  10. Awwww, very happy card. Wonderful that you did the inside too. ;)

  11. this is absolutely adorable!! every detail is amazing!

  12. This card just makes me smile from ear to ear!! SO CUTE AND FUN!!


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