Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Howdy, friend–MFTWSC #32 & CTD #154

Howdy, friends! It’s time for my two favorite challenges! MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown! Here are this week’s colors, chosen by my bestie, Tammy Hershberger.
swatch 154
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.
MFTWSCSketch32And, here’s my card. I’d  been asked by a co-worker to make one for her to send to a male friend in need of encouragement and this is what I came up with.
As you can see, I flipped the sketch and kept the elements on the masculine side. I’m using the Well Worn Greetings Die-namics and Stamp Set for my sentiment and focal element, and the Open Zig Zag Border Die-namics for the border. I added some twill and a twine-tied button for the accent piece.
Here’s the inside with a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About the Journey  and another Zig Zag border.
Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card.
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 CTD154 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
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Laura Pryor – Lil’ Inker
LeAnne Pugliese – Wee Inklings
Lori Tecler (helping out in August) – Inking Aloud

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!!

Stamps: Well Worn Greetings Die-namics and Stamp Set, Clearly Sentimental About the Journey (
Paper: Fossil, Black Licorice (MFT); Zoology 6 x 6 pad(Bo Bunny)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Well Worn Greetings, Open Zig Zag Border Die-namics dies (MFT); button, twine, twill, foam dots


  1. great masculine card! cool dp!

  2. that is a perfect masculine card, love it

  3. Love how you flipped the sketch for this, Bar! And the mix of patterns here is fabulous!

  4. What a perfect masculine encouragement card, Barbara! You nailed it!!

  5. I love the masculine colors. Super great card!

  6. Fabulous Manly type card! Love how you flipped the sketch and worked the colors too!

    Shannon 8-)


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