Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I See…–MFTWSC #31 & CTD #153

It’s that wonderful time of the week—MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown! My favorite sketch and my favorite color challenge, all rolled into one!
Here are the colors for this week, chosen by the lovely and talented Miss Broni:

swatch 153

And 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. 


So, yeah, I gave over and made a square card ;-) I’m using one of the just-released MFT sets, à la modes - I Spy.  She’s colored with Copic markers and her dress is paper pieced, then she’s popped up on the smaller of the new Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics dies.


My paper WAS white, but I sponged it so now it’s not so white ;-) I finished the card off with some stitching, some distressed seam binding, and a twine-tied button.

Here’s the inside with another sweet sentiment from the set.



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 CTD153 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
Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper 
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs 
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Keva Brown (helping out this week) -
How Now Brown Cow 
Lori Tecler (helping out in August) –
Inking Aloud
Thanks SO much for stopping by today!!

Stamps: à la modes - I Spy (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Old Olive (SU!); Madeline 6 x 6 pad (Prima)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics die (MFT); seam binding, button, twine, sewing machine, Copic markers



  1. This is so adorable, love the dp you used with this image.

  2. Hey have Lori's blog url mixed up.
    Totally grooving on your card, though!!

  3. beautiful card, love the dp, your paper piecing is amazing.

  4. I have to remember to cut off her body some time! This is totally perfectly cute!!

  5. What a delightful, fresh card! Love how you just used her face in the circle die. Wonderful!

  6. Cute image, great sketch, and fabulous pp! I love this card!

  7. WOW! This is truly beautiful Barbara! I love your coloring and that patterned paper is really eye-catching - the little yellow flowers look incandescent, they just glow! I had to look and see what paper you used...

  8. This is so sweet! I just ordered that set last night--can't wait for it to arrive . . .

  9. Oh my goodness, this is just too cute!!!! Love how you just used part of the image as the focal point!!!

  10. I love how you chose to "spotlight" the girl on this!! That paper is awesome, and I love the blended colors in your seam binding. Ok, ok. I love everything about this card!!

  11. OMG!!! This is the most beautiful card ever! I have done nothing but stare at it and can't get away to make my own! You win!!!!

  12. OMG, I KNEW I felt something like earth tremors! I was because YOU MADE A SQUARE CARD! It's DARLING, and I WANT that paper!

  13. Absolutely Adorable Barbara! Love the retro vintage feel!! You ROCKED this one girlfriend! Hugs -LORi

  14. Seriously....this is UNBELIEVABLE! Love it!


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