Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me - CTD #184


Welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! I’m the host this week and here’s my challenge, inspired by the image below:

swatch 184

I decided to go with a pretty simple layout and use the awesome Die-namics Contempo Cage and Stamp Set for my card. Actually, my card is mostly die cuts—something I’m finding I’m doing more and more due to the wide range of dies carried by MFT. So, I basically created a little scene, adding a Die-namics Leafy Flourish, and a Die-namics Royal Rose. The sentiment was stamped on a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon die cut and attached under the rose.



For the hanging chain, I used a bit of Tim Holtz chain, attached with a tiny dot of hot glue. 


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


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 CTD184 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! 

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud

Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Bev Gerard (March Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back later with my MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge card!



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Stamps: Contempo Birdcage (MFT)
Hot Fudge, Sweet Tooth (MFT); River Rock, Elegant Eggplant (SU!); Wisteria (Basic Grey)
Ink: Soft Suede ((SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; First Place Award Ribbon, Contempo Cage; Leafy Flourish, Royal Rose Die-namics dies, twine, chain, sewing machine




  1. Wonderful card Bar! Love the bird and cage with your pretty papers and die cut leaves with rolled flower!

  2. Barbara, one of the things I love about following your blog is how you make the most of every tool, every stamp set, every piece of paper! I love the GORGEOUS flower and I love the birdcage chain! I love your papers and composition too! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. This is so cute! I LOVE the chain! Thanks for the beautiful color combo this week:)

  4. What a COOL birdcage! And I love that you added the chain!

  5. I LOVE this Bar!!! GORGEOUS colors and that flower really POPS!!!

  6. This is so pretty! I love the chain on the bird cage!

  7. So cute! The chain is such a great idea! So clever!

  8. I just love this, Bar...You used the colors beautifully with the sweet bird and birdcage!! What a great idea to add the chain...sooo clever!!!

  9. Love all the dies you combined in this wonderful scene! The chain is a great detail!

  10. The BasicGrey papers are the perfect backdrop for this sweet birdcage. And your rolled flower is marvelous! Pretty card Barb ;)


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