Wednesday, May 02, 2012

A Little Bird Told Me…–CTD #190


It’s time again for the Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Lori is our host and here are her colors, inspired by her lovely inspiration piece.

swatch 190

I couldn’t find any patterned paper that had all the colors in it in my stash so I decided to create a scene—SO easy to do with
MFT Die-namics dies :)

First of all I laid down my background paper and stitched it to some
Whip Cream card stock. Next I cut out all my die cuts, measured carefully, and stamped the sentiment. Then I added my Die-namics Woodgrain Fence die cut and over that my Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass layer. Next I added my Die-namics Sunshine sun with twine-tied button and my Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds, popping one up on foam dots for some dimension. To finish it off, I added a blue bird on the fence, made with my Die-namics Contempo Cage & Stamp Set die set, finished off with a little black crystal eye.

Here’s the inside with a bird, a branch, and another sentiment from the set. I curved the sentiment on my stamping block before stamping it.


Here are the
Die-namics dies I used on this card:



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 CTD190 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, including the Guest Designer for May, Kittie Caracciolo!!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen 
Kitty Caracciolo (May Guest Designer)

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

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Stamps: Contempo Cage (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream (MFT); Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Dots & Stripes: Soda Fountain, Candy Shoppe (Echo Park); Miss Caroline - Fiddlesticks (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Contempo Cage, Woodgrain Fence, Flat-Bottom Clouds, Sunshine, Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, button, crystal, sewing machine, foam dots



  1. Awesome spring scene! Love the inside too!!

  2. A little bird told me. . .I guess he did and on such a beautiful card. Love the colors and your design is perfect.

  3. Love the colors, adorable card.

  4. Such a cute scene you've created here, Bar! I love the dotted grass!

  5. This is so adorable, love the birdie on the fence.

  6. This is so cute and fun! I just love all those dies!

  7. This is so stinkin' cute! I love that fence-very rustic! Adorable card Bar!

  8. This is so sweet Bar! The scene you've created with blue bird is adorable!

  9. Great scene Barb! I'm going to start trying these!

  10. BArbara, I love your grass border on this precious card. I have and love this fence and am now going to have to check on the border.

  11. You make such pretty cards.

  12. Adorable spring-time scene! I may have to call you Kittie Jr!

  13. Love that gingham sun with button and the dimensional bird perched on the fence! Gorgeous summer scene!

  14. Your card is just tooo cute...the little bird on the fence is adorable and what a beautiful inside this, Bar!!!!

  15. What a sweet scene! Love the woodgrain fence--fabulous detail!


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