Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CTD#169 - Red Bitty Birds Hello Friend

Hello there! It's time for this week's Color Throwdown (CTD169)!  Lori is our hostess this week and she's chosen some fantastic colors for all of us to create with this week and we hope you'll find time to play along.

For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Bitty Bird along with the coordinating die.  Does it sound crazy that after seeing the colors for this week I actually dreamt of creating this card?  lol I hope not.  I started out a 2 1/4"x 4 1/4" piece of white cardstock and stamped the branch from the Bitty Bird set several times along each side, flipping the branch a different way with each stamping.  Then I stamped the little birds so I would have their legs on the branches and sponged the sky background.  After that I colored in the leaves on the branches with a aqua pen and taken with teal marker and added my red die cut birds which I popped up.  Then added the cut out words and rhinestones after matting my image.
Be sure to check out what the other design team members have come up with for this week's Color Throwdown challenge!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Keva Brown - How Now Brown Kow
Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri
Lydia Fiedler - Understand Blue - Our Guest Designer for November/December
Have a wonderful day!

17 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, I love this! GREAT scene you created! The sponged background is wonderful!

Christina said...

This is super cute! The birds look so sweet against the soft background of clouds. Beautiful job!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute, Lynn...the little red birds on the branches are just precious...awesome use of the challenge colors!!!

Marisa said...

Sooo cute!! Love how you used the colours and the branches you created for them to perch on. Lovely touch with the clouds in the BG.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, very very pretty!

carol (krillsister) said...

Love bitty bird. The sponging of the sky is awesome.

Leigh said...

This is beautiful, Lynn! I love all the details!

Vicki Stys said...

Wonderful scene you created, Lynn! And, actually, I don't think it's crazy at all to dream of a card... well, unless that means I'm crazy, too :D

Mayol said...

Hi, there! This is very cute! :)

Karen Motz said...

Lynn, I LOVE this card! Love how you've stamped the branches and the simple red birds are adorable! Totally reminds me of the red cardinal that keeps knocking on my kitchen window. :-)

Cindy Major said...

That card looks amazing! Love the design, the images, the coloring, the colours... everything!

TFS!
Cindy

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Love how the red pops out of this card.

Marlena M. said...

NOOOOO, not crazy...just committed (not asylum, though, LOL ). At least you woke up and MADE IT for real. It's perfect! ;)

Suzie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and how they work together to make everything pop. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori said...

Love this, Lynn! The red birds just pop against the soft blue sky--looks great!

Broni said...

LOVE the "neighborhood" of birds! And the cloud background is just perfect! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wendy said...

Love the 'cardinals' on your card, they really stand out, wicked job!