Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Color Throwdown Time Made Easy

Whew!  I have to say, I don't know what I was thinking when I decided on Tuesday evening to make a round card for our Color Throwdown challenge (CTD132).  It definitely took me longer to put this together, because I kept triple checking my measurements of the cut files before cutting them.  I just HAD to showcase my new Cornice Trimmed Circle cut file (to go with the Mojo180 sketch).  Isn't it pretty?!  Love that elegant edge :]
I also used the Caged cut file to created the perfectly trimmed panel for my birdcage...I LOVE not having to cut my images by hand.  Thank you, Cricut!!  LOL  Oh, and a quick plug for my friend, Monique!  My intent is not to favor one of my fellow teammates over another, I just happened to check out her blog today and noticed four C-A-UUUUTE cards she made using the Caged cut file as the card shape!  They are absolutely adorable!!  So, being that I'm showcasing the same cut file in a much simpler way, I thought I would direct your attention to another very cool possibility.  This file is a mere $0.50, btw!  My bird is from A Little Birdie Told Me cut file, and the branch is from the Branching Out cut file.  I wanted to color the leaves and add flowers to the branch, BUT, I simply lost wind and ran out of time :[ 
I stamped my bird's nest with Crumbcake and overlaid the branches with Early Espresso.  I masked the nest and added the super cute eggs with Baja Blue ink.  I colored the leaves on my branch with a Mellow Moss SU marker.  The lower panel of pink paper is from my Wistful Wonder pack, the middle, Navy panel is from my Cheerful Chirps pack, and the top, pink panel is from my Wistful Musical Magic pack.  Please ignore my uneven, mismatched pearls!  They seemed like a good idea until I realized I didn't have enough pink pearls to finish, so I switched to Orchid...and didn't line them up very well (they keep moving).  My satin, organdy ribbon is from Michaels, and the AWESOME baker's twine is from my sweet friend, Tammy (she turned 29 yesterday!  I'm sure she would welcome belated birthday wishes ;)

Alright my friends, I MUST hit the hay!  Please pop in at each of our DT's blog and our guestie, Keva!  They are sharing some gorgeous projects this week!!

Also, don't forget about our fab MTME gals who are showcasing as well!  You'll want to visit:
Thank you for stopping by :] 


Debbie said...

What an absolutely STUNNING card! I love the shape, all the papers, the images and those delicious pearls! So wonderful :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

GMTA! We both used the Mojo sketches! LOL This is freakin' GORGEOUS, girlfriend! LOVE that sweet birdcage with the pink pearl trim!

Laura Pryor said...

Your birdcage ROCKS, love your use of the sketch! This is really really beautiful!!

Barbara said...

Oh, yeah, you rocked that sketch, alright! I am so circular card challenged, LOL! Fabulous card!

Broni said...

WOW! I really love that new round cut file. Now if I just had a way to use it! Your card is great. That little nest is too, too cute! Hey, I have that same little metal bird cage. Great idea to use it as a prop!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Truly inspired Kristin! This is amazing - your details and all the pieces you used just came together so beautifully. WOW WOW WOW and I must say I LOVE the COrnice Trimmed cut files this month - they are so elegant!!

LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is over the top, girl!!! I ran away from that sketch---but you nailed it, especially using my colors! Woohoo!

dpkennedy said...

So adorable! I love the pearls you added to the bird cage! Lovely!

Cathy Rulli said...

Very cool - love it!

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