Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Color Throwdown Challenge #180

This week's Color Throwdown Challenge is being hosted by the very talented, Lori, who chose this fun palette:
I decided to make an inspirational card for someone very special to me who is feeling a little overwhelmed this week.  I fell in love with the Deconstructed Sketch #39 when I saw Amy Sheffer's beautiful card, so I based my layout on it. 
I recolored my MTME Blue Skies paper and went to work stamping and assembling.  I cut my round panel with the Large Spellbinders Nestability Circle and sponged So Saffron prior to stamping my MTME Stay Strong sentiment and floral accents and layering on a doily. 
My little bird came from the MTME A Little Birdie cut file.  I stitched a button to it using some tangerine jewelry twine and added a couple of big loops.  I cut my scalloped layer using the MTME Border Builders Elegance cut file, layered another piece of patterned paper and added ribbon and a prima.  Truly a very simple card when you break it down.  I just hope it inspires my sweet recipient ♥
Be sure to swing by my CTD sisters' blogs for a great variety of crafty inspiration!  They whipped up some doozies!!
Jenny Peterson ~ February Guest Designer
Oh!  Before I forget...here is a photo from my trip to Richmond to meet some of my CTD sisters and Debbie Olson.  We had so much fun and I LOVED getting to meet these wonderful ladies who I've gotten to know so well in cyberland. 
Clockwise from Left:  Me, Lori Tecler, Danielle Kennedy, Bar Anders, Broni Holcombe

Danielle stayed the night at my house and was soooo gracious.  She brought me a framed print of one of her AMAZING photos that I mentioned was my favorite (Love In A Mist) :]  Isn't she SWEET?!  I couldn't believe it!  Check it out:
Okay, my friends.  That's all I have for you today.  Thanks for popping in *~*

9 comments:

dpkennedy said...

I love this card! Your patterned paper is gorgeous and I love that chubby little bird! Beautiful sentiment too! Love everything about this! And I had a fabulous weekend! Mwah!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love these colors and papers and that sentiment is just fantastic! Thanks for joining us for this week's sketch!

Lynn Put said...

Wowza this is gorgeous Kristin! I love everything about it, the sentiment, flowers, bird and embellishments...so pretty!
I'm glad you girls had a fun time together last weekend, I'm hoping I can meet all of you next time you get together.

Barbara said...

Awesome card, girlie! It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad we got to meet, finally! I had a wonderful time with my CTD sisters! Gotta do it again!

Broni said...

This is a gorgeous card, Kristin! I love the stamped, shaded sentiment circle on the doily. Perfectly beautiful! I'm so glad I finally got to meet and hug you!!

Marlena M. said...

I love your card Kristen! Gorgeous sprays and color! You all are beautiful-bet you had a blast. ;)

Clare Curcio said...

Beautiful and springy, Kristin!

Thank you for serving this great nation of ours! My husband of 33 years is retired AF, and my daughter served in Intel in the AF for six years, including over in Iraq at the Abhu Ghraib prison after that fiasco. My son served as a crew chief on F-15's out of England.

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is sooo beautiful, Kristin...such pretty papers and the little bird with the button and twine is the perfect detail!!! The picture of the 5 divas is fabulous...wish I could have been there and Danielle's photo is outstanding...WOW!!!

Lori said...

Kristin, this is gorgeous! Love how you did the image panel. So glad we got to spend time together in Richmond!

Post a Comment

Thank you for leaving a comment! It really does mean a lot to me. I will visit your blog if you have one...that's where I find most of my inspiration :O)

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.