Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Color Throwdown 181-A Little Birdie Told Me

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! This week, Lynn’s brought us a pretty color combination to try—Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, and Certainly Celery. When I saw the colors, flowers came to mind first, but I challenged myself to come up with something else and I did!

I used one of the sweet Pure Innocence girlies from My Favorite Things, coloring her with Copic markers to match the challenge colors. The image is cut out and placed on an oval panel with a grassy border along the bottom.

I found a piece of patterned paper with all of the challenge colors in a new Echo Park paper pad and used that for the large panel on my cardfront. I machine stitched around the panel’s edges for a finished look. The set’s “a little birdie told me” sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the Ruby Red panel that runs across the cardfront. I added a strip of pink grosgrain ribbon with notched edges to the red panel before layering the image panel on top.

To play along, just create a paper crafted project using these colors as a starting point and add a direct link to your finished project using the linky tool found at the end of this week's CTD post. As always, if you don’t have exact color matches, something close works just fine. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD181. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team:

** Barbara ** Broni ** Danielle ** Joan ** Kerri **
** Kristin ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
February Guestie Jenny Peterson

Thanks again to this month’s guestie, Jenny Peterson. We’ve loved having her join us and share her creations!

Materials Used:
Pure Innocence You’re So Tweet stamp set (My Favorite Things); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Ruby Red and Certainly Celery cardstock (Stampin’ Up!) This & That 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); petite oval dies (Spellbinders); grass border punch (Martha Stewart); pink grosgrain ribbon (Morex); sewing machine; foam tape


  1. SO sweet! I love that grassy border on the oval die cut!!

  2. Super sweet Lori! Love the popped up image and pretty designer paper!

  3. What a sweetie, Lori!! And perfectly colored! Love how you've popped her up, too.

  4. She is one of my fave PI images and I see you've put your Copic skills to work and it looks great! :-)

  5. Your little PI girl is absolutely adorable, Lori....I can't believe I don't have that one....and your coloring is gorgeous!!!!!

  6. Very cute Lori! Love how she's popped up on the oval with the sweet grass!

  7. LOVE this! The image is darling, and the patterned paper is amazing! :) LOVE this!!! :)

  8. Adorable, Lori! She's colored perfectly and that Echo Park paper is a perfect match!


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