Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Color Throwdown 212-The Tweetest Things

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Barbara is our hostess this week and she’s brought us this fall inspired color combination to try—Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand, and More Mustard. I combined the colors with this week’s Mojo Monday sketch for this warm and cozy  design.

My focal image is a Sahara Sand birdhouse die cut with the CutUps Home Tweet Home die from The Cat’s Pajamas. The die cut piece is stamped with the coordinating text print image from the The Tweetest Things set. I used Memento’s Espresso Truffle ink for a deep, dark brown. I filled in the heart shaped opening in the birdhouse with a scrap of red cardstock. It’s layered on a Blue Bayou circle along with a strip of dark brown ribbon. I added a little knotted piece at the top of the birdhouse so that it looks like the bird house isn’t hanging in mid-air.

The set’s “you say the tweetest things” sentiment is stamped in red ink on a cream notch-ended panel. Everything is set on a piece of patterned paper from the paper collection that Bar took her inspiration from—had to fit some of that in, too!

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 CTD212. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our October guestie, Dawn Easton. We’re so happy to have her with us this month.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise **  Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
October Guestie Dawn Easton

Materials Used:
The Tweetest Things stamp set, CutUps Home Tweet Home die (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Espresso Truffle and Rhubarb Stalk inks (Tsukineko); Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Autumn Spice Tiny Tablet (Lily Bee Design); circle dies (Spellbinders); brown grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); foam tape


  1. OH I love that little house!!! It's so cute! The pop of blue bayou behind it is awesome!

  2. This is so cute! Love the background paper you used and that bird house is adorable with the heart!

  3. What a darling little birdhouse, Lori....and I love the sweet sentiment...this is just tooo cute!!!!

  4. LOVE this sweet birdhouse and it worked so great using the mojo sketch! Beautiful card!

  5. This card is absolutely perfect, Lori! LOVE the little print patterned birdhouse with the red heart, and the blue circle behind it really makes it pop!!

  6. Wonderful card Lori! I really like how you stamped the die-cut bird house with text and the blue bayou color behind it makes it pop!
    I see Broni and I agree (just read her comment lol)


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