Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Color Throwdown 261-Happy Bird-day

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Our hostess this week is Vickie. She’s chosen Pacific Point, So Saffron, Marina Mist, and Lucky Limeade as our challenge colors.

I used the colors and the sketch from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players to make a birthday card featuring the bird from the Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamp set. I colored the bird image with Spectrum Noir markers, then cut it out and used dimensional dots to attach it to a round panel. The round panel is adhered over a pair of coordinating patterned papers from the Pebbles Family Ties paper collection—they’re a perfect match for the challenge colors. After matting the patterned papers on a contrasting Pacific Point panel, I attached them to a green card base (I used Kiwi Kiss as a substitute for Lucky Limeade!). I added a little yellow velvet scallop edged trim along the bottom of the patterned paper panel for some texture and a little pop of contrasting color. The “happy bird-day” sentiment is stamped beneath the trim in black ink.

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 CTD261. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our September guestie, Susan Roberts.

 ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Lynn **
** Melody ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** September guestie Susan Roberts **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamp set, Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (GB1, GB2, GB3, GB5, OR1, CG2, CG4, CR1, TB3, TB4, TB5, BT1), Pebbles Family Ties 6x6 paper pad, Cosmo Cricket yellow scalloped velvet trim, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

Other: Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); circle die (Spellbinders); Stitched Circle die (Lil’ Inker Designs)


  1. He's just a super little cutie patootie! What a fun card!!

  2. I see we both thought the Pebbles papers were perfect! :-) This little PS bird is so adorable...what a fun birthday card!

  3. This is so adorable! Love the combination of gingham and flowers on the patterned papers. Cute!

  4. This is sooo cute Lori! Love the happy colors and that adorable bird! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  5. Oh boy....I might just have to play with these colors this week, they're right up my alley! Fun little card and your papers (and image) are adorable! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  6. Totally adorable, Lori and those Pebbles papers are perfect! Very cute!

  7. You know I love that sweet PS bird and what beautiful coloring!!! Love the papers you used, too!!!!

  8. Lori, that bird in the party hat is just adorable! Great way to combine both challenges. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  9. Cute, cute image! And sweet card!


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