Monday, July 12, 2010

Bird on a Wire: CTD{100}

The Color Throwdown challenge turns 100 this week! Well, I mean, they're celebrating 100 challenges and when I saw these colors I had to {throw} my hat in the ring. :-)
Anyone who knows my stamping, knows that I love birdie stamps. If you've been reading this blog you've seen them on tons of cards. So, this card is an homage to all the birdies that have come before!

I stamped the cloud background stamp (Hero Arts, sorry SU!) in Baja Breeze and drew "wires" across the clouds with my coordinating Baja Breeze Stampin' Write marker. Then I inked up this sweet bitty bird from Branch Out (retired) in all of the challenge colors: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Real Red & more Baja Breeze.

The cloud die (PTI--love!) was cut from Whisper White cardstock and inked up on the edges with a sponge dauber and Baja Breeze ink. My stamp-a-ma-jig came in real handy here to stamp the sentiment from a retired hostess set, Picture This, in Real Red ink. Isn't it just perfect?!

I mixed things up a bit on the inside and used a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock instead of the usual white or vanilla. Really, it is Baja Breeze although it looks a bit washed out in the pic--cloudy skies when I snapped this picture. I needed to have more fluffy white clouds on the inside so naturally they had to be on a baja breeze background. The stamp-a-ma-jig was essential, again, for fitting the Real Red sentiment from On Your Birthday in the cloud...

Thanks for stopping by today and indulging me and my little birdie friends...let me know what you think! Have a great day!

stamps: branch out; on your birthday; picture this (retired); clouds (hero arts)
ink: baja breeze, real red, regal rose, certainly celery
paper: whisper white, real red baja breeze cardstock; regal rose dsp
xtras: baja breeze stampin write marker; certainly celery poly/twill ribbon (retired); cloud die (PTI), sponge dauber; scallop edge punch; stamp-a-ma-jig


Tracey Parrott said...

This is SO clever Nance and I love the whole creativity of this are one of my favorite stampers!

Nancy said...

What an adorable " birdie" card, loved the way you drew the telephone wire for them to sit on among the clouds as well as the inking on the edge of the cloud. The scrunch ribbon is an added nice touch too.
So darn cute, I can't stand it!

Colleen said...

Goegeous card and love what you did with the inside as well! Awesome!

Julie E said...

What a fab card! I love the wires :>) Thanks for the idea, I will be trying this one out!

Kisa Peters said...

Such a fun card! It's pretty darn cute too! : )

Thanks for playing along with the CTD!

Diane said...

This is adorable! LOVE the wires... what a great idea. So cheery too.

debhorst said...

great bird on the wire the inside to match..,Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge !! Don't forget to "hop" around to all the blog stops and leave some love...this will make the members of the blog hop happy as well as increase your chances of winning!!