Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Color Throwdown #223

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Happy New Year!  We’re back with the Color Throwdown this week and Joan is our hostess with this unique color combo…
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I got some new goodies in the mail this week from My Favorite Things thanks to a little Christmas cash, and this new Contempo Cage Die & Stamp set was perfect for these colors and the photo.  I used the MFT January Guest Designer sketch for the layout, and papers from My Mind’s Eye “Breeze” 6x6 paper pad.
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Other items used on my card are the Fishtail Flags STAX and the Upsy Daisy Die-Namics.  I “secured” the cage at the top with a big brown brad, and tied some buttons in the flower centers with some hemp cord.  (And P.S. My original plan when I sat down to create was to use the bird, cage and flowers in my design however, the idea in my head just wasn’t translating.  After a glance at my BFF Bar’s card, I think I got her idea stuck in my head and my card ends up looking like I CASE’d her.  But then, her creations are perfection so if you’re going to copy someone, might as well copy the best!)
Be sure to stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details and to play along!  And visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Wanda Cullen
Miriam Napier, January Guest Designer
Wishing you a very happy 2013, and thanks for stopping by today! signature 3

10 comments:

Denise Marzec said...

Love the cluster of dimensional flowers with that bird. Very pretty card, Tammy!

Dolly LaBelle said...

I love these soft earth colors. It's a wonderful card to send anyone. Thanks for sharing!

Miriam said...

Love this Tammy! It came together beautifully. Great use of the challenge colors.

Kim said...

I love your bg papers with the dots, the writing, and the design!! They give great interest to your wonderful bird scene Tammy!!

Broni said...

What a great use of the colors, Tammy! Love that bird cage and the patterns you used are perfect!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Holy moly, Tammy, this is GORGEOUS!! This was a perfect die to use with these colors! Love that cluster of flowers, too!

Keva Phipps said...

Ooh, lovely! I love the flowers over the newsprint. Very pretty!

Lynn Put said...

WOWZA Tammy, you have knocked this one outta the park, it's gorgeous!!! I want to run and buy all the MFT dies you used to create this, lol. Love the bird with the cage and your beautiful layered flowers!

dpkennedy said...

Another great card! You're rockin' the designs there lady! Love it!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa, girl...this is gorgeous!!!!! I sooo love the flowers and your little green polka dot bird is sooo cute....awesome work, Tammy!!!!!!!!