Saturday, August 1, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13 & CPS 126


Having just about run out of Berry Sorbet, I was scrambling thinking how I could still participate in Dawn's latest Color Challenge. Then I thought to pull out my pad of Papertrey Ink's Bitty Dots. It is the only PTI patterned paper that I own and I'm oh so glad I do!

I was attempting to complete CPS's sketch 126 in time as well, but I hopped on here just moments too late. Oh well, it provided a great road map for me to create my card with and the absolute perfect excuse to pull out some of my PTI buttons (not that I need an excuse for that, right?!).
With the colors and the layout already decided for me, the whole card came together quite quickly. I think what I loved most was just how happy these colors are. I can't help but smile when I look at them!


Since this was the first time I have stamped and played with this little birdie, I was figuring out how she ticks. When I cut her out, I left the part of the body where the wing would go intact, but the white of the cardstock was glaring, so I simply inked up a sponge and lightly sponged in some red ink. I adhered her cute little polka dot wing with 1/16" foam dots to the body and again used foam dots to adhere the body to the card. I punched the circles with 1 1/8" and 1 3/8" circle punches, layered them, and adhered the tied off buttons with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. I drew in the birdies legs and feet to complete her.

A fun, happy little card was born from a little inspiration from Dawn McVey and CPS. I'm looking forward to see how one or the other, or both, inspired everyone else who played along! A great big thank you to all who stop by here and of course, I just love hearing from you! Your comments tickle me as pink as this birdie's wing!!! Have a fantastic weekend!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy - PTI
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot - PTI
Stamps: Everyday Classics - PTI
Ink: Real Red, Regal Rose - Stampin' Up!
Other: Embroidery Floss - Making Memories; Rub Ons - Stampin' Up!; Pen - Zig; Vintage Buttons - Papertrey Ink

27 comments:

  1. So cute, I love it!! Great job!

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  2. Karen....? Ohhhhhhhh... Myyyyyyyyyy... G-O-S-H! THIS is GORGEOUS! Crisp, elegant: BEAUTIFUL! WOW! Great job, dear darlin'! You ROCKED THESE challenges! Yee HAW!

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  3. Cute Card! The bird is too fun.

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  4. Oh I love what you did with the circle elements on the sketch! I especially love the buttons in the centers! Thank goodness for bitty dots paper! I'm an addict, myself! :)

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  5. well check you out sista!!! you rocked the color and sketch. good call on the wings of the little bird. looks great.

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  6. Hi, Karen! Cute card! Love the polka dots! :-)

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  7. Hi Karen! Very cute card! I love how your bird is two toned & the use of the buttons on your card! Great job with the color challenge :) TFS

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  8. i loooove polkadots...therefore, i looove this card!

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  9. Your little birdie card is just delightful Karen, such a yummy colour combo to work with and wow have you done it justice!
    Just beautiful,
    Love Sarita xx

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  10. such a happy card!
    lovely color combination
    i hardly think about going in this direction with my colors
    you are great inspiration!

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  11. I LOVE polka dots! This card is so cute! Love the bird too! ~~Pam

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  12. Super cute! I love the buttons and birdie, and of course, the polka dots!

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  13. This is super cute! I love the bird!

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  14. You are right, this really is such a happy color combination. Your card is ADORABLE!!!! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday! :)

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  15. I LOVE this color combo. It's so summery. Great use of the sketch too.

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  16. absolutely darling...great set of challenges to combine!

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  17. This is so cute. I love this little bird. This paper is perfect. I really like the layout. I may have to try that. TFS

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  18. Oh you lucky girl with the anniversary set! but then again, you earned it! hee hee. This color challenge is perfect for your sweet card. Loving all the bitty dots baby!

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  19. Oh Karen... this is so cute! I love it! I love the bird and the buttons! That is funny that your brother and husband are both Mike's... so is my oldest brother and my husband. We call one mike and the other michael!

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  20. Great job Karen-so cute. Love the buttons.

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  21. Loving those button details, cute card!

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  22. Hi again, Karen! You've won my Sea Shell photo card. Pop on over to my blog and check it out! :-)

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  23. How adorable! Love the sketch and the colors and the paper pieced bird! Wow! What's NOT to love about it????

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  24. This is adorable! Love all your wonderful PTI goodies!!

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  25. This is soooo cute! I love it!!!!!
    And I have to say, You're the one who ROCKS okay!
    Yes, school is right around the corner for the kiddos- YIPPEE!
    Mine are ready, or should I say, I am ready for them to go back! Finally a break! YaY! hee hee! take care, xOxO deb

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