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Apr 9, 2009

3CT - Birds of Color

Good Morning! - Today is challenge day over on Kerry's Blog (Three Clover Designs) and this week the Design Team had a color challenge: ( Always Artichoke, Rose Red and So Saffron (Neutral of your choice if needed).  I was in  bit of a panic because I went through my stacks of DP and couldn't find any patterns with those colors.  Then I remembered that I had some SU Designer Paper that would meet the challenge.  I started with the So Saffron pattern from (Haiku-retired).  Then an idea hit me as I had recently purchased the Embossed Petals Border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and thought that it would go grea with the pattern in the paper.  I punched it out on So Saffron and then edge the flowers with Yellow Citrus Fluid Chalk ink (Color Box) and added a strip of Rose Red cs to the back so it showed through the holes of the petals.  Then I added a small strip of Rose Red DP (from a Retired 6x6 pack that I don't recall the name of right now). 
Next up I had to decide on an image to use and I chose these lovely birds by Inkadinkado-Best Friends.  I colored them with Prisma Color Pencils on Naturals White cs with Basic Gray Ink and blended them with Gamsol.  Then I cut them out and mounted them to a Nestabilitie Die that I sponted on the clouds with Bashful Blue and a cloud stencil.  (I know blue wasn't part of the color scheme but it just felt right with my birds so I went with it anyway.) I sponged some So Saffron Ink around the edge of the die and mounted this to a square of Always Artichoke.  I also added Prima Flowers that I added glitter to and some matching brads in the color scheme.  The sentiment (Hero Arts) was stamped with Basic Gray ink and I pierced under it to high light the sentiment.  The birds and flower border piece were raised up using foam mounting tape.  I also added a small bit of sparkle on the birds with a pink Spica Glitter Pen.
Now don't forget to check out the other team members blogs and leave them a nice comment.  You can also participate in the challenge and then post your creations to Kerry's blog using the Mr. Linky feature there.
Have a great day!


  1. Beautiful coloring - love the clouds behind your birds.

  2. Ida, great card. Very springy!

  3. That's beautiful! Your cards are so pretty.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

  4. Ooops, one more...did you know about sending your cards in to Inkadinkado for a free stamp? If you check out their newsletter. I have three here:


    I got three stamps sent to me. The deadline is 4/15 though.

  5. what a beautiful card, Ida! I love your image and the pattern paper you used! Awesome take on the challenge!

    LOL! I feel right at home on your blog.... ;o)

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL card, Ida!! Just gorgeous!! You did a fabtastic job!

  7. This challenge was hard for me...
    But I really love your card, Ida! The colors you chose are so nice together! Very pretty scene you created, and I love the flowers you added!
    Wonderful job on this challenge!

  8. Sorry to be so late in visiting, but wanted to let you know that I think this is one classy card!