Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #61

It's an honor to be asked to be a 
Guest Designer by Tuesday Throwdown for the month of August. For Week #61 the challenge is to make a Birthday project. Oh boy, another opportunity to use the lovely Butterfly Garden Collection from Pink Paislee. I did mention that this is my all time favorite, didn't I? 


I used the 6x6 paper pad for this card along
with white and sage green cardstock, and Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Fleur De Lis Squares Nestabilities Dies. Did some machine stitching for more texture and glued on a piece of Deb Hickman's gorgeous vintage lace that she sent me in our ATC swap.


I love this hummingbird and
daffodil digi. Actually they came together as one and I cut them apart to better fit my design. They were so perfect to color with Tim Holt Distress Inks. The daffodil is colored with Wild Honey, Old Paper and Antique Linen. I am really loving this technique and I have to thank Davi for getting me started into something different.


I blended Antique Linen and Old
Paper Distress Inks for the hummingbird.


I taped a bit of the BG paper to a 
sheet of copy paper and ran it through the printer to print the sentiment. Cut it out with the smallest square of the Spellbinders FDL. Distressed the edges, popped it up with 3-D foam squares, added some Recollections bling....


and a Tim Holtz Fanciful Button.
Hope you'll check out all the lovely inspirational projects from the DT this week at TT and join us for the challenge.

12 comments:

Stella said...

This gorgeous card shows us why they asked you to be a GD this month. Linda this is stunning. I love the way you colored the hummingbird with distress ink. This is a beautiful color combo! And PP papers; a match made in heaven with your images. Love it!

Karen said...

Linda what a heavenly vintage design. Perfect color pallete just perfect in everyway. Love it
Karen

Benzi said...

Linda, your hummingbird is gorgeous and I love how you used the distress ink to make it that way. Gorgeous die with the yummy paper. It's all beautiful, including the bling.

Ros said...

Oh this is pretty ... what a lovely bird and you featured it so well ... love the little sentiment too ... a well deserving GD if ever there was one

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card...love the fussy cutting!

Davi said...

Linda, Your card is beautiful!! I love the color as well as all the wonderful elements you included :)

June Houck said...

Lovely and perfect. I can see why it is you favorite!

Audrey Pettit said...

Really beautiful card, Linda! Love those papers and love all your elegant die cuts. And that hummingbird is just fabulous. So love how you colored it, and love that flowers on the side. Really gorgeous!

Stephanie Lee said...

Really elegant card!! I can see that yours is a labor of love. I love all the little details you have on the card and the very balanced layout. Looking forward too getting to know you at Tuesday Throwdown.

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Love all the shapes and the fabulous button. Kim

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful card.. I just love those colors.

Hugs, Linda

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful, love the paper (of course) and that humming bird image and leave is just a great addition!

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