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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Learn to FLY



I am honored this week to have been asked by the Color Throwdown team to be their guest designer for March.  I love being able to combine color challenges with some sketches, or just use the color challenges as my starting point.  It definitely takes some guess work out of my stamping when I'm in a slump or wanting to get a quick card made.


I also used the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge which worked great with these little birds.

Sam is our hostess over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week and here is what she has challenged us with:

"I have often been inspired by songs to create something, it could be the song title, the message behind the song or just a line of the song that resonates with me. So I'm excited to be inviting you to create anything that makes you smile using a song for your inspiration. There is no right there is no wrong it's just the way you sing your song!"


I picked a song related to a show I had watched the other day on Palladia TV featuring the Foo Fighters.  I love their music and this biography of the band was very interesting.  I love Dave Grohl!!  The song I chose was Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters, but I have another favorite from Tom Petty called Learning to Fly.  I'm a huge fan of Tom Petty, he's awesome in concert!

So, where does the flying come in?  Well, don't these little birdies look like they are wanting to take off and flap those wings or maybe Jailhouse Rock would have been more appropriate for this line-up?

Hope you will join us over at Color Throwdown today and why not hop on over and combine it with the Stampotique Designer's Challenge, we'd love to see your creations!
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Card details:
Stamps: Birdy Up 4021 and FLY word 3049 from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Trensetter Blue, Whisper White, My Mind's Eye Be Amazing
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, copic markers
Embellishments: seam binding, dimensionals, button, cream twine





19 comments:

Gez Butterworth said...

Cool card, great choice of image & those colours look fantastic together

*Vicki* said...

So well deserved my friend!! What a gorgeous creation with these colors!! Fabby job! :)

LeAnne said...

Congrats on the Guest Designer gig! The CTD girls are a fun group! And these little birds are ADORABLE!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Kim. Love those birds and the colors.

Kaz said...

*sigh* I love Dave Grohl too!! And I love this song and it's video - very funny.
Gorgeous card Kim x

AssiCrafts said...

Such a fun card! XOXO

Lori said...

This is adorable, Kim! Love how you used the colors--they're perfect for the image. I'm so glad you're joining us this month at the Color Throwdown!

Reflective Art Studio said...

Nice.... Congrats on the guest designer. Love the colors you nail that.
sarinda

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Super cute!!!! I just heard that song on the radio yesterday!!!

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

lovely lovely lovely card

roc said...

Very nice card. Love your color scheme.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kim, and congrats on being a guest designer xx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the inspiration....love your card ;)
xoxo Sioux

Joan Ervin said...

Your row of adorable little birds is sooo cute, Kim...you did an awesome job of combining all the challenges!!! Thanks for joining the CTD Challenge...we are thrilled to be stamping with you this month!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwwww! Those birds are sooooooo cute!

coco said...

I love this stamp, and your card is really adorable !!! Delicate colors on it, and your large ribbon fits perfect to it !! And congrats to be a guest designer ! Good we, Coco x

Lesley said...

I just love those sweet birds! Hilarious!

Broni said...

What an adorable card, Kim! I'm so glad you're joining us this month!!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is just too adorable with your little birdie lineup! So happy to have you guesting with us this month! Look forward to seeing your creations!

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