Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Sponsored by Fred She Said

I did something on this challenge that I don't do very well - paper piecing.  Today over at Tuesday Throwdown, we are being sponsored by Fred, She Said Stamps and I chose their gorgeous image, Hummingbird and Petunias.  I love how unique hummingbirds are in their flight patterns.  If you can think of a diection, a hummingbird can fly it!  When I was living in Ohio, Mom had some hummingbirds that nested in the tree in the front yard and they would come to the front window and eat from the feeder.  Their colors were so clear and vibrant.  I loved sitting there watching them feet and the flit away.  Talk about relaxing!

Here's my card for today:

I adore this image and the layout is from the sketch from Catch The Bug Challenge.  Here's a picture of it:

I colored he image with coics and paper pieced the leaves with some solid yellow/green paper.  I added stickles to the flowers and bird and used my nestabilities to cut out the image and border.  The tulle is from Joann Fabrics and the pearls from Studio 112.  The papers are some of my hording from BasicGrey.

I love the look of this from the sides.

I want to try and use more sentiments on my cards and this image reminds me so much of the hope of spring and deided to add it and another butterfly to the inside.

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

Challenge 4 Everyone - Always anything goes
Gingerloft - The color green
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - St. Patrick's Day/Use Green
Great Impressions - Recycle or use the color green on your card
Hobbycutz - Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi
Opus Gluei - Spring has sprung
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Sunday Stampers - Use your new stash (tulle)
That Craft Place - Anything goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Autumn or Spring

All the details for the challenge are listed on our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog.  Come on over and take a look at the fabulous talent we have over there and show us your paper piecing!


Nonni said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors and the image is so lovely too.

theCook said...

Nice sparkly details! Love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us in the Hobbycutz challenge!

Kathyk said...

Delightful card, love the sparkle.

Thanks for joining us for our first challenge.

Don’t miss the Hobbycutz blog hop here - you can win prizes


Hels Sheridan said...

Such a pretty card... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

CraftinGranny said...

This is so sweet Susan with wonderful coloring, and fantastic take on the sketch. Love the extra sparkle. "Hugs"

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love your colour scheme and the super cute digi , oh and the sparkle too . Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

jane stillman said...

A great card, love the images and all the sparkle. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

Kobie Fouche said...

Lovely Card...Thank YOU for joining our Challenge at Hobbycutz...Hugs Kobie

..Karen said...

Beautifull card Susan....I am soooo ready for spring... : )

CraftyGirl said...

Susan great job on your card I love hummingbirds. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Toni Herron said...

OOOhh love the colours.. So pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle..
Toni - DT

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

That little humming bird is so cute. makes me think of my grandmother who always loved them.

Erin said...

What a gorgeous card! The hummingbird is beautiful... and the bow adds the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

CG said...

Wonderful! Love all the bling. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, Best, CG

CraftyGirl said...

Susan your card is lovely. Your papers and coloring and that lovely butterfly are just perfect. Your DT Sister at Tuesday Throwdown



Fran said...

What a pretty card! Hugs, Fran

Rosemary said...

What a gorgeous springtime card and I think hummingbirds are lovely to watch - if you can catch them fast enough to see! Nice way to capture a memory and it's so pretty. Love the colors you've selected, perfect to include with our Opus Gluei spring has sprung theme and thank you for sharing with us! Sorry I took so long to comment, have had a computer with a serious case of spring fever!