Monday, June 15, 2020

Happy Bird Day - Double Trouble Challenge #59 3-2-1 Recipe

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #59 "3-2-1 Recipe". Double Trouble usually has a pretty simple recipe (This recipe had 3-Colors, 2 Embellishments and 1 seasoned stamp over a year old).  And you can enhance or make a bigger recipe by using additional ingredients. You can stop here and submit your entry or you can use Twisted Sister's Optional Twist and get additional chances at Double Trouble's random draw. I wanted to take that challenge.  

But then when I wanted to challenge myself to Twisted Sister's optional twist using a sketch from Retro Rubber Challenge #137 and using a triangle or quadrilateral and pow. I had the perfect background die that had triangles and every quad shape there is. Now, the hard part is to fit the busy background in the sketch.  

Soooo, off to my daughters blog to see how she would treat a busy background.  She frequently makes busy look simple.  So this is my attempt at a Lisa card and I think I captured a little of her style... what do you think?  Don't answer that.  

For my birdhouse I used a woodgrain design paper along with another design paper for the roof.  The cut of the roof looked like a triangle and the walls of the home were my quads. Not that I really had to worry about Twisted Sister's optional twist to include at least one triangle or quad because the background die had them all.   

The woodgrain design paper looked like a Birch tree.  Since the sketch called for a panel down the side, I cut another background die with the same woodgrain and pieced them to look like it was a Birch tree trunk outside my glass window and used sequins for the leaves falling off the tree.  And of course the sentiment was stamped on the woodgrain design paper, curved the sides and adhered with 3D thin foam tape to appear as a birdhouse post.   
I knew I was going to use the sentiment "Happy Bird-Day" so went through all my stamps to find the right bird.  

To join us at Double Trouble just follow one of our favorite 3-2-1 Recipe and take on the challenge of Twisted Sister's Optional Twist using our partner's sketch and enter your project at Retro Rubber. 

Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  

Also entered in the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie "June" Challenge "Layer It Up" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Celebrate Mix-In 
     Clear Plastic for Shaker Card 
     White Daisy and Black 
     B1432 Love This "Seasons & Nature" - Bird  (July 2016)
     Paper Smooches "Baby Birds" - Sentiment (Nov 2017)
     Cricut Cut #M3B555 - Bird House "Modified" 
Pens / Inks 
     Black Ink 
     Copic Pens - alcohol-based Sketch Pens 
        C1, C3, C5, E42, Y15 
        Copic Multi-Liner 0.3
     Kat Scrappiness 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape


Kellianne said...

Wow! What a lot of fun dynamics to your card, Suzanne! I love how the birdhouse is what gives the angle in that part of the sketch! The shaker element behind all of it is fabulous too. You pulled it all together great!:)

Alyson Mayo said...

I love that background die - so intricate and bold in black! I can see Lisa's inspiration in your design - this is unusual for you but I really like the change. Love the colours as well.

Donna Scholz said...

Suzanne - I just couldn't get past the triangle element being an actual triangle. LOVE your interpretation as a birdhouse! The background of lots of angles for a shaker card puts your design over the top!!! A great inspiration card for sure! -Donna

Melanie Hungerford said...

You really found a unique way to interpret the sketch, and topped it off with a perfect sentiment! Great card.

Diane said...

Fabulous fun design and love the sequins.

Hugs Diane

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with 'Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog'; it fits perfectly with our 'Things with Wings' challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Suzanne! I love your card! The background die-cut is fabulous and so are the tree, birdhouse, and bird! Love that it's a shaker too! Fabulous card!

Nancy said...

What a fun background! You really gave that sketch some serious thought! Well done and thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

Wendy L said...

It looks wonderful, thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Pat K said...

Fun design on this lovely card. Thanks for joing us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

cass said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully crafted. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation in our Things with Wings challenge at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

Dawn said...

WOW, stunning card and I love the idea with the window. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

Melanie R said...

Fabulous card, Sue! To me, the background looks like a huge tree branch and lots of smaller branches. Lots of interest and texture.

Jan Clothier said...

That's a very innovative way to use the sketch - it's lovely! I agree with you about challenges being a great way to kick start your creativity. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

creative lady said...

Beautiful card, love the shaker, so many details in your card. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Claire Grantham said...

WOW! Great shaker card, I love all the details! Fun joint challenge, Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Megan Flynn said...

What a pretty little card, thank you for entering the Crafters Cafe Challenge, we hope to see you again soon, Megan Design Team Member

Stempelomi said...

great card! Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges.

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey there!
Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft-Challenge, make sure to come back soon and play along with our new challenge aswell =)
I’d be super excited if you come say hi on my blog aswell!
Hugs, Lia