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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello Birdy Card - for a couple challenges...

Hi all - really wanted to get a card done for Lily Pad Cards first challenge - a color one here.  Thought I'd use a sketch from the current Hero Arts contest - I'm having so much fun with these great sketches by the awesome Shari Carroll.

Last night I was at my weekly craft group - just three of us friends who met at work and love to craft.  Showed Bonnie the Lily Pad colors and she tossed me a scrap of flowered paper - away I went.  Here's my card:



I came prepared with some wonderful Hero Arts folded cards - I bought the Sunshine pack with three fab colors, which included this Mandarin.  Had my canvas stripes ready to ink up with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, along with a darling clear set from "the girls' paperie" that my friend Heather sent me for my birthday.  Thanks again, Heather!  I stamped the birdy from that set one a scrap of yellow using a lime green ColorBox ink and cut it out.  Then I punched a small scalloped circle from EK Success and cut into it to form a nest.  Added some "twigs" using raffia which I inked a bit with various twiggy looking Distress Inks.  Thanks for stopping!

6 comments:

Barb said...

Love your little bird in the nest, Linda!

Anne said...

Super cute card Linda- love your nest you created and the great papers you used!

Dawn said...

How clever your nest is Linda.. and the colours are so beautifully done.

Suzanne C said...

Adorable card. Love the nest under your sweet bird! Great use of the colors. So glad you joined us at Lily Pad!

susanne said...

Gorgeous!! I've got a soft heart for a bird in a nest and yours is a gorgeous one! The bow on the bird is just so adorable! I love this so much!

Kathy said...

HI Linda,
I love your card and the nest is awesome!! You always have something clever up your sleeve. Thanks for playing along with us at Lily Pad and our "Color Throw Down" Hugs,Kathy