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Monday, July 20, 2015

Merry Monday - Hearts!!

Hey everyone - Merry Monday announced a new challenge this morning - yay! This'll be another two week challenge and this time Bonnie asks us to use a heart or hearts on our Christmas card. As a Valentine baby, I love anything with hearts on it so this challenge is right up my alley!! I decided to treat my card making today like I would a Scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr Group - 90 minutes to design, create, photograph and upload your card. It really stimulates creativity, plus you don't get to agonize on what goes where.


I was amazed that I actually finished this within my time limit, including finding the supplies! The only thing my time frame didn't include was blogging about it. LOL! Here's my card:

Supplies: Hero Arts layering paper, Neenah cardstock, Lawn Fawn stamps, Copics, Stickles,
Liquid Applique,Foam Tape,  patterned paper, Inks: Pine Needles & Barn Door Distress & Memento Tuxedo Black

I used my MISTI to plan this card. Beginning with a piece of patterned paper (sorry - can't remember whose), I stamped the Be Merry border from Lawn Fawn's PEACE JOY LOVE along the left edge, then I arranged the peace, joy and love and stamped them after blotting off the bitty heart that is above the joy on the stamp. I did this because I wanted to use the big heart from the set which I stamped in red. Then I stamped the branch from WINTER SPARROWS (which I always call Season's Tweetings - because of the sentiment, I guess) under the peace and added a heart to it and another heart to the love. My branch looked a bit thin so I embellished it with some Copics - looks a bit funny in the photo but just fine IRL. Then I stamped and die cut (gotta love matching dies) the three little sparrows and colored them with Copics. Added some liquid applique to the joy bird's hat. Popped the birds up with foam tape - done! Whew - 90 minutes flew by this time - usually I'm done with my card in about 45 minutes for a Scramble and I spend the rest of the time blogging my card and commenting on the other participants' cards. If I were really doing a Scramble, I wouldn't attempt something this complex, that's for sure!

Well, my blogging time is done - I'm off to practice chorus music. Talk about Christmas in July - we're working on music for a Christmas show coming up in December! It'll be great fun but it's rather odd to be singing "Mary Had a Baby" when it's 80 degrees!

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Lin said...

What a fun mix, Linda - you've made a wonderful unique card!

Virginia Lu said...

What a SWEET and FUN card, Linda! I am not looking forward to winter, but this card sure put me in the Christmas mood....darling design. Hope you are enjoying summer! Have fun preparing for Christmas concert! HUGS!

Karren said...

This is totally adorable! There is so much interest and cuteness in your card - love it!

!neke said...

Love this card !
greetings from the Netherlands
Ineke

Notes by Nina said...

Linda I love your sweet card, the little birds are darling and I love the background paper. Thanks for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

jasann said...

Hi Linda, what a lovely and cheerful card, thanks for sharing!!!

Bonnie said...

What a great use of decorative paper, Linda! Love the sweet birds and the little hearts! Misti is a big help, isn't it? Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Linda, your card is just adorable! I love those little birdies and beautiful papers!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

Debstamps said...

What a fun idea to treat the heart challenge like a scramble--with such a well-composed result. Happy singing friend!

Mary Muller said...

So cute!! Love the images on patterned paper!! Nice mix of stamp sets, too!!

Nancy said...

Adorable card! Looks like those sweet little birds are getting "in the grove" :)

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful layers and its all so sweet with those hearts. Fab card for MM>

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, wow, Linda, your sweet birds look so beautiful on your "heart"warming Christmas card for MM!! I love it! Thank you so much for your kind comment you left! I hope you'll stop by again soon and follow me back! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy said...

Such a fabulous card, Linda! Those birds are just so cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Hi, Spotted your card at Merry Monday. I love these LF winter sparrows and love the design of your card. hugs Andrea

Greta said...

Darling card, Linda!

Linda said...

This is so cute ..... I just love those little birdies. xx