Today's card was made for the sketch challenge over at SCS. I quickly looked at it last night before I went to bed, but I knew that I would be too tired to finish. I am glad I left it for this morning. Fresh Day...Fresh Ideas. If you know me than you know that I have weakness for all things *bird* related;nests, eggs, etc. My house is filled with these little gifts from nature. Now...they are not *real*. I have quite an assortment of *real* nests in many nooks and crannies of my numerous trees. Once the leaves fell, it was so fun seeing where they all were. I knew we had quite a few because of all of the commotion in them. LOL! Anyway...yesterday I added a nest to my tree card, today I am using bird images and sentiments. The images are from two of the sets from TJ Designs; Design Elements (a must have set) and Songbirds. You can find these stamps at http://www.tweetyjill.com/ . I started out by using some of my scrumptious My Mind's Eye paper from my huge slab. I then sewed, distressed, sponged and glittered my way to completion. I had a lot of fun making this and maybe a little too much...there is alot going on! LOL! Rather than making a single image focal point, I decided to make it a collage image instead.
I added a few buttons (not naked, Jodi) LOL! I also added a bow of satin ribbon. The finishing touch is a punched butterfly from Martha Stewat. I added a pearl gem to the center for continuity. I am off to upload this to SCS! Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Design Elements and Songbirds by TJ Designs (http://www.tweetyjill.com/)
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper: My Mind's Eye, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: Satin Ribbon by Offray, Buttons from my stash, linen thread, Martha Stewart Glitter, punch, liquid glue and pearl gems, sewing machine and thread, sponge, glue dots