Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Vintage Songbirds

I was able to get my friend's cards delivered to her last night. She was so excited. I love creating my projects with specific people in mind and usually the end result has much more thought and detail. I had so much fun over the last few weeks adding new designs to her pile. As I made today's card, I realized that it wouldn't be going into her special pile, but ending up in one of my storage containers. I have decided to start a stash each month and then surprise someone with a bundle of cards who might not be expecting a gift or a *thinking of you*. The thing I love about cards is that everyone needs them, everyone uses them and they are sure to brighten someone's day.

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

21 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

This is a THUD moment for me! Your card is absolutely perfect...love every last detail!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Even though you have "a lot going on" it all blends just seamlessly to become a gorgeous design! My! This is certainly "frame worthy"!

Amy said...

When I saw today's sketch, I thought of you and wondered what beauty you'd come up with--you never disappoint, this is gorgeous! So much fun to look over...love the accordian flower embellishment!

Hope to get time to play tonight...you always inspire me, Kelly!

Brooke S said...

Absolutely PERFECT... I love the vintage look...

Hugs
Brooke

ChristineCreations said...

GASP this is stunning Kelly. The color values are so perfect for each other....perfectly done!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word Kelly! This is gorgeous! Love the soft colours and your little bits of sparkle peeking from underneath! The elements are sooooooo pretty!

Paula Barin said...

Love anything vintage and this card is GORGEOUS!

Amy Sheffer said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! Every last little detail is perfect! WOW!! You can surprise ME with this any day - lol!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is just delightful!!! A real treat for the eyes, soft, gentle and pretty!!! Totally gorgeous work!!!

Karen from Ontario said...

Love your vintage looking card. I especially like the pleated flower you added to the bottom. Any chance you tell us how you created it?
thanks.....have a great day.

Tanya said...

Wow! this is so beuatiful! Love the colors and all the elements you've used!

Nancy Riley said...

Kelly, you sure have a talent for this vintage look! WOW! This is an exceptional design!

lakind said...

I happened upon your blog from Jen del Muro's blog, and I'm so glad I found it! Your designs are beautiful! I especially love this card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I am thinkin my Google Reader stopped updating your feed cause I have MISSED all these gorgeous cards this week!! Gonna have to kick it's butt!!

This card is STUNNING!!!

Yumi said...

I came from Melissa's blog, and your card is very pretty. I love all the details and textures that you added and yet they are all in conformity with your color scheme. Your pleated flower is so cute.

Christina Hill said...

I'm completely in love with the vintage feel of this one. Fabulousness all around.

Norine said...

love the soft warm colors and really like the paper flower I just learned how to do them
Hugs
Norine

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Kelly! This is gorgeous! Wow, wow, wow!!! I'm drooling over this and the previous two cards, especially, but everything you create is just over the top and always has been. Again--WOW!

Indigo Wings said...

This is such a beautiful card-- great job!

Dolly Mixtures said...

Oh my goodness! What a very classy card you have made. Love the folded rosette and the gorgeous vintage colour scheme. Just delightful!

Cindy Major said...

So gorgeous, delicate and romantic!

Cindy