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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Birds, Butterflies, and Spices

Hello everyone....what a great day we are having in Central Texas!!! The sun is shining and the wind is at a minimum.....they canceled Cody's baseball game last night due to high winds and storms so I hope they can play tonight!!! Anyway...
I hopped out of bed this morning and went straight to the craft room to make this card for the color challenge on Splitcoast. The colors were Dusty Durango, So Saffron, and Rich Razzleberry...not a combo I would pick but I love how this turned out!!!
The Hero Arts Bird in a Circle image from Stampers Dream was stamped on white cardstock and colored with copics. The outside script section was sponged with So Saffron and the background Dusty Durange layer was stenciled with a piece of punched paper and Dusty Durango ink. The ribbon, pearls, twine, and punched butterflies finish it off.

The bird and one of the flowers were stamped twice, cutout, and popped up with dimensionals. I cut a slit at the side of the circle to slip the ribbon through.
Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts Bird in a Circle
Paper: Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Ribbon, Twine, Copic
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I made this card yesterday for the Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast....the challenge was to use a frame. I used my last chipboard frame up last week so I made a frame with Nestabilities and Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry dp. The spice shelf from Clear Dollar Stamps Vintage Spices set was colored with copics and the gathered ribbon, buton, and felt flower and leaf finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Vintage Spices
Paper: White, Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, Felt Flower and Leaf, Button, Dimensionals


17 comments:

Broni said...

Good gosh, Joan! These are both super gorgeous! I never would've picked that color combo, but you sure did rock it, big time!! And I ADORE the frame you created and how you used it on the TLC card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Joan! I LOVE both of these! STUNNING!

Crystal said...

Oh WOW Joan these are gorgeous sweetie!!! AWESOME use of these colors and terrific layouts!

tWiNkLestamper said...

I haven't used my bird in a circle stamp yet....what beautiful inspiration you have shared! Beautiful day in central Oklahoma, too! Happy stamping!

Chriss Blagrave said...

These are stunning Joan! Love the birdie card with perfect rich colours and balance and the framed spice card...wow! Brilliant my dear!

acreativeneed said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards!!! You really did a beautiful job with these colors and lovely framing too!!
smiles,Deena

maryr917 said...

beautiful cards joan my fave is the spice card-love the frame and your fab ribbon treatment

Bev J. said...

What great cards. Love the bird stamp-looked it up-and the pantry card is also neat. tfs

debbie said...

I love the colors you chose for the bird in the circle it is a wonderful card!

Saskia said...

Lovely work again!!

Saskia :)

windycindy said...

I like both of your cards, but the first one is my very favorite!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Betty Wright said...

Joan, this is wonderful! I just love how you used these colors! Wonderful design! The frame card is fabulous, too! Love that frame shape. I do not use this shape near enough. Love it hear with the shelf image! Great colors and detailing! Lovely cards!

debbie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. we also have tons of fire ants, and some of the others too. not so many rattlesnakes. we think the coyotes are the reason the bunny is in our yard and not in the woods.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Fantastic cards, Joan. Love how you popped up the bird and flowers in the first one and everything about that second one is just adorable!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are beautiful Joan!! I jsut love your ruffled ribbon, and the feminine details on your second card and the spring scene with the distressing on the first. it has a shabby chic feel. Great take on the color challenge!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous work with that color combo, but the layout on the second one is a knockout....awesome

AMIT said...

Its really good work done.

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