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Friday, September 9, 2011

Blue Love Birds


Hello everyone....can you believe it's Friday already?? Where has the week gone?? It's just a few minutes after midnight and I'm not a bit tired....I have to get up at 6:30 in the morning so I better get tired real fast...LOL!!! I am going to take Mom and Dad to the optical shop in the morning so they can pick out new glasses. I have never figured out how you are supposed to try on frames when you can't see without your glasses....go figure!!!  Anyway....
I made this card tonight for the Free 4 all Challenge on Splitcoast to use paper piecing. The birdcage and birds from Woodware's Bird Song set were all paper pieced with basic Grey's Wisteria dp. Distressing, sewing, pearls, ribbon, lace, button, and twine finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Woodware's Bird Song, See D's Phrases Collection, Stampin Up's Script Background Paper: Vanilla, PTI's Royal Velvet, PTI's Pacific Vineyard dp, Basic Grey's Wisteria dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, River Rock
Accessories: Lace, PTI's Royal Velvet Ribbon, Twine, Button, Pearls, Distressing,

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. DYSU Challenge blog - Texture
2. Little Miss Muffet Challenge - color challenge (blue, purple, and green)
3. Some Odd Girl - stitching
4. My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - layers
5. Stampavie and More - pearls and lace

Thanks for stopping by...have a great Friday!!!
 

31 comments:

Chris_P said...

Wow I just love this! It´s beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

Oh gosh Joan, I love your card and your use of the DP is fantastic. Love the little tear and the pearls. Sweet, sweet card.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Very pretty with the papers and that distressed look. Great stuff with the pearls and the ribbon and twine bow. I agree, I wear glasses and trying on glasses is frustrating. Have a great weekend.

Crystal said...

WOW Joan this is totally GORGEOUS!!! LOVE LOVE that blue and your ribbon treatment is STUNNING!!! Happy Friday!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, this is gorgeous! I LOVE all those distressed layers!! Need to CASE you ;)

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Joan! This belongs in a frame on the wall! How lucky is the recipient who will go to their mailbox and find this lovely creation!!!

jimlynn said...

Lovely card with all that distressing! Outstanding!
I hear you on trying on glasses and not being able to see!
Lynn

Jackie said...

This is a LOVELY card Joan! Love those colors you used & your layout...very nice work my friend & TFS!!!!!

~Vittory~ said...

Lovely done!
Thank you for joining us for Little Miss Muffet Challenges! Hope to see you again.
With best wishes,
Viktoria

ChristineCreations said...

Fun shabby-ness Joan! Such a great purply blue too.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! This is totally gorgeous Joan!! Love the layout and colors here!! :) Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

Linda Palmer said...

Joan, another gorgeous creation. I love all the distressing and the vintage look. So pretty.

Lori said...

Lovely scrapy chic!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Boy you sure rock collage Joan!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous distress ing...love the layers....and the sweet tweeters

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! I just love the paper piecing Joan and all the distress layers!!
hugs,
Chris

Sasha said...

Beautiful card, Joan! Lots of lovely layering and I love those sweet little birds :)

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Joan, very cute
I'm glad you joined our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda DYSU DT

Cleota said...

Your distressing is superb! Love that bow with the twine and button! Great job!

maryr917 said...

love this distressed beauty joan-you have taken paper piecing to a new level

Carole of Brum said...

Very nice indeed! Your distressing is lovely and so suits the birdcage image, great job with the paper piecing too, looks so good.

I had to smile at your comment about trying on frames when you can't see without your glasses.....you're so right and you'd think the spectacle sellers would think of that!! lol. They provide a magnifying mirror, but all that does is make the blurred image bigger! CoB

mforquer said...

Wow this is wonderful - it looks like canvas! The distressing is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl this week!
Hugs,
M

JOAN said...

Wonderful card!! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Hugs,
Joan

Donna said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card! Thank you for joining in the little miss muffet challenge. hugs Donna x

Jill said...

beautiful card joan love the distressed edges thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Denise Marzec said...

STUNNING, gf!

Tenny Kusuma said...

Beautiful card :D Love all the little details you did on this card. Thank you for playing along with DYSU challenge. Tenny :D

Sarah Rice said...

what gorgous layers and distressing! love it

thanks for stitching with us at Some Odd Girl

Robin McK said...

Joan, this is absolutely lovely! Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl!

Tasha said...

Oh my this is absolutely beautiful, love the colours and the vintage feel. super design
Thank you for joining in the SOG challenge
love tasha xx

...just Barbara said...

Love your projects! I was just browsing through the spotlighted winners and trying to find your email too. ;D I was going to ask if you were looking to join another design team - and if so, could you email and I'll send you details?? :D (forgottenscraps at gmail. com)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges