I started out making this for IC219 on Saturday and couldnít quite get a handle on the layout, but I loved this Bird No. 6 so I used him for my inspiration. Then FS158 came and I did a couple for it, but I also saw this Inspired in Colors Laurie made and loved her layout. I did change the images, colors and added a long sentiment panel on the side but kept her blocks of color w/ the stamping on them. Then today, the TLC260 had a cute little matchbook candy holder and the instructions were easy enough that even I could follow them. So I added the little matchbook to my card and finally finished.
Iím using a couple of new sets from Our Daily Bread designs. After stamping the cardinal a couple of times, I colored them in with Prismacolor pencils and used my Out of the Box Nestie Techniqueon one. On the second one, I cut him and the branch out and added him on top of the base image. A green circle mat was added underneath and I cut 5 ends only of the Spellbinders fancy tags out of dp and added them around the circle.
I cut 4 small rectangles out of 4 colors of c/s, stamped the pine cone branch and sponged around the edges. Itís attached to a sparkle lime green layer that has the sentiment and another pine cone bough stamped down the right side. A layer of dp, another lime layer and finally a burgundy layer finish it. I used leftover pieces to make my little matching matchbook.
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 9:09 PM
STUNNING!! Just simply STUNNING!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 53881
Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 9:18 PM
I am so loving all the wonderful work you are doing for ODBD. I love their stamps and especially because they always feature awesome scriputures with each set. What a beautiful way to glorify God's words!!
Registered: June 15, 2008 Location: North of Boston MA Posts: 8977
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:51 AM
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Love the rich colors! these pieces simply jump off the page and grab your attention and then hold it to see all of the wonderful details! and there are many to behold! Color, dimension, flourishes, it's all working and wonderfully so! Into my Favs for future inspiration! TFS!
Registered: November 5, 2007 Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada Posts: 13579
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 7:35 PM
Oh Julie this is fabulous! I cannot believe that my little card inspired this gorgeous creation LOL! I just love the vibrant colours and beautiful bird image - and I like the placement of the sentiment to the side! Wonderful!
------------------------------ ~ Laurie
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38806
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 @ 1:45 PM
Julie, sometimes I am at a loss for words. This is such a time! I love your rich, warm colors and how your bird is out of the box and framed so beautifully with that gorgeous nestie. Seriously, your designs are 'just right'! Love it!
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11