Monday, June 23, 2008

Flourishing LOVE!

These adorable birds are from the Flourishes stamp set "Love Nest" that has a total of 22 stamps! Birds are so popular and this set has wonderful branches in three sizes, bird cages, nest, eggs, oh my goodness you just have to go and take a look. You will be glad you did! For this card I used this weeks Card Positioning Systems layout challenge. Martha Stewart punch with brown paper adhered underneath to show through and Basic Grey Sultry paper utilized on Papertreyink Stampers Select white card stock is what I used for this creation. Isn't this Flourishes sheer ribbon luscious? I wanted you to see a close up. It is so easily tied and does not take away from the focal point image. It is threaded through the top and bottom punched out white card stock. The birds are colored with Koh I Noor Pencils from GinaK Designs and blended with Odorless Turpenoid and stumps. I went back in with my white art eraser and lifted color off their bellies for dimension! Using the light grey pencil I drew around the birds and blended then lightly dusted blue chalk on a cotton ball around image. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am going to be pulling out my watercolor paper, and see what I can come up with in the next couple days! I hope you are having a great start to the week! Take good care, until next time, HUGS,

15 comments:

Donna said...

this is so pretty, Barb!

Julie Koerber said...

This is toooooo cute for words! I love everything about this card! Totally rocks chickie!! (no pun intended!!)

JenMarie said...

WOW! Totally stunning!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my Barb, this is such a wonderfully feminine card. Fabulous job, I love it!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is so beauiful!!! Just LOVE what you've done with this simple bird image -- quite the amazing card -- just love it!!! TFS!!!

Krista B. said...

This card is sooo pretty! I love everything about this card. The birds are precious : )

Allison said...

This is gorgeous Barb...love the Sultry DP and those birds!

Pamela said...

Cute card! I love how you used the border punch! great job!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just gorgeous!!! Lovely Lovebirds!!!!!

Linsey said...

oh, this is just plain GORGEOUS! What a beauty, Barb! Love it!

Lea L. said...

This card is so pretty..I love what you have done with the border punch! Great job with this week's CPS sketch!

~Lea

Rose Ann said...

I agree that these birds are sooo sweet, and I love how you've colored them! Your whole design is beautiful!!!

Davis Family Blogs said...

oooh you did a great job on this card. I have that pretty punch. I'll be using it more now.
LOVE IT.
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Charity Hassel said...

ooh. fun little twist on the cps sketch- fabulous!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, those birds are so cute.