Whimsy Stamps and is a Meljen (Melissa Jensen) digital design. I love her work, it's so whimsical, LOL. Melissa also has a Monday Freebie every single week on her blog.Well maybe not so little, the birdie that is. This image was so darn cute I just couldn't resist buying it. It's from
I have a friend whose mommy LOVED these birds. I thought of her a lot while I was coloring this. What a sweet dear little lady she was. Aren't we lucky to be able to bring up our memories to make us happy whenever we choose?
This card was a simple design and didn't take too many items to complete. Everyone knows I struggle with simple design, but I think I did pretty well on this one.
I have a tendency to dress it up, or maybe sometimes over dress my cards. In my minds crazy eye, I think I just need to tweak it a bit, and then that leads to another tweak, then another, and so on.
Must be that slight OCD thing. :-)
Oh I almost forgot to tell you, I was opening my old dictionary to get sheets to make the flower on the bottom left and it just opened to the "F" Flamingo page. How ironic is that? Well I just couldn't pass it up, so I incorporated it into my card. How cute is that? Here's a close-up of my birdie and flower.
Here's the recipe for this card, and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp: Meljen's Pinky Flamingo
Paper: K&Company tag, Sizzix mat pad, and from my stash
Punches: MS branch, MS retro fan punch around the page, MS doily lace trim
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Rose Creations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Mountain Rose
Copics used for coloring Flamingo:
Legs & Beak, E40, E42, C7 & 100
Body, R30, R32
Sand under feet, E31
Ribbon and bling from my stash
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Hi everyone. I've been away for quite some time and I apologize for that. I hope to be able to get back into the swing of things now that Lublin Days and Park prep are winding down. I'm finding out I REALLY don't like demands on my time now that I am my own boss, so to speak, LOL.
This is a card I made using a new stamp I purchesed from Stampin n Scrapin Fun in Marshfield. Jean Fischer has a lovely little store in Penny Court. She is moving though, across the street and down about a block. She will have tons more space and room for a bonefied classroom, yay Jean!!!
I purchased this stamp & a Donna Salazar Nestibility last week and just had to work something up. :-)
Hint: If you're using nesties and want a mat behing the image you cut, pencil around the outside edge of the die and hand cut in a contrasting color, instant mat!!!!!
I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.
The recipe for this card is as follows:
Stamp: 2106cm-J baby Bear by Stacy Stamps, sentimament is compuer generated
Carstock: from my stash
Nestibilities & Cuttlebug folder: Labels 11, Donna Salazar Rose Creations, Nested Lacey Pennants, folder Fleur De Lis
Ribbon and embellies: from my stash also
Flowers: Large center rose, Donna Salazar Nestie, small flowers created from rolling up small paper daisys, leaves from Nestie and Martha Stewart Branch punch.
Bear fur & nose- 100, C7, C5
Muzzle- E33, E35, E40
Rocks- E30, E33, E40
Cattails- E57, E79
Grass & leaves- G20, YG61, YG63, YG67
Butterfly- Y21, YR04
Sky- Sponged with stencil & Adirondak Cloudy Blue