Friday, February 19, 2010

Robins and roses

Today while shoppng in a gift shop, I saw a tray that had these elements: birds on a branch and aqua and neutral colorblocks. I couldn't wait to get home and try and reproduce it.
I started with aqua cardstock stamped lightly with Antique Flowers background and some distressed music paper. Next I used a die-cut label that Carol at home just sent me; I love it because it has that faux stitching right on it - anyone know who makes this, 'cause I want it now! I lightly stamped Old Letter Writing on it first, then overstamped the rose spray. After adding the sentiment, the label was distressed and then popped above the card. Lastly I added the birds, which are also popped up.

Supplies: S5264 Antique Flower Background, S4878 Old Letter Writing, CG152 Two Birds, CL129 Anytime Messages , Prismacolor pencils

15 comments:

Unknown said...

Lovely! I like the feeling of this card! A good reminder to find joy in little things like flowers or birds...

Tanya said...

So beautiful Lin, love the writing and the rose is so pretty in yellow. I think the die is the top notch die from stampin-up.

Alice said...

this is so very beautiful, Lin! I love the color block background, too! the overall design is just perfect!!

Dawn T said...

Just gorgeous Lin. Love the delicate colouring on the birds. and the brighter blue background really lifts the card. Awesome!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lin this is such a beautiful card. I love what you have done. I suggest you contact Stampstudio Susan over on flickr as I think she knows about this die cut. Or at least one simular to this. Hope that helps xoxoxoxoxo

Barb said...

Lin, beautiful card!! It gets me so excited to see a robin....hopefully sooner than later!

Hugs!

Jill said...

LOVELY design! I am going to have to CASE this! The blue is such a nice touch and the position of the birds is perfect! AND your coloring of the birds is spot on!!

Virginia L. said...

I love it when the inspiration hit you (at the store?!-BONUS!). Beautiful! It's so Spring...I can't wait to see/hear the robins!

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a delicate and rich card! Lovely ;-)

Tiffany Ervin said...

THIS...I am in love with, mixing the flowers with the bird stamps, very pretty and full of vitality in the colors you used!

donna mikasa said...

Me too! Me too! Love this!!! You are a magician, Lin! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

stampingandstitching said...

This is gorgeous Lin!Wonderful backgrounds and I love the robins and roses. Your colouring is brilliant and love how you have placed the robins.

Heather Maria

Diana said...

What could be better than birds and roses? Love all your creations Lin!

Suzanne C said...

stunning! Love the colors and design!

Emilia said...

This is so elegant, the color combo is great!