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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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  5. 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

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

    Hugs!

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  7. 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!!

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  8. 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!

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  9. Such a delicate and rich card! Lovely ;-)

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

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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. stunning! Love the colors and design!

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  15. This is so elegant, the color combo is great!

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