Sunday, March 28, 2010

Simplicity

This image was given to me by a very kind friend recently, and I thought it would be a good candidate for paper piecing. I used solid cardstocks for everything but the magnolia flower and the background. The flower is made up of an old scrap of Anna Griffin tone-on-tone ivory printed paper, and the background is a mottled blue from the Dollar Tree. I thought the Simplicity sentiment went nicely with the image.

Supplies: Martha Stewart cardinal stamp, Hero Arts CL156 Treasure the Moments, red, green ivory, kraft cardstocks, yellow Prismacolor pencil for flower center, black fine-tip marker for coloring in bird's legs

11 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful Lin! Love how all of your elements work together so perfectly, the image of the bird and flower stem is so graceful!

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  2. Just beautiful.... the sentiment really suits it.... Love the big bird in the red. so effective

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  3. You're right, Lin. That sentiment does go perfectly with the image! Gorgeous card! :)

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  4. Lovely card, Lin! I have always loved that combo of red and soft blue, it looks so beautiful on your wonderful card.

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  5. Wow, I love this, Lin! Beautiful card, so elegant!

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  6. very pretty card, Lin! i love this image and how you colored it! so beautiful!

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  7. So special Lin - this card would even fit the color challenge over at PDCC!

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  8. something diffrent this time...A bird...love the bird with the flower!

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  9. Very pretty card Lin and I love your new blog header!

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  10. The light blue background behind the red bird is PERFECT! Looks like the sky. BRAVO Lin!

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  11. Oh Lin, this is beautiful and perfect for OHIO! I just love cardinals, they're so pretty all year long.

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