Tuesday, August 3, 2010

House and Home

That's the challenge at the Shabby Tea Room this week.  Here is the inspiration picture.


Wish I had a birdhouse just like it, or a real house just like it, for that matter!  Love the colors!  Here is the card that it inspired.


I used so many bits and pieces for this card and lots of cutting.  The background gingham is a piece of A Muse paper that Robin just sent me.  The paper-pieced (jillibean "caraway seeds", dark cream parchment paper) digital birdhouse is from Tiffany Doodles.  The embossed bird is a favorite template from my friend Mary Anne, with a punched heart wing, embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder on Core'dinations Bluebell paper.   Both the birdhouse and the bird were distressed with broken china distress ink before layering onto the card.  The leafy branches are a Hero Arts stamp (CL338 Be Yourself), stamped in peeled paint distress ink, then cut out.  And lastly, the little letters are stickers from an old Tim Coffey scrapbooking kit.

THANK YOU for choosing my card as an honorable mention!

16 comments:

  1. How FABULOUS! Love your colors and theme you use for the challenge! Well-done on that Tiffany Doodles birdhouse image!! Beautiful!

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  2. Oh this is so 'tweet!' I love the dps and the cute little birdy - so cute!

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  3. oh I just LOVE your card!!!! sentiment is sooooooooo cute too! gorgeous!

    hugs mandyxx

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  4. So pretty! Love the embossed bird! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

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  5. Lin, this is so wonderful, love the mix of patterns and textures and all that delicate cutting!

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  6. Fantastic Lin. Love the wonderful patterned birdhouse... great idea.

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  7. Oh, Lin ... this is incredible!!! Such a gorgeous card made with so much love! Thanks for sharing this special creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

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  8. Love your take on this challenge Lin! So cute! Good Luck.

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  9. Beautiful card with such cute details and patterns! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Tea Room!

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  10. So amazing all the different details that you have on this card, I love it, the top of the birdhouse is wonderful!

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  11. This is so sweet! Love the bird and the leaf accents.

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  12. Adorable card Lin! I love your design and all the wonderful details! Brilliant paper piecing and distressing too!

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  13. this is so cute! lovely take on the challenge!

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  14. Hi friend.....loved seeing my bird used in your card.....happy memories of making cards with you and your sister.

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  15. Me too! I want that bird house in my yard. :) Your card is beautiful and I want that birdhouse in my yard too!

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  16. What an adorable birdhouse! Love, love that Jillibean paper and love your fun design. So perfect for our challenge this week at TSTR. Thanks for playing along.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!