Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sing like no one's listening......

The new challenge at CASology is up and our word for the week is BIRD.  I didn't think too hard about this one - that word brings to mind the beautiful music that birds make.  I recently bought this Inkadinkado stamp and hadn't inked it up yet, so now was my chance.  Because I wanted to emphasize the musical aspect of my idea, I simply stamped it on some music paper.  I knew I wanted to keep it simple and uncolored, but it was so blah on all of the various neutral shades of cardstock that I held it against.  So I got out my tumbled glass distress ink and one of those little finger spongey thingies and colored in the "sky".  It matched exactly with this Hero Arts layering paper called shallows:

CASology Bird

supplies: Hero Arts layering paper "shallows", Hobby Lobby's The Paper Studio music dp, inkadinkado bird stamp by Susan Winget (sorry I canNOT read the style #, it's so small), VersaFine onyx black ink, tumbled glass distress ink

You have no idea how hard it is for me to leave this as is, but because this is a CAS challenge, I will.  

31 comments:

  1. oh i love this song bird..so so cute...great card Lin..

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  2. Oooh gorgeous, I will join in this one I hope, love your stamped bird Lin!

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  3. Very pretty. I do know how hard it is to leave it - I'm not sure I could do it but I do like it this way.

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  4. I love, love, love how you made this card!! I love the colors and the ink layers--makes for a gorgeous card!

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  5. CONTROL Lin! it is PERFECT just as it is:)
    Allthough I'd be tempted to add a Button and twin, they may be tooo much

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  6. Lin, I'm imagining some pearls and ribbon, but there is really no need - it's just perfect the way it is - so lovely!

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  7. ohh but is is so beautiful as it is..very cas and lovely

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  8. Absolute gorgeousness, Lin and amazing restraint!

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  9. That is a beautiful card---I LOVE the colors and that birdie!!!

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  10. I can practically hear him singing! THanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  11. I know what you mean about using restraint- not an easy thing to do:). This is beautiful Lin- that bit of shading to match the base card is just perfect!

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  12. Just love that bird stamp, Lin, and the sentiment is perfect!

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  13. So very pretty Lin. I think I'd be like you and want to add some more to it... but it is just lovely as it is. The card base is a very pretty colour and how awesome the distress ink matched.

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  14. This is absolutely gorgeous Lin! That image is pure Joy!

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  15. Oh, my, Lin - this looks like a plate in an antique book What a great image and the way you paired it with the music is so wonderful. Such perfect colors and I can hear that little guy in stereo.

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  16. Lin, this is PERFECT just as it is! LOVE the colors and that bird stamp! FAB card!

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  17. LOVE this songbird image on the music sheet, Lin! It looks amazing on the gorgeous background paper!

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  18. I thought of you, Lin, when I saw the cue word was BIRD...you do nature cards (birds in particular) so well! Your card is so pretty and earthy...I love it!

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  19. So pretty! I love the music background on this image - so beautiful! Pretty colors as well!

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  20. I know exactly how hard it must have been to leave your birdie alone, but it looks perfect the way it is! Good for you! XOXO

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  21. lovely card, lin!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  22. This is lovely! I love it with the coloring of the distress ink. You always know how to add just the right touch. Beautiful!

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  23. Lin, I love that you have made CAS look so dimensional and textured and classically elegant!

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  24. Love that stamp over the sheet music and your sponging is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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