Saturday, April 18, 2009

framed verse

Happy Saturday. We had a beautiful day today - about 75 and mostly cloudy. I was going to go outside and do a bit of yard work, but I procrastinated too long and by the time I got outside, it started to rain, so I didn't get much done. I don't think it lasted very long, but by then I was on to something else.

It took me a long time to make my card for the inspiration challenge on SCS today, but I'm really happy with it. It also fits the ways to use it challenge and the fan club monthly theme for April.

When I checked out the web site for the inspiration challenge, I found this sea spray pillar to use as my inspiration.

I made a pattern for the bird from a couple of cards I'd seen recently. Then I glued some old music to a piece of cereal box chipboard and cut the bird from that.

I stamped antique background in versamark on the bird, clear embossed it and then sponged brilliant blue ink over it. I added some chocolate chip around the edges. The wing is cut from brushed silver and sponged along the edges with brilliant blue.

I ran the cool caribbean card stock through my cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder and sponged the edges with brilliant blue.

I stamped the verse on some cream card stock and then die cut it and embossed it with my nestabilities labels 4 dies. I used the same set of dies for the silver frame.

The flower is made up of several silk flowers from Michaels and a brad which I sanded, then embossed with blue embossing foil and then with irridescent ice ep.

The frame, the bird, wing and flower are all popped up on dimensional foam tape.

What's in it?
stamps: antique background (SU), verse (unknown)
ink: brilliant blue, chocolate chip, versamark
paper: brilliant blue, cool caribbean, cream, brushed silver, cereal box chipboard, old music
other: cuttlebug, cb Swiss dots embossing folder, nestabilities labels 4, silk flowers (Michaels), brad, sponge, clear ep, heat gun, blue gem (JoAnns), foam tape

I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. Your comments are always welcome. Be blessed.


Diane said...

Stunning card Melody!!! Love the bird!

Starla said...

I love the music paper on the bird!

Juanita B said...

This is amazing, Melody!! I LOVE your work and the way you think, TFS.