Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Bird of Many Challenges


 Welcome. Trying to get back in the grove entering some challenges. This card is made with a Chickadee stamp that I colored with Copics and sponged the background of the  image with blue ink. Added some stickles and Glossy Accents. Used card base of textured green CS and mats of floral pattern matted on green.  Stamped and heat embossed sentiment on a circle of Vellum ..used this so as not to cover up so much of the pattern...and attached with Vellum tape. Assembled the card following sketch shown lower right and used brown ribbon and poinsettia flower to finish. Made envelope and lined with floral paper to fit the 5X5" card.
Challenges:
Joan's Gardens: 1. Use some kind of animal, bird or whatever. Used Chickadee
                           2. Use a floral background paper  Used Basic Grey Jovial
                           3. Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone. Made square card which is out  
            of my norm and also used Vellum which I never heat embossed...did not know I could do til I tried.
                           4. Use some kind of Die. Used rectangles, circle and ovals.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge:   Use some kind of embossing. Used dry embossing on background strip and heat embossing on Sentiment.

OCC Photo Inspiration

Our Creative Corner: Use chickadee photo as inspiration
Just Us Girls: 1. Make a card  2. Decorate your envelope to match/coordinate with your card.  3.Create a liner for your envelope to coordinate with your card.
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge is Anything with Wings plus sentiment.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Out with the old-use up some old stash.  Used old green CS, ribbon, and poinsettia that I have had for years.
Friday Sketchers: Sketch 136...turned to use.
Let's Ink It Up: Challenge is Anything Goes 

Details:
Stamps: GKD "Winter Wings" by Asela
Papers: Green CS from Stash. Basis Grey Jovial Patterns. Clear Vellum from Stash.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Shoots, Summer Sky
Friday Sketch

         Copics Y21,23,26, C00,1,3,9, E25,29,39,59
Rangers Red EP
Inkssentials White Opaque Pen
Stickles Frosted Lace
Glossy Accents
Nestabilities Rectangles, Oval, Scallop Oval, Circle Dies
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
American Crafts Brown Ribbon


This chickadee is colored to be a black-capped chickadee. Another card featured this stamp as a Carolina chickdaee shown below:

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

18 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card. Great colors. I just bought wall paper border with the same chickedees. I love it too!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #1 weekly Challenge. I love seeing everyones ideas.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the matching envelope!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Wendy J. said...

Theresa, we so glad that Our Creative Corner's Hey Chickadee! challenge could help inspire this beautiful project! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along this week!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Theresa. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful GF! All those challenges... you go girly :0)

Joanna K said...

What a beautiful "winged" creation! Love it! ;)) Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays! ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Theresa -CUTE card!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Andrea M said...

This is sooo Adorable!!!! I LOVE chickadees and this card just sings to me!!! Love the matching envelope! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you can join us again next week!

Jacilynn said...

how very cute. Great card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is really an adorable card! love birds and amazed at how many challenges you were able to do with this one!!

redwasher1 said...

Theresa, this is beautiful!!! Great coloring!!

SuzanneK said...

Such a sweet bird, I absolutely adore birds (real ones LOL), gorgeous papers too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Claire said...

Beautiful card, I love the stamp! Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Stampin' Pam said...

Well done! You accomplished so much with so many challenges. You card and envie are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week. We appreciate your participation and your support.

Kimberly S said...

Such a sweet bird and I love the DP you chose. Thanks so much for joining us this week for Sentimental Sundays! :)

Jess said...

What a gorgeous little chickadee! Your card is adorable :)

Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Linda W. said...

Congrats on the win at Joan's Gardens Challenge, Theresa. My chickadees are my favorite birds in our bird sanctuary! This time of year they are fast and furious to descend when they see the sunflower seeds in my bucket! Beautiful rendition!

Shirl said...

Colour combination is gorgeous and such a sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x