Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Winter Cardinal

I enjoy the Challenges at Joan's Gardens because they are so interesting and very challenging. This week, Joan's requirements are 1. Something from Nature but not flowers - Real or handcrafted (such as twigs, corn husks etc.) 2. Something Punched  3. Something Green and 4. A background for your focal point such as a Spellbinders Nestie
1.From nature,  I used a bird on a branch stamp and added a twig and some seeds from a pine cone.
2. I used a corner punch.
3. I used a green base card and a green mat.
4. Background of my image is mat cut with scalloped square nestie.

Other challenges:
Card Patterns: Sketch 88-see below right
Little Red Wagon: Use the color red. Congrats to them on one year of challenges.
The Pixie Cottage: Challenge is to recycle...used the twigs and pine nut seeds and scraps of plaid paper. Plan to do their sketch challenge later, but wanted to use this beautiful Cardinal that I won at The pixie Cottage.
Wee Memories Challenge: Free for all-anything goes.
Lollipop Crafts: Use embossing. Used Cuttlebug EF Argyle on distresses mat.

Stamps: The  Pixie Cottage Bird Stamp ( Won this from one of their challenges)
             GKD Sentiment from Fanciful Stamps (Another one I won)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
         SU Green
       Copics: R24,29,Y17, YR02,07, E25,29,49, YG 67
Papers: GKD PL White, All Spruced Up
             Basic Grey Jovial Scraps
Nesties: Scallop Square and Square Dies
Cuttlebug: EF Argyle
Punch: EK Success Corner Punch
Twig and Pine cones from Mother Nature

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa


Joan Fricker said...

Theresa, your card is gorgeous. I just love the natural things you used from nature. Great cardinal too.

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #21 Weekly Challenge. I just love all the ideas!


Nanda said...

That is a lovely card. I didn't expect twigs and pine nut seeds on a card, it is original.
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge from this week.

Adrina said...

Great card, your colouring of the cardinal bird is awesome.
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Patti said...

OMGosh... how do you do it? This is stunning... love the cardinal!

Joanne said...

With my love of birds - I think your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Avril Tanner said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the addition of the twig! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Cheryl said...

this is one stunning card hun really love that image,super detail on this to bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxx

Sue W said...

Beautiful Card
Theresa! Love how you've coloured this image.

Stephanie said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Rosanne said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

Payne Holler Cards said...

what a beauty!!! you mastered the Copics - red is tough and this is wonnnn-derful!

Davi said...

Great recycling!! Lovely card with all the interesting elements. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.

Lauretta See said...

great job ! hank you for playing with us this week on our anything goes challenge at craft your passion! Good luck

Michelle said...

Theresa, Lovely card, so happy to see you using your "prize"

...just Peggy said...

A great card, I love the embossing...Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts

Curlybear said...

beautiful card and you have coloured the Cardinal so beautifully,thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter:107 Anything that Flies, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Suzi said...

Wow!! what a fabulous card, I love the colouring of the Cardinal and the use of the twig is a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Suzi x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Love it, I love the colors here and all over your plain paper on the back ,,,,,amazing

NinaB said...

I love how you incorporated twigs on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns.

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Kris said...

Marvelous creation!!! the cardinal is a great image to use and i love how your embossing is subtle! Thank you for joining us at Lolipop Crafts!

artish said...

thank you for using my cardinal bird- your card is wonderful. i love the natural elements! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

Karyn said...

The colouring on your image is gorgeous and I love the addition of the little twig! So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x