Monday, August 12, 2013

MC Aug/13 - Sing As If No One is Listening

I've been itching to use this latest set  "The woods would be very silent" of bird stamps from Quietfire Design since they came out, but was told to WAIT... sheesh. I finally got the go ahead. Big Grin Isn't that chickadee so cute. And I absolutely love the saying.

I side folded a white card 5"w x 7"h.

Stamped all my elements on some tracing paper and then started placing them around on my card front till I was happy. Stamped everything with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed as I went along, creating a mask here or there with the tracing paper images.
( Tree Branch: Stamp Barn "HSH2671; Lady: Stampavie "Mummu MM004")

Lightly colored the elements with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and my waterbrush.

Cut out a large oval (Spellbinders) and used it as a mask to sponge the Distress "Tumbled Glass" around the card leaving a white center.

Selectively embossed some areas using a Cuttlebug "Musical" embossing folder and my trusty hard rubber mallet.

Tied some silk ribbon in mauve/pink for her braid and adhered with Golden's extra heavy gel medium.
Added the tiniest amber rhinestone for the bird's eye and a very small half pearl for her earring.
Used a Copic Multiliner to do the faux stitching using my oval mask to get the stitching land where I wanted...

Split the Happy Birthday (Quietfire Design "10 tiny word" set) stamp apart so I had a space between the words for my "number"

Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black  Monthly Aug in the garden
Reasonable Ribbon  #77 things with wings + ribbon
Crafty Creations  #234 texture
Divas by Design  #97 Bingo: distress, lace/ribbon, flowers; pearl/gems, die cut/punch, buttons; emboss, paper piece, charms/pins
Cute Card Thursday  #281 dies/punches (Spellbinders)
Alphabet Challenge  M for micro (the rhinestone in the eye is miniscule and the earring is almost too small to see... and my stitching is pretty small almost blind...
Fussy n Fancy  #95 bingo: flowers, pearls, blue; green, free, ribbon; button, lace, die cut
All Sorts Challenge  #219 Stitching
Corrosive Challenges  #180 put a # on a BD card
Kaboodle Doodles  #184  music or arts
Stamps Fun Creativity  #164 anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration  #223 (see below)


Unknown said...

Very cool card. Love the colors and the stamps.

Thank you for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again soon.


Wendy L said...

I agree, great image and sentiment, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxx

catherine said...

Looks great and thanks for joining my stitching challenge at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Kelly said...

Beautiful combination of stamps! Your card is wonderful and full of joy.
Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs Kelly

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet! I love the images that you've combined… so perfect together… and the embossing looks fab... it's a beautiful card! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

JayBe said...

A great card, Yogi - love the sentiment too. Thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

The Gov. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Mervi said...

Hi, fabulous design, love the image, gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More Callenge, good luck;-))m

brenda said...

A lovely garden inspired creation Yogi and all the element so cleverly combined

Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month and also Allsorts this week.

B x

Regan said...

Terrific card! Love the ribbons in her hair! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Mummylade said...

Lovely stitching, so great for our challenge at Allsorts this week. Thank you for participating!

Indy's Designs said...

What a fabulous image! So glad you used this week's photo inspiration at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope to see more of your work next week!

linda said...

the chickadee is very cute, i love your colouring and i especially love the random embossing in the background - a very interesting bit of texture and technique. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more challenge.

Shell said...

Gorjuss, thanks for sharing it with us at Fussy & Fancy this week.
Shell xxx