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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hey Chickadee! Inspiration Challenge and a DT Call at Our Creative Corner


This week at Our Creative Corner, our lovely host Wendy Jensen has an inspiration challenge for us.  She has given us this sweet image of a winter chickadee to set our creativity loose. 


I tried to go with more grays and blacks, but when I was looking for DP with some red it in and came across the beautiful digital DP from Raspberry Road, I headed off in a red direction (my favorite color - I couldn't hold back!).  I love it matched up with the red polka dots, plus it gave me a chance to crack open this yummy roll of SU ribbon.  I decided that the colors and the DP would make a nice winter/Christmas thank you card.  

The stamp set for the bird and heart is a never-used SU set I've had for a couple of months called Punch Potpourri.  I don't have the matching punches so I just hand cut both images.  The birdie was trimmed out and then mounted on black CS and trimmed out again (I wanted him to have some black).  I mounted the heart on chipboard and hand cut around it again.  Then I painted it with a bit of white acrylic paint and sponged Vintage Photo DI around the edges.  The flower was cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and spritzed with my homemade Vintage Photo glimmer mist.  And I remembered to use my baker's twine which I have but never think to use.  The sentiment is from Verve Thankful Accents and the panel was stamped with the pine branch from Tim Holtz Mini Holidays set.  The red CS is SU's Cherry Cobbler.  The main black panel was cut with a Spellbinders die and embossed with the SU Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  

So that wraps up another Our Creative Corner sample.  Be sure to visit us over there.  The designers have outdone themselves and made some awesome samples.  And don't forget about our design team call.  There is still one more week to get your application in.  

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section.  And thanks so much for your lovely comments.  They fill my heart with gratitude.  

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
The Shabby Tea Room - Use 11 Elements on Your Card (dry embossing, heat embossing, die cuts, chipboard, acrylic paint, baker's twine, handmade flower, hemp twine, ribbon, clip, sewing)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Flowers
The Pink Elephant - Winter Wonderland
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Creative Cottage - Something New (new stamp set)
Pixie Dust Studio - Tie it Up With Ribbon
Stampin' B's - Old and New
Winter Wonderland - Let's Go Dotty

37 comments:

Suzi said...

Ooooh!! Linda, I love this to bits, that little bird and those beautiful papers and embellies have made a fantastic card. I love all the detailing.
Hugs
Suzi x

Margreet said...

Oh Linda....what a wonderful card with beautiful and warm cololured papers....love all details....have a nice weekend!
xxx Margreet

Sian said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous papers and love the design with the ribbon.
hugs

Juls said...

wow!! Just beautiful!!! All your details are just perfect!!! Hugs Juls

Cor* said...

Wowzers Linda. this is amazing. I love seeing how you put things together. I try this and the bird would poop all over it. You do it and it's magic!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Linda, love the colour combination. That ribbon is rather gorgeous and the way you've pulled everything together is stunning, as usual. Sue C x

Tina said...

Wow, I love it, great colours, love what you did with the ribbon, you rocked it! Very cool card!

Terry said...

Hiya linda, I love it..wowzerss the colors the little birdie and the bows are absolutely AMAZING. thanks for sharing sweetie. Hugs Terry xxx

Linda R. said...

Wowzer.. This is a beauty. So many yummy details to look at. I think you nailed this one! Hugs, Linda

Sue said...

Lovely card, just love the colours.
Smiles:)

Wendy Janson said...

You have a knack for pulling lots of little details together to make a wonderful project. I love to look at all the little pieces on your projects. The embossed black piece is wonderful. I love the little clip and all your ribbon and bows. I was thinking the red polka-dots looked sparkly but I guess not? It all comes together and is beautiful!

Diane Gilbert said...

I was thinking the same thing when I saw your card, it gave me a nice winter/Christmas feel! Beautiful card, I love how you always manage to bring things together on your cards!

Netty said...

Terrific design Linda and loving all those great papers. One fabby card my friend. Annette x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh just love all the details, what lovely colours. Kim

Edith said...

What a beautiful colors on your card, Linda! I love all details:)
Hugs, Edith

Joseline said...

Happy New Year Linda!!

Beautiful card as always. I love your Tim Holtz flower!! Your attention to detail is amazing all the way down to the twine.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Linda this is truly beautiful the papers, design, ribbon and image it all looks wonderful, I bought this stamp a couple of months ago you have now inspired me to use it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lori said...

Love chickadees, and I love this card, it's gorgeous!

Miriam said...

This is stunning Linda!! You've inspired me to join the challenge! All the little details really make it unique.

Lori Rider said...

Very pretty, Linda! I really love your red DP - those flowers are gorgeous - and what you did with it is amazing! Your embellishing touches are always gorgeous and this is no exception - fabulous!

Jen said...

Beautiful card!! Like the bird and the colors in your card!!!

lindyloo said...

Hi Linda wow what a super card I love the beautiful papers you have used and all the embellishments thanks for joining us at the creative cottage huggies linda x

Betty Wright said...

Happy New Year to you, Linda! I love your take on the inspiration pic. Great papers and fabulous detaiing! Lovely card!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! Love all the little details - had to look twice to see everything! LOL

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog for my valentine grunge key card. It is appreciated.
Sharon

Debbie said...

So pretty, Linda! Such yummy embellies ... thanks for sharing your creation with us in the Tea Room :)

LORi said...

Super Gorgeous Linda!!! So happy you shared with TPE!!
Hugs-LORi

kim-paperbabe said...

This is wonderful Linda, adorable bird and love all the details the heart looks fab on the flower with the twine.
Happy New Year!
BiG HuGs Kim x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very, very pretty! Love all the layers and elements you have added to this. My favorite is the way you tied the ribbon on either side of the sentiment.

PapierGirl said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful! You captured the beauty of the inspirational photo! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Wanda Guess said...

This is great!!! Wasn't this a fun challenge? Your card is really gorgeous and I'm inspired.

Sarah Gough said...

Oh that DP is lovely! Love that flower too, must look up that die!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and fabulous dots, thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the tied ribbon and heart. neat design and distressing

Benzi said...

Wow! So pretty. Love the baker's twine and I am all about dots. Just a wonderful creation.
Thanks for joining the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

Glenda said...

This is so amazing! I love the colours and all of your little details. Fabulous!

Basslady said...

adorable card!
love your style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Denise @ kc242 said...

hi Linda, such a stunning Valentine! I hope that all is well with you.
Denise

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