Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Get Your Sunglasses Out!

Good morning friends!  Hope you are awake 'cause this bright and sunny card will give you a jolt!  I'm here to share a card I made for the Frilly and Funkie challenge this fortnight.  I'm the host and I've chosen a photo inspiration challenge.
I ran across this photo while searching for inspiration for a challenge theme and just couldn't resist using it for my challenge.  We have a pair of giant Amazon parrots that look very much like this one that roost about a block from our house.  When I hear them squawking I run outside to catch their morning or evening flyover.  It's really an amazing sight!

Obviously I have taken my inspiration from the vivid colors although I wish I had worked in more green.  I don't usually go for the bright vivid colors in my work, but I certainly did enjoy working with these colors.  I broke out a bottle of Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions in Vibrant Turquoise.  The yellow is Mustard Seed - I used both the pad for sponging and the distress stain to stain the canvas.  The paper is digital by Raspberry Road, I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals and Movers and Shapers Mini Tattered Florals to cut the crinoline and the canvas.  I also made use again of the Enamelware Embossing Power that I have become so fond as well as the Vintage Lace decorative strip die.  The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets.

Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to share how I do things.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments!

POST UPDATE:  A reader asked about using the Tattered Flowers Decorative Strip die to cut crinoine or canvas.  No, I don't have a magic trick.  I used that die to cut the tiny yellow flower at the very top.  It has been enameled and then coated with the Enamelware embossing powder.  All the fabric was cut with either the Tattered Florals or Mini M&S Tattered Florals dies.  Unfortunately the decorative strip dies only cut paper and card stock.  I really like the Tattered Flowers Decorative Strip Die though because it cuts such a variety of small flowers.  I have found them so handy for many different embellishment needs.

Products Used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


Yvonne Garner said...

How devine! Love the inspiration photo you chose and your own inspiration piece! Bravo! Yvonne

...the yorkshire fox... said... a super bright card you couldn't be more closer to the image if you tried...this colourway works really well together after all Mother Nature did dream it up...wonderful textures and full of cheer...Mel :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Sunglasses not needed!!! This is your design and all the vibrantness!!!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
This is a dancing kaleidoscope of colour, more interesting than primary brights; a more playful palette. There is so much movement and exhilaration in this card, it depicts such happiness.
Yellow and Turquoise, two colours that portray light and warmth.
Whoever receives this dynamic and engaging card will have a smile on their face all day long.
It is just beautiful Linda.

Teresa said...

I do love the colors together. Summer and fun all the way.

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic pull on the colors.... such a vivid photo and card! Those sprays are marvelous and I love how you've done this one.

Kate Yetter said...

Goorgeous color combo. I love it!! Everything about it is fabulous..those crinoline flowers.

Lisa Minckler said...

Well let me just start by saying, I'm a little envious of your feathered friends that fly over your house. The only thing that size here is vultures...not nearly as inspiring, if at all! As a matter of fact, the only thing they inspire me to do is keep moving in my yard for fear they're actually spiraling over me!
I love this picture for the challenge Linda and your flowers really capture the shape of that lovely birds wings.
Beautiful card, even if it's not your norm, it's outstanding work!

Teresa Kline said...

boldly beautiful, luv this Linda!

enjoy *~*

pooky said...

Right on with the inspiration photo, Linda!!! this is gorgeous!

marda said...

This is a great color combination, and what an inspiration. Beautiful card.

lainey said...

love the bright colours Linda :) fab photo too. lainey x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I love the vibrant colours and the dylusions ink looks fab on those crinoline flowers. You are so lucky to have such gorgeous birds living near you, it must be a real treat to watch them
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Vibrant and gorgeous ! Love the bright colours, you can almost feel the 'zinginess' from the lemon ! Sue C x

Karenliz Henderson said...

Hi Linda, your card is gorgeous! Question on your list of supplies you have the tattered flower strip die, how do you use it with material. I can't get it to cut anything but very thin paper. Do you have a secret way? Thanks!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Thanks Linda for your answer! I love the strip die too. I wish there was one like that for fabric and heavier cardstart! They would make such wonderful grungeboard flowers! Thanks again!

Terry said...

Loving every bit of this, Linda! You worked wonders with those colors and I am left with a cheerful feeling! Wonderful!

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