Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #17 vintage feather

Good Evening Ladies,
I had a long day at work today. It was a good day. I had my card ready for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #17 vintage feather this morning but no time to post it. So here I am blogging in the evening.
You can see the challenge here http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/05/this-weeks-challenge.html
The requirements are...
Stamp a background
Do a vintage card
Use the colors Tan and Olive and an accent color
Use some kind of feather
I created my card using La Blanche stamps for the main images....La Blanche is vintage...Here is my card..
 To create this card I used a Hero Arts Iron Fence stamp for my background stamping. I used Tim Holtz distressed ink in crushed olive and tea dye to colorize my background. Oh I have to add I stamped all images on La Blanche paper. It is to die for and can be purchased at Joan's along with La Blanche stamps. The birds nest and the bird come from two different La Blanche stamps that I hand cut. The bird is colorized with distressed ink in tea dye and faded jeans. The birds nest is colorized with distressed ink in tea dye. These images are popped up. I added tan feathers out of my stash for the inside of the bird nest. On top of the feathers I used speckled eggs that I cut in half.
This is a side view of the card showing the popped up images and the little round bird eggs.
I really enjoyed this challenge. It took me days to figure out just what to do, but I love feathers! And I love Joan's Gardens.
Thanks again Joan and Selma for the awesome challenge!!!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

8 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

And we love you too Lori! I love all the efforts you put into your beautiful cards. Great job on mixing stamps, feathers, nest and eggs. Love it!
Thanks so much for joining us each week at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Georgei said...

wow this is so very pretty
you did alot of work on this
good luck
HUGS

Mitra Pratt said...

Great card!!!impressive!!!

granny said...

Lori your cards are always so pretty i love them all

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Another gorgeous card! Love the use of feather!

Selma said...

Wow this is such a gorgeous card. That nest is amazing. We are so happy to hear you love our challenges. We love to see your beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us again this week in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Lynn said...

Love that background stamp! You used it to create a perfect card. Feathers from the bird's nest...awesome!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

gorgeous! ty for sharing !