Thursday, August 9, 2012

Joan's Challenge Birds

Good Morning Ladies,
I had a card ready to post this morning. But I checked my e-mail first. Joan's new challenge was already up. So I went to the table and began to work thinking I would post the other card later this morning. Well I worked and I worked and nothing seemed to be working. And then it started to flow and lo and behold I had finished the challenge card. So that is the card I am posting this morning.
Joan's Challenge Birds is what I dubbed this challenge. You can see the challenge by clicking here... http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge_9.html
The requirements for this challenge are...
Make a Thank You card
Use purple and green
Use something to do with music
Use a bird
Here is my challenge card....
 This card started with many different elements. Some stayed and some went bye bye. So I feel this was a real challenge for me. The music part came right away and stayed to appear on this card. I took a piece of La Blanche paper and a La Blanche sheet music swirl stamp. I stamp the image several times to create a music background. The black and white was quite boring and I need to add green and purple to this card. So I got out my Tim Holtz distressed ink in forest moss and sponged it over the entire sheet. This created my background piece. I love making my own dsp to fit my creation. By the way all of those products can be purchased at Joans. http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ As well as other elements on my card. A lot of creating happened between the background paper and the rest of the card. I took another piece of La Blanche paper and stamped thank you on it and sponged tim holtz concord ink on it. I then cut this with a spellbinder oval set. The bird cage was die cut using a memory box die. I added a strip of pearls to the bird cage and placed two plastic doves on top. My purple and white flowers were created using a spellbinders floral die cut from glitter card stock. Rhinestone swirls from K&Company were the perfect match to go down the sides of the card. Oh yes and just a wee piece of ribbon through the top of the bird cage loop.
 This is a side view to show the little birds...
A close-up of the flowers.
Thanks again Selma and Joan for the wonderful challenge!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

11 comments:

Diane said...

Gorgeous card...those birdies are adorable, beautiful flowers, too...it's all pretty!!

Memaw said...

Lori,

Beautiful card - you are so creative - love it.
Judy

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is GORGEOUS! I have that stamp and never thought to use it ... great idea! Your flowers are beautiful and design is awesome! Well done my friend!

Georgei said...

wow what a lovely card that you did
like those flowers

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Delightful Lori. I like how you hanged the cage with the gem swirl. I think you should put this in a shadow box frame.

melody2542 said...

I love this card. It all works so well together. The colors are great and I love the background. Those flowers are so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joan Fricker said...

Lori, this card is gorgeous. I love how you used the music background and the colors are just perfect together.

Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Gail said...

The card is lovely - wow! Love those birds!

DJreflections said...

Love your card! So vintage! I was wondering which flower die you used. Very pretty flowers!

DJreflections said...

Love your card! So vintage! I was wondering which flower die you used. Very pretty flowers!

Mrs. Swandog said...

The spellbinder die I used for the flowers is Spiral Blossom One...You can get it from Joan's.