Thursday, January 19, 2012

Play Date Cafe 115 - Framed Bird


Slate, Moss, Bark, Burlap...I LOVE the sound and look of these colors!  They remind me of a Pottery Barn catalog.  :)  These are the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge, and boy, did I have fun making my card.


I used the Bird In Nest stamp from Blockheads, and stamped it with Memento ink (best for coloring with Copic markers).  It was cut out with a Large Deckled Rectangle die (Spellbinders), and I inked the edges while it was still in the die.


I added Crystal glitter from Martha Stewart to the flowers, and Brownstone glitter to the nest.  It doesn't show up too well in my picture; it looks like the nest has a worm infestation.  ;)


Distressing the edges of the patterned paper was fun.  I actually own a distressing tool now (Tim Holtz brand), instead of using my fingernail.  I tore the paper in a few places, and inked the edges with Distress Inks.

Show us your earth-toned beauties this week by linking up at The Play Date Cafe.  Hope to see you there!


You could win some of the Twinery's luscious twine. :)

Colleen

Stamps: Bird In Nest - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper:  Wassail - Basic Grey; Julianne, Elegance - K & Co; Very Vanilla, Early Espresso cardstock - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap Distress inks - Ranger
Punch:  floral punch - Martha Stewart
Other:  Large Deckled Rectangle die - Spellbinders; pearls; Copic markers; Crystal and Brownstone glitters - Martha Stewart; gray satin ribbon - Offray; twine - Creative Impressions

20 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Colleen! Love the shabby accents, the curled corners, the pearls and the gorgeous silver ribbon! Way to rock this one outta the park, my friend! BTW...we need to get together...SOON! ♥♥

~Tammy~ said...

Your framed bird is a jaw dropping beauty. The distressing is the perfect touch to the overall feel of this card.

Debstamps said...

Beautiful details here! Can't wait to try these colors--so many possibilities from rustic to elegant!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully done with exquisite details - and all tied up with that wonderful bow!

Bonnie said...

Colleen, that is a gorgeous bird stamp and you have colored it so well! I love all the speckles on his underside. I would never have noticed the "worms" if you hadn't mentioned it, but worms in the nest could be a good thing. Like a bird buffet! Classy card!

Marisa said...

Great take on the colours for this week :) You used that image wonderfully and the torn edges are a great touch.

Pauline said...

Colleen, this is such an elegant card, I these beautiful natural tones, stunning!

Hanne said...

This card is so beautiful Colleen! Beautiful stamped image:)

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely stunning, Col!!!!!

Lisa said...

Great look with the tattered edges and the big juicy bow Colleen! Very pretty and Mother naturey!!!(don't think that's a word~but it seemed to fit)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I love this! That bow is to die for! Love your comment about the nest - I gotta find some of that brownstone glitter to play with - it looks like fun - worms - whatever! The colors are just so soft and pretty too. Of course it is always fun to distress the edges and stuff if you ask me! Great card kiddo!

Chris R. from Iowa

nwilliams6 said...

You so captured the challenge in this card - you are soooo good at that. I plan to start trying to learn from you on that front! Love the bow an dall the cool details - super card my friend! Hugz.

Linda R. said...

WOW!! It seems like I say that a lot here on your blog.. I love this. It is really gorgeous..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

Wow! Now you know, being a bird lover, this one made me swoon. Absoutely gorgeous...love the earth tones. But, a worm infestation...eek. :-)But, that can happen in a nest, I suppose.

Stella said...

This is screaming elegance...it has your signature on it :). I am always asking myself how you manage to come up with another stunning card. Every challenge, occassion, or DT project. You always make my jaw drop.
And before I forget; yes I love this card :)
Have a lovely weekend!
XX

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful, the silver ribbon adds so much elegance to the already amazing artwork. Fantastic card! (The stamp set I used in my card is from My Mind's Eye, I lost the packaging so I can't remember the name offhand, but I think it might be from the Stella and Rose collection?)

peggy gatto said...

truly lovely and so soft!
I enjoyed looking at your wonderful blog!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Absolutely love this. The color gray is so fabulous on this. What a pretty card with everything so perfectly placed and executed.

febe said...

Not everyone can do something awesome with the color you used. This is elegant and pretty. I'm loving this!

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Stacy said...

Such a beautiful card, I simply love the pearls on this one!

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