Friday, January 23, 2009

My Red Bird

When I first received this Home Tweet Home set by Marcella...I had all these great ideas in my head for creations. There's just something so beautiful and delicate about a well-drawn bird.

The Inspiration Challenge (IC164) the week is of some beautiful Lang Calendars....gorgeous illustration and when I saw the beautiful bird calendars I knew this set would be perfect.

I liked these two pictures, but wanted a red it's sort of a combination.

Here's my card:

I think it might be my favourite one I've done so far with this set. I really like the simplicity of the design yet the pop of red in the bird. Bird is watercolored and cut out. I love the colors of Chocolate, Riding Hood Red and Artichoke. And the Top Note really gives it lovely shape. I sponged the edges of the Watercolor paper to give it a softer yet richer look, added some pretty piercing details around the edges. Doesn't he look SO real? Happy Saturday everyone!

And just a note to all of you I have a special invitation from Flourishes:

Here is the scoop:

Flourishes Stampers Dream Weekend February 21-22, 2009

Join us for a full weekend of stamping with some of the best Flourishes Designers! In addition to making cards with artistic elegance, you'll learn techniques and have a chance to sit in on a free lecture given by Marianne Walker on the theory of color.

What: Flourishes Stamping Weekend

Where: 4140 Lyric Lane, Pensacola, Florida

When: Saturday February 21:

Stamp the day away with a morning and afternoon class featuring Flourishes designers Becca Feeken and Faith Hofrichter. You'll learn how to create wonderful cards in their original style. Instruction, lunch, snacks, and all supplies are included.

Sunday, February 22: The morning is free for you to sleep in or enjoy some of the sights. Join us in the afternoon for a class with Jan Marie Caruso, where you will come away with finished cards and a limited addition stamp set. Then join us afterwards for a lecture on Color Theory by Copic Instructor Marianne Walker. We'll provide an afternoon snack and all supplies.

Price: $150 per person Payment is due by February 8 AND IS NONREFUNDABLE!

Space is limited for these classes. To register and pay for the Flourishes weekend go to the Flourishes website:; click on the CLASSES category

Monday: Copic Certification Class with Marianne Walter. See the I LikeMarkers blog

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes- Home Tweet Home; Ink: Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor, Always Artichoke Prints; Chocolate Chip Prints DSP; Accessories: Oval Punches, Top Note, Big Shot, Piercer, Antique Brads, Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Reinkers, SW Markers


Anonymous said...

Christine, this is stunning, as always!! Your coloring is magnificent!!

Norine said...

this is very pretty love the coloring on the bird

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card. I love your stuff. :)

Lisa Brown said...

Such a beautiful card, Christine! That bird is gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful, and your coloring is wonderful Christine!!

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning card! I love your coloring and the way you layered up the top notes.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is fantastic! I love the combo of the two, wonderful job.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful, Christine! Love the warmth of the colors and your (always) gorgeous coloring! Pretty design, too!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Absolutely Stunning!