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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Natural Beauty Bird

This is for the challenges this week so far:Today's WAYS TO USE IT - Birds.Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE. Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE.Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Hittin' the bottle.I embossed a 3x3 sheet of white cs using the Birds & Swirls folder from cuttlebug then punched out the 9 squares using a 1 inch punch and matted those on taken with teal 1 1/4 inch squares. I layered those onto wild wasabi 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cs. I stamped the word block with wasabi then punched from the back side to take the bird through it (I saw this in my very 1st SU catty and fell in love it). The bird is stamped in black and watercolored with re-inkers taken w/teal and wild wasabi, cut out and inserted throught the torn paper and stickles applied. This is matted on teal then wasabi and poppped up. Teal sheer ribbon on the right. I will add a charm and sentiment later, gotta get to work. I did not plan to be able to stamp today as the WTC is not usually up until 10am my time but could not resisit due to the fact that I LOVE BIRD IMAGES.
Stamps: natural beauty
Paper: taken with teal, wild wasabi, white, watercolor
Ink: taken with teal, wild wasabi, black
Accessories: cuttlebug, birds & swirls emboss folder, re-inkers, Ranger Stardust stickles, ribbon
Techniques: water coloring, dry emboss
I've been tagged by Heather Rolin at her BLOG:
1. Name 5 things that I do for myself:
Stamp, Pedicures, Quiet time, swim, close family contact
2.. Name 5 kind things I do for friends, my children or partner:
make personalized greetings/gifts, spend quality time, cook, listen to wishes/problems/ideas,
provide encouragement, live as a role model.
3. Name 5 kind things I've done for a strangers: live as a role model, listen to problems/ideas,
provided items of need, provided encoureagement
4. Name 5 hobbies I enjoy : stamping, scrapping, crafting, fishing, re-enacting of Civil War
Now I will pass this on to:


Lauren said...

Great card Neva - the embossing is a great touch.

Holly said...

I love this card. The colors are just beautiful!


Linsey said...

Oh, how very gorgeous this card is! I really loved this sketch too, but haven't tried it yet--you are so inspiring, Neva! OH, how fun to know even more about my friend--I already knew you were super supportive and encouraging! You've been one of the kindest and most inspiring friends I've made since I began blogging-HUGS!! And thanks for tagging me! I just made a post this morning, but I will make sure to post mine later today, after I get back from errands and running around! :)

Shannon Erskine said...

Very pretty card! love your bird!!