Thursday, January 22, 2015

Love Bird

Here is my post at the
Classy Cards 'n Such blog today.
"Pop" on over and leave some love
if you would like.
We have a challenge going on, too,
why not join us??

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here with you today.
Have you seen all the new things Classy Cards 'n Such 
has in the store?
I have started out my New Year with a shopping spree.
Nothing better to cheer you up in this cold weather
then a package full of new paper supplies to play with!

One of the new items I purchased is the Memory Box Hearts Heart Confetti
stencil I have used for my background.
I stenciled using a Mixed Media ColorBox ink called "Peaches".
To apply the ink, the TH Mini Ink Blending Tool came in very handy!
TIP: Lightly apply the ink randomly in some places
and heavier in other places, giving it a more muted/natural look.

I really wanted the background to take somewhat center stage so to speak
so I kept my card elements to a minimum, which brings us to another new
in store product, Memory Box Meadowbird Branch.
This is a fabulous die, and the branch comes with four pieces and the bird two.

I colored the bird with Copics to match the background hearts.

I had also purchased a new Memory Box die called Beloved Hearts.
Though I haven't used it on this card, I did on a previous one, and when cutting
it out, it also cuts all these extra tiny hearts, which I am using one for the bird to hold.
I just love the pop of red on the card!

I added ribbon and a Coral Pearl to my bow.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and I encourage you to give these stencils a try!

Entering the following challenges:
Lawnscaping .... Make Your Own Background
Crafting For All Seasons .... Things With Wings
Crafty Creations .... Something Old (ribbon) Something New (stencil)
Double Click Skittles .... Bird
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps .... Hearts
Tip Top Tuesday .... Something New (stencil)
Simon SaysWednesday Challenge ... Heart
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Hearts and Ribbon


Ros Crawford said...

I'm in love with your stencilling!! What a stunner of a card ... I'll have to check out those colourBox inks ... never heard of them ... Damn I wish we lived nearer to each other!

jenn shurkus said...

such a pretty and elegant card :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Milka said...

Lovely and elegant card. I like the colors a lot. :-D
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this fortnight. :-D
Milka DT

Unknown said...

This is so delicate and sweet. The pastels are lovely. Great design. Thank you for participating in our 167th AG challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. I hope we will see you back again really soon.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

The heart background is wonderful! And what a cute bird die!Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, yes, got me a shopping trip coming up next Wednesday. Can't wait! Pretty, pretty, Diane! Those pink hearts and the little bird are so sweet!

Heather said...

Such a gorgeous card pretty design and colours, your stenciling is fabulous and pretty embellishments!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

maggiegracecreates said...

Sweet and simple. Just the kind of card I Love.

Thank you so much for joining the challenge at this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Donna K said...

So beautiful. That birdie is just fantastic sitting on that delicate branch. Thank you for sharing your heart filled creation with us at Sweet Stamps! Have a lovely weekend. Donna K

S.Bayles said...

Thank you for the sweet comments and this card was really so much fun to make. Crafting right now is a huge 'Happy Place" for me.. Thanks for the challenge and good luck to everyone.

Darlene said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Diane! The stencil is fabulous and I adore that bird! The coloring is PERFECT and the fact that you put that little heart is his beak is precious! What a sweet idea! YOU GO GIRL!!!

Sue U said...

Beautiful card Diane, I'm so going to have to check that stencil out! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this time - good luck, and hope to see you again soon

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Diana!
This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the silk ribbon, and the sweet hearts. Thanks so much for sharing your art in our challenge this week. Please stop by to play along with us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I would LOVE to have you share this perfect card in our challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. It fits the theme perfectly, and you can find it here:

Blue6366 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

~DT Barbara

Samantha Casey said...

Stunning card! I love the heart background and embellishments! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Christiana said...

How lovely. Love the blend of peach and pink on this card. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Dana Joy said...

Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous Card so Sweet love the Paper and the Image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Heather said...

Love the hearts...sweet card!
Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!