Tuesday, September 21, 2010

my wild cajun birdie

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

I was asked by Betty Wright to make a sample along with her for the color challenge over at splitcoaststampers.

It is always such an honor when I can do this. To me it says that someone else likes my work well enough to showcase it in this way.

She did choose some colors that I thought wouldn't work well together but she proved me wrong.
I made my card base the cajun craze color. This is like the color of chili powder. I usually always use some designer paper on my card but today I decided to just use cardstock and go with a card that had more of a clean and simple layout.

My layout came from my card club and our September meet. Our hostess, Michelle, had us make a card with this exact layout but in different colors. I liked it so well that I used it again for this card.

I used a Stampin-Up texturz plate on my baja breeze layer. It didn't photograph well and in fact it doesn't really make a deep impression in your paper. So if anyone has any suggestions on how to work this plate differently, please let me know. I added some pearls on this layer because the impression was so light.

I used a nesties round circle die to cut out this layer. I added a nesties scallop circle die and placed my punched bird on that circle. I used another cuttlebug embossing folder on his wing for a little texture.

Some wild wasabi ribbon and a baja breeze corduroy button and  that completed this card. I had more trouble and time in trying to photograph this card than it took me to create it.

That's my card for today, my blogger friends. I hope you will join in this color challenge with me. Let me know if you did so I can be sue to check out your card.

card recipe:
paper: su cajun craze, wild wasabi, baja blue

accessories: su wild wasabi ribbon, baja breeze  corduroy button, 2 step bird punch,
texturz plate,hero arts pearls, nesties


  1. Nicely done, Mary!! What a super sample and such an honor to be asked by Betty to sample with her. The colors really do look so nice together and I love your layout. Excellent work!!

  2. I had the same reaction at first...how was I going to add the blue to the other fall colors? Love your interpretation of the CC...turned out great!

  3. Love your red bird on the branch Mary!

  4. I love this layout Mary! Great job!!

  5. Mary, this is gorgeous. Love what you did with the bird wing and I really do like these colors together. Super job!

  6. You are a doll, Mary! Thanks so much for the kind words! It was an honor to have you sample along. You totally showcased elegant beauty with these hues. A hard feat, but you did it effortlessly. Beautifully done!

  7. Fabulous use of the colors Mary! Your card turned out wonderfully!

  8. Hey, Mary!! I'm still loving this gorgeous color challenge card of yours. Just wanted to let you know that I have a little something for you on my last blog post http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com/2010/09/party-time-wreath-and-more-blog-awards.html

    Be sure to check it out!!

  9. Mary you used the colors in a beautiful way. The texture and layers give it such great dimension! VERY pretty!

  10. What a gorgeous sample you made for the color challenge! I love this bird, it is so versatile.



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