Saturday, September 3, 2011

Take Heart

This is my second post for today. Well now that's something I haven't done in awhile. Did you ever make a card that you were very happy with the outcome? Of course you have. We all have moments like that. This card I am posting is one of those. I was very pleased with the outcome.

Everything just came together for me. I was happy with my coloring on the bird and also the designer paper that I chose.

The image is from a newly released set at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- the peace of God. I really like this sweet titmouse image. I believe I have said before in a post that it looks just like the ones that come to our feeder.

I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol (odorless mineral spirits).

The layout for the card is this weeks sketch at splitcoaststampers. My design sister from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Taylor Usury, was our hostess. I really like working with tilted panels as well.

My designer paper is from Basic Grey, the Indian Summer collection and the brown dotted paper is from Stampin-Up-the soft suede pattern pack.

On my white panel I used a cuttlebug embossing folder and sponged it with soft suede ink.  I added ribbon in soft suede and used a button for my center to complete my card.
That's it for this post. So until next time.....God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  The Clearly Inspired blog has a patterned paper challenge #35.
2.  Cute Card Thursday blog wants us to use at least 1 punch. I used 2 circle punches for my sentiment.

3.  DYSU challenge blog has a friendly critters challenge. My little bird is very friendly.
4.   Dutch Dare card challenge blog has a color/photo inspiration challenge. These colors are picked up in my designer paper.


  1. Beautiful, Mary! The titmouse image is perfect for this layout and you chose just the right papers to show him off! I agree...the end result of your labor is gorgeous!

  2. Very pretty, Mary! I love that layout and your dp is perfect! Thanks for playing CIC35 ;D

  3. You did a wonderful job coloring that titmouse! They're one of my favorite birds. I have that sketch laying on my table. I hope to do something with it before the next sketch challenge. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. You have reason to be happy - this is gorgeous! Congrats being on the Sweet & Sassy DT -- I just noticed -- I'm quick like that

  5. Beautiful coloring, love how you used the layout and that DSP. I have that one and have struggled to use it. Very pretty card, Mary. Happy Labor Day!

  6. A perfect coloring job, Mary! I LOVE this layout. What a classy card!

  7. This is beautiful!I love all of the layers and your bird is adorable! Love the distressing on the embossed dots!

  8. lovely card hun, thanks for joining us at dutch dare for our photo inspiration challenge and good luck
    hugs sandra dt

  9. I like the brown and red combo. Your coloring looks amazing.

    Thanks for playing with us at CIC. Hope to see you on the 16th for the next challenge.

  10. Love your card, Mary. I am a huge bird lover. You've colored your image beautifully and used a wonderful sketch and papers.

  11. Wow this is simply STUNNING! LOVE that LO, the colours, and that CUTE image! Thanks SO much for playing along with us this week at DYSU!



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