Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Sweet Little Chickadee

I made this card a while back but hadn't had a chance to post it. Since I have been busy creating some more wonderful design team creations for you to look at, I thought that this would be the perfect eye candy in the meantime :)

The weather has been foggy and raining here, but I know that some of you have already been experiencing more winter like weather...snow! At this point, I would like it to snow here because at least it would be prettier to look at! We usually have fairly mild winter temperatures so it usually doesn't snow until the end of December.

I thought that I would make my bird from my Spring Song set into a winter chickadee singing in the snow amongst some winter berries :)

I was playing with some chipboard flourishes and had tried to create a weathered one for this card. I painted the flourish ivory, then stamped it with my weathered background and then sponged the sides. In the end it looked a little dull for my liking, so I coated it in clear embossing powder and heated it to bring out some of the brightness. The cuttlebugged panel is a vellum overlay on some designer paper that was stitched together and then embossed. I love this effect!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Weathered BG, Spring Song, Linen BG
Paper: Papertrey White, Riding Hood Red, K&Co. DP, Vellum, Watercolour, Sahara Sand
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, SU Markers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Stickles, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Chipboard, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Embossing Powder

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful detail on your chickadee Kim, it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kim! The flourish is amazing.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful!! I love that big flourish and the amazing dimension on that cute little chickadee!
hugs, Jami

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is SO elegant. The flourish is to die for!


Angel said...

Just beautiful. Love your card, Kim! And I adore chickadees!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your chickadee is charming!! So beautifully colored!! And that flourish is awesome!!! What a fantastic card!! Your artistry is like no other!!