Saturday, July 11, 2009

Yellow Bird

This card was made for this week's inspirational challenge over at SCS. I liked the green, orange and yellow combinations that are found in many of the Chasing fireflies products; here are two that really struck me: Enchanted Forest Tutu- the plaid board shorts-

The card was also made for the monthly challenge for a blog group of friends (the Shabby Chics Blog Roll). We are to make a card this month with something that comes from nature; I chose this image of the tree with the bird.

I started this card last evening but didn't complete it. I began by stamping the tree with Garden Green craft ink and then I embossed it. The little bird was first colored with crushed curry and then summer sun. The paper is part of a 6.5" X 4.5" matstack called Safari Kids by DCWV that I got on clearance at M's. I had the layers and the design layed out but not attached. The embellishments were a row of five small buttons instead of the ribbon and three regular sized buttons instead of the corduroy buttons. {the buttons were the retired SU! earth elements and they matched perfectly.}

I kept looking at this card last night; and I was not quite pleased with it; and I was unable to come up with a better idea. So..I went to bed. When I woke up this morning I knew exactly what embellishments to use and I finished the card in 20 minutes. I like this much better that what I had previously. Have you ever had this experience of problem solving while sleeping? It's sort of weird, but I love when it happens.

Stamps: Friendly Forest (colorbok)
Paper: Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, WW, DSP-Safari Kids (DCWV)
Ink: Garden Green craft, Crushed Curry& Summer Sun markers
Accessories: Summer Sun Corduroy buttons, Jersey ribbon (retired SU), crystal clear stampin emboss, heat gun
Techniques: Embossing


ND Stamper Spot said...

Cute card. Your colors are great and love the buttons.

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute card! I like your story about how you went to bed and thought of a way 'to fix your card'. That happens to me all the time. I get frustrated trying to make something look right, and it doesn't, so I just walk away from the project for awhile and then I come up with an idea. I really love how the bird is highlighted in yellow, and I love those embellishments. Great papers and colors, and I love how the ribbon matches so well too!

Alysabeth said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the corderoy (I spelled that wrong didn't I?) buttons;o)