Friday, August 13, 2010

"Things with Wings"

Hi everybody!

It's strange for me to be doing a post at this time of day. I usually post in the morning. I've decided to enter a card in the challenge over at the new Simon Says Stamp and Show blog..."Things with Wings." I made this card and looked at it for a few days. Didn't want to post it because I didn't think I liked it. Still not sure I do but what the heck.



I used the Hero Arts Birdcage stamp and a bird from the Two Birds (Three Images) Cling set. Colored the bird with Copics and cut him out. I wanted to make it look like the bird was inside the cage with his tail sticking out. I paper pieced the small lined areas of the cage with some BoBunny paper and added a bit of Stickles here and there. The big, fat, flowery ribbon is from the store where I work. I layered a few flowers and added gems, before attaching some blue string behind them. The sentiment is from the Everyday Sayings set.

I am now officially on vacation! Staying home for 10 days and hopefully getting lots of crafting done! We've had quite the storms in the last two days! An amazing amount of rain in a very short time! Our back yard is flowing like a river. . .not kidding! Still VERY hot and humid too, but they say we are in for much cooler weather, starting tomorrow. Mid 70's instead of the 90 degree temps we've had all week. Sounds like perfect weather for my days off!! Yay!

Have a wonderful rest of the evening! :)

14 comments:

Lin said...

Such pretty blues and greens, Barb, and birds; my favorite combination. Enjoy your time off - so glad to hear that it will be cooler there for you. Not so here, we are still broiling......

Diana said...

ADORABLE birdcage. Nice design friend!

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card! Love the plaid ribbon and the bird cage. Lovely card! Glad you are on vacation for 10 days. Look forward to seeing your crafty creations.

Trinh said...

Your card is so pretty, Barb! Enjoy your time off and the cooler weather headed your way!

LynneForsythe said...

FAB card Barb!!!

Thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

AnitaRex said...

Such a pretty card Barb! Love how his tail is sticking out. I would love it if you made your pictures bigger, when you load it click on the photo and it brings up sizes and you can pick a bigger size! I do large! Enjoy your 10 days off! Who hoo! :> We had the hot hot humid weather too but it's finally rained a lot and is now cooler!

Dawn said...

It is a really lovely card Barb....what's not to like about!!!!! Just perfect for the challenge.

Sanne said...

Wonderful cards (as allways) since my last visit to your blog Barb. I haven´t been in the mood for card making since I came back from holiday hope it will come back to me ;0) It has been hard starting job after 4 weeks break and when I come home I just enjoy the sun and visit my friends. So for now I just enjoy my blogfriends creations!
Big hug Sanne

Dan said...

I love the blues and greens you've used in this card, and that birdcage is so delicate, great detail! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

Monika Reeck said...

swwweeet Bird card Barb...love the color combo blue and green so adorable...I cant be so good like you if I must making card with blue and green it is not so easy dear....hugs

Neet said...

What a pretty card - I really like the colours you have used.

Linda Elbourne said...

Well I like it a lot!!! Thank you so much for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our very first challenge ... we hope to see you again next week!

Tiffany said...

I really love that elegant birdcage with the bird gently perched inside! So beautifully arranged on the card! I know what you mean by posting times! I'm all over the clock, it seems like I have no set time for blogging anymore since it is summer time!

Simone said...

This is so gorgeous Barb! I love those colours together :)