Monday, January 18, 2010

LOC Blue Bird

Hello to you all - this is one very quick post tonight, which is quite something for me! LOL!  I have been up late every night this past week, getting to bed around 1am and back up around 6:30am and I am feeling it tonight - so I am quickly linking this card to the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge where we are using a sketch designed by the lovely Silke Ledlow.  This is my second card with this sketch - I really enjoyed using it - thanks Silke for the inspiration!

I have used one of the Layers of Color New Release sets Backyard Birds, colouring it with Chalks and a blender pen - adding Kindy Glitz lightly to the wings and tail...you ca see the shimmer better in the close up photo, which has been taken inside tonight - not such a good photo, but still gives you an idea of what is 'going on' with this card!

I used the embossing folder Forest Branches for the panels and sponged then with Distressing Ink and then popped up on 3D foam Dots for that added dimension.  The background DP  along with the underneath strip, is flocked and gorgeous - it is part of a bundle of amazng textured DP's I got for Christmas from a dear stamping friend and sister.  I paper pireced around the circle and added a small layered flower and punched branches to the top of the circle and some small black gems to the botton,

Crochet lace from  my stash has been added to the sides of the embossed panels and I have finished off with a bow using my Bow-Easy and added a black jewelled stud in the the centre.

It is now morning and I am linking this card to the following challenges - I may have linked it worinlgt last night! LOL!
Charisma Cards - Anything New - a New Release stamp and my DP is new
Crafty Cardmakers - What's New?
Crafty Creations - Texture - Flocked DP, lace and 3d Bird with Kindy Glitz
Our Creative Corner - Colour Challenge
Die cut Dreams - Recycle It - the Lace is recycled

Well that is it from me today - I told you it would be quick - BUT just to prepare you - I will be back tomorrow with this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - be sure to check it you tomorrow, the Design Team always have something amazing to inspire you!

I hope you have had a great weekend and are refreshed and ready to 'LIVE OUT LOUD' this week!  God bless you!


  1. So gorgeous, Linda! Beautiful rich colors and detailing! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  2. AWWWW - Linda - you just made my day GF!!! So happy to hear you liked the Sketch :)!!!

    It's definitely another gorgeous creation of yours!!! You should actually add it to the OCC Challenge as well...it's the perfect color combo!!!

    Have a great day!!! Big hugs ~S~

  3. WOW. This is sooooo georgeous Linda. I love the rich deep colours..Loz

  4. Oh Linda... this is gorgeous! You did a great job with Silke's sketch! Love this bird and your sponging is so pretty! Love your style my friend! Blessings and Hugs!

  5. Linda,this is so GORGEOUS!!! I love the blues and the glitter on the bird....really beautiful!!! I also love the way you've added that crochet lace...stunning. Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

  6. Another stunner - I don't know how you do it - especially on so little sleep!!

    The colours, sponging and dimension are awesome!!


  7. WOW. Linda, just beautiful. Let me send you my address, LOL. Love the bird and the color blue together!! Blessings, Jane

  8. Oh WOW,this is divine!!! Such beautiful colours and details and love the vintage feel to it!!
    Hugs xx

  9. wow this is gorjus hun love those papers too love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  10. WOW...what an superbly created card..Love the colors..Such a beauty..Great job on the sketch..hugs

  11. Beautiful!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!


  12. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your beautiful work! I hope to see you back next time! :)

    Greetings, Saskia

  13. Stunning Card. I love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  14. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - lovely card - great textures - wonderful colours! Cheers Claire x

  15. This is lovely Linda, very 'rich' looking. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

  16. Beautiful Linda and great way to recycle your lace. Thankyou for playing along at DCD this week.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  17. The link is ok but I think the name you're aiming for is Die Cut Dreams ;). Thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week. Good luck!

  18. Work of art Linda I love it darling
    Thanks for joining in this weeks at the DCD challenge we hope you will join us again on Monday
    Love Susie xx

  19. Simply gorgeous, Linda!!! I love the deep rich colors and overall vintage feel of the work. Everything about it is gorgeous - the lace, the paper piercing, just everything. So happy you could join in the blue/green fun at the OCC this week!

    Hugs to you, my friend.


  20. I love the colors in the bird and of course just the right amount of bling! LOve it-Heather

  21. Gorgeous card, love the stamp and the colours. Wish we had birds like that here in England!
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

  22. I love the colours on the bird, luuuush! Beautiful creation, its all excellent.

    Thank You for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

  23. love it all, the distressing is brilliant thank you so much for showing your art at crafty cardmakers xx

  24. Fabulous recycling Linda, the lace is gorgeous your image is so pretty.
    Thank you for playing along at Die Cut Dreams.
    Nicola -x-


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