Monday, May 2, 2011

LOC Deepest Sympathies

I am happy to say I did not need to make this card - but had the sentiment and the images laying in my pile of UFO's on my desk - I am also happy to say I have finished 4 more - sure and steady wins the race!  LOL!

I also was 'itching' to play with my new Spellbinders Labels 20 - what a gorgeous shape!!  Out came the Grand Calibur - well, it doesn't actually have to come out as it is used everyday and sits ins a place of honour on a desk!

I used the Layers of Color Backyard Birds art stamp set, I have lots of these images stamped and ready to colour - this one was a step ahead of the others - it was already cut out! 

I coloured it with SU Chalks, using a Blender Pen and lightly added the 3D Kindy Glitz - as you may know - this is my new 'toy' and I love the way it is texture and has a softer look.  This is added to the sentiment from the Sent With Love art stamp set and added to the Classic Oval Nestibilitie.  I have embossed this with the Tim Holtz embossing Folder ( another new favourite!!)

I have finished off with some crinkled Seam Binding and a silk flower that I found in my sewing basket - I have not been a fan of silk flowers - don't get me wrong, I love them on your work...but they just didn't work for me - BUT the 'jury is still out' on that one, as I really like the look of this one and have tried to capture the shimmer for you to see.

This card is for the following challenges:
Lets Ink It Up - Embellish It
Sparkles Forum - Anything Goes
Creations by Gill - Bird in Your Garden
Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - For a Loved One
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime

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  1. Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous and i love the shimmery flower. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
    claire xx

  2. Lovely, Linda! The flower is the perfect finishing touch, and the shimmer shows very well in the pic. I really like the card shape done with the Labels 20! (Lots more ideas filling my head now!) And I'm really wishing my Tim Holts emboss folders would be moved from 'backordered' to 'delivered'! =)))

  3. Stunning card. Love the way it all comes together. Thanx for joing us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again, soon.
    Renee DT

  4. Lovely bird, Linda. Glad you don't need the card right now, but it's always nice to have a few on hand. I like your silk flower, it looks fantastic.

  5. this is lovley its so hard to do a card like this but this one is perfect thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
    GIll xx

  6. Gorgeous Sympathy card. I love the shapes and the embossing gives it wonderful texture. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  7. Beautiful card! The bird is gorgeous - such subtle colours.

    Thanks for joining the embossing challenge at One Stitch at a Time.

  8. Linda this is beautiful - again :-) That silk rose is divine.

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the SFC challenge xx

  10. This beautiful and elegant.Love the colours and the bird.The shape is divine.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  11. Gorgeous creation Linda - adore your colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  12. Very pretty card. It looks very springy!
    Thank you for joining fussy and fancy friday challenge.

  13. Lovely sympathy card Linda. Love your colors and design, I am sure it will be a blessing of thoughtfulness.. These are always hard to create at the moment...but you did a lovely job!

  14. Look at all your embossing and your beautiful bird. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide

  15. Gorgeous embossing, a lovely thoughtful card. Thank you so much joining us at OSAAT this week-hope to see you again soon! Elaine OSAAT DT xxx

  16. Wow! What a fabulous shaped card, love your little bird and embossing too! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges

  17. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at LIIU xx

  18. Hi Linda, what a fantastic blog you have here - I love your work especially your style v. cool! & your blog design & the sidebars etc. are stunning. What a great make this is - especially love the embossed card-stock.
    Actually I used to visit your blog when I first stared looking at blogs, then didn't follow any for years. Then when I set my blog up last month I wanted to try & find the blogs I used to visit - but couldn't find yours, so I'm really glad I've come across it again & will defo follow it now.
    Thanks for joining us at Card-makin Mamas & good luck.
    Deb.x (new CMM DT member)x


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