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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Embellish Challenge - Birds and Colors

I am still playing with the colors and birds challenge from Embellish Challenge.  I was admiring the beautiful cards and tags on  Jacqueline's blog and tried to capture her beautiful style in my cards. 

I first created this card:


and then I shared this card with a friend. She mentioned that my words on my backgrounds and the eggs were going the wrong direction. So I redid my card and rotated the background papers.

So which design do you like?  I ended up liking my first project better even with the words/script going the wrong direction. :) 


I love this paper from 7 Gypsies called Conservatory and used it for the background on the cards. The bird is from Impression Obsession called Chickadee on a Candy Cane.  The sentiment is from Verses QQ-1007D Hope Feathers.    The background is also from Impression Obsession and is Nest Definition stamp. The birdcage is from Hero Arts.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Suzz


24 comments:

  1. These are totally inspiring Sue - such beautiful art! I have those papers but haven't been really inspired yet - so this is a great help!! Gorgeous cards!

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  2. Love the colours and papers, they are gorgeous. The little bird is really cute. I would have loved card number one, but I prefer the direction of the eggs in card number two- you did ask! Judith xx

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  3. ... and I love number one just like you do!

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  4. Wowwwww BEAUTIFUL work!!!
    Love them both!! :)

    ♥ Inger

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  5. They are both beautiful cards. Love the first one more ... if I have to choose. I don't really care about the direction of the words lol!

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  6. Cute birdie-cards! The first one is adorable ;)

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  7. These are both lovely, Sue! I especially love the lace crown on the first one!

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  8. I love them both too.I think I like the direction of the second one, maybe with the branch stamped on it as well....But still bvothe lovely.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. Wow wow wow.. I am just amazed when I stop to visit Suzz... Such creativity!!

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  10. Suzanne, how funny -- before I scrolled down to the second card I was admiring how you had added the egg paper at an unusual angle..and thought it looked so creative!

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  11. Well, both cards are so beautifully done, Suzz! But the first one is my favorite, too.

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  12. I think I agree with you. They are both beautiful but I like the first one better. Beautiful soft muted colors. Very pretty design too. Hugs!

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  13. both cards are gorgeous, Sue! beautiful works of art! your attention to detail always awes me. love them!

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  14. totally amazing. My fav is the first one... but both are just incredible. Love the lacy crown.

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  15. Wonderful collage Sue! Love the birdie gently sitting in her nest!

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  16. I love these cards with birds, cages!!!
    And I prefer the first, but both are cute!!!
    Hugs!

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  17. Sue, these are both gorgeous but if I had to pick only one, I'd go for the first one too. I don't think it matters which way the paper sits, in fact if I'm thinking of eggs in a nest they are more likely to lie the way they are in the first card. I love the beautiful nest of ribbons and flowers and the lace crown is so sweet!

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  18. I like them both too Sue but the first one pleases my eye slightly better. I think it's the general layout and nothing to do with the direction of the script or the eggs.

    The little bird looks very at home on her pretty nest and I love the little touches of blue here and there. Beautiful cards both!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  19. I really like the first one best, beautiful cards.

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  20. Totally stunning cards, Sue! Love the beautiful bird nest, the colors and the design! You are amazing!!

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  21. Lovely cards but i like the first one even if the eggs are going the wrong way when someone receives a card i hardly think they scrutinize it just happy to have received one
    Karen TB Ontario

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  22. The first is my favorite. There's no such thing as wrong when it comes to creating. Thanks so much for joining Embellish!

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  23. These two cards are wonderful... but my favorite is the second one :D and I can tell you why. The First thing I see is the lace, then the sentiment and then, the beautiful bird. Is like if the lace is showing me where to direct my attention :) Good composition! Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us!

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