My photo
Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Subtle Textures

I have been working on a project all week that is keeping me pre-occupied and not getting much done. I hate when I get stuck in the midst of a project and can't let it go and it blocks all my creativity.  I decided last night to put it aside.  I used the same background paper to create a card for the Moxie Fab World Textured to Perfection and  Mojo Monday Sketch #211.


Details:
Old sheet music with a layer of white paint smeared and brown chalkboard glimmer mist spritzed across the front. A few drips and rings in the same chalkboard ink were added for more texture.
The bird is die cut from the sheet music with a stamped image of french post card.
The birdcage is die cut from white cardstock and stamped with the same postal card stamp.
The ribbon is white silk which was died with Antique Linen re-inker and spritzed with the same brown chalkboard ink.  The other paper used on the background is a textured cardstock sanded to show the embossing.

Here is the sketch:

and did you ever have one of those bad hair days.... 
My daughter wanted a picture of this hair-do on her barbie yesterday... Apparently she won the crazy hair contest. :)

Hope that gave you a smile...

Suzz

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful monochromatic card - love all the added texture! Fab use of the sketch! I'm pretty sure I've had one of Barbie's bad hair days!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great job with the sketch and love texture on this card. I have bad barbie hair days EVERY day LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your card is feminine and vintage lovely! Your daughter's doll is a winner of course!!! Grinning here!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I know exactly what you're talking about! :-) The project just blocks out everything else. LOL Well it sure didn't lessen your creativity Suzanne. This is a really beautiful card. Beautiful texture, patterns, and colors. Thanks for sharing it! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Amazing, Suzz - and so you! This is truly stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love love the textural background on this card and paired with the bird cage and gorgeous bow makes for a wonderful piece of creativity. I wake up with a bad hair day and look quite similar to that doll as I have red hair too LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love love love this card ... just gorgeous! and as for Barbi ... sheesh I wouldn't complain if I had all that hair!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the photo of barbie and a great do too. : )
    Your card is gorgeous. I think that die is my favorite of Tim Holtz.
    Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your card! The textured is amazing and the bird cage is just gorgeous. Cheers Tania

    ReplyDelete
  10. Stunning card! LOL....I am impressed that your daughter has the Barbie dressed. Once my daughters had passed through the Barbie years my husband and I collected close to 30 naked Barbies stashed through the entire house and basement. I still come across an occasional Barbie dress in good condition.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is beautiful! Love the sheet music, the brown tones and all the texture.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Absolutely love this card Sue. Wish I could create something like that when my creativity is in full flow let alone when it's being stifled, lol!

    As for Barbie's hairdo, I think you have an artiste in the making for the catwalks!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love how you created a dimensional card with your bird cage! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is just amazing Suzz. Love the texture and colours. Hope the other project came right after the break away.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Another really beautiful creation!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is such a gorgeous card.. And yes I have definitely had those kinda bad hair days.. And it did make me smile. Thanks..

    Hugs, Linda

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh my this is such a Gorgeous creations, love your use of sheet music and love the bird cage, great texture!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey Suzanne! Thanks again for linking up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congrats on winning the Texture challenge! What a beauty, Suzanne!Way to go!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Stunning card, Suzanne! Congrats on your win the MFW Texture Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congratulations Suzanne on winning the Texture Challenge with your beautiful card! I love how you colored and spritz the old sheet music paper and colored the ribbon to match. Stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congrats, Suzanne, on your Textured to Perfection win! Gorgeous texture and monochromatic colors. Beautifully done :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. A big congrats, Suzanne! Your card is gorgeous & those textures really are perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Saw your card over at Moxie Fab and just had to stop by and say WOW! Your card is stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh what fabulous textures and dimension!!! Big congrats on your MFW texture challenge win!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Meant to also say wow - Barbie was having a tough day at the office! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Absolutely beautiful!! Congrats on being Moxie Fab Suzanne!!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time here with me on my blog!