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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Keep a song in your Heart

Week two of the beautiful colors  at  CR84FN. I created a card using the colors and for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes.

I was inspired by a couple of projects on pinterest.  They used paints, birds, and text all elements I love to mix together. :)

My project doesn't look like there is any lavender in it, but it is there. :)  I promise!  I started with a surface of white acrylic paint misted with Lavender glimmer mist.  I also misted the soft mulberry paper used in the nest.

The background was painted, misted and stamped using the text from Bluebird. I love the text as it is from the book To Kill a Mockingbird. The edges were distressed with the distressing tool and sponged with brown dye ink.

The center house is from Whimsical Melange stamped with black archival ink.  The banners and butterfly have  a touch of green watercolor pencil.  The bird is from the Birds of a Feather plate. The sentiment is from the Songbirds plate.

Here are the beautiful colors:

For all the details on the challenge this week go to the CR84FN blog. 

Please visit the wonderful CR84FN Design Team:

Deborah Frings * Sue Lelli  * Andrea Matthews *  Stephanie Kraft * Suzanne Czosek (me)  *  Heather Jensen * Mona Pendleton  * Lisa Somerville * Monika (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

17 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Awesome, Suzz! Great use of so many AO images! Hope all is well. Yvonne

Dawn said...

I love the vintage look to this one Suzz. It is quite stunning

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the pops of olour and the bird is gorgeous combined with the house and I always love to see text backgrounds in artwork. Lovely piece again Suzz. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I love the grungy look you've achieved here -- very cool!

Candy C said...

Suzz...this card is lovely. I really like your washed background and I'm sure that the faint lavender really is fantastic against the green and black stamped images. Your bird is so lovely and I love the dimensional "nest". Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Dan said...

This is definitely my favourite of your pieces this week! Colour-wise, it's really sophisticated and you've pulled the whole thing off with great style. The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Deborah Frings said...

This is gorgeous! I love the sentiment you've included and the gorgeous images! Just fab!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous! Love it when you play with your bird stamps!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Suzanne! Love the gorgeous bird and sweet butterflies!

Lisa said...

Suzanne this is just dreamy! Love the little clusters of keys scattered about and the cute "bird" house! Great little detail with the individual words cut out for your sentiment!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Suzanne! Love the mix of stamps and the effect is so artsy and creative!

Sue Lelli said...

WONDERFUL details, Suzanne! LOVE the nest and the tiny butterflies! So much thought went into this - even using text from To Kill a Mockingbird! Just FABULOUS!

Linda R said...

I LOVE this.. What a beautiful card. Love how those edges are all roughed up..

Hugs, Linda

Ros said...

I love this card too ... so pretty

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful vintage card! Love all the distressing!

Marybeth said...

Suzanne, this is so sweet , love that little bird and creative nest you made.

igła i nitka said...

Beautiful card! So many deatils on it! I like very much these small butterflies and rough edges:)