Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Let Your Soul Take Wings

The current Impression Obsession challenge is What's Your Hobby.  I love bird watching--in my backyard or when we're camping--in fact, I'm always looking for birds & keep track in my bird book when I see a new one or one I seldom see.  Decided this was the perfect occasion to ink up a couple stamps I hadn't yet used: F13050, Nest Collage & D13038, Let Your Soul.  The card front is also stamped with CC049, C-A-C Screen, very lightly inked with Distress old paper.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock with Spellbinders Labels 10 & used cotton balls to cover it with brown, orange & green chalks. Then I stamped the image in Versamark & rubbed on black chalk.  I added more brown & green to get the look I wanted & a touch of blue to the eggs.  Then I used an applicator to add more green chalk to the leaves & brown to the nest.  The quote is embossed on vellum & die cut using Spellbinders Labels 18 & a piece of K&Co brown printed paper is die cut with MFT's Dizzy Doily.  I finished the card with a clear brown button, twine double bow & blue Stickles on the eggs.  I'm also entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.
I'm so happy several people are participating in my Blogiversary Challenge & there's still plenty of time to CASE one of my first year's cards.  I'm getting a lot of great ideas from the beautiful cards people are making--thank you all for taking the time!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Greta ! Your card is gorgeous. I love the earth tone with the soft blue. I took a look thru other posts, love your work & will be your newest follower:) Have a great day, Shirley

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  2. I love the collage look of your pretty card, Greta!

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  3. I like how the chalks look ~ I'd never guess that was originally white card stock! The image is also very pretty and so is your card! I love bird watching too but I need to find a way to get more of the in my yard.

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    1. Greta, you are a doll... just watched your link and I'll keep it saved for future reference! Thank you!

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  4. The chalks are perfect for this soft & subtle card! Love the quote :)

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  5. Very warm and beautiful too, Greta! I love the softness and the whole design. Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

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  6. Lovely design! Congrats on your blog anniversary!

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  7. beautiful! i love the colours, layout and the fabulous sentiment embossed on vellum - very serene.
    linda

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  8. beautiful card, greta... the chalking is absolutely amazing, my friend!!

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  9. Love your use of vellum for the sentiment! You are a true stamper, Greta!! What a beauty you created! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway!

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  10. another beautiful card Greta. The chalk gives such a soft pretty background. Love the vellum die with the sentiment. All in all, stunning

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  11. Beautifully done with the chalk technique, Greta! You've great patience with this. Love the sentiment on the vellum.

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  12. Such a pretty card and colours. The sentiment is fabulous and I love the bird. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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