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:

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Emily Keaton said...

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

Stacy said...

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.

Jessi Fogan said...

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

Shirley said...

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

Stacy said...

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

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Lovely design! Congrats on your blog anniversary!

linda said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Virginia L. said...

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!

Dawn Turley said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

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