Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MMSC48 The Aviary


Hello everyone!  I hope your week is going well!
I made this card for several challenges, beginning with the MMSC48 This was a tricky one for me with the three bows! LOL!  I finally ended up using 2 totally different ribbons to make them all work.

My Bird image is Layers Of Color Dotted Delights, stamped with Memento onto a scrap of designer paper twice so I could cut out the wing and pop one up.  I also used LOC Creative Flourish set to add flourishes all over the dp using different Distress Inks.  My base is Bazzill, then there is a layer of BasicGrey Origins, Prima First Blush and  sanded green from BG Going Green. All layers were sponged a bit with Distress Inks.  The bird cage is from the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Diecut.  I cut it out of brushed gold and added Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest.  My flowers are prima, layered, sprayed with Copics and then little stamens added from the bridal dept at M's that I colored a bit with Copics.    My ribbons are a sheer stitched green from Michael's and a yummy velvet from K&Co.

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Meljen's Designs - Anything Goes
Twisted Thursdays - Have Fun and Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges - April Showers or May Flowers
Simple Doodles - Layers
AI Factory - Anything Goes
QuixoticChallenges - Spring
One Stitch At A Time ~ Anything Goes
Pollycraft challenge- anything goes
kitchen sink stamps- square card
The Pink Elephant  - Nature
Creative Card Crew - Vintage

I'm a little under the weather so not fully on top of my game, but I sure do love knowing you were here!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!  Here's a thought for today:
Matt. 6:30 "If God so clothes the grass of the field,...will He not much more clothe you?"

40 comments:

Shana said...

A beautiful creation and sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's - hope to see you again next week!

Lori said...

You did a fine job with the 3 bows! The dp is fabulous, as are the colors, I think the pink ribbon pulls it all together.

Ann English said...

Another beauty! Thanks again for joining us at Shirleys2Girls for Twisted Thursday. Be sure to join us for new releases and a blog hop starting tomorrow!

MaxineD said...

Grace this is a real delight - praying that you will soon be out from 'under the weather'.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful card - lovethe birdcage and the bows
Lisa ;)

Lisa said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for playing this week with Shirley's 2 Girls!

Helen Dooley said...

beautiful bird in a guilded cage. Thanks for sharing with us this week at For Fun Challenges.

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh this is beautiful! I am totally in love with that shade of green! Great job!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
Dee (Spryte)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Grace - you know I LOVE this! Love the Layers of Colors images that you have used so beautifully and that gorgeous cage - perfect! Your colours are nothing short of DIVINE and add so much to the elegance of this 'work of the heart!' We love having you join us with this weeks challenge, your support is appreciated - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Liz said...

Thanks for joining OSAAT with this beautiful work Hope you pop back soon

Liz x

Shannon said...

WONDERFUL job, what a beautiful card you created. I just love the bird cage and the vintage feel to the card. Thank you for joing Meljen's first challenge. Good Luck!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the bird cage and those details are just spectacular. Hope your Easter was blessed by His glory and grace. Thinking of you often with prayers of thanksgiving!

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT, beautiful card, lovely detail hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge, Good Luck
Sarah DT
xx

Lauretta See said...

stunning!!!

Thank you for joining the first MELJEN'S DESIGN challenge :))

HUGS X

Irena said...

wonderful card :)

Rosietoes said...

Oh Grace, I see you're starting to play with the Alterations dies. I got my bird cage last week and it's fab.
Love your take on it.
Edna x

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bird behind the birdcage! Just stunning! Beautiful flowers and ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges! Hope you'll be joining us for next week's challenge!

~Hugs~Kym

Cheryl said...

this is really gorjus,love the image and great detail too thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Rose said...

i hope your feeling better soon. this is stunning!!! thanks for joining us on simple doodles :)

Priscilla said...

Wow Grace, your creativity is endless. I love the color on your shimmery papers and your images are wonderful together. Thanks so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I have posted the sneak peek early because I will be going to a scrapbooking retreat. Have a wonderful weekend.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Carol said...

Grace this is just astonishing magnificent. I love this image and how you have captured the essence of a moment in time. Just stunning. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Kristine said...

Love it, Love it!! Super creative with that cage Grace *Ü* And I just adore birds anyway. Your colors are stunning--they really POP! Beautiful card.

Vanessa said...

Grace, I LOVE getting updates of your blog and seeing your beautiful work!
Thank you for the scripture, too! My hubby has been encouraging me all week with that one, and it is a sweet confirmation from God's heart to read it here this morning! Thanks so much!
Blessings to you ... may you experience God's GRACE to you as you "recover".

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card, Grace! You are so creative! Thanks for joining us at S2G and I hope you'll join our blog hop "April in Paris" which is being held now.

Becky said...

Grace this is just awesome. I just saw the video with Tim and these dies. What an awesome job you have done with it and this sketch

peggysue said...

Oh my word Grace this is gorgeous! What beautiful colors and paper!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

WOW, this is amazing! The colors are perfect for this time of year...wonderful card.

Hope you feel better, sending hugs and love your way and also a blog award.

Barb

sam said...

Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

stitchy said...

Grace, Another beautiful card. Thanks again for joining us at OSAAT. Hope to see you next week too..good luck again on your draws!!

stitchy xx

Sheena said...

Love everything about this card! Thanks for taking part in the Pollycraft Challenge!

Sheena x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Grace - this is so clever!!! Like the two different bows and the birdcage looks amazing!!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Grace, that birdcage is dazzling! And the colors you used are fabulous. Wonderful job this week, you never disappoint! Thanks for showing your talent with us, xox ~Jeni

Christina C. said...

This card is stunning. What a display of true creativity!!!!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful! Lovely card. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

Dawn B. said...

Another beauty.. I am really seeing some great creations with Tim Holtz's goodies.. I love the birdcage.. These colors are so pretty. Super card..

Trish Hughes said...

great job, thanks so much for playing along with us over at SD.
Trish

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ah, you've captured my heart, Grace! Beautiful, beautiful card!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ah, you've captured my heart, Grace! Beautiful, beautiful card!!