Monday, January 17, 2011

Inspired by birds







Two cards, five challenges. I love it when a problem turns into an opportunity.

The owl card uses this week's Card Positioning System sketch (CPS201). The colors were inspired by this week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge (OTWC41) colors -- purple, black and lime green (see inspiration photo at right). Yeah, the potential for a Halloween card was definitely there, and I'm happy with the alternative I up with.

The owl (Inkakinkadoo) is black embossed on purple paper as is the sentiment (SmArt Works). Green layer features a punched rope border. There's paper piercing by the bird and up in the upper right corner of the card.

I originally had planned to use the perched bird on this card and enter it for the Etsy Challenge as well, but it was too wide because of the sentiment. So, I set it aside, and then found it would work for the SCS technique lovers challenge (silhouettes); I used the SCS CAS sketch for this weel as the basis for the layout, and it's still an Etsy inspired card (EIC122). This week's Etsy shop is Modern Bird, which features silver jewelry -- much of it with bird images. I was inspired by this pretty necklace.

This bird is also from Inkadinkadoo, and I recycled Kim's color combo because it matches the awesome ribbon.

8 comments:

  1. I really like how you framed the images and layering! Simply delightful and charming!Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

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  2. So pretty Sandy! Both cards are just gorgeous!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

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  3. The black images really stand out on the colored cardstock, very pretty.

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  4. Your images are framed so nicely and really stand out embossed! Thanks for using the OTWC colors for your cards this week!

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  5. Great use of layering and card positioning and show off your images well! Thanks for sharing your cards with us this week at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

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  6. Wow, that black embossing really pops on that purple - it looks great. Love how your ribbon matches the colors perfectly. Thanks for joining us at OTWC.

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  7. I simply love the mixing of the soft lavender and green with the lovely stamped images!! The matting totally sets off the images and I love that ribbon! Thanks for playing with us at EIC this week!

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  8. Lovely cards, and your ribbon is really pretty too! I love the black you've used with the soft colours. Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at EIC!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!