Monday, July 13, 2009

Chatty Birds



Hi all! I spent the weekend with my daughter at the beach...ahhhh, the beach! Love it there! I even got up at 6 a.m. yesterday morning and went for a walk along the water...threw in a couple VERY short jogs too (oh my!). I've always wanted to get up early and go for a walk along the water by myself..finally did it! {smile} We did those old-time photos while we were there too, dressing up as flapper girls and posing next to an old car. Too fun! It's funny that my card is all about two birds chatting....it reminds me of ALL the talking my daughter and I did this weekend.

So anyway, today I want to show you another card I made using images from the SUPER adorable Aussie Animals set from Angel's Landing. Can you tell I love this set? It's so cute! Four birds were printed out on PTI white CS, two were cut out and popped up on foam tape. The grey mat circles behind the birds are also up on foam tape. The sentiment was sponged with bashful blue ink.

These birds are called Kookaburras.....isn't that just FUN to say?! Hee! Anyway, I had never heard of them until the fabulously talented Kathy (Wattle) gave me a little Aussie bird lesson after she saw my Angels Landing card last week. Kookaburras are native Austrialian birds, their calls sound like they're laughing (loudly), and they're typically golden brown and white, but some have blue on their wings and tails...oh my, *I'm* very chatty today, huh? Back to the card....

The polka dot frame is a Spellbinders that I got from Taylored Expressions and it's cut/embossed on DP from the June Key Ingredients Subscription Kit. I added a second one on the inside of the card too. The bow was tied with my Bow Easy.

Here's a close-up:



SUPPLY LIST
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Digital Images: Angel's Landing Aussie Animals
Stamps: TE Year of Sweet Sentiments
Paper: PTI Select White, MME Feeling Groovy DP, SU Basic Grey
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Bashful Blue
Copics: B21, B24, W1, W3, 0
Accessories: Spellbinders Polka Dot Frame, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Basic Grey Wisteria Button, Blue Thread, Sponge, Circle Nestabilities, Blue Satin Ribbon, Foam Tape, Bow Easy

Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

Wendalyn said...

This card is adorable...

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your card is totally awesome! Love the birds and the use of the top note background!!
Your "girls getaway" sounds wonderful ... I should do that with my daughter & granddaughter! See how inspiring you are ... and not just with your card creations!!!

Connie said...

So very cute, Denise! Love these chattin' little birds! Sounds like you had a wonderful time this weekend too!! Lucky you! I had to go to Phoenix where it was 116 degrees outside...NOT fun...LOL!! I would have LOVED a walk by the beach!! :)

Teresa said...

Adorable card. Don't you know that song, "Kookuburras sittin in an old gum tree, eating all the gum drops he can see...." Very fun.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is darling, Denise! I LOVE the frame! Sounds like you had a great weekend!!

Judi M said...

The die cut polka dot frame is perfect for this card layout, Denise. It really worked out well with those layered circles. Lucky you, to spend a fun weekend at the beach with your daughter.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So so adorable Denise!! I really love your sweet birdies and your dimension is just wonderful!! TFS! :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Weekend at the beach sounds amazing! i love getting up early and walking on the shore-it's such a beautiful and peaceful time of day! Ah, I wish I was there now, LOL!

This is an adorable card and I love the soft colors! So sweet!

Jeanette - said...

The little birds are so cute! I love the layout of your card, perfect for them! Your weekend with your daughter sounds wonderful, glad you had fun!

Becky said...

The weekend on the beach sounds talking with your daughter sounds awesome. These birds are the must adorable things, I just love this card.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Those chatty birds are so fun! Your beach getaway sounds like it was a fabulous time!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is totally cute. these chubby birds are just adorable. Love the framing, colors and the sketch.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Forgot to say.... that I am glad you had a great time at the beach and you got that *walk* isn't it just peaceful.... :0)

Tracy.H said...

Love, love, love it!! :0)

Stamping Mutt said...

Love your card, Denise! I love the simplicity of your designs but how you also know how to add just the perfect touches that makes your cards so endearing!

Aussie Animals is also a fave of mine. I had to do some research on the net to see how to color these magnificent (and cute) animals. But with the crafting world, we can color them anyway we want to our hearts content. Glad you had a great time at the beach with your DD.

Hugs,
Alma =)

Rose Ann said...

Super cute chatty birds, Denise!! I love the blues, your dimension, and wonderful frame!!

Gabriela said...

WHat a darling card! I adore your colors and your use of the Top Note dies. Great choice to use the little Kookaburra image!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Denise,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Makiko Jones said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend :) I love this card from top to bottom, from inside to outside!! The sentiment is so perfect, too!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Denise, these are super cute! Love the kookaburras -actually, I love saying that name too! Love the soft colors and I have a slight addiction to the Top Note, and I always love seeing it! Hugs,

CraftyC said...

This is adorable Denise. I love this card and the cute birdies look so sweet!
Clairex

Danni said...

Absolutely love this card! Wonderful job!

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty!

Silke said...

Denise - this is so adorable!!! Hugs ~S~

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally beautiful!! Love it!!

Jennifer Scull said...

I grew up singing the 'kookaburra' song, so that is how I knew about them. otherwise I, too, would be clueless! ;) I am so glad that you are joining us as a guest designer this month! aren't Judi's images wonderful?!?!

your card is just precious! I love those soft colors with the die cut behind the birds. the bow sets it off perfectly!!! wonderful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so glad you had a wonderful beach break....it renews the soul.....and the chatter, by the sounds of it, eh????

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic, Denise! Love the popped up birds and the colours are so pretty!

Emily said...

Denise, you've never heard the song about the "Kookaburra up in the old gum tree"? Your card is soooooo adorable! Those birds are just a stitch! Love all the blue and that great frame you housed them in. Just super cute!
The beach sounded just great!

LeAnne said...

Fun card, Denise! Sounds like you & your DD had a great time!!! Perfect weather, too!

Ann said...

SO cute and sweet! LOVE the blue!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This card is just ADORABLE Denise!!! Love the colours and all the dimension - not to mention that FAB frame!!! Obviously I should have told you about the kookaburra song too!!! :) So glad you had a wonderful week-end with your daughter!!

Amy Johnson said...

This is way too cute! I am definately going over there and purchasing this set! I love it! I love the layout you used with these images. What a great idea! And I love the blue and white color scheme and how you popped up the images. Great card as always Denise!

dpkennedy said...

This is adorable Denise! I love this design! You know before I even read your post, I looked at it and said "oh, Denise used the Kookaburra's again"! I watch way too much Discovery Channel...

Joan Ervin said...

Super duper cute, Denise...I am sooo lovin those adorable birds and that perfect blue bow!!!! Love the little sentiment tag, too!!!

Gretchen said...

I love that frame (now I'm on the hunt for it!) cute little birds too! Great card!

Candy said...

Super cute Denise and I love that frame, I'm going to have to get me one!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Glad you had a great weekend w/your daughter! super cute card!

Lori said...

I love the birdies!!! They bring a smile to my face!!