Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Christmas Bird



Here's a card I made for Fall-to Layout 61 using my Wings of Joy set from Taylored Expressions. The SEI Christmas Mint DP, Twill Ribbon (from the Christmas Key Ingredients), and Prism Suede Brown CS are also available in Taylor's store. The brown circle behind the bird is up on foam tape, and I added some Sparkly Fluff to the white parts of the bird's hat.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: TE Wings of Joy
Paper: SEI Christmas Mint DP, Prism Suede Brown Medium, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cocoa
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch, Circle Nestabilities, Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Quickie Glue Pen, Twill Ribbon from TE Christmas Key Ingredients, Bow Easy


I've been a painting MANIAC lately.....my husband says I have a bad case of CSS (Can't Sit Still...LOL!). Between Sunday and yesterday, I got my foyer primed and painted with two coats of a dark burgundy color. Then I decided to paint one accent wall in my dining room the same color. I did the final coat on the dining room late last night....apparently when I was too tired because now that it's dry, it's streaky...ugh. Looks like I'll be adding one more coat today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

37 comments:

Terri said...

Darling card, Denise...another cute border punch!

Have fun painting...been there, done that!

TexasGrammy said...

Oh my word! This little birdie was just fantasizing about looking this darling ... and here it is! What a fab design ... colors as well!

~Bev

Dawn Easton said...

Your shading with those Prisma pencils is always amazing girl! Beautiful card!

America said...

too darn C_U_T_E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Adorable card. How do you tie those perfect bows? I have been on a painting kick lately too... kitchen island, front door, laundry room... :-)

Wendy said...

Perfect! Love how you used the small snowflakes on the top of the card!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is so cute and I LOVE the colors! The snowflakes and sparkly stuff on the hat look great!
If you still have the painting bug after you're done in your house, feel free to hop on over to mine with your CSS and paint your heart out!! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Super darling Denise!! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love your sketch, bow, and sweet flakes at the top!! Charming!!

Scrapn Rme Yf said...

Just love the card. I may just have to case it (with credit to you of course).

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, I like how you used the snowflakes from the punch up on top.
Painting huh... Have fun, not one of my fav things to do. hee hee

Marisa said...

Great Christmas card :D Love the puff on the birds hat and the snowflakes that tie in so nicely wiht the snoflake border punch (what would we do without MS border punches?!)

Jami said...

Youe card is darling - such prety shading and those tiny snowflakes are the perfect touch! Goood luck with that painting! We painted our kitchen barn red a few months ago and it took 1 coat tinted primer plus 3 coats of red paint. Love the result though and I'm sure you will too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh so sweet!!! Cute little birdy image!!! The colors are awesome - Denise!!! I love the punch too...just boughted myself - he,he,he!!! Hugs ~S~

Renée said...

Wow, I LOVE the colours and all your perfect details, Denise!!

Carolyn King said...

Adorable!!!

Wendy said...

Oh my! Isn't painting fun! I'm sure it will look so nice when it's all finished! :)
Your card is beautiful, Denise! I'm loving the designer papers & that twill ribbon! Nicely done! TFS

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Denise!!! I love your soft coloring!

chercroppin said...

This is sooooo pretty Denise, I love that lil birdie! Yummy DP, and that ribbon is gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

How precious Denise! Colored so softly...and I love that twill too, perfect match!

Happy painting! I LOVE dark accent colors, but you really have to paint and paint and paint! Hope that it finishes out well...it sounds lovely!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Love this Denise! Your shading, even softly, w/ the paints is amazing. Love the papers too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very precious

Connie M. said...

This is such a pretty and clean looking card, Denise!! Love your adorable bird, and love the colors you used!

Ann Kranitz said...

This is just lovely...I love your soft bird.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Great Christmas card Denise!! Love how you used the snowflakes from you border punch also!

Joseline said...

Pretty, simple, clean. Love it!!

Carla Murphy said...

OMGosh this is truly STUNNING! It's so soft & pretty and your bow is probably the best I've ever seen.

Joan Ervin said...

Gorgeous, Denise!!!! Such a precious little bird...I sooo love this set!!!! Beautiful coloring, too, and I love all the little snowflakes!!!! Happy painting!!!! When you are finished you can come to my house...I'll have the paint ready!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Denise!! I tried to visit you for the past two days but for some reason my computer would not cooperate with your blog. I just love this bird card!! Beautiful coloring and design. The snowflakes are the perfect touch!! Pretty bow!!

When come paint my house when you are done?

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty card Denise. Love the image, and that border punch... great idea using the negative punched out images... TFS!

Amy Johnson said...

This is SO cute! I love the birdies little hat, and how you used the little brown snowflakes left over from the border punch! How creative and resourceful!

Tracy said...

Sooo goregous Denise. Everytime I visit your blog I swear I'm going to break out my prisma pencils! Thanks so much for a heaping daily dose of inspiration.
Hugs,
Tracy

Jackie Pedro said...

I just love this Denise!!! Great layout!

Donna said...

what a gorgeous card! I love the fluffy santa hat & snowlfakes!

dana said...

I've looked at your card close up and sideways and can't figure out how to get that soft "aura" around MY stamped images without smudging or overlapping. Could you put me out of my misery and tell me how you make the sweet "vague" shadow? I've ruined every image so far trying to do it.

dpkennedy said...

Oh how sweet! I love this card!

Velta said...

OMG I have to comment on this one too...SO soft and elegant!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!! Simply Beautiful!!! Love the colours you've used and your colouring of the image is exquisite!!!