Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Memory Bird

Crafty Secrets is a member company at Splitcoaststampers (like a sponsorship deal, I guess) and as such, it has a member forum. There's a group of ladies in the forum who set up a weekly challenge a wee while ago with a new challenge each Tuesday. I'm usually a last-minute minnie and this is no exception (this is the last challenge, not this week's!). This also fit one of the challenges at Carolyn's to use new stuff.

Lori is hostessing the challenges on the Crafty Secrets member forum at the moment and for this one she offered a smorgasbord of inspiration and invited us to choose one or more elements from: old fashioned scrapbook style binding, stamping on ribbon, embossing (dry or heat) and bird/bug/animal images. I picked the lovely fat bird from Bird Notes and the scrapbook style binding and made this mini card:

It's the size of an ATC with a small margin added for the binding at the top edge. I thought it would be cute to add a photo or two inside and have it as a little handbag (that's purse for my American friends ;o) keepsake.

Colouring the bird with Prismacolor pencils gives enough of a 'resist' (as the leads are waxy) that the background stamping doesn't really take over that part of the card so you don't need to cut a mask.

Supplies: Bird Notes, Mini Memories and Story of Me (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets), Weathered Wood Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms), Tim Holtz Distress inks (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain), jute garden twine, vintage crochet trim, Prismacolor pencils/OMS/stump

This post is dedicated to Ms Keri Lee Sereika (of Pink Lemonade) as she says I'm not posting enough ;o) Being single Mom to three young kids while her DH is on deployment is obviously not keeping her busy enough - you take care Keri!

Thanks for stopping by today everyone, hope you enjoyed your visit.

22 comments:

craftyscot said...

this is lovely, great stamps :0)

Andrea said...

thats just great and its hard to believe its so tiny, fab stamping x

Janice said...

I think this would make a nice little hanging thingy even without the notes inside. Lovely, lovely work.

Claireabelle said...

It's gorgeous!! I LOVE Crafty Secrets!
xx

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This is really lovely Joanne and the sentiment is oh, so true!

tracy said...

this is really sweet joanne :)

Karen said...

This is lovely Jaonne. Like Janice, I would just hang it on the wall so I could admire it all day!

Kaz said...

That's lovely Joanne, well done you!

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, I love the vintage colours, the lace etc and the little birdie is fab

Hazel said...

This is so cute and lovely - so detailed.

Linda said...

What a very cute card! :)

EllePiggo said...

Its gorgeous. :) Can't believe its the size of an ATC. I love the bird.

Vanessa.

Chris A said...

This is beautiful. I love it.

Mee said...

Brilliant :o)

She said...

Beautiful :-) xxxx

Sue said...

That's beautiful. It's hard to imagine it's only ATC sized as the image is coloured so well.
Sue x

made by fifi said...

gorgeous - love the bird xx

Silvergirl said...

Absolutely lovely, Joanne! The details of this piece are stunning!

Hugs,
lise

Keri Lee Sereika said...

WOW was this ever worth the wait???? HOLY OVER THE TOP BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the trim...it is perfect for the card!

Thanks for posting...you know I love your stuff girl!!! *blush*

Dan said...

Beautiful, am loving the folk art vibe to this! :)

-dlm. said...

Absolutely lovely, Joanne! You really have a way of working magic with the CS stamp sets.

- dlm.

A. Sanborn said...

OMGoodness, Joanne! LOVE everything about your beautiful creation not to mention the beautiful sentiment! K's going to love receiving this beautiful memory from you!

{HUGS} :)