Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happiness...Always



It was a wonderful happy feeling to open up Adobe Illustrator and be able to create again, it seems like its been too long! Before beginning this card, I had a particular bird style silhouette in mind and was happy that I could cater it to my needs. After printing the image in light yellow ink on my laser printer, I stamped it, clear embossed it and distressed the edges. I placed it in front of some wood grain patterned paper, capped with acetate brackets and added the button and twine for a rustic feel. I couldn't resist adding the stitching, probably because I really like my little Janome Mini. I'm enjoying stretching my creativity and taking creative liberties by playing with different products, textures and styles. Today was a long and stressful day at work and I was so happy to come home to my boys, enjoy the nice weather while it lasts, tuck the little ones to bed and make this card. A good way to end the day. Oh, and my husband's sister had her baby boy! I wish you and yours Happiness, wherever you may find it...today and always.

Inspiration for this card came from the following fantastic challenges: Sketch by Kazan at 2S4Y, colors from Wplus9's Color Cue and the CARDS Blog (use a bird image-but not an owl!).



Supplies Used: SU Natural White and Regal Rose Cardstock, SU Happiness Always and Baroque Motifs Stamp Sets, SU Barely Banana and Versamark Ink, Colorbox Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown, SU Clear Embossing Powder, Making Memories Clear Tags and Button from Passport Collection, SU Linen Thread, SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, Thread

14 comments:

Elise said...

Oh, yum! Yeah for all of those techniques and your fabulous JOURNEY! Seriously! Brackets ~ YEE HAW! How perfect are THOSE! Love your interpretation of that wonderful sketch and your fantastic use of Dawn's scrumptious colors! What a great share! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Kim Wilson said...

This is too cute :) I am following your blog now and hope you do the same, I am starting challenges soon myself so its good odds to win some blog candy since I will only have 45 followers when I start :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

So cute. Love ur work.

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty card! Great bird! :)

Dawn said...

I am in love with all of the little details here! This would look so gorgeous framed as wall art!

Thanks for playing Karen!!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on being featured in CARDS blog! Way to go, Karen! Woohoo!

Karen said...

This is beautiful, Karen! Love that I just *feel* this bird's flight! Love all your chic details here....its great to see something so organic look so modern & graphic. Fantastic way to interpret all those great challenges!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Stunning! Love that bird and your interpretation of the sketch!!

JenMarie said...

Oh how beautiful, love it!!

Trish D said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all the dif textures

Kazan Clark said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the bird - awesome color combination and of course I have to show some love for those delicious plump brackets :)

Be(e) said...

Wow! This is truely amazing! I love your design!

lynn said...

this is a wonderful design!

Kelley Eubanks said...

You have been a busy girl.... great card Karen... love that bird!