Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thunderstorms



Typing this up quickly as out of the corner of my eye I see the lightning flash too close for comfort and hear the thunder boom so loud making things shake around me. I despise thunderstorms as they can sometimes lead to tornadoes which cause me to think I need to hide in my closet with the boys (no basement, you see. Word of advice: if you live in Wisconsin, buy a house with a basement.) I'm pretty sure that birds are not perching on telephone wires right now!

The idea of using banners for this card and the colors scheme came from the awesome challenge image at Off the Wall Craftiness. I thought I'd finally pull them out and use them! The paper pieced banners where chosen with great care to include a number of different word patterns for the Wee Memories Challenge. The pennants are glued only at the top and curved for a bit of dimension. I really like how the real (the bird) lives harmoniously with the surreal (banners and rays). I really like that I used four different patterned paper styles, albeit in small amounts. Plus, I'm embracing what I truly love to do, clean and simple!




Supplies Used: Cardstock: Kraft (Archer's Paper) Patterned Paper: The Boyfriend (Cosmo Cricket), Music and Poetry Paper (Vintage Books) Stamps: You're Dandy, Look Up (Practicing Creativity Designs) Upsy Daisy (SU), Bird (SU-unknown) Ink: Chesnut Roan Chalk (Colorbox), Versamark Other: Colored Pencils (Prismacolor), Thread

24 comments:

  1. Wow. This is a awesome card. I love it and am so into banners right now and I love the pops of color on the kraft (I love kraft!).

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  2. oh I love love LOVE this card. Maybe it's because I'm hugely into the banners at the moment, maybe it because I think I'm going to be hugely into the sunburst image, or maybe it's because I love the combination of red and kraft. Whatever reason - this card is AWESOME!!

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  3. oh my goodness!!! This is STUNNING! I love how you created the sun behind the bird! And that bird...so sweet!

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  4. Stunning card Karen. I love all of the details...simply beautiful! Hope the storms pass quickly - I'm with you on not likely storms either!

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  5. Oh my.. I love the sun rays.. this is so fab... wow.. love it gf! hugs

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  6. I love this. Karen this is one of my favorite cards of yours!

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  7. This card is FANTASTIC! I LOVE every single thing about it!!! You are amazing!

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  8. Love this design, Karen! You have combined the colors, stamps and design so fabulously!!

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  9. what a great card design! i'm loving all the banners out right now and your birdy coloring is wonderful, karen:)

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  10. What a fabulous card! So happy and I love, love the rays, the bird...oh heck, I LOVE it all!

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  11. Oh this is a winner for sure! I love that bird. We got lots of rain, but no thunder. I love thunder. ;o)

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  12. OMigosh, this is fabulous, Karen! LOVE, love, love it and will CASE, case, case it!! How the heck did you create the 'rays' of the sun?!? WoWza, too cool!

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  13. Karen this is super cute! I love the little birdie :) I cant believe u are dealing with that! I will stick to ca and our earth quakes lol! Good luck!

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  14. I love this card! This little bird on the wire is very cute and charming these banners! I also like the kraft paper.

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  15. This is awesome! I love all the details. Just gorgeous.

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  16. Good gravy woman...this is simply spectacular!!! check out all the lovely bits of patterned paper!

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  17. I love this card, so simple but it shines.

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  18. This is uber cute! I love your combo- and I had to buy look up particularly for the banners!! (now getting a chance to use it...) I love all the text you got in there- such attention to detail! :)
    Hope the storm passed quickly!!!

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  19. beautiful beautiful design, Karen! i LOVE this card and love the pops of colors on the banners! fabulous card as always!!

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  20. This card is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Such a fresh take on a hot trend.

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  21. Wow this is LOVELY!! LOVE IT!! thanks for playing!! good luck!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  22. what a stunning card! I love the bright banner, and the different styles on the flags :)

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