Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Red Bird


Welcome to TiffanyDoodles Blog Hop and the first day of the TiffanyDoodles December Challenge-to create a Christmas card! The Hop lasts through Thursday and you have until the 31st of December to enter the Challenge.

For my card I started by creating a text background of a holiday carol and overlayed the RedBird image in my photo editing program. I then colored the bird lightly with pencils, distressed him a bit with ink and then covered him with Glossy Accents. After substantial dry time, I went over the whole image with more distress inks and edge distressed the entire panel before stitching it to the card base.


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Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI

Patterned Paper: (Jovial) Basic Grey
Digital Image: (Red Bird) TiffanyDoodles
Stamp: (Celebrate from Christmas Wonders) Practicing Creativity Design
Ink: (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Natural Twine) May Arts
Tools: (Tag Punch) McGill, (Edge Distresser) SU
Other: (Colored Pencils) Prisma, (Glossy Accents) Ranger, (Thread)

47 comments:

  1. wow Karen...this is extremely gorgeous...sooo delicate yet bold at the same time...absolutely lovely!

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  2. Such a beautiful card! I love all the detail you've put into it!

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  3. I love the subtle colours of your card, and the script background is just lovely!

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  4. Such a pretty card..I love the pale colors and the background is great against the bird. Wonderful!

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  5. WOW is this ever amazingly gorgeous.....!!

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  6. love this shabby, delicate looking card, karen! this is one of those cards that needs to be framed:)

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  7. Your soft colors make this look like you sketched the whole thing - Gorgeous - Love the old world feel.

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  8. so so fabulous.... omg.. your art is amazing!

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  9. LOVE LOVE this, Karen! You are amazing with this bird image...well, all images really! Congrats on the DT with Tiffany Doodles! You ROCK!!!!

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  10. This is amazing! I love how you made the bird just very faintly transparent. This is so beautiful - I've not had any luck with digital stamping or whatever it's called! Your card is so inspiring!

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  11. Hi Karen! Love your card--the cardinal is stunning! So happy you've joined us at Tiffany Doodles!

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  12. Wow, Karen, this is a beautiful piece of artwork! I love the text background and all of the shading and distressing! I have a giveaway going on at my blog---be sure to stop by!!!

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  13. Love the suttleness of your card. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing. New follower here. Hopping along....

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  14. Such a wonderful softness to this card!

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  15. Karen, I love the vintage look of this card and I love how you kept the colors light. Perfect! I'm so glad you're on my team!

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  16. Your use of muted colors is just stunning in this card. So peaceful. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. You card is just so adorable. What a fantastic job! So glad to part of a team that you are on! All you ladies are just AMAZING!!!

    I can't believe what you created, it is so very unique!

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  18. Karen,
    This is stunning! This is my favorite card of yours to date! That image is so beautiful!
    Brandi

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  19. Beautiful Karen...very soft and soothing.

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  20. Oh how COOL! Love the bird on that background, and the twine is a perfect finishing touch!

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  21. Wow Karen! This is just stunning! :) Love the regal bird and that background paper! :)

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  22. Wow! This is really beautiful! Its soft and tremendous at the same time! Love how you worked that gorgeous image.

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  23. Beautiful Karen! I think you have out done yourself this time! I lust love the colors and that background is amazing!

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  24. Wow Karen - that belongs is a frame!! Just gorgeous - you are an amazing artist!

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  25. So so subtle but just gorgeous !!! :D

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  26. Great card, Karen! Love the vintage feel.

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  27. This is a mini masterpiece! Gorgeous.

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  28. really stunning!!! your coloring is beautiful, and the perfect amount of grunge... :)

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  29. Amazing how you layered the bird over the gorgeous paper!

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  30. Gorgeous card. so soft and beautiful. I would love to have a tutorial about that gorgeous bird.
    Thanks for this chance to win such a nice stamp.

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  31. Very pretty holiday card! I love this bird and how you made it look vintage!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  32. This is stunning, Karen, I love it!

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  33. Now this is what I call amazing. I love every little detail about this card and am envious of your talent to create this.

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  34. wow! absolutely gorgeous, Karen! love your coloring on the bird. fabulous work!

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  35. This is gorgeous! I love your colouring. There are so many details in this simple layout!

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  36. I love how you really brought your own style out in this card design. It's lovely!

    Signed up to follow your blog. :) Say hi on mine sometime if you get a chance.

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  37. oh wow.. you did an amazing job on your card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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