Monday, July 11, 2011

Forgotten Words


"A friend is someone who sings your heart's song back to when you have forgotten the words."
~ David Coppola

Sometimes an image just calls to me from its packaging and begs to be used. I think the bird for today's card did just that. Along with soft set of colors offered up by The Play Date Cafe Challenge I was smooth sailing into relaxation mode. Aah, love when that happens. I also used an old sketch from Skipping Stones Design to help aid my creation. The bird was stamped with watermark ink onto a die cut panel and then colored with chalks.


Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: (Very Vanilla) SU, (Green)
Ink: (Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery Pigment) SU, (Watermark) Versamark
Stamps: (Sentiment from Heartsong, Music Notes from Timeless Textures, Bird from Garden Stamp Kiss) Skipping Stones Design)
Fiber: (Green Twill) PTI
Tools: (Die Cut) Wplus9

30 comments:

Lindsay said...

I {puffy} heart this card Karen! A. LOT.

artfuldelight said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! :-)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

So lovely and serene! Beautiful use of these soft colors!

Laurie said...

Karen this is gorgeous! I LOVE that music background!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Lin said...

Really lovely, Karen, it hits all the right notes for me!

~amy~ said...

awww...this is really sweet:) happy monday!

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, the subtle colors are so beautiful in your focal image! I love the musical background! Lovely eye candy this Monday morning!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

don't you just love it when an image calls your name? Great card.

BabyBokChoy said...

you really nailed the color and ambiance feel of the inspo photo!!!

Chunyuan said...

It is gorgeous card. Love the soft color and the music background.

Aimes said...

Ahhhh I'm in a state of serenity with this beauty, Karen! Love your use of chalk which adds even more beauty and softness!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tina M said...

one word - gorgeous! Those soft colors melted my heart.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful take on this color combo! And I LOVE that quote---so sweet!

wendyp said...

I need to remember to bring my chalks out and use them more often because this is STUNNING! Gorgeous card, Karen!

lynn said...

so very soft and pretty, karen! awesome how you've done the bird:)

Fiona said...

Hi Karen - such a soft and delicate creation this week :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Lynn said...

Oh...this card is so soft and soothing...beautiful.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job with these colors, love the die and what a great way to use the musical notes...

Valerie said...

That little bird is so sweet and you did a great job adding the color. Love it layered on that sheet music, too. Great design, Karen!

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love how you used those colors and the way you colored the bird. very soothing and beautiful!

Trinh said...

I forgot how much I love this technique. Thanks for reminding me with your gorgeous card!

Jocelyn said...

Your card looks like it belongs on the PDC board :) The colors ARE relaxing and you did an awesome job balancing them.

jen said...

what a soothing card! the chalks are a perfect effect- need to remember to use those more!! the quote is fabulous...

Ruby said...

Such a lovely calm card Karen, really pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, calm, and serene, Karen! And you've achieved the absolute perfect shade of mint! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

dahlhousedesigns said...

lovely use of the colors karen.

lisa a.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning! You know I love it when you colour birds but the fact that this has a music background leaves me with my mouth hanging open.