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:

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

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

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

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  4. Karen this is gorgeous! I LOVE that music background!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  25. 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!

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  26. lovely use of the colors karen.

    lisa a.

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  27. 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.

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