Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bird on a Wire


My thirty minute ride to work is my quiet, contemplation time and I often enjoy seeing the birds on the wire. Especially the morning dove couples, it makes me have a happy heard when I see two together. On the other hand, I find myself wondering what happened to the mate when I see the solitary dove on a wire and feel a tiny bit saddened at its loneliness.


Today marks the first day of Tiffany Doodle's 7 on the 7th Challenge for August-use kraft paper! I was so inspired by this card I had to try out a version of my own. I printed the Common Yellowthroat Bird Image onto white paper, masked an area and misted his belly, then fussy cut him and adhered him to a kraft panel. The kraft was stamped with a sentiment and then used black floss to resemble a wire.


Today also marks my last day as a Tiffany Doodle's design team member. Tiffany's images are spectacular, and so easy to work with to acheive a variety of styles or with techniques. Thank you Tiffany, for being a great leader and offering up such fantastic images for card makers! I truly had a blast being on your team!

35 comments:

  1. So simple and lovely Karen. I do love what you do with Tiffany's images :)

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  2. I love the way you misted his belly Karen - so ingenious! You have done an amazing job on the Tiffany Doodles design team :)

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  3. your work for them has been so awesome and creative, karen--as is this cutie!

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  4. cute belly! Great work for Tiffany's Doodles!

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  5. This is so pretty, Karen - I love how you work with this bird image and that dimensional wire is so clever!

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  6. Simply stunning Karen, I love this little fellas misted tummy too.
    Jenny x

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  7. Absolutely stunning! Love the angle of the wire and the matching sentiment!

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  8. Beautiful card Karen! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! :-)

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  9. Love the bird's belly. See, I knew you were a misting genius!!! {Fantastic CAS design as well}

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  10. Karen, I hope you are having a fabulous time with your mom. I love how you misted the bottom of the bird. Very sweet!

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  11. Oh I love this little Robin perched on the wire, a wonderful CAS card!

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  12. Karen,
    This is beautiful! You are doing wonders with the misting technique. Next time you see the lonely bird on the wire, just think to yourself that it is the husband bird. He is out fetching his wife breakfast in bed. She must still be sleeping! After all the early bird catches the worm!

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  13. I love when you do bird cards and this one is just fabulous.

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  14. I love seeing birds too. Your card is gorgeous! I love the misting technique you used. I love the clean design. (I know, I always say that but I really do! )

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  15. I just love the way you stitched the "wire" and misted the bird's belly. I have a soft spot for birds, and you always do a beautiful job with them.

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  16. awesome card Karen - love that bird.

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  17. awesome card. Love the color sprayed on bird's belly, and wire stitched between bird's feet.

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  18. What a fabulous card..love what you did with the twine!

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  19. LOVE the natural, rustic feel of this card, Karen!! Gorgeous work!

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  20. So perfectly CAS! I love that bird and the angle of the wire! Fab card girl!

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  21. SO sweet, Karen! I love how you let the image SHINE!! Another beauty!

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  22. Really cute, love his misted belly.

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  23. Stunning work Karen! Just so classy and elegant! Love your restraint...and all the white space just speaks volumes!!! :)

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  24. you are always so creative with the digital images- and love the way you created the wire! :)

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  25. You have done phenomenal work on this DT, and this is simply outstanding and has all the little Karen touches~ Love the misted belly! Beautiful focal point!

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  26. Gorgeous! So simple yet definitely poignant. I too always look at the birds (when I am not crafting) in the car :>)

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  27. so cute and simple! love his belly!

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  28. you are amazing, girl! love where you find the inspiration. love love this!

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  29. Karen! I adore this sweet little bird!! What an AWESOME CAS card - I can see my Dad loving a card like this (he's really into birdwatching!).

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  30. I'm totally trying to catch up with blog reading if you can't tell, lol. The white bird against kraft is SO striking!!!!!

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  31. Eeek, well, you already know how much I love your bird cards! I love how the 'wire' is on an angle and that is the perfect sentiment for this card.

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