Tuesday, February 21, 2012

She Hath Wings


Be like the bird who,
pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way beneath her,
and yet sings,
knowing she hath wings.
~Victor Hugo

I stumbled on this quote the other day during my time of non-creativity and it got me thinking...
One should never let a little hiccup get in the way of something that you truly love doing.


Skipping Stones Design has another great sketch available to try! Visit the blog to see more fabulous inspiration from the guest designers and the regular fantastic and talented designers, as well as to read about the challenge and find out about the prize!


I turned to the current Color Splash challenge at The Play Date Cafe, in addition to the Skipping Stones Design Sketch for help with the design of my card. It uses the beautiful musical background stamp from Timeless Textures and a bird and sentiment from Heartsong 2,  to be released in April. The songbird was stamped and then colored in with colored pencils. It's all on one layer too, a bonus!

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max 
Stamps, clear: (Timeless Textures, Heartsong2) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Tuxedo Black Memento) Tsukineko
Fiber: (Pink/White Twine) The Twinery, (Black Floss) 
Other: (Colored Pencils) Prismacolor, (Marker) Copic 

43 comments:

artfuldelight said...

Very pretty card!

Lin said...

Lovely quote and card, Karen! Thanks for reminding me about this bird stamp - I have someone who would love it on a card!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card, love that music background!

Ryann Salamon said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Karen. Very striking!

Jenny said...

Such an original use of the colour splash Karen and a very thought provoking quote too... So glad it inspired you to make such a beautiful card )
Jenny x

Brandi said...

This is beautiful Karen! Glad you are getting back into the swing of things!

Barb said...

What a beautiful quote, Karen, and your card is lovely!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how you've interpreted the sketch (I see boxes!).

Lisa said...

Love your pretty musical card Karen. Great job with the sketch and splash of color!!

Heather Innusa said...

Beautiful card - and beautiful poem!

Annette said...

such a beautiful card...I love this image of the bird...so pretty

Wida said...

I am noticing you like birds, right? really nice card, clever use of the pink!

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous card, the bird and music work great together

Julie E said...

So sweet - great combos all around, the challenges and the stamp choices!

Lisa Arana said...

Wow, lovely little songbird card.

Jay Gee said...

This is gorgeous Karen, I love how you have used the splash of pink :)

Chunyuan said...

Love the splash of pink on bird and twine. Great quote.

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Karen - LOVE that splash of hot pink :)

jengd said...

Beautiful! Love the look of the musical score and the coloring of the bird!

Isha said...

Beautiful card Karen. Love the touch of pink...Lovely stamp too. TFS

Lynnda Hosni said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!... Hugs..xoxo

Jen W. said...

Love that sweet bird and the subtle touch of twine. :)

Lynn said...

Karen, you are so on target with your comment. And...this card is classic Karen with the beautiful bird. I adore it. Hope you are well my friend.

Barb said...

you make beautiful art with bird images...this is no exception. gorgeous!

Lindsay said...

love this x's a million Karen! What a great quote too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've worked complete magic with those Skipping Stones sets, Karen! Love it very much.

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the sheet music and pretty bird.

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooooo! Aaaaah! LOVE this to pieces! What a fabulous splash of color! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

~Tammy~ said...

That's my girl....it's all about enjoying and loving it!!!

Your card is amazing...your blog mascot should be a bird because you makes those images into little works of breathtaking art!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

AMAZING! I love the music notes--and I LOVE that birdie! BEAUTIFUL use of a splash! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!

kasia c. said...

Um....gorgeous! I love the pop of colour on the bird and with the twine. :)

Stephanie said...

So beautiful, Karen!!! Love that your card is one layer!

~amy~ said...

this is really pretty Karen....

I think that hiccups make us stronger...

Michelle said...

This is super gorgeous Karen, I love the little birdie in pink, it gives it a wonderful pop of colour to the card! such a awesome design!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your PDC shout out.

jen said...

This is so pretty! I knew you would work magic with that image- and that quote by Hugo makes my heart full....xo.

Lisa Petrella said...

A one-layer BEAUTY!!!! And I LOVE that quote! Definitely got me thinking too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alice Wertz said...

what a fabulous take on the sketch. gorgeous card, Karen! love love love! wonderful quote, too! =)

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Karen! I love all the music notes on this.

Aimes said...

I've no other word for this except for beautiful! BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So pretty and elegant! I love it! :)

Jess said...

This card truly sings - I adore that cute little birdie and the way you've incorporated the colours of the challenge in a subtle yet recognisable way.

Linda Beeson said...

That little bird is sooo adorable, love the music design.