Monday, November 5, 2012

Winter Bird

Hello Crafty Friends, it's me, Laura!

I have for you today, my DT card for Twist Of Faith Cards.  This week we are using a SKETCH and I decided to make a sort of pocket card out of it.
This wonderful image is from The Doodle Garden and is called Winter Bird 1.  I just had to pair it up with papers from an s.e.i. paper pad that I purchased at the local scrapbook store's yard sale.  I love this color combo of deep red and what I consider to be a deep aqua blue.
I have no idea how this second picture came out so much brighter, but no matter what I do, I can't seem to tone it down.  I'm guessing the larger area of lighter colors once the cards were seperated? And I did have to back up a bit...  Anyway, I had a lot of fun coloring up this little birdy with my Copics and adding texture with chipboard glittered snowflakes, glittered bells and pearl gems for snow.

The Sketch
I hope you will be able to visit the Twist Of Faith Cards challenge blog and join in on the fun.  My teamies have whipped up some gorgeous creations using images created by our sponsor, The Doodle Garden.  One randomly chosen winner will receive the two featured, brand new images that include the one I used above.  We also feature the top three outstanding entries to be given our Twist Of Faith Top 3 badge for your sidebar.

I hate to cut this short but, I must.  I thank you so much for stopping by today and hope to see you again soon.  Have a good night and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.


ABC Christmas (V is for Vibrant Colors)
Addicted To Stamps (Things With Wings)
Christmas Stampin All Year Long (Anything Goes)
Crafty Catz Weekly (Add Texture)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas (3 Patterned Papers)
Loves Rubber Stamps (Photo Inspiration)
Sentimental Sundays (Dimension)
Sweet Stampin (All That Glitters)
That Craft Place (Tic Tac Toe - Gems, Sentiment, Ribbon)


Images/Stamps: The Doodle Garden (Winter Bird 1), Hampton Art Stamps (Merry Christmas)
Inks: Copics (Bird: E07, R20, R22, R24, BG10, BG72, BG75, Y21 - Scarf: BG10, BG72, BG75, R20, R22, R24 - Tree Branch: Y28, E37, G20, G21, R20, R22, R24 - Snowflake: BG10), Ranger Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Evergreen Bough, Fired Brick)
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
PP: S.E.I. (Winters Song)
Dies: AccuCut (Snowflakes)
Misc: Lace, Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Bells, Recollections (Glitter, Half Pearls), Ranger (Stardust Stickles), Chipboard

Friday, November 2, 2012

Birthday in Topaz

It's November!!!  Where is the time going???  ACK!!!

There are only 52 days until Christmas and 20 days until Thanksgiving, or at my house, Thanksmas.  I don't know which family member came up with that name but for more than twelve years my mother has flown into town from Wisconsin and then the Thanksmas whirlwind begins.  It's 10 days of hardcore shopping, decorating, wrapping, meal planning, sight seeing and having the whole family at my house for Thanksgiving dinner.  The morning after is our first "Christmas" gift opening.  It's bigger and more festive then the actual Christmas morning because my mom has a tendency to go overboard and we try to do the same for her.  So my tree will hopefully go up without a hitch this weekend and if I'm really lucky, I will be able to talk my sweetie into helping me put the lights up on the house.  I would so love to be not-so-far-behind this year.  Even though I already am...

I made this birthday card for a few challenges and have someone special in mind to give it to.
I have used my Tilda with Balloon stamp and inked her up with Copic markers.  The layout is based on a sketch challenge and I used yellow, or topaz, for the November birthstone color.  All of the products I've used are listed at the bottom of this post.

I would love to stay and chat, but there is so much to do.  Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.  Have a good night and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.


That Craft Place (Tic Tac Toe: Vertical Left - gems, sentiment, ribbon)
The Sketchy Challenges (Katerin's Sketch)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge (Birthday)
Marvelous Magnolia (Anything Goes)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers (Spots & Dots)
Magnolia Mania (3 Dies/Punches)
Lovely Haenglar & Sweet Magnolia (Girls Only)
Creative Inspirations (Let's Celebrate)
Anything Goes (Anything Goes)

Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda with Balloon), D.O.T.S. (Happy Birthday)
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
PP: MM Colors By Design (Flowers), Raspberry Road (Who's Having a Party Dots), Plaid Design Unknown
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders (Romantic Rectangles), QuicKutz (Balloon 1, Balloon 2), Sizzix (Tag, Branch w/Leaves)
Misc: Got Flowers?, Bazzill (Brads), Recollections (Half Pearls), American Crafts (Ribbon), May Arts (Twine), J.P.Coats (Crochet Thread), Artifacts (Doily)
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