Friday, May 27, 2011

Crafty Catz Pink and Green

Hi Peeps!

Happy Friday!  Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz.  This week the lovely Suzie is hosting and she has chosen pink and green for our challenge.  I must say I struggled a little with this one at first - these are not colours I have on hand or that I am naturally drawn to.  But, it was nothing that a little shopping excursion couldn't fix (like I need an excuse to fuel my addiction lol).  

Paper - 300g hot pressed watercolour paper, Bazzill card, Basic Grey - Olivia
Stamp - Magnolia Parrot
Ink - black Stazon, Distress - black soot, peeled paint, forest moss
Ribbon - American Crafts
Other - flowers and leaves cut with Cricut - straight from the nest, branch is a SCAL2 file from My Scrap Chick, Flower Soft - sunshine yellow

Some of the particulars - The parrot was paper pieced to sit on top of the branch.  The ribbon is folded in a box pleat (I think that is what it is called?).  The flowers were made by cutting each petal deeper toward the centre.  A small hole was punched in the centre and each petal is rolled and shaped.  A rolled paper tube acts as the stamen; insert into punched hole and shape the flower around it.  Apply glue and sprinkle with Flower Soft.  This was my first time using Flower Soft and I am thrilled with the result.  I have left a lot of empty space, both to allow the paper to show and to give room to add a sentiment later if I want/need to.
We have a fabulous sponsor this week - Crafty Emma's Store will provide the lucky winner with the Just For You Stamp set pictured below - very cute!

I hope you are able to join us this week.  If you are looking for ideas and inspiration, make sure you check out the beautiful cards from the other gals on our DT.   So, what are you still doing here?  Get crafting!

But if you are still here, I would also like to enter my card in these wonderful challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Things with wings
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes/use your favorite ... (mine is colouring with Distress inks)
PaperPlay Challenges - Blossoms and Blooms
Party Time Tuesday - Animals

Thanks so much for visiting and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.  I truly appreciate them.





Hi Dawn
A gorgeous card love the image and paper's have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Laura /sandytoz said...

Dawn, this is very nice, I usually make cards without a sentiment too, because I can customize it for the occasion/person.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey!

Amanda R said...

Love your card and the tropical flowers you used are perfect to go with this image. Thanks for joining in this week at LCI!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the green ruffled ribbon around the frame, so effective. Your colouring is amazing on the bird too!

mueppi said...

Wow...... Dawn
your card is wonderful!!!!!!!!!
Hugs from germany Gisela

Céline said...

so cute card!
love combo and ribbon around the image
thanks for sharing with us at paperplay this week
céline PPC dt

Pami said...

Wow what a fabulous card Dawn, love the ribbon behind the nestie, and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining in with our Animal challenge at LCI this week. Pami x

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Dawn, fantastic paper piecing, love the leaves and grreat idea for the ribbon, so creative, love it... Yes, this is why I love challenges, because we get to go out of our comfort zone and use things/ colours we don't normally use. Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, cute, cute bird and love the flowers!!
Take care and have a good week!

Lisa Jane said...

gorgeous card .. positively tropical
Cute little parrrot
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Curlybear said...

Hi Dawn I love your card the Parrot is adorable and coloured perfectly,

Have a lovely Week,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A fabulous card.

Wendy -x-