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Friday, August 14, 2009

A little Birdie

I've been thinking about this card all week and nearly thought past the Saturday deadline without putting it together. This Penny Black challenge was to use a great sketch by Beth to showcase a delightful Penny Black image.

The design team for these challenges always presents awesome works of art -- please go see for yourself. I inherited these papers as scraps from an unknown source and they made the making of this card so easy with an addition of a little lacy edging by Fiskars. Our little hedgehog is layered a la Tole to really make him fat and happy and so is his little birdie friend. The little birdie sparkles with Art Institute Glitter and liquid laminate. The Poinsettia (also painted with liquid laminate) is a Sizzlet, embossed on the backside for dimension with a small flower punch and gem for center impact. "Friend" is from Stampendous. My son likes this card but, as always, gave me a severe critique. Ahh, but we are still "friends."


stephanne said...

I love it!!! The red pops wonderfully against the soft blue and cream, love how you've fattened hedgie by tolling him/her, I still don't know for sure... and the punch you've used is beautiful!!

RosesMarijke said...

What a funny and gorgeous card!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Saskia said...

Lovely card with great colours! The image is soooo cute!

Saskia :)

Sue said...

Darling card. Love how you shadowed the background behind the hedgehog. Coloring is wonderful.
Very nice.

Jenny S. (UK) said...

What a simply beautiful card I love that Hedgie and the blue spongeing (don't know how you've done it!)as his background is superb. The Fiskars edging so looks like lace. Thanks for your kind comment. I'm going to keep my eye on your blog you have some lovely work on here. :)

Marcea said...

This is so sweet, I love this cute hedgie and your colours are really pretty
Thanks for playing along :o)

The Mama Monkey said...

OMW this is SOOO cute! I love the soft colors...gives a feeling of serenity!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Your image is so cute! Great use of the sketch.