Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bird Among the Ferns

What a day! Drove home from visiting my sister and needed to get this uploaded before the challenge is over at The Play Date Cafe PDCC69  challenge using green, red, and black and Case Study Challenge Blog #27 using the below inspiration. This is the 'Combined Grind' challenge this week between the two challenges.

 I have to do this quickly because I have choir practice tonight and am so stressed.  I had a round with Gimp and my watermark and finally decided to leave it off. Ugh! Ever have a day when absolutely nothing goes right?? Of course, that is when you are in a hurry.

I used my new Grand Nestabilitie to make my card, adding assorted  papers, ferns, bird/bird cage , and flowers. I stamped and masked the bird and stamped the bird cage over it. I sewed a trio of stitches for my flower stem, punched the flower and added a sentiment using  Cuttlebug Fanciful Labels.

My card is also entered into these challenges:  Party Time Tuesday's challenge-Anything Goes
Woodware USA-Shape card
One Stitch at a Time #50-Anything but a square
Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin'Up! Picture This, All Night Media (music stamp) Anna Griffin, Bird is Bo Bunny
Paper: Stampin'Up! Kraft, PTI cream cardstock, stamped background music, misc.designer paper
Accessories: Big Shot for the Grand Nestabilitie, Marcella Floral for flowers on left, Martha Stewart flower punch, Sew Easy, Cuttlebug Embossing Plus fanciful tag, Grand Nestabilitie Labels Four, ferns unknown, gemstone, Memento ink

22 comments:

Fiona said...

such a pretty shaped card Benzi! Lots of lovely colour too! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

Carol L said...

I'm sorry you had such a stressful day, but your card turned out just lovely - in spite of all the drama! You used the colors in a great way, and I love all the interesting embellies you used here! Nice job! Hopefully choir practice helped to soothe your rattled nerves :)

Julie Hoffman said...

Brenda this is Gorgeous! Love the 'combined grind' challenge you put together! Those colors are so bright and cheerful! Love the grand nestie shape too! Had to LOL when I read of your round with Gimp and the watermark - always the way it goes when you're in a hurry! Your card is fabulous!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous Benzi! I love how you layered all those shapes for a wonderful look! All your details come together beautifully! Thanks for joining us at our special "Combined Grind" challenge with both The Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

Pam~ said...

Wonderful card shape and I love how you decorated it! Such a cheery card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Sounds like you are having a challenging day.....however, gf....I absolutely LOVE this little scene you have created...love the shape, the images, the way you put it all together....you are definitely having a good day in the stamping realm

Davi said...

Well of course when you are in a hurry there is always a big hiccup!! In spite of it all you did a beautiful job!! Love the shape and the wonderful birdcage and leaves!! Hope you had a fun visit with your sis.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Benzi!! This is so intricate and beautiful. Look at all of those lovely layers! And I spy a sweet bird among all those ferns and flowers. What a gorgeous, fancy creation. So sorry you had to rush-rush to get this posted, but it was worth the effort, I think. Amazing job!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card! I love the shape of it. Thanks for joining in with our combined grind over that the Play Date Cafe with CASE Study!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, I am drooling over here. I LOVE everything about this! And talk about being an enabler...I am seeing things here I didn't know existed, like the Cuttlebug embossed frame. Must have! Oh, you've knocked this one outta the park. Sorry GIMP was being a problem, and yes, I have had my days with that program - getting me all frustrated!

Glad you made it in time for our Cafe challenge.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is stunning, Benzi! What's not to love with all that fantastic texture, scrumptious detail, and vibrant color?! Hope things got better thoughout your day! Those days are never fun and seem to happen all too often around my house ;). Thank you so much for playing along, this week, in The Cafe!

Paige said...

what a gorgeous creation! Love the unusual shape and the bright happy colors! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I have those days all the time - and it usually involves technology! ;) I love the fun shape of your card and am awed at the amazing bright colors you've used. So much fun. Thanks for sharing it with The Play Date Cafe's combined grind.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oooh...soooo gorgeous!! Such a cool design and so bright and cheerful!!!!! Just yummy!!! Blessings, Angie

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, Benzi - this is over the top AWESOME card!!! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE Study for a "combined grind" challenge!

Sue Kohler said...

stunning, loving all the layers and the bright and happy colours!
Thanks for playing along with us at the CASE study and PDC challenge! :)

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow Benzi this is fabulous! So glad you could join us at CASE Study Challenge this week! :)

Josephine said...

Gorgeous! It looks so tactile, I wish I could get my hands on it!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Did I tell you you knocked this one out of the park? You were mentioned at CASE Study for this card, Benzi! Emzi and I are in the Top 3 there, so "PUNCHKATEERZ, UNITE!" RYPH

Suzanne :O ) said...

I just got some grand nestabilities this weekend, but AC Moore was out of the machine, so I couldn't try the shaped cards like the one you just made. Boy, you're making me anxious to get the machine!!! This card is so full of eye candy, wow! thanks for playing along with us over at woodware usa! :D

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great card for us on OSAAT this week, Thanks for playing, its always the same when you are busy everything stops going to plan, Hazelxoxo

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Oh My Goodness!! Brenda this is just beyond gorgeous!! I love the vintage feel of this and your layout is amazing!!

Two thumbs up and a pick my jaw up off the floor!!

Love this my dear, tfs!!

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