Friday, January 25, 2013

Birds and Berries


 
The new Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers is Diane aka Charminglycreative. This is the card I  chose to case. Diane has beautiful cards and uses a lot of dies and embossing folders. She also does a lot of white cards. I had the bird branch she used but decided I would just use this Martha Stewart bird set. I visited my sister recently and she let me stamp it while there. I brought it home and got out the Copics and had a great time coloring it.
 
I cut out two Spellbinders Labels 4 die cuts, sponged around the bird while still in the die, and then placed the top die over the bottom one.
 
Also, I am happy to say I was chosen as an honorable addict for this card over at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #5. Yippee!
 
 
Recipe:
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Stamps-Martha Stewart Birds set
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks/Stormy Sky
Accessories-Apple Green jute, Cuttlebug embossing folders/Textile and Swiss Dots, Copics, Spellbinders Labels 4

30 comments:

Hussena said...

Beautiful card Benzi!..I like the way you have used the negative of the die space to highlight your image!..Lovely embossed Bg too! :)

JD said...

Lovely card, I have that stamp too, My husband enjoys using it to color with his copics. Congrats on winning in the challenge with your black and white card...It's a stunning card it deserved to win!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Benzi, love the two embossing you did for the background, and great coloring.

Congratulations on being an honorable addict :)

Angie said...

This is lovely! How fun to have a sister that stamps! Lovely card and wonderful CASE! CONGRATS on your black and white Sympathy card being singled out! It was on my favorites list so I am not a bit surprised!

Carol L said...

I love how you put this card together! Great coloring, and I love the tilted framework, but that awesome apple green jute just stole the whole show! Beautiful card!
Congrats on being an "honorable addict" too!

Marisa said...

Love the mix of of you used and lovely frame for the bird :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Wonderful coloring of the beautiful bird stamp! Congrats on being an honorable addict! Hope you are not getting the freezing rain up there.

Emily Keaton said...

This looks just like spring, Benzi! Not what we have been having around here, though. We've had temperatures in the single digits all week long. Anyway I adore that green jute In the background – great accent!

Charlene said...

Great coloriing and embossing, a very lovely card!

Pam~ said...

A great card to look at on this cold rainy day! I like all the different textures on this birdy-ful card!

Congrats on all your winnings with those awesome cards you make and show us!

Sonia said...

Such a beautiful card my dearest Brenda^_^
I like the frame,the embossed paper and cute image,a spring card^_^
Big hug and happy weekend,
Sonia

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card - you did a great job!!!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your win at ATSAM! That is a beautiful card! You know I love this bird. I'm still enjoying your chickadee. I couldn't bear to put it away yet.

~Tammy~ said...

I love the beautiful colored focal image...wow! I like how you used two different embossed backgrounds!

zub momi said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossed background, image and the coloring. Also congrats on your win :)

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful bird and I love your coloring and that great twine - well done card. Congrats on the B/W card - I loved that card and I am not surprised it got a shout out like that! I would case it but I know mine wouldn't come out near that good - I studied for a long time to determine why it looked so good to see if I could case it and I couldn't figure it out - I think it is that magical touch you have! Hugz!

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
How gorgeous and elegant! The image is lovely, as is your coloring and lovely framing!

NanaConnie said...

First, Congrats on being an honorable addict! Well deserved. :-D Now, for this card, I absolutely love that pop of green across the middle! Great image and coloring, and I love how you combined the two different embossings.

Davi said...

Beautiful Brenda, I love the textures and the beautiful way that you angled and frames the image :)

Davi said...

Okay I left a comment but it didnt seem to show...if you get two you will know why :)
I love this card with the pretty textures and love the way you angled and framed the image! Have a great weekend.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh your wee framed birdie is gorgeous Brenda, love the mix of texture too! Congrats on your well-deserved Top Spot too!

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful! Love the frame you made! Great coloring on the image too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

such a beauty....love the frame being askew....beautiful tweeter

pam124 said...

Oh, I almost cased that same card! You did a terrific job with the framing, coloring, sponging and I'm luvin' that green jute. Oooh, send me some - I'm not shy!! LOL!!

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
die Prägungungen gefallen mir sehr gut.(Ich muß meine Präge Folder auch mal wieder benutzen lach...)
Das Vogel Motiv ist wunderschön coloriert und gefällt mir in dem ausgestanzten Rahmen sehr gut.

Liebe Grüße Carmen.

PS Bei uns in Deutschland setzt endlich Tau Wetter ein. Es soll heute warm werden, 13° und die Sonne lacht auch am Himmel. Da kommt schon Frühlingstimmung auf.

Audrey Ann said...

Awe Benzi - this is such a sweet creation!! Your birdie is precious, and you've colored him so beautifully my friend!! Also - congrats on the honorable addict status!!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the soft blue sponging around the bird. :) congrats on your win, too!

Staying Crafty said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you combined 2 different kinds of embossing :)

Maria said...

Beautiful bird image colored so pretty! Love the embossed white background! And, great addition with the green jute! Big congrats on your win! Take care, hugs!

Ellen said...

Mornin' Benz! Love the contrast of the green and blue against the white! Your framing is gorgeous, love the way you tilted the image! Of course you won your cards are Fantastic!