Friday, November 13, 2009

A Thankful Sketch - with a Bird

This is the Taylored Expressions sketch for this week. And here is my card using the sketch.

The Limited Supplies challenge on Split Coast this week was to make a thankful type card and to use a bird on it (kind of a weird twist huh?!) and we could use a turkey if we wanted!
I decided to use this lovely shaped bird from the Celtic Heritage set by Waltzingmouse. I thought it looked a little like a partridge and would work on a fall card. I used the same colors to color the bird as I used on the wreath. The wreath and sentiment are from the Peace and Plenty set.
Two of my panels are stamped with background stamps - the grid and dots are from the Off Beat Background set. The larger panel is designer paper from Papertrey Ink.I popped up the body of the bird inside the wreath and then layered the head over the body to give more dimension to it. I added some gems to the wreath and sentiment for a little shimmer. The images are colored with Copics.
I'm off to teach a class Saturday morning up at The Paper Tree in Manchester, NH my favorite stamping shop! - I'll show you what we made later this weekend so be sure to come by again!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: bird - Celtic Heritage, Wreath & Sentiment - Peace & Plenty, grid and dots background - Off Beat Backgrounds
Paper: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Autumn Abundance - PTI, Pumpkin Pie - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Sunset Orange, Chamomille - PTI
Accessories: Copics - Y17, Y26, YR07, E35, E59, Dark Chocolate Twill - PTI, Vintage button, twine - PTI, circle nestabilities, circle punches, gemstones - Hero Arts, foam dimensionals, glue dots

15 comments:

JenMarie said...

Oh here's this card I saw on SCS...I totally LOVE it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab sketch AND delightful autumnal card....wonderful coloring

Christina said...

This is a very pretty card and I love what you did with that bird in the wreath.

Sharli said...

It's gorgeous! I love that bird . . . I think I love the curve of it - and it looks great in the autumn color palette. Nice work!!!

Claire Brennan said...

Stunning card julia, never would have thought to layer the bird! genius work!

Anne said...

Beautifully done Julia! Your coloring matches the DP perfectly, what an adorable image!! You never cease to impress!! Hugs GF!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Julia!! WOW!! Your card is so stunning!! Beautiful take on that sketch and I so love your colors and images for this!! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Julia, Love the card. The colors are so beautiful.

Thank you for such great classes at the Tree. You were so patient with us. Don't be a stranger. Take care.

Hope to see you soon. Connie NH

Busym1 said...

Julie, how pretty! The bird is beautiful! Hugs, michelle

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous Julia - love these beautiful fall colours!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful fall card, Julia....such pretty colors and I love the stamps you used!!!!

Stephanie said...

This card is exactly why I love background stamps - I love creating coordinating backgrounds and yours are fabulous!! great card :)

Jamie said...

Great card! Love your take on the sketch!

dpkennedy said...

I love this sketch and that bird is adorable! Really pretty combo of dp's!

Lindsay said...

cute card.... perfect for autumn!