Saturday, December 07, 2013

Snowy Bird


Hi everyone.  Today is the last challenge of the year for Addicted to CAS.  Thanks to all who joined in and helped to make our challenges so successful.  We had a lot of fun this past year and enjoyed all the cards that were entered.

Today's challenge is being run by the very talented Karen B (Serendipity Dragonfly).  She chose the code word which is perfect for this time of year ...






Prize:  5 free digis
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)



I punched my bird from watercolor paper and randomly sponged with four shades of blue ink.  I then misted with water until the inks started to run into each other.  Once dry, I sponged on a little more dark blue ink along the edges and added a dot for the eye.

The bird is sitting on a partial snowflake border die-cut that has been covered with dazzling diamonds (hopefully you can see the glitter!).  This is mounted over the small circle aperture that is lined with white woodgrain.  I stamped the sentiment in dark blue.

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Peace (Anita's)
Paper:  white, watercolor
Ink:  Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Frosty border (Memory Box), 2-part bird punch (SU!), woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix), dazzling diamonds, sponges, water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives and dimensionals




I hope you'll join us for this final challenge of the year at ATCAS.  Check out the details for the ATCAS - code word:  Snowflakes challenge and see all the fabulous cards by the rest of the Design Team.  We are taking a break and will be back with the next exciting challenge on Jan. 4, 2014!


ETA:  I'm entering this into the latest challenge at Keep It Simple #28 (thanks Christine!!) :) .. where the word for the challenge is "snow".






34 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Loll love your beautiful coloured bird.
Thankfully we are me back on the Internet....I've really felt cut off from blogland

Anne

Kylie said...

SOOOO lovely, Loll. I love the embossing, die cutting, colouring, sentiment, design..... OH, I guess I love EVERYTHING!!!! xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, fantastic way to use the MB die, Cathy x

sandie said...

the woodgrain is the perfect background and love the effect of the sponging on your adorable bird x

Viv's Visuals said...

As with everything you do, this is beautiful! Just gorgeous and I have stored this one away also to CASE (with your permission)

Marcia said...

This is SO beautiful! You do CAS to perfection! :0)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful sponged bird - very dainty snowflake!!

Gramma Sarah said...

I will echo all the above - you do CAS to perfection. This one just made my day, Loll.

Barb Ghig said...

Your bird and sentiment are just beautiful with the snowflake die cut, Loll! I love your woodgrain background inside the aperture, too!

It's been a lot of fun playing along in all the challenges...thank 'you' for always providing such lovely inspiration!

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, darling card, Loll! Love the bright color in your bird, and the pretty sprig. hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

Sabrina Radeck said...

Gorgeous! Lovley Christmas Card! I love mostly white, and that blue is stunning. TYFS

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. Your bird is outstanding - so rich-looking with the blues.

MaryH said...

Oh My! This is so lovely & elegant. You really have a way with the aperture design, and each one always is just beautiful. Love this sponging technique you've been doing, and it's certainly perfect on your bluebird. TFS & Hugs

Julia Aston said...

This is lovely Loll! wonderful shading on your blue bird with the woodgrain behind it and pretty die cut foliage!

denmo said...

Simply gorgeous..TFS ...one to case for future! Hugs..Denise (UK) x

nancy littrell said...

Loll....did you hear my sigh and OMG???? Your beautifully sponged bird (my FAV. punch) and textured woodgrain bg are wonderful with your snowflake embellishments. Peace to all the World my very talented friend :-) I do hope to play. I love the ATC challenges.....because of you :-) TFS

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Your bird has such lovely gradated hues of blue and you have achieved such texture.

Karen x

Lee-Anne said...

This is beyond gorgeous, my friend! Your sponging on the bird rocks and as always your card has amazing texture...

Susan said...

Another beautiful blue and white Christmas card - one I'm going to keep on file to CASE!

Harriet Skelly said...

Loll you have created another perfect CAS card! I love that snowflake "branch" for the bird. Beautifully done!

Mau xx said...

This is just gorgeous Loll, You really are a queen of CAS. Love the bird colouring.
I will try my best to join in this week, as really do love the Challenge themes each week.
Have you down in my New Year book of challenges that i want to join ;o))
Huge hugs Mau xx

shirley-bee said...

Another gorgeous card, Loll! Love the bluebird on the snowflake branch!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Another fabulous card Loll - the shades of blue are so beautiful on the white background. Love the wood-grain and the sparkling snowflakes.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Bonnie said...

This makes me want to get into the craft room and play! The bird is gorgeous and the snowflakes curving under him are so delicate and pretty! Thanks for inviting me to be a Guest Designer at ATCAS! I have enjoyed it!

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty and well done! Would you belive that my bird punch is lost somewhere in my craft room...now I know I want to try again to fine it...you have inspired me to clean my craft room...LOL

Shana Gaff said...

Beautiful card. I love the sponging you did on the bird and the blue really pops on the white. Gorgeous branch that birdie is sitting on!

Sue said...

Hi Loll, your colouring is amazing, I adore the shades of blue on the little bird, so pretty with the delicate snowflake border. xx

Donna Przybylowski said...

Loll, love how you did this card, simple and with the embossing behind the bird in the hole, you give it so much dept, looks like the bird should take flight at any minute, and that rich blue color is so pretty and vibrant, great job.
hugs
Donna

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm bowing down to my Queen of CAS! This belongs framed in a storefront window at Christmas!! Hugs, Dolly

Karen Haman said...

Gorgeous! Love the woodgrain behind the aperature!

OH Babs said...

Loll all of your cards are beautiful but snowy bird is perhaps my favorite, it is very elegant.

baileyrosy.com said...

I agree with Darnell I too bow down to the queen of CAS sensational card Loll your attention to detail and crispness and beauty of each of your cards is unrivaled .

Marie

mypapercraftworld said...

Gasp ... sigh ... this is simply beautiful, Loll ... everything about it from the bird to the background to the shimmery snowflakes ... stunning! Anita :)

Kigz said...

Oh, this is stunning! That cut-out window is awesome, and the single color for the bird and sentiment works beautifully! This is just gorgeous! :)