Monday, August 29, 2011

Little birdies and a Yellow flower

First off, I wanted to share the card I created to go with one of the Sketch challenges at Moxie Fab
 I love to use sketches, so I am usually up for a challenge.  This challenge at Moxie Fab goes along with Card Ideas Week. 
 I pulled out this very "sunny" piece of patterned paper by Little Yellow Bicycle.  The sketch has the three banner looking pieces on it so I used one of my Kreaxions punches and made little decorative banners. 
 The reverse pattern on this particular piece of paper has these cute little quails all over it so I just cut out a strip of them to march across my card. 
 I also want to share my Card Positioning Systems card for this week.  Our sponsor is Clearsnap and I used Smooch Spritz.  I love spray colors so this is a product that I really like. 
 To get my pattern, I used a stencil by Layers of Color.  You can see that the spray color has a silver/metallic look to it.  I also cut a flower with a My Favorite Things die from white cardstock and sprayed it so that it is a great, metallic golden yellow.  I love how completely this spray colored my cardstock.
And for a few photos...
 I used the Hipstamatic app on my phone for these.  My grandson loves playing in this swing and so as I pushed the swing, I had my phone in my hand to snap these.  If you recall from my last post, this app is meant to give old fashioned looking photos. 

Thank you for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Little Yellow Bicycle
Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch
Ribbon – May Arts
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Machine Sewing


Spray Inks courtesy of Clearsnap – Ice Rink and Candle Glow/Smooch Spritz
Flower Die Cut – My Favorite Things
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Patterned paper – Die Cuts with a View
Pattern Stencil – Layers of Color
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars


wendyp said...

Both card are adorable, but I love those cute little quails! Loving how you used the punches for the banner pieces! I'm going to have to give that a try!

Laura said...

love your cards Linda!

Audrey Pettit said...

GREAT cards, Linda! I absolutely love what you did with that Moxie Fab sketch! Your banners are out of this world creative and beautiful, and I adore the quails and the sunny yellow. Super sweet CPS card, too. You did an amazing job with the Smooch. Love that flower.
And boy, did those photos ever bring back memories of my own kiddos swinging in the airplane swing. Oh, how my wee ones loved that swing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your cards are always gorgeous Linda and always inspiring to me! I loveeeeeeeeee that first one with all the YELLOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL! And he is soooooooooooooo cute on the swing! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Sooooo FANTABULOUS!! LOVE those cards!!! Those pics are DELIGHTFUL!

Clare Curcio said...

How cute! Your cards are too!

Connie said...

ditto what julie said~have you ever made a bad card? JK Linda these awesome just like all of them:):)

Margie H said...

Great cards - the first one is just so sweet! TFS :)

Kristii said...

Absolutely fabulous work as always!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

hilde janbroers said...

great cards!!! and I love the photos!!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful cards, I love that first one-the colors are nice and subtle with the birds.

Annette said...

wow great take on the sketch... I love that yellow and those cute birds..

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Linda! Good to finally find you in blogland. I've admired your work for years in Stampington Publications. Absolutely love your take on the Moxie Fab sketch. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today. Best, Yvonne

Lindalou said...

Really love your CPS card this week. So clean and crisp.

Boy, your grandson is getting big. He sure looks happy.

Cath said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for linking this up to the Vertical Sketch challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

These are really adorable cards!! I love the layouts on both and the yellowish colors are so cheery and fun!! ;) Sweet photo of the little fellow too!

Patrice said...

Love that first partridge card - that would be great for Christmas!

Chriss Blagrave said...

LOVE that bird card, whimsical AND elegant! Perfect use of the sketch too!