Saturday, April 28, 2012

Soar

Hi there!

**Thrilled to share that this card was featured as a Spotlight Artist at The City Crafter Challenge**

Any big plans for the weekend?

I have a card to share with you all today that was fun putting together a mix of things I had on my desk. I love doing this from time to time to see what I come up!  The only thing I had to reach for were my pearls and stick pins.
I started this card with some patterned paper that was just looking to either be used or put away. It was on my desk leftover from another make. I then took a length of sheer ribbon and wrapped the middle of the patterned paper and tied in a fussy bow embellishing with a rose that I touched the edges with Dusty Concord distress inks and some stick pins. 
A hand dyed doily was added to the center.  Followed by the making of my focal image.  I started with a Crafty Secrets Greetings and Sentiment cardstock sticker and added to my trimmed burlap wrapping some twine vertically and horizontally a couple of times. This image seems perfect for spring.
A birdcage was stamped, cut and added to the focal image adding two birds from the Crafty Secret sticker cardstock. A sentiment ticket tab was added to the upper right corner and finishing touches include buttons and a pearl to the top of the bird cage as well as distressing the edges with tea stain.

I am joining in these challenges today. 
City Crafters Challenge - A little Rough Around the Edges
The Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Well, I hope you have a goodie!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Scraps
Ink: Versafine: Vintage Sepia, Tea Stain, vintage tea stain, Tim Holtz Dusty Concord
Other: Ribbon: Dollar Tree Stores, Burlap, Crafty Secret Sticker cardstock, twine: Joannes, Flower: Michael's, Buttons: PTI, Doily: Michael's

33 comments:

Sasha said...

What a stunning card, Tammy. I love all your elements and embellishing work. So many beautiful creations since I last visited your blog. I have now become a follower and then I will not miss anything:)
Have a great weekend x

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning,Hun,just love this Hun its delicate,and so so beautiful Hun hugs Cherylxxxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great mix of things that happened to be in front of you, Tammy! It's so light and airy and pretty. Have a great weekend!

(the garden dirt is calling me....)

Mary said...

Wow very pretty card...great idea for useing leftovers on your desk...God Bless...

Karen B. said...

Beautiful collage style card!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty!!! Love all the texture and the pretty accents!!! Love the pop of color!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments!!! Diane

Rose Petal said...

Hello Tammy. It is such fun doing that from time to time. Such a pretty creation and beautifully embellished. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Speak soon.
Love Sandra xxx

Linda W. said...

I too am in love with your work Tammy - you have a flair for just pulling items together and making them appear as if they just came out of a catalog. Gorgeous! Keep it up!

Annette said...

wow Tammy this is just gorgeous...I love those birds and that picture of the flower is amazing...such an awesome sweet card...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the doily, the flower and the pins!! WOW!!

VanessaB said...

AMAZING!! you know... paper crafts card Idol competition is starting soon... :)

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Tammy what a lovely creation you have made with the things on your desk very pretty and perfect for spring x

Elaine said...

This is so different Tammy so much lovely details well done Hugs Elaine

Dawn Braun said...

oh goodness, I'm going to have to pick up some burlap, FABULOUS!! I adore all your fun bits and pieces and love the little ticket sentiment popping out with the the word SOAR...so delish! :)

Thanks for playing along this week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow Tammy, you packed a lot in on this amazing card! All the elements and details are fabulous! I hope your having a wonderful weekend:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

stunning! love how you added the burlap!

Erika Clark said...

What a feast for the eyes! You have a real skill for art collage. All your layers are pulled together so nicely. I love the doily, the burlap, the pretty colorful centerpiece...it's all fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your work at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

onecraftymama said...

Love the subtle colouring on the rose - brilliant :) And those leaf stick pins are awesome!!

ebeth9267 said...

Everything about your card is so spectacular. The details are perfectly placed and I love love love the burlap layer! I am so glad to have found your blog and that you joined the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Tammy, the image is beautiful with the flowers and birds and I love your gorgeous added detail :) Donna x

Bobbie said...

All from your desk? AMAZING! This is so beautifully put together. Every little piece just enhances another on this card. Love it! Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

stampinbygenny.com said...

So spring! I love all the elements and embellishments you used for your card. What a beautiful feast for the eyes. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very fun and bright! The colors and shapes of the elements remind me of seed packets which are totally springy:-) Can't wait to plant some flowers! Thanks for playing at HSS!

Pauline said...

Wow! This is in texture heaven! I love the beautiful label, the burlap layer, twine, and funky layout! A stunning card!

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO cool, Tammy. Loved seeing how you used the burlap. I recently picked up some burlap squares on clearance and have been stumped on how to use them. I love how bright and full of detail this card is!!

Krista said...

Tammy, this is so pretty and for a minute I actually thought I was looking at real birds. The layering is so perfect and that little touch of burlap is so neat!! Great job and thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Ros said...

Oh Tammy this is so lovely ... perfect for the challenge ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

inkedx2 said...

Beautiful card! Love all the interesting elements to look at. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Linda R said...

Another stunning creation.. I really is lovely! Thanks again for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! ! FAB use of the burlap!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!! I love EVERYTHING about this card!!

Arcy Scraps said...

love it!