Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

The StampinB's challenge#97 this week is to use a bird on our cards. For my card, I dug into my pile of scraps once again. The blue panel was pre-made at Christmas for matchbook covers and never used, so I used it here rather than throw it away. The flowers were punched from a scrap of pink vellum with 2 Martha Stewart hydrangea punches, colored with Copics and after layering, were dotted with perfect pearls. The branch was stamped with a retired SU set using memento cocoa ink, stamped off once. The bird was done with the SU bird punch, and I added some glossy accents to the robin's red breast. The wings were run through the SU lattice square ef for a little texture, and the sentiment was colored with markers before stamping. Spring flowers and a robin.......if that doesn't put you in the mind of spring, than I give up! LOL

Nascar starts their new season with the Bud Shootout Saturday night, and the big Daytona race is next week - so I'm doing the happy dance!! I can't wait to hear those words again.........."gentlemen........start your engines! " Woot!! Go Tony!!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

13 comments:

Susan (rainy) said...

Those flowers are GORGEOUS, Carol! And I love that sentiment, too... a very sweet card.

Benzi said...

Carol, these hydrangeas in vellum are luscious. You've made them come alive with your coloring. They are just beautiful on that branch. I also love how you use the lattice folder for the bird wings.
You're right, you know Spring is almost here when you see the robins coming in large flocks. I think they arrive here in late March.

I suppose we all know where to find you Saturday night...and, you'll be the one doing the dance.
Enjoy yourself.

Benzi said...

Carol, I meant to say thanks for joining the Stampin B's with your pretty bird card. I'm loving seeing everyone's beautiful birds this week.

jimlynn said...

Wonderful! I love the bird and sentiment - but those flowers are just awesome!! So pretty.
Lynn

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful flowers I guess you already started your engine to create the way you did. You go girl.
Pat

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Oh, wow! That cherry blossom branch is incredible! Love it! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

aaah, thanks for this breath of SPRING Carol, I need it right about now ;) Have a wonderful weekend :)

Vanessa said...

Carol, this bird card is so great!!! I LOVE the blossoming branch!!! So delicate looking!!
YEAH for scraps, right? :)
Blessings!!

JD said...

Very pretty. (The warmer weather today actually makes me believe that spring will come...

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Carol this is so pretty, I love your bird and vellum flowers!

Elise said...

Yes, Ma'am! What a fabulous way to taunt out some SPRING, I say! {Oh, my heart - those FLOWERS! Purrrrr*purrrr*purrrrr!} Thanks, for single handedly bringing ON some Spring - YOU are the best!

Anke said...

Adorable Carol, so lovely.

Hugs
Anke

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card, Carol!!
I wish I would have read your blog sooner because I missed the Bud Shootout on Saturday night! :(
I promise you I will not miss the Daytona 500 this weekend! LOL