Monday, December 5, 2011

Beautiful Seasons

I recently discovered a blog called Crafting Clare's Paper Moments (by Vicky) and immediately fell in love with all the creations there.  Vicky is a SU demonstrator and just always has the prettiest cards and projects.  Please take a moment and check out this wonderful site!  A couple of weeks ago she kept showing cards using different images of birds on them - and oh my goodness, were they ever pretty.  I finally broke down and ordered a couple of SU sets (Beautiful Seasons is the one I've used on this card) and decided I was going to CASE one of her cards.  No way did that happen!!  Hers are so pretty and every time I'd try to do one, it just was not looking as nice.......So, I just made one of my own.

I've colored this image with Prisma pencils and then lightly sponged around it with Antique Linen distress ink.  I think the background paper is from My Minds Eye - but not sure on that one.  That Cherry Cobbler paper from SU is an exact match for the DP though.  The sentiment was completed with the Teeny Tiny Wishes and SU punches. I popped up the image on dimensionals and placed small gold brads in the four corners.

Thanks for stopping by.........and hope everyone has a great week.
Lynn

33 comments:

Karen Howard said...

Wow, Lynn... you have me wanting to CASE your card, this is stunning! Love how you colored the image! Hugs, Karen

Linda said...

Oh my word Lynn, this is a beautiful card. I do so love the bird and the holly and the colours are fabulous, so rich.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Becky said...

"What a gorgeous card this morning Lynn. Beautiful design paper and beautiful image.

Anne Temple said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! You don't need to case anyone. Love that plaid paper with this image and your coloring is fantastic!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sweet holiday card with this beautiful bird in the holly!! Wonderful work, Lynn!

Dixie said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! Love that image and you've done it up perfectly. Just gorgeous!

Kathy and Lucky said...

OK, so we are so alike today, I used the same paper on my Tic Tacs, love it and I follow the same blog, she has such beautiful cards. Love your card, I think it is gorgeous and you colored the chick a dee so pretty. Great job!!! Hope you are getting the same rain we are.

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Lynn. Love your coloring on the bird! I haven't been to Crafting Clare's (but I will be checking it out, so I can only say this is as wonderful as anything I've seen you make and it is definitely your style. I love it!

Tammy said...

I think your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the great shading you achieved on both the holly leaves and the pretty bird. Great card Lynn!

punknscrap said...

Lovely card. very elegant. Stunning image and I love how you have used it here.

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This is just gorgeous. What a wonderful coloring job you did and I love the paper also. The brads are a cute final touch and really make the image piece pop.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the image.
Kevin xx

Paige said...

Lynn you've created a beautiful card with this stamp set! Love the plaid paper for the background too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a gorgeous card Lynn!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Just gorgeous!!!!! No wonder you love this stamp! I adore the background paper you used too!!!
Maria

Carol L said...

I think your card is gorgeous, and I LOVE the plaid dp! The coloring is beautiful and delicate, just as a bird image should be! Nice job, and TFS the link!

RORO LEE said...

Beautiful image! Also like you distressed around it a bit! The DP is very Xmas. : )

Joan Ervin said...

That is one of my favorite SU sets, Lynn, and you have colored it beautifully!!! You have paired it perfectly with the gorgeous plaid paper and details, too!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- the stamp image is so pretty- and your coloring- fabulous....of to see her blog....!

Monica said...

AWESOME colouring... I actually zoomed in and was drooling at the image. Such a pretty, pretty image. The distressing adds so much character and so does the paper.

xxx Monica

Carrie said...

Lynn this is one of my fav sets. I made christmas cards with it too and yours is beautiful.

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh Lynn this is special with the pretty coloring of the bird! You are an artist with the Prisma pencils for your coloring is top notched! Very pretty card! Hugz

KER said...

gorgeous...you color so wonderfully...that bg paper is so seasonal...a truly beautiful card

Bonnie said...

Vicky is one talented lady. Such an inspiration, I agree. I love what you have done with this set! The paper is beautiful behind your beautiful bird!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Lynn, you are lovely to give my blog a shout out today! I am incredibly flattered that someone as talented as you would want to CASE anything I've done but your card is your own individual style and I love it! The image works so beautifully with that gorgeous DP. Thanks again and have a great day.

Faye said...

Oh Lynn, this is a super, your colouring is fab. xxx

Laura said...

super cute card,Lynn. The dp is great and I love that image. Im going to take a peek right over to her blog.TFS

Tammy said...

Fantastic Christmas card Lynn!! I love that image and it's colored beautifully!
Tammy :)

Margaret said...

I love this image and you have created a beautiful card using it! The coloring is fantastic and the paper is wonderful too! Gorgeous!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Beautiful card Lynn! The colouring on the image is gorgeous and I love the dp - so perfect with the image.

Darlene said...

Well, Lynn, I must say that I think you make very pretty cards, indeed!! And this one is no exception. I have a soft spot in my heart for birds and Chickadees are one of my favorites! Your coloring does the image justice and I especially like the sponging for the background. The papers match so nicely and the overall affect is wonderful.

Nancy in Iowa said...

Oh my this is so very pretty. This is one of the prettiest cards ever!

Shirley said...

How very pretty and what you used as a BG for your image is just perfect! Lovely!