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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Resting Birds on Tree Branch

I've a clean card to show you today, with no bling at all, as a contrast to my previously posted card which was filled with pearls!
I used 3 Memory Box dies for this card: Woodland Branch, Resting Birds and Puffy Clouds.
I couldn't quite find a paper that I thought would fit for the birds, so I covered them with Platinum Colored Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel from Ranger and heat embossed them.
For the branch I used a brown DP and the clouds are made with white shimmering paper. I used 2 different DPs for the background - the one with beige and  white squares is from Maja Design and the green patterned one is from My Mind's Eye.
I machine stitched around the edges of the inner square, and all edges are inked with Walnut Stain ink. I stamped a greeting working both as "happy birthday" and as "congratulations" in Norwegian, so the card can be used for different occasions.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Party Time Tuesdays - #110 Die Cuts
2) Artistic Inspirations - Things with Wings
3) Crafting When We Can - Earth, Air, Fare, Water (Air)
4) Make My Monday - Inspired by Nature
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 


chrissy xx said...

Oh My! I LOve this little scene Pia..
What FABulous colours...LOve your clouds. FABulous stitching too.
Clouds now on my Wish List...

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Thank you for you nice comment, you are so sweet. One thing about green it is one of my favorite colors and I love working with the different shades of greens.
Love how you used all dies, your background paper is just perfect and the sewing is wonderful, I'm a big bird fan, I feed them all year long and love watching them. You made a darling scene and I love what you have created.
Hugs, Patricia

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the scene you have created with those cute birds and wonderful shimmering clouds. Such a great choice of papers too.
Sue xx

Mynnette said...

This is beautiful, Pia! LOVE the CAS layout and your bird branch is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pia!! what a fab design… I love the embossed birds and the wonderful clouds… it's very serene and peaceful looking! :-)
Hope you're having a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely CAS card pia, the birds and clouds are a great die...

Deepti Stephens said...

Nice card! :)

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful so classy with the CAS feel
hugs Kate xx

Skye said...

A beautiful card. It's very restful. Your colours work so well together. I like your dies and the lovely design

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great colours and scene sweetie.


Lau W said...

Oh very nice work of embossing on the birds ! I love love love this card Pia ! Love all the dies ! This card is elegant !

Crafty Lark said...

Fabulous design, love the colour shades. xx Flora

Marlies said...

A beautiful, elegant card! A lovely design! hugs, Marlies

Rene said...

This is awesome! Love the design and colors...such a soothing, lovely scene! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!

Jacqueline said...

A lovely CAS nature inspired card - thanks for joining in at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

Asha said...

A super elegant card.Pia. Simple and so very classy. The branch die is awesome. I must have it!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Lisa M said...

Oh man...this card makes me happy, happy, happy! A terrific design with such simplicity and detail at the same time. It's gorgeous Pia!!!
Lisa x

Faye said...

Oh Pia, I love this simple and elegant card. Fab colours too. X

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another great CAS card Pia. I'm so glad I had the chance to catch up and see all of your latest designs.


craftygranny said...

Fab image and gorgeous colours . Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations hugs Trisha x DT

Zippy said...

Lovely elegant card and gorgeous colours xxx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, your die cut details are perfect for your clean layout - so very effective.

Patricia said...

Clean and simple. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

very cas i love it thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations and good luck emma xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.



Poppet said...

What a beautiful clean and simple card Pia, the check paper work really well as a background for the birds.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx