Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy News, New Product, New Card!

Supplies: ODBD "Refuse and Strength", SU "Inspired by Nature", SU River Rock and White CS, Nestibilities, Copics, silver half-back pearls
Hi All, So much blogging to do, so little time!! This card is for a few challenges I've been stalking plus the Featured Stamper challenge over on SCS. This week the gorgeous gallery of JovialJudi is being featured! I chose to case her "Winter Chickadee" card because it was lovely, simple and was focused on a bird! I have been anxious to ink up the cute little bird from my new "You Will Find Refuge" set from ODBD! The scripture in this set is one of my favorites, I have a banner hanging in my bedroom that has the same scripture so I'm happy to be able to share it in cards to friends now! It also seemed to be a good image to use more of my new "SparklyFluff" product from Our Craft Lounge that I got at CHA. I used the white "Sugar" color. It's sprinkled on the little bird's breast. This is such pretty stuff, a great texture for cards. I only used it sparingly, but it still has a wonderful effect IRL. It's so soft and touchable!! Like velvet or fur, and it doesn't crumble off when you rub it! It also has a wonderful sparkle to it, not overwhelming but definitely visible at first glance and draws your eye to it. Not sure if you can see it here, click on the image for a closer look. Finally, the card needed to have some distressing somewhere on it to qualify for Paper Sundaes "Distress" Challenge. So I used the Rock and Roll technique on the sentiment to make it appear like it was fading. The challenges I combined using this card are: 1.) Featured Stamper #159 - Jovial Judy "Winter Chickadee" case 2.) Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Challenge #47 -- soft blues, beige cupcakes 3.) Quirky Crafts Challenge #22 -- Theme is "Cute" 4.) Paper Sundae #6 -- Theme is "Distress" And!! My happy news...!! I will be creating designs for The Frantic Stamper! I applied for this DT way back in April of last year!! Fran was busy building her new store warehouse so she could fill it with wonderful goodies!! (Check out the FranticStamper Blog to see photos of it and the DT announcement!!) So now that the new warehouse is ready, the DT has been put in place!! I was thrilled to get the email!! I am looking forward to working with my fellow DT members and all the loads of fun product!! The fun begins on March 7! TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

16 comments:

Spyder said...

Fabulous cute birdie, love your glittery stuff! (a must have that I haven't got!) Thank you for Joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time round and hope to see you again next time too!!
(Lyn)

Corie said...

This is the cutest most beautiful little bird -- so Fabulous

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

congrats no the DT news, that is wonderful...you card is gorgeous...I luv it!

enjoy *~*

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful image and sentiment...love the simple layout you used for it...Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous, Anne! Love all the different tech's. Beautiful!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Stunning card! Congrats on your new DT! Can't wait to see what you do!

Fe-Fe said...

Very cute little bird and a beautiful card too.

Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Fe x

jdmommy said...

This is such a gorgeous card.....image and sentiment are fabulous! Isn't it nice to have beautiful things to work with *wink* hugs, GF!

Cazzy said...

Very cute bird, love it. Thanks for joining Quirky Crafts this time.
Congrats on your DT news too.

Cazzy x

JulieA said...

Wow, that's really pretty! I love the way you made it look like the bird was totally lifted off the CS. What a great 3-D effect.

Julia Aston said...

Love your card Anne and the wonderful verse - and BIG congrats on the DT gig - they are lucky to have you!! off to check out their site!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so beautiful! love the bird! thanks for playing along with this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Such an elegant card! Beautiful coloring and I love that you added sparkle to the little guys chest. Congrats on the DT coup! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Anne...I just love the bird and how you used that awesome sparkly fluff...too cool!!!! Congrats on your new DT position, too...they are sooo lucky to have you!!!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft delicate feel. So glad you play with the Cupcake Inspiration challenge (it's on of my favorites).

Kelli said...

what a beautiful card, I love the softness of it.