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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Birdhouse


Hello, paper crafters and welcome! The "optional twist" for this week's Twisted Thursday challenge at  The Outlawz was to create something with the theme "in the good OLD summer time". Our sponsor for this month's challenge is Anne Fenton's Digital Stamps. I chose Anne's Birdhouse with Wild Roses stamp. Since the word "OLD" was stressed in the optional twist, I thought I'd make the birdhouse look somewhat aged.

After printing out my image I colored it using both Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.  I added some butterflies from GKD Sending Sunshine stamp set and colored them as well. 

In my next step, I cut and embossed a frame in brown card stock using Sue Wilson's Spanish Collection Seville die. To fit my image in the center of this frame, I cut it with a die from Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics B and before removing it from the die, I sponged around the edges with Memento Angel Pink ink. This was then adhered to the center of my frame.

For my final step, I prepared my base card in white and added a layer of pink card stock. To this I adhered my framed focal image with dimensionals and my project was complete.

Thanks so much for visiting and come join us in this week's challenge at The Outlawz and show us your awesome creations!


This card was entered into the following challenge(s): 
Joan's Touch  -  Vacation Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #141 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #80 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #44 - Anything Goes



5 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Olga. Great design and a beautiful stamp. That die is gorgeous too. Great job.
Thanks for sharing with us at Joan's Touch.
Joan
www.joanstouch.com

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Another gorgeous card Olga hun love it xxx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Olga,
Before I read your post I said to myself, " This is right out of the olden days". It was very common in the country side to see a birdhouse attached to the mailbox or name of the farm. You are such a great paper crafter Olga. Thank you for posting this wonderful art. Hoping to see you again really soon.
Blessings, Carole

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning creation, Olga. The frame and your coloring are gorgeous!

Penny Nantell said...

Lovely card, great color choice, very cute image. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT