Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hey Chickadee!!


Well I had the day off yesterday for AUSTRALIA DAY!!!  Did all my fellow Aussies have a great day??  I certainly did - went with friends (including my bestie Edna) to 'A Day on the Green' at Sirromet Winery and watched Damien Leith, Tina Arena and Ronan Keating in an awesome concert under the sunny blue sky and into the evening!!!  Fantastic way to celebrate our national day!!! 

Today I have another card using the brand new soon to be released You Will Find Refuge.  Isn't this Chickadee just darling??  I decided to play along with the Our Creative Corner Challenge this week, which is a sketch challenge!

I started with a base of white and layered with red and another piece of white embossed with the Floral Screen EF.  I then took a thin strip of red and layered with a very thin piece of embossed white for the top panel.  The bottom panel is more red punched one side the the EK Success Dotted Wave Punch, layered with more embossed white and attached some silver ribbon through the middle.  The oval panel is silve layered with more red.  I stamped the Chickadee from You Will Find Refuge in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with markers (Basic Grey, Going Grey, Really Rust, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red) and a blender pen.  I then cut it out with scissors and added it to the top of the red and popped the whole oval panel up on foam tape.  To finish I added some Silver Pearls (that were a RAK from my Bestie Pam124) and a silver bow made with my Bow Easy.

Stamps - You Will Find Refuge (ODBD)
Paper - Red, White, Silver Cardstock
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Markers, Blender Pen, Small and Large Oval Nestabilities, Floral Screen EF, EK Success Dotted Wave Punch, Silver Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Silver Pearls, Scissors, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

20 comments:

Leigh said...

Cute image Kathy. Love the colours you chose to use. Very elegant.

Silke Ledlow said...

Glad you had a nice day off yesterday!!! Sounded like you all had fun :)!!!

Your take on the OCC Sketch is beautiful - Kathy!!! Can't wait to see the entire ODBD release this upcoming month....it looks already very interesting!!!

Thank you for playing with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Marisa said...

We have tons of these darling little birds in our area (cat likes it too - ugh!). Love their little song "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" You've done a great job with this image on this card. Love the out of the box tail and your colour combo is wonderful. Fabulous bow you have there too! Great card.

Linda Coughlin said...

This is just a gorgeous piece of work! I love the image and you have brought it to life. The color combo is so strong and vibrant. You rocked the OCC sketch challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us this week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Kathy - glad you enjoyed Australia Day - and what a way to celebrate!! Love this little Chickadee - just gorgeous! Your colours are perfect too! These ODBD sets are too cute!! Love them! Love your clean and elegant card too - perfect! Thanks for sharing, I always love to visit! {{{hugs}}}

Joan said...

A beautiful card - I love the little bird!!!! And those tiny little silver pearls are a wonderful addition.

Sue said...

Yes this a cute image of the Chickadee! Your card is lovely, love the layout and just enough embossing to make it interesting - Perfect bow too!
Glad you enjoyed your Concert - what a great line-up of talent.

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Kathy! Wonderful coloring and design!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous Kathy! The red base against the Chickadee is wonderful! Happy Australia Day!

Jessie said...

Love the simple but elegant design Kathy!

Edna said...

As long as the birds are tweeting I am a happy little chickadee myself... nice job on the fluffy tweeter, I like the split panels on the dark BG, well done my friend... PS If only I didn't have to get up and go to work today... but I took Tina with me ;-}

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Kathy! Love the colors and subtle background texture! Lovely card and so adorable, too!

Shawna said...

Gorgeous card Kathy!

Lorelie Kim said...

Love your layers and the CB background for your chickadee!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my GOODNESS, absolutely STRIKING color combo and love the embossing. This just pops off the screen!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Sounds as though you had a marvelous day yesterday Kathy!

This card is just so crisp and pretty! I love your choices, and that chickadee is turning out to be one of my favorites!

Pam said...

Kathy, I haven't told you in awhile but I LOOOOOVVVVEEE your little pieces of art. You are such a talented girl. I appreciate you sharing your talent with me.
Hugs,
Pam

June Houck said...

WOW!!! What a great image, but even better because of your brilliant ability to design gorgeous and classy cards :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, wonderful detail and great card.

Rosietoes said...

Love the clean lines of this one Kathy. The wee bird is beautifully coloured. We don't have chickadees or cardinals over here. What a pity - they are gorgeous. :)
Edna x

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