"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
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Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #22



This was a real challenge... "Bravo Burgundy" is not a color I gravitate to.. I would much rather use "Purely Pomegranate" or "Rose Red"... In all the years of using Stampin'Up products I have never used it.. Thanks Kristina for the little shove in it's direction..... On the other hand I love "Soft Sky" and love the opportunity to continue using it... I miss it in the catalog... I did stock up on all things "Soft Sky" of course... The first thing that came to my mind to use was the "Always" Stamp set.. I wanted to use the bird... It was going to be the traditional blue bird of happiness. We always had one in our kitchen window growing up and My mother gave me one for my window when I got married... It defiantly works.. We have always had enough to eat and cooking makes me happy.. And when I have to do the dishes I have a little reminder that I am truly blessed that I have the Kitchen the center of our home.... 

I wanted the bird to look kinda fanciful so I wanted the "Baroque Motif" stamp set to look like the plume of bird... I dressed it with "ice-stickles" and Rhinestones...  I used my "Stampin Write" marker and first colored the stamp with "Regal Rose" then Highlighted it with "Rose Red" . I recycled the three polka-dot dots (thats a mouth full) from scrap that were laying on my table from the previous project.. I used the ""Eastern Blooms" stamp set and punched out the center of the circle with the small circle punch and added dimentionals and Crystal Effects of course..
I added layer of Card stock and stamped "French Script" as a background accent. I used the Template from the "Stampin' Up Paper Piercer" and a "Versa Marker" to draw the dots on the paper strip under the bird.. I added the sentiment from the "Stampin'Up Rub-ons" add tied it off with the silver cording from "Stampin' Up"  The Bird looks a little distressed but it's really just the edges colored a little darker with the "Soft Sky". I used the Blender pen to create a "Soft Sky" Marker because this color was not ever sold as a marker...


                                      The little Blue Bird in my kitchen window.

Come join along with us in the challenge...

15 comments:

Moonegirl said...

This card is beautiful! Good luck....top 10 worthy

Carol Dunstan said...

great card Brooke, I love all the dimension

Kari said...

Gorgeous card! I love all of the layers!!

Angie Tieman said...

This is beautiful! I love the bird in white!

Savitri said...

Oh, this is awesome! I love everything but my favorite are the three buttons. TOO pretty!

Jean said...

Brooke, I love everything about your card especially how you did the bird. Just gorgeous! And I love your little bluebird on your window sill. Something I have never had.

Hugs, Jean

Sankari W. said...

Brooke, this card has: Gorgeous written all over it!! Love the bling - the buttons and the bluebird - beautiful (wow! bling, buttons, bluebird and beautiful all start with B!) I also love the tradition of the bluebird and that your mother gave you one for your marriage - that is just so happy and sweet!


also wanted to tell you that U and J love the song: Black Horse and the Cherry Tree that is on your playlist - anytime it comes on - Uma starts to dance :) and Jayanta rocks his head loves to rock his head from front to back! its kinda cute :) sending you soooooo much joy and bliss!!!
:) Sankari

travelingmama said...

Brooke, this is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Andrea said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for your visit on my Blog.

Marie said...

Oh, how fun Brooke!! Your card is one of Kristina's random 10!!! You always make such fabulous cards with her color challenges!

Shari said...

Brooke, who makes that envelope stamp set. I love that one. It was one of the winners on Kristinas Challenge this week.

Bev said...

This is soo pretty Brooke! Congrats on making the round up! :) Hugs!
-Bev

Liz said...

love that swirl combined with the bird... great card!

Anthonette said...

Love this card, Brooke! Using the center of the flower from Easter Blooms was brilliant. I wondered what stamp that was.

Thanks for the great comment last night. The only reason I knew my card was in the Top 10 was because of you..and then later Savitri had a comment. Thanks for the sweet words. I always look forward to your creations in my Google Reader.

Julie Davison said...

Great card! I love the note about the bluebird too! I want on for my kitchen! Congrats on making the round-up!

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