April 1, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - For the Birds

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  Can you believe it's April already, where has the time gone...I sat down last night to work on my card for the challenge, and it was one of those times that I wished I had created ahead of time.  Why you ask, I'll show you in a bit...

This weeks Bloggers Challenge theme is Birds, what you do with birds, or how you interpret the theme is totally up to you.  We have a lot of birds in our yard this year, I enjoy watching them as I'm working.  I have quite a few wonderful Bird images, but decided to go a different route and used the Bird Cage Die along with some wonderful Websters Pages paper. Yes, my art is all over the place these days.....But I'm enjoying it!



All stamps are from Tim Holtz, as are the Dies.  The bird cage was cut from a piece of Sparkle paper, then placed on dimensionals and added to the pattern paper.  You wouldn't know by looking at this sheet, put it's actually the cover sheet that comes with the pack of paper, I just couldn't let it go to waste, so I covered up the "logo" part with my sentiment panel.  I added some Seam Binding that I dyed with Spun Sugar Distress Stain.  Love this stain for dying ribbon!  I need to find a "seam binding 101 bow tying class", as I still fumble to make pretty loopy bows.  I know I could use my Bow Maker, but those aren't the types of bows I was looking to make.  I added some twigs, a stamped ticket and Tattered Floral cut from Vanilla corrugated paper to finish off my card.

Details: (Finished Size 5-1/4" x 5-1/4")
Stamps - Tim Holtz
Ink - Distress Ink Corduroy, Antique Linen
Card Stock - Pink, Chocolate, Vanilla, Corrugated
Other - Big Shot, Sparkle Paper, Twigs, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tattered Floral Die, Caged Bird Die, Recollections Brad, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Heat Tool, Spellbinders Oval Dies, Stipple Brush, Ticket Punch, Sponge Dauber, Button, Wax Thread, Websters Pages

Other Challenge Entered - Tuesday Throwdown Florals

No foolin'!  Here's what my desk looked like before I started to work on my card.  I always chuckle when I see other bloggers WOYWW pictures and their desks are all neat an clean.  Not mine...after a busy week, mine usually looks like this by Thursday - with about an 8" x 8" workable area.  Anyone want to come and clean create with me!





When you're done laughing as my creative mess, grab your stamps and play along with this weeks challenge, I'd love to see what you create!

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Bird Themed Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below.  Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title.  Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date.  Entries not linking properly will be removed.

Have a great weekend!

32 comments :

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous creation, I always love that sentiment and your bow detail is perfect. Love your creative desk too, the mess is worth the effort for the results you always produce. Tracy x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fabulous Lisa! That bird cage is simply wonderful! I LOVE the sentiment too! Beautiful work of art! :D

Gerrie Johnnic said...

The final photo is the best lmao I'll have all day! I feel right at home and I'd luv to come and play with you! Your card is positively FAB GF, I luv all your elements, great balance and color and using that top sheet rocks!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh Lisa - that is like looking in my office! ROFL! They say Great minds think alike, hey? Beautiful card - Love the pinks and browns. I have that bird cage too and often wonder what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

MJ said...

Your so funny, my entire studio looks like that at the end of the week and I have over 40 foot of workable area--it ends up being about 10" by 10" but the end of the week, couldn't even work on a scrapbook page the other day--had to use the floor! Crazy, love to see others are the same way. I love your card for this week, I also love the challenge this week! You have been all over the place lately but you are rocking all the styles.

BarbaraW said...

Lisa, your cards are always awesome, but recently they are getting even AWESOMER. Fantastic card. Your workspace looks normal to me.

Jane Wetzel said...

LOVE your work station! looks like mine! I am really TRYING to get it together... :( Awesome card and the "couple" below is hilarious..really really cute!

Terry said...

I thought I knew you and then you take that lovely picture of a messy desk! WooHoo, I expected your desk to be anything but messy! Love it!!! Do you notice how little I do bows?? At least I can tie my shoes! Beatiful card, Lisa! Love the birdcage and the lovely papers!

njburk said...

Lisa--Love your post for this week's BC--I LOVE T/Hotz stuff--he's just the best! Your birdcage is perfect in this card--and so is that verse--it's fantastic. Love it all! Many hugs, N

Netty said...

Terrific card and cannot see whats wrong with your desk.........Have a great spring cleaning weekend.... Annette x

Ida said...

Love your card and the use of the Birdcage Die - Very Shabby Chic feel.

Oh yeah, that's my work desk too. Well that's what mine looks like most of the time. I occasionally clean it off but it doesn't stay that way long.

Basement Stamper said...

Am I going to have to look at the mess later? LOL

Beautiful card, love the seam binding color and I need that bow class too-that sentiment is perfectly stated!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your card is wonderful as usual. How can anyone create in a neat and tidy space :-)
Hop over to The Funkie Junkie-thefunkiejunkie.blogspot.com
she has a great tutorial on seam binding bows.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Great card, Lisa. Love the touch of the "admit one" ticket. Cute.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love all of the elements that you included to go with the theme! I also like the look of your craft room! I'm glad I'm not the only one to bury myself!

peggy gatto said...

such a sweet card!

sheryl said...

Beautiful card--love the sentiment and you are very creative using the cover from the paper pack!

Mess?? What mess?? lol

Danni said...

Love this card!! So many fun embellishments that tie it all together fabulously!! Awesome job!

ann said...

I love HOW you work. My desk is rarely clean - only for photos!

JP Card Crazy said...

Awesome card love the colors you used the papers are fantastic and the birdcage is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your work space..I keep saying I'm not going let mine get cluttered but just one card project and like you I have a very tiny work space!

Selene Kempton said...

Oh my gosh! I love it Lisa!

Gez said...

Very pretty card :) Love your bird cage. Your card is magical.

Great desk shots..looking how a desk should look!

Have a great weekend.xx

Rose said...

Beautiful card, love that sentiment, and the vintage look is stunning. Funny how our desks can look unorganized to everyone yet we can find absolutely everything in a jiffy. But I must admit, I can lose something without getting out of my chair when I am tired! Awesome work.

Gerri Herbst said...

So lovely. Love the glitter bird cage with the special flowers. The little ticket comletes your piece nicely.take care, gerri

Linda Monroe said...

Love the card. The birds nest is really clever. love all the texture. I also love your workspace. My space looks like that WAYYY too often.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely card and the cage is fabulous with the silvery effect. Love that sentiment as it really applies to me. :) Love the picture of your desk. Doesn't everyone's look like that while creating? HA!

Kim said...

Your card is gorgeous! Your workspace looks like mine. Can't seem to clear things off :)

Asia said...

I just had a tour around your blog :) Your projects are beautiful :)

Barbara said...

LOVE your interpretation of this week's Challenge...and I especially LOVE that saying!! Great card, as always....the bird cage is a great idea. How clever of you to use the coversheet! As for your stamp space...guess we're all kind of alike in that regard....the mess seems to grow on its own until we can't stand it any longer!!

Lori said...

Just beautiful, Lisa! I really like the look of the sparkly bird cage. And, I'm glad to see that someone else's work space looks a lot like mine--LOL!

My name is Erika. said...

Very pretty-I really like the bird cage die cut and the pink ticket. Nice contrast of delicate and chunky. Beautiful card.

Tami Black said...

I love all the separate elements of this card and how they all work together -- tons of texture and that is what I'm all about. And it really is funny how often my space looks just like your space -- why are we always willing to work ourselves into a hole and then keep on going?

 
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