Sunday, June 02, 2013

Birds on the Brain


Yesterday, I had a lot of "me" time.  And I loooooove my me time!  Because more times than not, that means card making time!  And of course, I played along with a challenge (I seem lost without them!).  I recently found Freshly Made Sketches.  Okay, obviously I am waaaay behind, with this being a  new discovery for me - they are already on challenge #88!!  But I'm glad that I stumbled upon it at last!

Here's the sketch for this week:

And here's my take:

I am just in LOVE with the Bird Brain set from TAWS.  The birds are crazy adorable and so fun!  I knew I wanted to use this bird from the set, so the sketch and the little guy were my starting points for the card.  Kept it pretty much true to the sketch, but switched it up just a little bit by using the sentiment to create the long, horizontal panel spanning the card.  I also loved that this sketched called for a scalloped border - I haven't done that in ages!  Added some glossy accents to the nose (and of course dipped my thumb in it before it had dried!), a few embellishments, and the card was done.

I'm going to give this to a sweet, sweet lady whom I work with - she and another oh so sweet co-worker recently bought me a gift certificate for the spa!!!  Amazing, huh?!  I just went an enjoyed a massage last week, and I wanted to make them something that let them know just how much I appreciate what they did for me.  It was just so incredibly kind.  I'm giving the other lady this card that I made a few weeks ago - I liked that they both had birds on them :)

That's it for me today - thank you for dropping in!!
Hope to see you again tomorrow!


  1. This is so, so fabulous!! Adorable little bird and great color pop on the scallops! Glad you found us and joined us this week at FMS!

  2. What a cute card! I love that bird, and I love the orange scallops on the side. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. It's great to see you in the lineup at FMS, Shannon! Your card is positively giggly adorable, just like you! It says a lot about you that your coworker friends treated you to a SPA! Wowza!! Keep 'em comin'!

  4. FAB-U-LOUS! Your co-worker will be thrilled with this; that little bird is just too darn cute! Awesome colouring, awesome polka-dot scallops, and the wee hearts tied to the twine...super sweet! Again, you are the queen of special special genstures of thoughtfulness! The spa gift is yet another testament to what an amazing person you are! Yes indeed, love the card (Bird Brain is on my shopping list!!). Hope you're having a great, non-rainy Monday (pouring here, still...)!

  5. Love the pops of bright orange and really lovin' the scalloped border! Perhaps scallops will be making a comeback soon (and we can all use the punches we bought in the past, that have been sitting on the shelves for quite some time now!). You are so fortunate to have such generous and kind co-workers who obviously love you to bits - makes going to work every day a fun thing to do :)

    PS...Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who doesn't have the patience to make sure that the glossy accent is dry before handling the card!


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