Saturday, April 7, 2018

Pretty as a Picture Challenge

Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda's second challenge for the month is Pretty as a Picture (see the inspiration photo at the bottom)!  I decided to play along and this is what I created...

I was inspired initially by the birds nest but then as I looked at it again I was also struck by the colors...vintage barn red, the blue from the eggs and the stark white of the freshly painted trim.  How could I resist.

I started off by cutting a piece of cardstock 4.25 x 5.5" and ran it through a wood grain embossing folder.  I colored the panel using 3 different Nuance reds plus a bit of grey/black.  I then swiped a white ink pad over the raised areas and immediately smudged it around just to give it a weathered feel. I sponged Acorn and Fallen Leaves VersaFine Clair ink around the edges.

I stamped one of birds from the Three Birds stamp set on white cardstock using Paradise blue VFC which was then fussy cut.  I twisted twine into a loopy birds next and stapled it onto the panel. Finally I die-cut a few branches which were sponged with brown ink added them to the card and finished it off with a few white flowers.

My rendition of Pretty as a Picture!

Lost Coast Designs - Three Birds
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Paradise, Acorn, Fallen Leaves; irRESISTible Pico Embellisher - Electric Blue; Memento Luxe - White; Sponge Dauber
Nuance Pigment Powders
Sizzix Die/Embossing Folder


  1. This is gorgeous Roni, a beautiful interpretation of our inspiration picture. Thanks so much for joining us at Lost Coast Designs, and have a fun week, Sue xx

  2. Love this Roni. Love how you interpreted the picture. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge Hugz

  3. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast challenge. Great card.

  4. Lovely card - these bird stamps are some of my favorites and love how you have used this one! Thanks for joining the LCD challenge!


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