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!




Supplies:
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


6 comments:

  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

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

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    1. Thank you ionabunny! It was lots of fun ;)

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

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  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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