Monday, 12 March 2012

An Elementary Elegant Happy Birthday

Monday morning.  Hope you all had a sunny weekend.  We had a super day yesterday, 
t-shirts and shorts, but overcast today.  So back to jumpers! 

I'm flying in on the seat of my pants for the Freshly made Sketches challenge which closes today.  Here's the sketch -


and the colours on the right are from the Simply Stampin' challenge this week. 

I've  made my card base Crumb Cake and added a panel of designer paper from Everyday Enchantment matted onto Poppy Parade.  The smaller mat is Baja Breeze with Very Vanilla and I've stamped an image and sentiment from another free Sale-A-Bration set,  Elementary Elegance.  I inked up the frame in Baja Breeze first then used my Poppy Parade marker to colour the crown.  The sentiment fits perfectly into the frame using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for accurate placement and was stamped in Poppy Parade.  Can I say what a saddo I am, because seeing the sentiment go into the frame just tickled me! 

I distressed the edges and sponged lightly with Crumb Cake.  I wrapped some Linen Thread  around the left edge then attached to the card.   The little bird is from the same stamp set and I punched it out with the 1" circle punch then stamped again and punched it out with the 1/2" circle punch then attached over the original image with a Dimensional.  Again it was stamped in Poppy Parade and the edges of the main circle sponged with Crumb Cake.

Hope you have a good Monday.  I would like to say Hi to my new follower Lola, hope to see you dropping by often. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade
Ink - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade
Stamp - Elementary Elegance
Punch - 1" Circle, 1/2" Circle 
Marker - Poppy Parade
Other - Linen Thread, Dimensional

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x


Cindy Hall said...

I love these colors together. So fresh and clean. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allisa said...

Great job combining the challenges! Love how you popped up the bird! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

craftattack said...

It's cool and misty here, so I'm packed in a thick cardy again! Love the card, very elegant indeed! Hugs, Valerie

Gillian said...

Great card Aileen, love the red paper, very stylish

Ruth M said...

This is such a lovely card Eileen, I love the popped up birdie and the red sentiment and crown add a real punchy pop of colour. It's not sad at all to be tickled about the sentiment in the frame - you just appreciate the fabulousness of it, that's all LOL!

Thanks so much for playing along with our colour challenge at Simply Stampin' and I really hope you join us again soon! Ruth x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Suze Bain said...

Fab card Aileen, love the colour combo and the layering. xx

Kirei said...

Fab CAS card Aileen! Thanks for playing along with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hello Aileen. Oh you did a fine job with the sketch and the colors. This is really gorgeous! I love the crown and the little popped up bird - they are the perfect touches.

kelly said...

what a gorgeous card! I love a good torn edge, it really adds to the vintage feel of the DSP you've used! and that little birdie in the corner is so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin
Kelly xx

Alison xx said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

Margaret said...

Fab card Aileen (I couldn't get my head round these colours this week!)
Margaret x


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