Friday, 19 October 2012

Punch Potpourri sitting on a Bright Blossom

Punch Potpourri bird on a Bright Blossom Branch

Phew with few challenges in mind I've made this card.  

Wings - Less is More One Layer this week
Night -  CASology
Off the edge - CASual Fridays

I did have one eye on the CASe this sketch challenge but think I should have had two! As I've strayed a little too far from the sketch.  But hey ho 3 challenges is pretty good for me.  I'm hoping I've still retained the essence of each of them.

It all centred on this little bird actually, which is from Stampin' Up!'s retired set Punch Potpourri.  There is an equally fabulous set in the new catalogue called Language of Friendship which pairs up with the Bird punch and Boho Blossoms.  No punches on this card because it's a one layer to fit with Less is More.  

I sliced off one edge and cut round his tail to fit with Casual Fridays off the edge.  Then created a mask for the moon and one to cover my bird.  I sponged Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant for my night sky.  Also sponging a little onto the moon for dimension and spritzed with my Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker over the top to create my night sky for Casolgy. 

So now my bird was floating in the night sky and I thought of Chrissie from Less is More.  She would not be happy to see him just floating so how could I create a branch for him to sit on?  I realised that I don't have any branches without using a punch.  However I spotted Bright Blossoms and with my stamp a ma jig and a marker I managed to create this branch with some lovely berries on it.  I added Crystal Effects to the berries to make them all nice and shiny and gave my bird a twinkly eye with a Basic Rhinestone

So thank you to all these wonderful challenges, I really like my resulting card. 

Hope you are having fun to.  Take care. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White
Ink - Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Stamp - Punch Potpourri, Bright Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other - Sponge Daubers, Basic Rhinestone, Crystal Effects

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Sue said...

Very pretty, Aileen! Genius to make a card for all 3 challenges. Sue x

Ardyth said...

I love that you used purple for the night sky and that spattering is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for joining us in the dark at CASology this week!

craftattack said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Valerie

Katina said...

Beautiful card Aileen! Love the colour you've used.

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Gorgeous Aileen! I love how you added Crystal Effects to the berries, it gives them a lovely sheen. Sarah xx

Carole said...

Wonderful card Aileen, I love the colour. Hugs ... Carole

Bonnie said...

That sponging is a beautiful way to showcase this sweet bird! I love this card, Aileen!

Sigrids kreative ART said...

Another wonderful idea! Love the moon behind the bird ...

Carole said...

Night magic...delightful over the edge bird. Of course you had to use crystal effects on those berries, let them shine! Beautiful card:)

Suze Bain said...

Love the spritzing and crystal effects on this Aileen. Gorgeous colour too. xx

Jan Castle said...

Perfect in every way...great card!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Aileen, I love the soft inking for the night sky and that cute little bird with his over hanging tail :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

That sponged sky is gorgeous and I love the solution you came up with for the branch! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

fabulous card, aileen... the sponged background is pefect with your little bird! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Jean said...

Great card ~ love the elegant eggplant!

Michele Gross said...

Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along in our Over the Edge challenge. It's a very special week for us here at CAS-ual Fridays, and I hope you're enjoying all the sneak peeks :)

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous bird! Love how you did the background and the color is fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne said...

Aileen, I adore all of the purple and what you've done with the background! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!


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