Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bluebird Birthday

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When I approach a photo inspiration challenge, I make notes on what I'm drawn to in the photo. This week at The Pink Elephant they've got this photo:


My notes were: music notes, burlap, fall bouquet, white weathered wood.

The card that I made was directly inspired by three of those, even though it doesn't bear a large resemblance to the photo.


Supplies: Bluebird sticker from Penny Black; burlap ribbon from Stampin Up; wood veneer paper from MME; Colorbox Frost White pigment ink; white detail EP; gems from Dollarama; tag die from Cuttlebug; sentiment from Annabelle Stamps; Dusty Concord & Broken China distress ink; feather, button,  & fabric from stash


I picked up a few sheets of Penny Black stickers last week, and I love the detail they have (and that they help make a quick card...sometimes. Not this one. lol) The music notes on this one made me think of it for this challenge, and the bird made me think of the Fowl of All Kinds challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun - a two-fer! 

To create the 'weathered wood' I went back to my 'didn't buy enough' wood veneer, and swiped it with white ink. I decided to emboss it after  that to avoid smudging (not sure how it would dry on the veneer). It ended up a little more solidly coloured than I intended. The burlap was cut along one side to allow me to fray it a little bit. The blue fabric began as a 6" square, and I frayed the edges & heated it with my heat tool to melt it a little for a more intense colour & texture. I was really happy with how this turned out!

xoxo,
Jessi

20 comments:

~amy~ said...

Jessi, I absolutely love this...soooo gorgeous!

Becca Cruger said...

Ehrmagerd!!!! That's fabulous! When my birthday comes around you should send it to me because I love everything about it!

jimlynn said...

I'd be more than happy how it turned out! It's just stunning and love the background behind that bird. Beautiful!
Lynn

lostinpaper said...

Love all those fabulous textures and elements on your card Jessi!

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely interpretation of the challenge Jessi...sometimes it's difficult to leave the colour theme, just picking 3 elements is fab. Robyn

Carol L said...

It's amazing how you created this after being inspired by the photo! I love how it turned out! I especially like the music sheet quietly working the background! NJ!

Melissa Craig said...

So pretty! I love the colors and the bird is so soft it looks real!

Andrea W said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jessi! All the textures and colors are wonderful.

Lindsey said...

Wow, pretty! Now I'm regretting not buying the PB stickers I almost bought yesterday. On the other hand, I'd never figure out how to make one look as good as this...

Nance E Salkeld said...

Beautiful card, Jessi! I see the resemblances to the photo. Great interpretation! Thanks for sharing at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Hugs! Nance

Jerrie said...

Wonderful job! I am going to dig out my stickers and play with them today!!

Chris D. said...

Wow, Jessi! This is gorgeous! Love that sticker as the center of attention!

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous design!! LOVE the colors and the burlap is a perfect addition to this creation! HUGS :)

Susan Kennedy said...

This is gorgeous!! Love all the texture.. the burlap is fantastic! Love the feather too!! Just gorgeous!! And that bird is perfect!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov 22nd)
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Jacqui Robinson said...

This image is awesome and I love the staging too. Layers & texture are my fav. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Greta said...

Artistic & beautiful, Jessi!

Erin Stephenson said...

Thanks for playing at Open minded crafting! I just love this card! I am featuring you on our facebook page today!

Dana said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I LOVE LOVE the background, added ink and then embossing it!! Just an awesome way to make a weathered wood!!

maureenjscott said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! Mo xxx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is really gorgeous! Love the textures on your card.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.