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Monday, 2 January 2012

Make My Monday week 30

Another post this evening, I love the MMM challenges and this one has let me play with all my new stamps:)
There is always a monthly theme and January's is NATURE and the challenge this week is BIRDS. 
I got a bit carried away and used my favourite bird, the SU Little Vermillion and my SU Everything Eleanor stamps and French Foliage!

 My base card is pearl stock which I scored to fold halfway across. I covered the inside with shagreen paper with a blue tinge. The left side I stamped with the Everything Eleanor flourish and the little bird using Crumb Cake. The main image started with a Prima mask sponged with Stormy Sky DI and then overstamped with French Foliage using Bundled sage and Soft Suede inks. The gate is printed on acetate from Joanna Sheen's Country Garden cd and has been languishing in my scraps waiting for a suitable moment. The birds are Little Vermillion with the bottom one punched out from the SU punch so that I could use the leaves. The label was stamped and folded around and a flower stamped with Bashful Blue and distressed with Crumb Cake and mounted with a brad. I used my new Memory box die for the top left corner and sponged to match. Finally I matted onto pale green card and attached to the left hand side of the base card. The sentiment is printed onto freebie ticket stubs from kldezign using my xyron digi printer.

Thank you for persevering with my long post but I kept on adding to my card, definitely not a CAS card this time:)


19 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fabulous card Val..I take it these were some of your Christmas presents?
Love all the elements on your card.

Anne

Sasha said...

Another beautifully stamped card, Val. I love the Little Vermillon stamp, he's so sweet. Lovely colour choices, too:)

Mynnette said...

Oh, Valerie!!! This is absolutely amazing! I really love that gate with the bird on top of it--such a wonderful imagery idea! :) Thank you for joining us again at MMM--I love to see your fabulous creations! :)

Jacqueline said...

I LOVE this - so many of my favourite SU stamps here all blending together beautifully. Thanks for joining us again at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Val. Glad to see you're making good use of your Christmas pressies. Love the effect the gate makes to the whole card.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous card, love all the details you added.
Yvonne x

Aquarius said...

It seems Santa has been good to you with lots of nice craft pressies!! I love the delicate colouring of this card and it is just right for the 'birds' challenge.

Suzi B said...

Hi Valerie this is just delightful I love all of it! Lovely to see you at MMM as always
best wishes for 2012 .
Suzi B xx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Thanks for prodding me to this challenge, Val!
Your entry is once again a piece of art! What a complex and delicate design... gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Uli

Viv said...

Wow Val what am amazing card! I may just make a non LIM one too.Happy New Year also.I have a countdown to the grandbabies on my blog now lol....you may need one soon :O) Viv xx

Cazro said...

Wishing you a happy new year Valerie. Your card with the bird is fabulous, I adore the colouring you have chosen, your flowers look so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us again at MMM. Caz

Christine said...

What a great card Valerie! I think that I also loved you new stamps!
Happy New Year and I hope that you shall have a lot of inspiriation!
Hug
Christine

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! Such a stunningly beautiful project, love it
Lindsay xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Valerie....ohhhh this is just so very lovely. Adore everything about it! Stunning. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge again!

Ruth said...

Very pretty card. I love the little birds.

Sally H said...

Not CAS but stunningly beautiful! I love little vermillion. Using a few of my Bird stamps more regularly is one of my aims for 2012 x

Jenni's Jems said...

What a stunning card Valerie I love the background flourish and birds so eyecatching!!x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous love your little birds and fab colouring the acetate gate looks fab too.
Sandy

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning Val! I love the way you stamped the background paper on the left with the flourish and the little birds. Vicky x

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