Thursday, August 18, 2011

Three Little Words...

That's the name of a stamp by Stampin' Up and I love it!  I combined it with some beautiful patterned paper from Pink Paislee and another awesome bird stamp from Penny Black.

But I also have to admit that I CASED my card from Ashley Newell's blog. I couldn't help it, her card is just so beautiful!  Here is my interpretation.


See that sentiment, that's from Stampin' up, there are a few different "three word" sentiments in the set, pretty neat.

Paper: Notecard (PTI); patterned paper (Pink Paislee: Butterfly Garden)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tattered Rose & Tea Dye DI; Copic markers
Stamps: Penny Black (Nature's Day); Stampin' Up (Three Little Words)
Other: Sewing

I inked the bird with the distress inks and I coloured the branch with some copics, fussy cut it out and adhered it to the patterned paper.  Not sure if you can see, but I added two rows of zig-zag sewing to the card.

I guess one could say that this was my attempt at Shabby Chic, but that was definitely not my intention, I simply wanted to use this paper with these two stamps.  If this was in the hands of a true shabby chic person,  (like Ashley and many others I know), I could imagine some lace and rhinestone patterns, and although I can see it in my mind, that's just not me.  So, you got the plain version!

I also found a fabulous tip on Ashley's blog HERE about changing a setting on google reader where basically each day when you check your reader you simply press a NEXT button which you will add to your google bar and it takes you through each new post  one at a time, with the comments section in that post.  When you finish commenting you simply press next and it will go to the next post you have not read in your reader!  Love it!  So easy now!

Ok, off to check my google reader and comment up a storm!

11 comments:

Stella said...

The colors of your beautiful bird is aperfect match with that PP paper. I love it! And the sentiment is lovely:)

Rosemary said...

you are on a roll today, brenda! this is another beautiful card!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! I honestly cannot tell where the stamps end and the paper begins. It's wonderful!

Dawn said...

Fabulous Brenda. That paper is beautiful and your sewing, bird and sentiment are perfect with it.

walchowDesign said...

I love SU stamps unfortunately I can't buy them here.

Love the romantic pp and love manuscript style of the sentiment. Your stitching is perfect on this card, Brenda!

Jacqueline said...

Love the use of PP here Brenda - what a gorgeous card you made!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda I think your version is spectacular!

Sue said...

Hello Brenda this is a most beautiful card, it is soft and feminine, the PP sets the tone but it is your added elements that make it so special.
Smiles:)

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! That paper and stamp really go beautifully together! So love this!

Trinh said...

This is beautiful & just my kind of vintage. I agree with Emily, it's hard to tell where the paper ends & the stamping begins.

Alice Wertz said...

love the bird and the background paper is perfect for it. beautiful card, Brenda!