Saturday, September 29, 2012

Birds and Bubblegum

I know, weird title!  But here is my card and then I'll explain!

Paper: cardstock (PTI & Neenah); patterned paper (MME?)
Ink: Memento (Gray Flannel); Hero Arts ( Bubblegum mid-tone shadow ink ); Tea Dye distress ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (Classic Tea Flower); PTI (Tiny Tags II); Artistic Outpost (Birds of a Feather)
Other: Twine (The Twinery); Hug-Snug Seam Binding; Pin (unknown); Spellbinders die

The bird is from Artistic Outpost and I love how beautifully it stamped using that Gray Flannel ink from Memento.  Using the bird is totally inspired by Jacqueline's work, she has a knack of using birds and butterflies that make everything she creates, so, dreamy!

Bubblegum!  Well, let's say it's my new love!  No, not the chewing kind, but the Hero Arts Mid-tone kind!  My oh my!  I COULD eat that ink it is so pretty and it applies so beautifully!  Try it if you can.  I used it to repeatedly stamp the Classic Tea Flower (omitting the stalk) onto the patterned paper.  I then used some Tea Dye distress ink to soften the edges of my main and sentiment panel.


I am going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp challenge which is "Anything Goes".

My Mom's birthday is in November and I decided to get a very early start!

Our Saturday is deep into the afternoon already, whilst many of my USA friends have only just begun theirs.    I always thought I was adventurous but after enduring an 80 mile drive this morning at 8am in an open Jeep (no roof) with the cold wind blowing I kind of lost my sense of humour!  I hope you have a great and calm day.
 

19 comments:

Rosemary said...

lovely, lovely card, brenda! the pink is so very pretty! i can see why you love that new ink!! i once took a very long ride in an open jeep... i had no sense of humor when the ride was over, either!

Barb said...

I've always thought of you as adventurous - maybe it was just a bit too early in the morning! :)

This is such a gorgeous card, Bren! That pink really is a pretty shade - love the bird image and your bow with the little sentiment tag too! Beautiful work!

Lisa said...

Your mom will love this pretty card Brenda. I really like the gray flannel ink (need to get some of that!) it look so pretty with the pink. Your ride this morning gives me chills...brrrrr!!!

susanne said...

Hi Brenda :) I hope you're settled in your new home. You have made your mom the most beautiful cards!! This is just gorgeous!! I have been enjoying all of your wonderful work! sending hugs, Susanne

Pam W Merwin said...

Brenda, this is so lovely! That is a great looking stamp. I am loving your "bubblegum" too :) The background is fantastic and I love that perfect match of ribbon :)

Dawn said...

WOW WEE... that Bubblegum ink certainly makes a stunning background with the stamp. And your robin looks like a vintage book plate. It is a perfect foil for the pink background. Sounds like your early morning trip was quite the adventure

Jacqueline said...

Hi Brenda, how lovely to see this stamp in your hands! I was also impressed at how well it stamped and always enjoy stamping with this image!
So honored that I inspired such a gorgeous card, thanks!

Martha said...

WOW...WOW! What a GORGEOUS card, Brenda! Love the sweet Robin, the background stamping, ribbon, and tiny tag. AND look at that perfect embossing around the die cut. Your mom will absolutely LOVE this BEAUTY!

What a FUN story about your 80-mile Jeep ride. I would have ended up with a severe headache.

Sending you HUGS! ♥

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, I can totally see the "Jacqueline influence" in your gorgeous card! I also LOVE the bubblegum midtone ink...isn't it awesome?! You have made a really pretty card here...just beautiful!

alexandra s.m. said...

You had me at the title ;-))

Love your card and thank You for sharing your story!

Lisa said...

Oh that gray is so lush with the pink! Nothing to not love about this card- I'm sure your mom will appreciate it so much!
XX
That bubblegum pink really IS a yummy color!!

Lisa said...

What's not to love here? Love the color combo- that gray is so pretty! I know your mom will appreciate this so much :)
That bubblegum ink really IS yummy!
Sounds like a crazy (and cold!) ride you had! Loved the pic you sent me of Darth haha:)

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Brenda, so elegant and pretty & the bubblegum ink is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

cheiron said...

Pretty in pink! I just love this...Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Elizabeth Allan said...

This is dreamy Brenda! The pink paired with the gray flannel is fantastic.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this card for your Mom, Brenda, and I must say that bubblegum is so FAB! LOVE that background paper and that great bird!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, Your card is beautiful--love your design. The bubble gum ink is wonderful, too. Hope that you have a wonderful week. Take care. Hugs to you.

Trinh said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! I got that ink but I don't think i have used it yet. Will have to give it a try after seeing your beauty.

Robin K. said...

Your card is breathtaking Brenda!!!! Of course I love the bird:). The way you stamped the tea flower on the pp is so very lovely!! Hope you and your family are well and settling into your new digs!