Friday, March 20, 2015

Singing Happy Birthday . . .

Hello Dear Friends and Happy Weekend to you!
I have a fun card to share today that I've created for the Crafty Secrets Design Team.
Please be sure to pop over to our Crafty Secrets Blog
and join in our challenge the 1st Monday of every month.
There's no particular theme to follow ... just be sure to use ANY Crafty Secrets products on your entry to qualify for the prize.  AND if you don't have any CS products we have new freebies each month to help you join in the fun!  Check it out won't you??

I had a lot of fun with this one, and I even used one of my stencils (that I'm always forgetting about) on the background panel.  I first printed the 'woodgrain' print from the Digital Radiant Paper Collection then stenciled over top with a Memory Box 'garden vines' stencil using SU 'close to cocoa' ink.

My focus image comes for the fabulous Crafty Secrets Digital Flowers Printable sheet.
I cut and matted it using the Spellbinder 'Opulent Ovals' dies then faux stitched with a white gelly roll pen.  The other little bird image comes from the Digital Birds & Blossoms Printable sheet.

The musical score stamped in the corners is from the Artsy Banner Stamp Set.
 A little  organza ribbon bow, a bird cage charm and VIOLA!

Challenges to share in:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use a Two Word Sentiment
 Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
Wishing you a FABULOUS weekend ahead!
As always ...



Diane said...

Very pretty, the bird images are among my favorites! Love the pretty stenciled background, it adds so much...great job my friend!!

~ginny said...

Very pretty card Darlene! I love the color of the mat and the ribbon... my all time fave color! Your design is nicely balanced and not overwhelmed with embellishment - thanks for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#127 – Two Word Sentiment]
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Joann6274 said...

Gorgeous! Really love the bird image .. so pretty and the smaller bird image is pretty also, love that it has sheet music. Gorgeous card!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I just love the stenciling you did on the created great depth and dimension without adding layers. Clever girl!