Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lone Bird

Whew.  This has been a weekend packed with several, all most too many obligations.  And then there was some creative block.  For the life of me, I could not get a challenge to work.  So, I went CAS (clean and simple).  Sometimes, less IS more.
This week, over @ Our Creative Corner,  Lini, is our hostess this week.  She wants you to use woodgrain somewhere on your paper craft project.  And include a button.  (the button, was the easiest part for me.  Maybe that's why they call it a challenge.)
here is what I created:

This is not my typical card.  Typically, I have some sort of ribbon or trim, and it's generally girl-y.  But, like I stated earlier, this was a challenge for me.  Not sure why.  Maybe the woodgrain really through me.  I don't use woodgrain pattern paper, embossing folder, or background stamp.   I like it.  But not something I have or use.  Sorry.
The bird is actually a digital download, and I adhered it to a piece of chip board and then cut it out.  I used a sanding block to help smooth out some of the edges.  I sponged crumb cake classic ink on the edges to help define the edge.  I added an embossed real red heart.  A tiny button with some linen thread run through and tied in a knot.  I added a tiny black half pearl for the eye.  I added a decorative cut piece of text paper.  The 'true love' piece, is actually cut from a Basic Grey wax seal set.  It's part of the logo at the top of the package.
Thank you for stopping by.  Please do find some time to play along with us @ OCC.  I'm sure you will create something wonderful!


Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sharon, this card is fabulous. Love the beautiful woodgrain background and the cute bird. Simple and elegant. ^_^

Lisa Minckler said...

I LOOOOVE this! My nickname is Bird and whenever I see something with the most beautiful display of one, I get all giddy. :) Beautiful card Sharon and that woodgrain and centered focal point is PERFECT!
Lisa x

Lili said...

Wow Sharon! Another spectacular creation! Love the background and the bird image.
Hugs ;)