Bird Builder Spring Wreath Card

by Joanne James4. March 2015 20:05

Finally time for today's creative post! I was fortunate enough to be selected as the 'Top Pick' over at the As You See It Challenge last week - thank you ladies! - for this card here. Today I'm entering a card for this week's challenge which is another sketch-based one - you know how I love a good sketch:

I was keen to interpret the ring in the sketch as a wreath in some way and since I had some leftover burlap on my desk from another project that I am currently working on, I knew which direction I wanted to go. My thoughts are definitely on Spring this week - here is my interpretation of the sketch: 

I started with a base of Lost Lagoon then added a piece of All Abloom DSP down the side. I overlapped this with a piece of So Saffron and added a Pistachio Pudding panel across the horizontal, that I pierced around the edge to add interest. To create my spring wreath, I used a few strands of burlap that I stripped from a length and tied it together at three points around the edge to hold everything together. To decorate, I added a few springs of leaves in Mossy Meadow punched from my bird punch, then punched my bird itself in Lost Lagoon. I added an eye with a Basic Grey marker and I punched his wing out of a snippet of All Abloom paper in a different stack design. I added a sentiment banner that I stamped using the Crazy About You' stamp set and to finish a trio of flowers, one in So Saffron with a pearl centre, and two that I stamped in So Saffron on Whisper White with the flower stamp from the 'Something to Say' stamp set and punched out with the co-ordinating Itty Bitty Accents punch.

I love the look and feel of this card - it's so fresh and says that Spring is on the way. I haven't used my bird punch in ages but this little fella looks quite at home sat on his burlap wreath. This would also make a nice Easter or Birthday card, with a change of sentiment.

Back tomorrow with another double-post day and some exciting news too! Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (4) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/4/2015 10:07:26 PM #

Oh my....I definitely feel a case coming on!  This is SO STINKIN' CUTE!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/5/2015 8:20:30 PM #

CASE away my friend, CASE away! Laurie has totally got me in the mood for spring this week!

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Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
3/5/2015 7:11:16 PM #

I love everything about this card, Joanne.  The colours, the little bird the patterns!  It just feels so springy! Thanks for your contribution at As You See It Challenges this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/5/2015 8:20:56 PM #

Thanks Heather - this was a great sketch, so glad you like my interpretation!

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