Wednesday, 18 January 2012

BIRDS Sing Like There's Nobody Listening ..............

Hi lovely peeps - hope you are having a happy week. I am just popping by with a card for this week's challenge  at LESS IS MORE
The wonderful Mandi and Chrissie have set all those Limettes out there, the challenge of using a BIRD, or BIRDS on our projects. It is also ONE LAYER week - yikes!!

The wording was typed on my 'puter and printed directly onto the card.
According to my Google search, the complete quote was originally
created by Mark Twain, or maybe someone by the name of William W. Purkey.
I just used the last two lines, which I thought were quite apt for this card.
I then inked my brayer with Kaleidacolor Desert Heat, brayering the excess ink onto spare paper before brayering the coloured panel onto my card. This gave me the soft look I was aiming for. ( If you have never used this particular ink pad, it is quite a vibrant mix of reds, pinks and oranges). 
I used two Crafty Individuals stamps, inked with Ranger Jet Black Archival.
The birdcage was stamped first, and masked before stamping the birdsong musical score.
I added a little of the pink ink onto the Rose petals, using a Ranger Cut'nDry pen nib.
Cardstock - SU Whisper White.
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Birds of a Feather.
Card and Scrap - Clean and Simple.
Bloggers Challenge at Splendiferous Creations - Wing and Things.
A warm welcome to my new followers - Delphine, Teresa, Marie  and Terry.

Love to all ~

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Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

Wow your card is fabulous I love the soft gentle colours and gorgeous CI stamps - just perfect.


Karen said...

Lovely card. Love the stamped images together xx

G Peplow said...

Wow Sylvia, This is totally stunning!! Two stamps, expertly stamped for that matter and a fabulous inky background, LOVE it, Hugs Gay xxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

It's a beautiful card Sylvia, love the sentiment!
Love, Mel. xxx

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Sylvia-Anne!
Your brayering looks so delicate and the images are fab!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Wow Sylvia, your card is gorgeous - fabulous stamps and gorgeous colours - love it! xx

cheryl said...

oh wow Sylvia this is just stunning you really are the queen of CAS simply gorgeous work hun hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty and even though i dont like birds i love birdcages lol
Lisa x

Christina said...

That is a beautiful card!!
Hugs Kristel

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely choice in ink colours

Anne Bente said...

it is beautiful, i have link for you.♥

1000000 tak for at du deltager på Card and sctaps udfordring

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Silvia. Gorgeous colours and those stamps are fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Sally H said...

Wow, Sylvia! What a stunningly beautiful card! Gorgeous gentle colour and a very elegant image

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Sylvia this is just out of this world. I love everything about it.

Canonbury creations said...

Sylvia this is wonderful! Fabulous stamps, such delicate, pretty colour and and a sentiment to live by:)
Val x

Unknown said...

Simply Gorgeous Sylvia it's fabulous the way you have used your brayer to add a hint of colour and images on this this make, great techniques, I do love your cas cards they are always amazing chum, all your creations are, and these two lines from M/Twain are just perfect love the font you have chosen also.
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Denise said...

You do cas so brilliantly - I love this and that stamp is gorgeous.
Denise xx

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

You are so very talented Sylvia.
The sentiment and card are beautiful.
Chris x

brenda said...

A beautiful piece Sylvia, your shading and inking is so delicately done, it looks as though it were printed on the cardstock although I know that's not the case.

That quote is one of my absolute favourites and on Penny Black 2695J which I use over and again, sometime the whole quote, sometimes just a line.

B x

Sasha said...

Beautiful card, Sylvia. Fabulous stamping, and I love the warm glow you have achieved with your inking. Love your sentiment, too:)

Miranda said...

Beautiful Sylvia-Anne! I really like those soft colours and the LIM theme! Greetz Miranda

Mandi said...

Sensational card Sylvie Anne
Adore the colours

Many thanks
"Less is More"

Marie said...

A stunning card!

Marie x

RefRacBe said...

Lovely brayering, Sylvia. It adds a really nice subtle colour to the card. Rachel

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful! xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful! You do LiM cards so well :o)
Margaret xx

Carole said...

Ahh Sylvia, absolutely beautiful. I love to visit and see what you are up to. Thank you my friend and thank you for your lovely comments too. Carole xox

Shirley said...

Wow, that is lovely!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful & elegant card. The inking is fabulous and I would have thought that was one stamp ! Thanks for the tip on the brayering.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Simply delightful. Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Viv said...

This is such a lovely card Sylvia, well done :O) Viv xx

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Very elegant:)
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow this is beautiful, fabulous design, sue,x

Larissa said...

Sucha pretty card! Love the soft look you got with the brayering of the ink, so lovely.


Dorthe said...

What an elegant card you have created. Thank you for joining us at the Card and Scrap challenge.

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Sylvia that is just stunning I love that image and your simple design. hugs Shirleyxxx

Claire Phillips said...

That subtle colour is so beautiful and I love how you have combined your stamped images - gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Home sweet home said...

Yes I can give you a comment now:):):)
This card is really beautiful love the image.:):)
Wish a wonderful evening.Hugs Merethe

Vicki said...

Hi Sylvia, nice to hear from you and loving your card, I really love the brayer technique and the subtle effects it can produce.

Have a good weekend

Vicki x

Nicola said...

Beautiful elegant card Sylvia, would love to raid your stamp room cos I reckon a few boxes wouldn´t hold your stash. So pleased blogger has allowed me back.
Nicola -x-

Duendes said...

Hello my friend,
lovely card...delicate and beautiful....very precious.hugs.

Terry said...

Oh this is beautiful! Love the soft background and the pop of color on the flowers is a perfect touch! Thank you so much for the blog visit and I am your newest follower!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, Loved this card when I saw it last week, but was unable to leave a comment.
Beautiful colour and a gorgeous mix of images.
Avril xx

Michele said...

the colors are so sweet and beautiful. love creation! thank you for joining the "birds of a feather" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Marjorie said...

This is so elegant hun, love it!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, really elegant, love that gorgeous ink pad you are using... and yes I too say yikes at one layer cards he he :D
Thank you for stopping by today and for your nice comment. Hugs xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card! Such pretty colours and fab stamps too :o) Lisa x said...

So simple yet so elegant!
Thanks for joining our "Birds of a Feather" Challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

You have used two beautiful stamps there to make one gorgeous finished image. You would have thought it was just one stamp it looks so good.

Great sentiment you created too.

Love Jules xx

Vicki Romaine said...

What a classy card! Elegant. Thanks for sharing on "Birds of a Feather" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

regency jean said...

Thankyou for hopping onto my blog, as you could see I'm not into challenges at the moment { no time } but I'm now a follower & hope to gain experience of stamping as your blog is wonderful.

Bettina L. said...

This is a lovely and stylish CAS card. Love the design. Thanks for playing at Card and Scrap and good luck. Hope you'll be back 1st for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Sally said...

A stunning design Sylvia, I really love it.
Sally x

lainey said...

simply gorgeous :) lainey x

maria f. said...

This is absolutely lovely. Think I need to get myself a brayer...