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Monday, January 2, 2012

MMM Challenge 30 - Nature (Birds)

Happy New Year! As much as I love Christmas, it is almost refreshing to make some non-Christmas cards for a change, although I have to confess I am already poised to order some Christmas items for my 2012 cards! I have missed a few challenges during December due to the Holidays and other personal matters, so I was excited to check out Make My Monday today and see that the challenge for January will be Nature, and the specific challenge for this week is birds. I am currently out-of-town and have my trusted "duffel bag of supplies" with me. It is a good thing we are headed home tomorrow as I am nearly out of card stock! When I saw the theme of "birds," one of my favorites, I got a bit nervous. I have limited stamp plates with me. However, I got lucky in that one of the stamp plates called Typography by Artistic Outpost includes a sentiment with a border of birds. I stamped the sentiment and birds and then restamped additional birds on either side of the first image to give me a whole line of birds. My card also includes images from the Whimsical Melange plate, also by Artistic Outpost. I tried a technique, new for me, with this card; using sequin waste to add color to my card. I think this could become addictive! Well, thanks for dropping by. Best, Yvonne

10 comments:

Mynnette said...

Look at that lovely line of birdies down at the bottom of your gorgeous card! Wonderful touch! Thank you for joining us this week at MMM--and many happy returns on the New Year!!! :)

Jacqueline said...

A gorgeously composed card Yvonne and beautifully coloured - thank you so much for joining us at MMM again - Jacqueline xx

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely peaceful card, perfect for a Nature theme. Love the line of birds on the bottom Yvonne.
Avril xx

Dots Dabbles said...

yes, a very serene card...and very relaxing to look at Yvonne. Thanks for the links, the typography plate made me laugh.
Dot x

Suzi B said...

Fabulous Yvonne... your duffle bag and contents sound amazing! but what you do with it even more so! Thank you for playing along with us at MMM
Suzi B x

lynne said...

This is so striking.
Your duffle bag should have a blog of its own as it is becoming so famous lol.
Christmas stamps for 2012 - well done you. I need to take a page out of your book and become more organised.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, its amazing how much stash you can get into a small bag.
Yvonne x

Cazro said...

Your duffle bag of surprises, never ceases to surprise me! Ha ha ! A really clever card, thanks for your continued support, regardless of your limited supplies, when away, we at MMM really appreciate your support. Thanks Caz

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a gorgeous card, love all details on it.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Wonderful Yvonne...you may have limited stamps with you but this is perfect. Love the collagey feel to your card. Thank you for continuing to play along with us at Make My Monday. Suz xx