Saturday, January 1, 2011

First card of 2011

Happy New Year to all.  Hope everyone has a wonderful 2011.  It's been a relaxing day.  Played some video games with the kids this morning.  Had time to sit at the computer with my tea (a couple cups) and browse all the blogs, and challenge sites I've been missing.  And had time to make my first card of 2011.  After dinner we picked up all the Christmas stuff.  Packed it away for another year.  It's been a little quiet around here today.  Sam is sick. Soar throat, feeling sick.  She hasn't eaten much today.  And for her to sleep most of the day on the couch, she has to be feeling pretty bad.  She managed to stay up and watch a movie with us last night, to see her first New Years come in.  Now she says she's not staying up late again, because it made her sick. 

The yellow paper started out white with the flowered background stamp embossed in white.  I colored some of the flowers with watercolor pencils, and then with a glaze pen overtop.  I then used yellow Distress Ink to color over all the paper, and straw color around the edges.  The stamped image was colored with watercolor pencils.  I stamped it three times.  Cutting out the open flower, mounting it with a foam square, and the bird, glued down at the head and tail, and a foam square under the wing. 
This card was made for:
Cute Card Thursday-Challenge 145-thank you
Card Patterns-Sketch 96 (oops, just realized it's Saturday and too late for this one)
Phindys Place-Challenge #36-Give Thanks with Scraps

happy crafting ;o)


Anne said...

This is so pretty, love that humming bird!
Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
Happy New Year

Cec said...

This is so pretty. I love the colours and the way the image pops. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place and I hope we will see you again next week. When you get a minute could you please link your post back to Phindy's Friday Challenge blog?

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Ann English said...

Lovely thank you card! Hope Sam is feeling better!

Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge. I hope you will join us again soon!

Payne Holler Cards said...

so ready for Spring - love the colors!
hope Sam is feeling better,
thanks for playing with us at Phindy's Place - hope you get to join us again (-: