Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bird Song Birthday Card

I spent Martin Luther King Day with my three oldest grandsons. We had a great adventure visiting our planetarium and the Imax theater in our old Union Station. We had a lot of time to talk about the history of Civil Rights in our country and Martin Luther King Jr.'s contribution. It also made me realize I needed to make more multi-cultural cards which I hope to start this week.

I saw Time 4 Scrap that it's time for the Chinese New Year. That inspired me to make some Asian cards. My son, his wife, and I have always had a fascination with all things Asian, so when Our Daily Bread Designs had an inspiration photo of cherry blossoms in a blue jar, I knew that my Graphic 45 Bird Song paper would be perfect for this challenge. My grandchildren go to school with many Asian children. I hope this card will be enjoyed by one of their mothers.

The left side is CTMH Crystal Blue cs embossed with bamboo. The black sparkle flourish is also from CTMH.

Here is the inspiration from Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #187. I used the colors and flowers on the right as my inspiration.

The sketch from Everybody Art Challenge #262 gave me more inspiration:

I used three stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. The pink flowers were fussy cut from an image from "Grow in Grace" and matted on black. The outside "Blessings" banner is from "Sweet William-Small." The inside sentiment is from "Birthday Blessings."

Thank you for visiting. May God strengthen you with wisdom and bless your days in this new year!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #178 - Bling (black sparkle flourishes and gold flower centers)
Crafting By Designs - Girly Girl
Crafting for All Seasons #69 - Girly
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Deep Ocean #69 - Birthday
Everybody Art Challenge #262 - sketch
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #187 - photo inspiration
Time 4 Scrap #32 - Chinese New Year
Word Art Wednesday #116 - anything goes with uplifting verse


Aur Ane said...

Très jolie carte, j'adore les couleurs. Bravo. Merci d'avoir participé au challenge Time4Scrap. Aurane/DT-T4S

Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a layout, the mattes and such beautiful colors. Thank you for posting this outstanding project with us. Remember you can enter 5 pieces of art each week which gives you five chances to win one of our very sweet prizes.
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday

Leanne said...

This is so pretty, I love the image and the layout is wonderful. Nice Bling!
Thanks for entering our Bling Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card and layout
Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments
Huge Kelly

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card and take on the inspiration Vickie!! I just love that blue dp and the textured blue with the flowers!! What a perfect added touch!! I knew right away what photo you were inspired by!! Thanks for sharing scripture and your talent with us at ODBD!!

Mikha Adriani said...

I love this G45 collection, Vickie!! And wow, it turned into a beautiful creation in your hand! :)
love the swirl and you did the layout real good.
Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments. Wishing to see you again soon as we're gonna have new challenge tomorrow :)
Hugs, Mikha

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! Someone's day will be truly blessed receiving this beauty! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a pretty Oriental style card!
Thanks for Playing along with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx said...

Such a pretty card love the vintage look. thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons, Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! The image reminds me a bit of Meg Tilly! Thanks for joining our bling challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tammy GDT

Laura Love said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the beautiful details.
Thank you for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card! That layout is very interesting! Don't think I've seen anything like it before - fantastic! Love how you've matted with black - makes everything stand out! Thanks for joining us this week at ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Great Card this Image is very elegant.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie