Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's a timeless kind of Tuesday!

Hi all! The Friends of Flourishes blog team is taking over the Flourishes Newsletter today to usher in a bit of a challenge. In fact, it's going to be a weekly event with different things for you to tackle! It's called - Timeless Tuesday!

Today, Cindy Haffner headed up the challenge and told us to simply make a card with a swirl or flourish! So.... I did!

I used the new Home Tweet Home set for my tree limb and bird and then stamped the bird again in order to pop it up on my card! The Flourish is actually in the background with the Damask background in blue on my blue decorative paper piece. I used a corner punch, added some bling and some ivory satin ribbon and... done! I used Tombow markers with a blender pen to pick up the color to color the bird. For my branch and leaves I used Rich Brown and Bambo Memento inks. The sentiment on the bottom was also stamped with Rich Brown. I also sponged the edges of my main image with some Antique Linen Distress inks.

Here's a closeup of the birdie!

Want to find out more about the challenge? Click HERE for the official rules and to see what the other blog team members cooked up!

Happy Tuesday!

19 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

This is so pretty, Julie! I love the colors and the wonderful bird and branch stamps. What a great challenge, too! This should inspire some fabulous cards!

Elena said...

So elegant!!! Love the colors and ribbon is very nice touch!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Julie! I love the satin ribbon with the rich colors of the bird. Wonderful!

Kim said...

This is so soft and beautiful! I am loving this card!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Julie, this card is great - love that corner punch, the little bit of bling and the great coloring. The damask background is perfect.

Janine said...

Very pretty Julie... That ribbon is AMAZING!! Just getting over computer troubles and sickness here. and it snowed again!!

denise g. said...

Yippee! Looks like spring around here. Too bad it's still a long ways off IRL. Beautiful card, Julie!

marcie said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the ribbon is incredible! Sounds like a fun challenge.

Kimberly Crawford said...

That is beautiful, Julie!! LOVE the colors and the pps!!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This is gorgeous, Julie. So Spring-y. Love your coloring and the DP colors.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this.....great work as Always!

(((Hugs)))

mochamama said...

I love the colors, the layout and that little bird, love the bird!

Nancy said...

This is so pretty. Love how you colored the bird!

Silke Ledlow said...

Julie - this is so beautiful!!! I love this new Set too!!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Love the colors and you colored the bird so beautifully!!!! Thanks so much for all your help!!! You are the BEST!!!!

Diane said...

Awwwww!!! Such a beauty!!!
I adore that punch,do you know if it's still available and from who?

Barb Schram said...

So very pretty, Julie! Love that butterfly! Hope you are doing well, my friend!

Velta said...

Well done girl!!! I especially like the damask background :)

newenglandstamper said...

This is such an elegant card - I love the way you colored the bird. Ali