Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm a friend of Pagemaps!

Ever find yourself searching for a little extra inspiration??? Well, then today is your day! There's a brand new crop of cardmaps over at my friend Becky Fleck's Pagemaps site!

If you're not familiar - quarterly Miss Becky comes out with new sketches for card makers! If you also scrapbook - you can check out her site Pagemaps.com for monthly scrapbook layouts of ALL kinds! It's WAY fun!

For this latest round of card sketches, I was honored to make a sample! If you want to see all the sketches -- plus the one I used -- you can click HERE

And... here's my card!

Here are the quick and simple details!

I used a mix of Foofola, BasicGrey and SU decorative paper scraps. My birdie image (Home Tweet Home from Flourishes) was stamped on Flourishes Classic White with a mix of dye inks: Vivid Storm Blue, Vivid Cottage Ivy, and Vivid Brown and then blended with a water brush to "color" my image. The birdie's chest was just given a wash of Vivid Tea Rose. I stamped the bird a second time and popped up his body so that I didn't have to mask in order for him to look like he was perched! It also added a little more dimension. The ribbon is May Arts Pink Silk Ribbon and the ribbon slide is from Flourishes' Finishing Touches line. Both can be found HERE

I'll have another sample using this fun sketch tomorrow too! So.... check back! See you then!


The Rubber Maid said...

Love the papers and what a sweet bird. Lovely card. Mom

Janine said...

Hey girlfriend!!! How have you been? This is a beautiful card... Great sketch too. I am going to check out the site!!
Have a great day!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Ooooo ... more sketches!! I'll be checking it out too ... but in the meantime, just want to say this creation is too cute!! Love the little birdie!! Hope you're having a great day!!

dpkennedy said...

Sweet bird and lovely card! Thanks for the sketch info!

Diane said...

What a beauty Julie!!! Love the paper and the bird is gorgeous and the ribbon is oh so pretty and....... I just love it!!!