Saturday, 31 January 2009

let yourself be loved

'When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your own spirit'.

This posting fits two challenges:
  • Stamp Something Challenge where the challenge is to add a little summer to our winter days with summery colours, a summer theme, or anything that will warm and brighten your day. What a great theme! Such a lovely feeling to know that summer days lie ahead and as each day passes a little bit more of winter gets left behind.
  • Created by Hand Challenge where the challenge is to use the colours red or pink in your creation. Well, there is plenty of red here.
The patterned papers used are from We R Memory Keepers ~ Nonsense collection. The background circles paper is Drip Drop. I made the tree by cutting out a swirl from Silly Sally and the leaves and flowers from Jingle Jangle. The cute little bird is from Sing Song. All motifs were layered onto either cardstock or grungeboard, depending on whether I wanted them to lay completely flat or to have a bit of dimension. I then inked up the edges and clear embossed them. The flowers were further layered with paper flowers and had buttons sewn on for the centres.

The stamp used to create the building is from Paper Artsy ~ Love & Kisses. I stamped different parts of this image onto Wishy Washy papers. I inked up the roof and the door with red ink and clear embossed. The main part of the building was embossed with gold and I cut the centre bit separately using a piece of green paper from my scraps and green ink. The parts of the building and door were stuck to grungeboard to create different layers of dimension, before inking up and embossing the edges.
Thank you for looking.
having a {me} day


Deb M. said...

Love, love this card. So creative & artsy. Beautiful!


Yogi said...

Fun & Real cute

Katy said...

this is a beautiful card! so creative!

Bev said...

Oh this is fantastic - the detail is amazing!

hugs Bev x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This card is soooo unique I love it!

Emma xxx

Jocy said...

Wonderful card!

Erin... said...

So pretty! love the colors, thanks for playing:)

Lynda Nielsen said...

FABULOUS!!!! I love what you've done, it's so unique! Your colors are Fantastic
Lynda =)

deb said...

OMG, you put colors together soooo good! I love this! Love that house!
Great card!!!