Thursday, April 28, 2011

Feed the birds...

I decided to go a little more nostalgic with this week's card.  I know everyone loves the "anything goes" challenges, and that's what we are having this week over at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.  This image is another of the newest images by our wonderful Judy.  If you want to get some fantastic images at fantastic prices, you need to hurry on over to Digi Doodle's Shop before the end of the month.  Remember the WHOLE store is on sale.  Well, I don't think that means you can really buy the store, (LOL) but you sure can pick up some great deals - never can have too many digis.  Oh, and don't forget to go by and see all of the beautiful cards by the rest of  the DT.  These lovely ladies have really gone all out to inspire you.


The reason I said this card is nostalgic, is that it reminds me of Mary Poppins and the scene in the movie with the woman feeding the birds.  This is another card that for me, is quite simple as I have used only two dp's. These and the two buttons are from my stash.  The lace is from Joann's; and the punch is of course, MS, that I cut into a strip of paper and punched on one edge and then did the same to the other edge.  The corner punches are from Sizzix.  And then I distressed the background paper and did some faux stitching around the outer edge of the nestible.

Here's a closeup of the old lady.  I colored the image with my prismacolors and gamsol.  I tried to color her skin so that it looked a little ashen, so she looked a little weathered.  It also seemed to me that muted colors were a good idea.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:

I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - 1 image, 2 dp's, 3 embellishments
Sketchy Colors - blue, beige, white
Southern Girls Challenge - green  & blue
Crafts And Me Challenges - vintage/distressed
Shelly's Images - 2 buttons, brads or bows
Cute Card Thursday - any  sketch from any blog - (The House that Stamps Built)
Delightful Sketches - distressing


I hope you will leave me a comment, and I hope to see you at my next post.  Don't forget, I have candy for  New and  Current followers.

Hugs,

40 comments:

Karen said...

Ooooh Dj, that a great job you've done with this image, lovely card.
xx

Lisa said...

The colours and colouring are beautiful.Love the antique lace.
Just remembered you asked a question last week(duh).Decoupage scissors are small scissors with a fine point so great for fiddly cutting out.They were designed for cutting decoupage out hence the name!
Lisa x

ahlers5 said...

Just beautiful. Love the way you colored the image, The paper and lace go with it so beautifully!

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous. I love the muted colours and your colouring is great. Hugs Denise xx

Julie said...

Simply beautiful! The the color combo and papers
Hugs,
julie

Judy said...

You've done a fantastic job with this stamp Debra. I think you've absolutely captured the nostalgic look! Beautifully colored, and designed.

Hugs

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely and yes it does remind me of Mary Poppins. I love your layout it goes so well with the image.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Dorcas said...

Very nostalgic and sweet, Debbie! The lace is perfect for it!

Teri said...

Super vintage looking creation hun!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
Hugs,
Teri x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

I´ve a special feeling when I look at your card... it´s heartwarming on one hand, but also a little sad on the other, because the lady seems a bit lonely...
I like your coloring and also the colors you chose for the whole card - soft and decent...
Hugs,
Uli

Linda w said...

Reminds me of mary poppins too. Great colouring again. Love the distressing. Everything just look so great on it. Hug slin

Debs M said...

beautifully coloured, love the bp and the corner punch, lovely card x

BugBites said...

Great card. Reminds me of being in London in the big square with all the birds.TFS with us at Frosted Designs

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so sweet Debbie! Love the image and the colors! The lace and flourishes are pretty touches too!

sasa said...

Love the blue paper and distressed edges...the lace is just so pretty too.

Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Simon says Stamp & Show.

Sarah.

craftybunny said...

Just popped back to say thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Donna said...

Oh Debra, this is totally gorgeous hun, I love how you coloured this beautiful image. hugs Donna x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debra :-) such a lovely image and your colouring is fab ! Love the papers and embellies too :-)

you have entered this into the childrens challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge by mistake :-) I will delete that link but can you please re link this to the Anything Goes challenge :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

Hi again Debra :-) thanks for your comment :-) no worries re the link :-) I deleted the childrens one but the one on the anything goes is fine :-) The links change colour to show the cards you have visited and already seen :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Scrappy said...

What a GORGEOUS project! LOVE your layout and your coloring is impecable! Thanks so much for joining us at Shelly's Images and AIF this week! We hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!

Crafty Lynz said...

Great card! the image is differnt to what is usually seen, but I like that!

Thanks for joining us at SFC this time. Good Luck!

Hugs, Lynsey x

Gemma said...

a lovely card, thanks for playing at IDIC this week! Gemma :)

Padster said...

Love it! - thanks for sharing with us at IDIC this week
Hugs,
Debbie x

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card with fantastic coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card.
luv
Debby

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, love the weathered effect, I should really use my pencils more
Ruth x

Julie said...

Such a lovely card,I'm now going to be singing feed the birds all day ! Thanks for sharing with the Southern Girls. Have a great weekend,Julie x

Mandy said...

Debra your card is beautiful, I love that lace and your distressing looks fab.
I thought of Mary Poppins too when I saw the image, "Feed the birds tuppence a bag, tuppence a bag, tuppence" that's it now it will be stuck in my head lol.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Jóna said...

Hi DJ :O)
I'm so glad to see this image on a card (it was me who wished for this image, old lady feeding the birds) and I love it :O)
Love also your card, it's beautiful.
Hugs, Jóna

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous! Love the distressing! Thank you for playing along in our "Show us Your Layers" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is stunning!

Crafting Gill said...

This is superb and your colouring is fab love the image thanks for joinin gus at SFC good luck
Gill xx

Steph said...

What a sweet image. Love your colouring x

Diamond Doll said...

Beautiful card.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

cbuswell said...

great image, love the touch of lace.

Min said...

What a lovely card - I just love the combination of the distressing with the lace and this image! Fabulous! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week at Shelly's Images!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

leslierahye said...

great job--love the park-bench image you chose. Thank you for joining us on Delightful Challenges this week!

leslierahye said...

btw..your ferret appears hungry.

Lola said...

This is totally awesome! The image, layout and coloring are great!

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful card Debra, love your colouring x

hugs sally x
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