Happy Sunday. I hope you all had a great weekend.
Before I share my card with you, I would like to say a very big thank you to the team at the Library Challenge for choosing my mermaid card - in this post - as a featured project on their site! I've said this before, but it is no less true, I create cards for challenges because it is a good way to flex the creative muscles and inspires me to try different things. When one of my cards is chosen as a featured project - it is always such a thrill :-)
Now, on to tonight's card. The Library Challenge focus book this week is one near and dear to my heart.
Let me give you a little background.... my bestie, Pammie and I were very different girls. Pammie was blond, blue-eyed, skinny (she wasnt (enviously) called Twiggy for nothing!) Pammie was arty, I wasn't. My brother was the arty one and used to spend time with Pammie on tricks of the trade. Pammie danced and I played sport. The one thing Pammie and I both did was write short stories and poetry. And, we both have a particular fondness for Maya Angelou. So, when I saw this challenge, I couldn't help but play along :-)
Instead of going with the caged bird theme, I decided to use the inspiration from the front cover instead. Such a strong graphic image silhouetted against that background.
I used my favorite Hero Arts die and my blog followers know that I have used this particular die often. However, I used it as a stencil instead.
I used my Altenew yellow and orange inks to create the background sun and then stamped the Hero Arts Layering Rooster silhouette stamps to create the bird. As I was going for a silhouette, I didn't need the layering pieces :-)
Here's a closeup of the sun:
The rooster needed several stampings to get it to cover up the bright orange - thank goodness for the Misti! I stamped the sentiment and die-cut it with my stitched rectangle. You know, I don't think I will EVER get bored of the stitched edges :-)
Here's my full card:
I decided to create this as a birthday card - can you ever have too many? I used another two of the layering rooster stamps on the inside and a sentiment from Altenew finished off the inside.
On a personal note:
If you missed my post last night - you can check out the photos of the Monarch here
. Tonight, I have another butterfly photo for you - this one of a White Admiral. We put out the oranges for the orioles, woodpeckers, etc. but as they start to rot they really attract the butterflies.
I'll be back tomorrow with another card - and another photo. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Stamps: Layering Rooster - Hero Arts. Inside Sentiment - Birds of a Feather - Altenew
- Inks: Altenew
- Card stock: 110# Neenah Solar White