Apr 1, 2011

BC206 - It's all about birds and a Cricket Update

Happy Friday! - Gosh I was going to use the title: It's For the Birds until I did a Google Search on the phrase and found this information: - I decided perhaps that wasn't such a good title after all.

Anyway today's Blogger Challenge is all about our feathered friends (unless of course you are traumatized by birds after seeing the Alfred Hitchcook movie, The Birds). Let's hope that's not the case.

For my card today I tried something different. I was visiting my BF Allison's blog today
and she had posted a card using the SCS Technique (Bargello). It looked pretty interesting so I thought I would give it a try. Not sure I got it right but I think it turned out okay. The patterned paper I used (Rustic Chic - Wingit Collection) Hey, I just noticed the reference to birds with my paper...I digress
Anyway the patterns had different patterns within the pattern if that makes sense so once I cut the strips, mounted them and then cut new strips it sort of took on a different look then what I thought it would.
I decided to use the Peacok Image again from my Hero Arts-Sketched Birds stamp set. Then I picked my ink: A.Muse Studio's Ocean and Grass. I inked up the Peacock with the Ocean ink and then dabbed on the Grass ink with a Q-Tip before stamping it on the white card stock. I added some small Green pearls (Zva) and then mounted it on Pear Pizzaz card stock.
I also used some Twisted Paper which I've had for years. Mine came from Making Memories which apparently doesn't carry the stuff any longer. I did find the same type of stuff carried at this store - Personally I think it's a "cool" product even though untwisting it is a bit tricky and hard on my hands.
My sentiment is also from Hero Arts and was stamped with A.Muse French Roast ink. I also added some tiny little green pearls (again from Zva).
Other card stock used: Chocolate Chip and Taken With Teal (SU)

Don't forget that you can participate in the BC Blog Hop by leaving a link to your card. You can find this at the bottom of my post.

Thank you all who sent well wishes, prayers and kind words about our puppy, Cricket. She's doing remarkably well since she had her leg amputated last Wednesday. You can view a video of her on my personal blog:
or view directly on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpWoZ6tVL5U
It's just amazing how quickly she's adjusted to life on 3 legs. I'll leave you with a picture of her and Coleen taken yesterday.



Have a great weekend.

25 comments:

BarbaraW said...

The peacock is the perfect bird for the lovely background. Great card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card - love the papers and technique! Glad to hear Cricket is doing better!

Basement Stamper said...

Ida, the peacock colors are beautiful and I love the twisted paper you used. So glad that Cricket is adjusting well!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a wonderful card. So beautiful. So pleased Cricket is doing so well. Such a beautiful pair! TFS

Lisa Bohler said...

I really like the bright colors and patterns you used!

Allison said...

Super take on the technique...I just love these papers you chose! And great layout (esp. with the pearls on the circle!).

My mom breeds pugs. She has three fawns and a black one right now so you would have lots to talk about with her! Colleen has the biggest, most soulful eyes!

sheryl said...

Pretty card. Your background technique turned out beautifully!

peggy gatto said...

I love the colors and simple bold layout!!!
A lovely card
My dog simon sends your dog a big paw hug. What a trauma for all of you. I just know cricket will adjust.

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful card and your Bargello technique is awesome!

Chrissy D said...

Your card and daughter are beautiful! The puppy dog is adorable! Love the colors on your card!

Rose said...

Ida, love what you did with the background papers, the blues together are beautiful. Love the picture of Coleen and Cricket, I'll jump over to you tube to check the little girl out.

Linda Monroe said...

So glad to hear your puppy Cricket is doing well. Beautiful card.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What an amazing card Ida! The background is sensational! Glad to hear that Cricket is adjusting! :D
(I simply love bird images, but I have to admit...that Alfred Hitchcock movie always scares the living daylights out of me!!)

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I just love colors you used.



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Lori said...

Beautiful card, Ida! Love the look of the background technique. So glad to hear that Cricket's continuing to make a good recovery!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Ida! Wonderful job on the Bargello Technique!
Glad to hear that Cricket is home! :)

Sue W said...

What a beautiful card Ida........lovely colours and the image is gorgeous!
So glad to hear Cricket is doing well!

Asia said...

Beautiful card :) I love your Bardello background and the ribbon :)

My name is Erika. said...

The colors are fantastic here. Very pretty choices.Great card.

Barbara said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love that background...and your peacock is perfect against the background. Wonderful card.

Carolyn King said...

beautiful card. love the colors. Glad you puppy is doing well :)

stampinmoments.com said...

The colours are beautiful in this Ida!!
Andrea
x

Tami Black said...

Ida,
A word of advice -- if you want me to see the card, don't put in a darling little girl with a wistful face and her puppy who had just had a leg amputated! I hope both of them are doing well and I do really love your card -- colors are awesome and the image is beautiful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card and tech! Luv the colors, thanks for sharing the photo of Colleen and the pup, glad things are getting better.

njburk said...

How sweet to post a photo of Colleen with Cricket--glad to know he's doing so well.

Your card is fantastic--I've never attempted this --but now I sure want to!
All the best, Nola