"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~Mother Teresa

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

You're So Tweet!

Hello friends!!
It's the middle of the week already and I have plenty to keep me busy throughout the rest of this month!  Spring seemed to get here and everything got into a big hurry all the sudden! LOL!

So, before the end of the month gets here and I completely forget to do this, I wanted to use this sweet image from the progressive challenge over at From the Heart.
So check out my card:
And this darling little image is called Apple Blossom Birds.  I enjoyed coloring these sweet peeps to make them look like the robins that hop around my area.  I printed the image twice and colored in another image with the blossoms to pop them out over the design to give them dimension.

I cut out the image from a strip and then use a curved stitch die cut to made the curve along the right end of it as well as the brown layer behind it.  The sentiment was cut out and layered with the brown and popped up over a gold line sticker.  I also added THREE banners to the bottom of the sentiment by punching them out from design papers with my banner punch.

I used an embossing folder for the background and mounted it over a piece of gold metallic card stock and then layered that onto a brown A2 card base.
To finish it off, I decided to add some gold sequins to bring out the other gold on the design.

Here's a closer view of my coloring:
You can barely see in the photo, but for the apple blossoms, I've used my white gel pen to make some lines and I've also used a gold gel pen to make "dots" in the centers of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you've enjoyed my card.

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

Here are the challenges I'd like to enter this card for:
From the Heart Progressive Challenge:


i {heart} sketches... with a twist: use three of something
 (I guess my twist is the three banners)


Sentimental Sundays - Funny and/or Cute sentiment


59 comments:

Imke said...

Vickie, this is soooo cute !!! Great take with our Sketch this week and also with the FREE Stamp of the Month May Image. Your coloring is really great. LOVE your Card !!

Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !!

Olga said...

Saw this on FB, girl, this is absolutely one of my favorites, it's gorgeous!!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Vicki, this is just precious! I love the embossing and the way you have colored the birds to look like robins. we have so many of these special birds around our house, so this really makes me smile! :)

isn't that little banner punch just so much fun?! I find myself using it so often, and then also punching banners from scraps, too.

thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. you make my day! I'm trying to get back around to everyone's blogs, but these stupid seizures sure do make it tough. thanks again!

have a most amazing day!

Asha said...

This is the kinda card that makes you go ....aaaaw! It really is a tweet make! :)
hugs, Asha

aussie aNNie said...

Vicky sorry not been around, hours on hours spent with my dad....LOVE this most beautiful stamp brought to life by your gorgeous colours...xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Sarah said...

This is wonderful Vicki and would make a perfect anniversary card. Love those cute robins and that is a really great sketch xx

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful card, Vicki, and I love that embossing folder! Terrific coloring on the image - so soft and gentle. :-D

Margreet said...

Awww Vicki, this is too tweet...great coloring!
xxx Margreet

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I so love this card Vicki. Your coloring and attention to detail is wonderful like those pink cheeks on those adorable robbins and the white gel pen dots! Love the way you worked the sketch. Just fabulous!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Vicki I have received so much pleasure seeing this beautiful creation that image and blossom are divine, I love your colouring, also the amazing design a truly wonderful card.
hugs
lorraine x

jimlynn said...

So sweet and precious. Love the addition of the banners and the color of those tiny birds. Great card Vicki.
Lynn

Jenny L said...

Hi Vicki,
oh what a very great creation today.
I love the birds on the blossom image, and your embossing is wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. jenny L.

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Vicki..such sweet little birds and coloured beautifully..love the dimension and design..fabulous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Amelia said...

Such a sweet card! I love it! Beautifully coloured xx

Sue said...

Awwww I love this Vicki. Such a delightful image coloured so beautifully and I love the embossing.
hugs Sue xx

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Vicki! I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous, fab gold touches too!
Hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

Absolutely perfect in every way! Love your card and such a pretty embossed background!

Patti J said...

Okay, so this is the tweetest card I've seen all day! Love this, dear friend! Adorbs!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fantastic take on the sketch with perfect colors and texture. Well done! Love how you colored the birds.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love the image.

Patricia St Martin said...

Vicki, Just adorable and your coloring is wonderful. This set is so darling I love all the sentiments. I love the 3D look on the flowers. The banners are such a nice touch.
Hugs, Pat♥

Chasing the Dream said...

Hi There, this is so tsweet, just love the colors on those birds, beautifully CAS. Great crafting minds think alike. Fab bling and texture.
Have a wonderful day
Hugs
Berni

Alanna said...

What a beautiful image. Great card design.

Regina said...

this is just adorable! I love the beautifully colored image!
big hugs Regina

Pollard Carole said...

just love your card today the design is fabulous and so beautifully coloured its all so lovely love and hugs Carole x

Lynn McAuley said...

Stunning work on this precious card, Vicki! Gorgeous coloring and I love the popped up blossom!

Desire Fourie said...

This is super adorable Vicki. Loving the embossing and dimension on those flowers.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Donna said...

This is just adorable and beautiful coloring and display of this sweet image, such a versatile image too, could be used for so many occasions!

Beth said...

oh my Vicki this is gorgeous such a sweet image and I love the flag's and embossing beautiful card.
Hugs

Tracey said...

Such a sweet (tweet) card Vicki :o)
Thank you for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays too.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Céline said...

so fab card Vicki! totally love the design and gorgeous embossing
hugs
céline

Davi said...

SO very pretty Vicki!! I love the sweet image, the coloring and layering of the flower for great dimension :)

Donna K said...

Sweetness overload here! That image is just darling!!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute image great layout and love the embossing
Carol x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I just adore the cute image, Vicki, and love your fabulous colouring.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Inkyfingers said...

Those smoochy birds are adorable Vicki and I love how you used that sketch for the design. Lovely card!

Pia S said...

A beautiful take on the sketch, such pretty coloring, love how you popped some of the flowers and added sequins.

AJ Bodine said...

Soooo cute! I just love this image and your coloring is gorgeous. Love the popped flowers too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

AJ - DT, Sentimental Sundays

Penny Odell said...

Wow Vicki, what a gorgeous card. I love how you colored your image, and that embossing.

Anita in France said...

So sweet, Vicki ... and such fabulous colouring ... adorable! Anita :)

Donna said...

Hey Vicki, your card is so cute and I love this adorable little image which has been perfectly coloured. The embossing really makes the whole card pop! :) Donna ♥ x

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh Vicki!
Your card is totally melting my heart!
Precious!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That embossing plate is just perfect for this sweet card! BTW - you made top 3 at CAS on Sunday - congrats!
http://cleanandsimpleonsunday.blogspot.com/2015/05/challenge-58-winner-and-top-3.html

Kristina H said...

So very pretty!

Kristina H said...

So very pretty!

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is Gorgeous. Love this layout and your colouring is perfect x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so beautiful! LOVE the dimension!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Vicki, this is my new favorite of your cards! You have just done a magnificent job of coloring this sweet image for spring!! Hugs, Darnell

Monika Reeck said...

Vicki I looove this cute Image
and how you colored it
and how the 3D flower you made
lovely embossing paper too
and I love all gold on your card
Again this is a winner card on my eyes
perfecto
hugs, Monika

Sue said...

So very sweet, awesome color work and such a cute card. Love your little robins.

Hugs
Sue

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I love the image, the flowers, and your coloring!!! Gorgeous! Hugz

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am just oohhhing and aaahhhing all over your blog tonight- this is one outstanding card! I love the great sketch and your soft subtle coloring- plus those little banners- LOVE!

Deepti said...

Awww so adorable and what a lovely coloring !

VanessaB said...

awww. beautiful! i love everything about this card! :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Seriously incredible, Vicki - the dimension on the flowers, and ohhhhh those perfectly coloured birds - LOVE.

Lola said...

Awwww, you colored these little birdies so pretty. Love their colors. Wonderful dimension on the flowers and I like your different papers on the banners. Very pretty card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet image! LOVE your coloring!

Jo said...

WOW Vicki! what an amazing card, I love the colours, layers and dimension, it's perfect! *claps*
Thank you so much for joining us at From The Heart Stamps :)
Jo xx

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