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Monday, 2 January 2012

Week 30 at Make My Monday

Morning  all welcome to the first challenge of 2012 at 
Make My Monday.
the January theme chosen by Fliss is
NATURE
and to start us off Fliss would like us to use
BIRDS
Here's mine
This is an 8x8 card... my first attempt at this size. I've seen lots of inspirational art work using this size so thought I'd try it. Hope you like it.
The main image is a freebie download from 
Cemerony Share There are some gorgeous images on this Blog. Julia also sells art work on Etsy.


I like the way this bird from Crafty Individuals CI-256 is taking flight off the card.
The Air mail is from one of CI's freebie packs which I received recently with an order... thank you CI
The other little bird and the words are from a lovely set of Inches...
can't remember who makes them :o(
The round image is  from the download.
The bird on a branch is from Stampers Anonymous.
The feather stamp is from Impressive Images Essential Elements coloured with DI's. You can just see some script which also came from this set.
I cut out the birdcages on the smaller images .. They were re sized before printing.
The birds in the grass image and the sentiment are from  PaperArtsy.
I used several DI's to make the background and to colour the stamped images.
The little collection of post cards is also from Impressive Images.


Pop across to the MMM Challenge Blog and see all the DT's inspirational  art work and the gorgeous stamps Fliss has donated for the January winner.

 As usual  I look forward to visiting your blog to see your interpretations.

Blogger has been playing up during this post... it's made this post a bit of a pain to complete... but alls well... nearly.

Take care and very best wishes for 2012.
 xx Suzi B xx


Challenges
Something old something new at Simon Says Stamp and Show..... New DI's and Air Mail stamp
Anything Goes   The Pink Elephant 
Anything goes plus distressing at Craft your Passion 
Anything Goes Ink on My Fingers Sunday Stamper

16 comments:

Aquarius said...

Maybe Mr Blogger has been over-indulging LOL!!
This is a brilliant card and I love the theme this time so will be clearing myself a space to get started. Not tried this size of card myself but might have a go. You've certainly used a wide selection of stamps.

Valerie said...

Fab-u -lous!!Suzi I absolutely love your collage card. I can't wait to have a play with ideas for this challenge.
Happy new year
Val x

Jacqueline said...

A gloriously detailed card Suzi - Jacqueline xx

Fliss said...

This really is lovely Sue. The vintage style is just gorgeous and all the elements work so well together. I find 8x8 really useful sometimes Especially when it's a struggle to get everything on the card!
Wishing you a Happy New Year and a great 2012.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece, really like the birds and the bird flying off the page is lovely. Great pop of colour too on the birds. Lovely layered creation. Lovely to have you joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely creation, love the images and love the bird flying off the page, lovely touch. Great layered piece. Lovely to have you joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Happy New Year. Tracy x

Craftychris said...

I love the card. I adore birds and the layers are fab x

Victoria said...

Thanks for sharing that link - they have some fab stuff on there! I love the layout and colour scheme you've chosen. The images work so well together. It's a really stunning creation. Happy New Year!

Christine B. said...

Happy New year Suzi. Love this card and all the elements you have combined. I think it's my favourite you have made. Gorgeous. Hugs x ChrisB

Mynnette said...

Oh, wow!!!!! LOVE that main image--and thank you for the tip/site to go to! :) I just love the vintage feel of this--it's fabulous! :) Wishing you and yours a fabulous 2012!!!

Val said...

Fabulous card - love the detail and colouring.

Happy New Year and all the best for 2012.

Hugs
Valxx

Amanda said...

Absolutely love your card, love the colurs and the use of the space which can feel quite large, I wouldnt be without 8x8 my favorite size and I have quite a stash. Amanda x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I like the darker distressed edges and the way you laid out the papers!

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Suzanne Brookfield said...

You know iam a fan of 8x8. Love the distressing and layered look. X

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the detail on this piece Suzi, with all the gorgeous birds and the feather. I particularly like the bird cage suspended on the right hand side. Happy 2012 to you too! Vicky x

earthspirit927 said...

Beautiful vintage feel.Thank you for joining us this Week at Craft Your Passions Challenges for our first Challenge of the year "Anything goes + Distressing". Have a great weekend and Good Luck:)

Melissa
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