Thursday, 5 March 2015

Life is Tweet

Hello Friends,

I am back again with another birthday card. This ALMOST catches me up to the end of March. I still have one very special card to make for my darling son, whose birthday is on the 14th.

I used the sketch at Kathy's Waffle Sketch File, the colour palette (I chose teal, aqua and orange-gold) at Cosmic Strawberry, and the theme of Texture at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge.

 It is really hard to get a good photograph lately. My overhead light makes everything look yellow and it was rather overcast most of yesterday during the day. The card base is actually white.

Anyway the book with doves image is by author and illustrator, Elizabeth Dulemba. The sentiment is by Sans Design and the darling love bird image is by Digi Drawn. I coloured the images with Tombow markers.
For the texture theme at Twisted Thursday I embossed almost all of my papers. For the four strips in Kathy's sketch I tore strips of a favourite paper. Do you save tiny scraps of your favourite papers because you can't bear to throw any of it away?
I also sanded my embossed pieces, but only two of the papers showed white through, which is what I was going for. This little daisy stands in for the heart in Kathy's sketch. And it goes nicely with Cosmic Strawberry's inspiration photo don't ya think?

Thanks for stopping in. I'm sorry about everything looking so sickly yellow. One day I will get a photo box, but for now I just don't have the space.

Hugs & smiles,

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - anything goes/optional twist texture
Kathy's Waffle Sketch Files - sketch
Cosmic Strawberry Challenge - Colour
Little Red Wagon - Birds of a Feather
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Valerie-Jael said...

Yet another fantastic card, love the sunny colours! Hugs, Valerie

Heather said...

A nice bright sunny card ~ perfect for me to see on this snowy day. Thanks for once again joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful creation, Teresa. Great combination of textures and elements.

NanaConnie said...

Of course, I saw this over at The Outlawz but I still love it! Wonderful texture all over the card. I know you son will love it. :-D

Chasing the Dream said...

OMG! what beautiful texture. this is awesome, sweet colors and composition. The recipient of this beauty, will treasure forever. Have a fab weekend.

Penny said...

Fabulously fun card! Really love your take on the sketch, and great use of the palette! Love your coloring, embossing, and combination of elements in your design :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love those images!

Candace said...

Adorable! Love those birdies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday! Have a blessed week! :)

Brenda said...

Fabulous take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at The Sketch File.

Colette said...

Beautiful card Teresa. Love all the textures! Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month xx :o)

Joanne said...

The little birds are so sweet! I love the bright and sunny feel to your card. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week :)
Joanne xo

Kathy said...

This is adorable and such a great way to use the March LO from The Sketch File
Thanks for sharing