Monday, August 2, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week Eight

So today we get down and grungy at Linda's on page 39 of the Compendium of Curiosities! I had no mishaps, so I am thinking I must have missed something. There is plenty of inking and just a touch of stamping, in fact I used 10 inks to achieve the colors I wanted. The background paper (SU) was an afterthought. The birds had already been inked and I was not sure how I wanted to place them and then came across the perfect colored background paper. Then I remember the lovely brown lace trim! The perch is off of a climbing rose. The birdhouse is a Sizzix die, in which I cut two roofs for more dimension. The birds are more of those new not released Sizzix dies and I just love them. I cut out an extra wing again for more dimension. Pearls were used for the eyes. This was another fun project! It did take 3 1/2 hours from what am I going to do to completion. Is this normal???

I forgot to add the envelope I made to go along with the card!  May you have a fabulous week! Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment.

37 comments:

Vicki Romaine said...

I love the bird and bird house. I just ordered my book. I'm only 8 lessons late!!!. How many more are there?

wwilloww said...

I love your birdies and their little home!! It is a beautiful piece!!! As for how long it takes from idea to completion... geez, sometimes takes me days, weeks, and even months!! Big help I am,huh???

Willy said...

Wonderful piece, Terry. Your birdies are great. And 3.5 hours is not much...

JeanFB said...

Bluebirds!?!?! LOOOOOOVE THEM! These are gorgeous - fab project!

Bearcrazyman said...

Great inking on the birds. The whole piece is wonderful

Carole Miller said...

Very pretty. Love the birds and the fancy wing on the one. I think you did good time wise in doing your project. It would have taken me longer as a rule. Sometimes things just fall into place and other times, well, it takes longer.
Carole Miller

Christine said...

Beautiful project! I love the little birds and that background paper is perfect!!!

xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Terry, I absolutely love this!!! The colors are beyond perfect-- and so beautifully blended, too. The bird dies are so sweet, and you've given them such a wonderful, colorful home. All the details are just right-- nothing is overdone, but everything is done in the most gorgeous way. Even the envelope is great!

I'm applauding you between keystrokes!

Chrissy D said...

Terry - this is lovely! I just love that DP too! We have a birds nest with babies on our front porch. They are growing so fast! TFS!

Minxy said...

This is just exquisite, i adore everything about it :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Its just adorable Terry and a matching envelope too! Great job!

Charlene said...

So cute!! I want one! Love the color and there's just something about birds that make a soul happy.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooooooh I REALLy like this! You really outdid yourself Terry!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

your card is BEAUTIFUL! i love the colors, so wonderful. the birdie is adorable and pretty! thanks for sharing and have a great nite! *hugs* steph :)

Michele said...

i love the dimensions of the piece and the beautiful simplicity of it. keep 'em coming Terry!

CuddlyBunny said...

Aww! What a WONDERFUL piece! Love the birds and how everything came together, bit by bit!

The best projects are the ones that you start, thinking you might have a good idea, and before long, you're rewarded with a BEAUTIFUL payoff!

Sarah said...

This is so sweet, love your colours. Sarah

Helen said...

So many colours! Love the finished look, it's fantastic.

paperqueen said...

Wow! Great, great piece,and you took those birds from cute to fabulous with your masterful use of color. Love it!
Eileen

JP Card Crazy said...

Awesome!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

so lovely, and the handmade envie is perfect!

Sherry said...

Love, love, love your card!!!! So pretty and dimensional - everything about it is great!

stampdiva said...

An adorable piece of art. TFS. Lynne M

Rachelle said...

Beautiful Terry! I love the color you achieved. And I'll be following you along your journey as well.

Netty said...

Wow Terry, this is totally gorgeous, love it. Annette x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful piece, luv all the colors and now I need the birds too?!!! stop it!! you hear me!!! Yes, it takes me even longer sometimes, but it's worth the effort, isn't it! You ROCK GF, tweet tweet! xxoo

Meggymay said...

Wow, this is fantastic, love the birds.

minnie_mac said...

Love this. All elements work so beautifully together.

Marilyn

Barbara Mason said...

Wow I just think tose birdies are tooo sweet!

Kathy Eddy said...

Absolutely stunning! I see another new sizzix I am going to have to get because of you1 My collection is so big already and i keep saying no more yet they still trickle in. Fed-Ex brought me a big box from Ellison yesterday.

Jan said...

How adorable is this?? Love the birds and the one peeking out from inside the birdhouse is so sweet!!

Lena said...

Great work! Love the colours - it must have taken a while before you got the perfect one for their tummies...

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

LOVE this, amazing work, stunning :)

hugs mandyxx

Carolyn said...

Terry, your CC8 piece is wonderful. I also love the tag you just finished.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Terry, love the birdhouse!

Nan said...

Hi Terry ! This was my favorite piece in the little Mr Linky squares and it is even better closeup! Love your bluebirds and the colors you got!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Terry! This is beautiful! (and that trim along the top is fabulous...I have a fiber/trim addiction...). Really, really lovely piece!

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