Sunday, February 10, 2013

Birds

It is all about "BIRDS" at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for the current theme chosen by Meggymay!  Come on and join us with your lovely stamping creations celebrating one of natures most beautiful gifts the lovely "Bird."  My lovely DT sisters have so much beauty to share with you, so please have a visit at FSC.

This was more than a challenge to me as I worked on this at the same time as keeping my pet bird, Fred, of more than 25 years company.  So this is a tribute to my Fred, who did pass away this morning and I will miss him dearly!  Now this sweet bird does not look at all like my Fred, who was pretty good size and green, but it is one of my favorite images.   "Birds of A Feather" and "Quotes and Quotables" are the stamps I used from Artistic Outpost and I found the quote I used so true and appropriate with how I feel at the moment. 
The bird and sentiment were stamped with Archival Sepia, heat set and then colored with Antique Linen and, Tattered Rose and Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Stampin Up Barely Banana for the beak and little feets.  The metal pieces were colored with Metallic Stain.  For both embossed panels, I used Cuttlebug folders and highlighted with Tattered Rose and touches of Festive Berry. 

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you pull out some birdy stamps and join in the fun at FSC!  Also Artistic Outpost has a February Referral Program and that is anything goes using AO stamps!  I hope you have a wonderful week!

52 comments:

Debi said...

beautiful card Terry, love the colours, Debi x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Terry, love how you've used the Sepia ink.

I'm so sorry to hear about Fred, my thoughts are with you. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Terry, love the colours and sentiment.
Sorry to read about Fred, thinking of you.
Yvonne x

Ann said...

gorgeous!!!
i am so sorry about Fred. sending hugs.

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Terry. Love all the layering and the vintage sepia tones are so lovely.
hugs, Fliss xx

Jann said...

What a beautiful card! And I'm so sorry about Fred--I know you must miss him so much!

craftattack said...

Great card, lovely stamp and my fave colours. Sorry about Fred, hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

How lovely - the delicate pastels are so pretty, and it's one of my favourite Dickinson quotes...

I'm so sorry to read about Fred - this is a very fitting tribute.
Alison xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a gorgeous card, lovely colours and textures.
I am so sorry to hear about Fred.
Big hugs and l;ots of love {brenda} x0x

Yvonne Garner said...

Sending a huge hug your way Terry. A fitting tribute to Fred, indeed. A beautiful card, so well done.

Beth said...

Beautiful card hun and just a touching tribute to your feathered friend Fred....so sorry for your loss sending you big hugs GF.

Dots Dabbles said...

Such a beautiful and delicate card Terry. Love the tones and the feeling that has gone into this.
So sorry for the passing of Fred...a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Dot x

Maria Ontiveros said...

A beautiful card - really lovely colors.
Rinda

Sophie said...

Wow! Terry...
die Karte ist so schön, so nostalgisch.

Redanne said...

Terry, this is such a beautiful tribute to Fred, so sorry to hear of his passing. You must have some wonderful memories. Hugs, Anne x

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, love your exquisite card in those soft sepia tones, always a pleasure to visit your blog and see your beautiful artwork. xx

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Chris Warner said...

Another beautiful piece Terry and so poignant. Sorry to hear about Fred, my heart goes out to you. Best wishes, Chris xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe this was the challenge theme for you as you were nursing poor Fred. How poignant. And a beautiful card, too. Hugs, T.

inkypinkycraft said...

terry thisis such a beautiful card with gorgeous sepia tonesA,
I am so sorry to hear about Fred, much love trace x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your birdie card!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card Terry, I love the embossed background and the lively subtle colours. The embellishments are perfect. Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card with wonderful embellishments.

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that image & wonderful colours... so sorry to hear about Fred... Hugs May x x x

Alexa said...

Love your card Terry - such soft shades and the embossing. Really sorry to hear about Fred ... a sad time but he had a great and long life in your care, I'm think he was a lucky and loved bird. X

Alexa said...

Love your card Terry - such soft shades and the embossing. Really sorry to hear about Fred ... a sad time but he had a great and long life in your care, I'm think he was a lucky and loved bird. X

Charlene said...

Beeeeutiful card Terry!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the added embossed panels and silver feather!

wwilloww said...

Oh Terry I am so sorry Fred is gone but you have created a very beautiful tribute to him!!! It has such a lovely vintage feel... Lots of warm hugs my friend.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Dear heavens- this is gorgeous (I love pink...) and I love the charms! So sorry to hear about Fred : (

PetraB said...

This is beautiful, love the subtle colours

Beverly Sager said...

Beautifully elegant!

Rosie said...

Hello Terry, your card is so beautiful, love it.

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today and to be my newest follower. I am now also your newest follower.

Greetings from Germany

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely card Terry, love the image and quote. The colours you've used give it a lovely vintage feel.
So sorry to hear about Fred.
Hugs Avril xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Terry this is wonderful! Love all the layers and elements.
So sorry to hear about Fred. Our pets are so special and always horrible to lose.
Hugs
xx

Sue said...

It's a beautiful card Terry, the perfect tribute to Fred xx

Nancy Walker said...

How did you cut that element with the bird on it so his tail feathers were outside the box? You briefly mentioned it, but no directions...or send me somewhere to read about it! Thanks for the inspiration--gorgeous!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Terry
Nice colors and stamp

Greetings Janny

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Terry, I am so so sorry that Fred wasn't allowed to be with you for a bit longer... You must miss him sorely... Wonderful tribute though, your card is ever so pretty with its fine colours and embellies. Take care, Ira x
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Vada said...

Outstanding Card Miss Terry! Love it! Sorry to hear of Freds passing, I know the lost you feel Dear Friend.
Hugs Big Time!!!
Vada

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi Terry
Absolutely gorgeous, so delicate and oh well I just love this so much. The feather charm is such a perfect addition.
Terry I am so sorry to read about Fred.
Wishes to you
Lynne
P.S. Thank you for asking after me. Yes, I have been very ill but feeling a bit more "normal"(!!!) as each day passes.

Linda R said...

I just love the way this turned out. It looks amazing.

Hugs~

Debbie said...

Love Tattered Rose! This is a beautiful card Terry. Love your embossing!

So very sorry to hear about Fred. I know what it's like to lose a beloved pet. They are family.

Wishes From A Broad
Hugs
Debbie xo

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Yikes 43 comments already! What are you the world's most famous blogger! lol...good for you GF! Anyway, I took a trip, love all your posts, and the clever upcyled dog treats container! hugs

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Terry,
I'm so sorry to hear about Fred. I know how much you Loved him.
What a Beautiful tribute to him you created with your card.

My thoughts are with you Girlfriend.
Hugs Lynn

1CardCreator said...

I am so sorry to hear about Fred, I am sure this is hard on you Terry. Your card is a beautiful tribute to your feathered friend. Big hugs, ~Diane

2amscrapper said...

Beautiful! Sorry to hear about Fred. 25 years is a long time. I know you will miss him.

trisha too said...

Beautiful, Terry, such a pretty card!

:)

Buttons said...

What a beautiful way to honour and remember Fred. Love the choice of bird image and your thoughtful sentiment. Huge hugs to you Terry, Jenny x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a stunning card, and such a lovely stamp set. I am so sorry about your birdie; such a long time you were together,

Lucy x

Gaby Bee said...

This card looks fantastic. Love all the layering and your color choices!

Hugs,
Gaby

Anita Houston said...

Love this AO set! Beautiful vintage feel here! SOrry about your loss! I know you are sad.

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