Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Paper Chase!

Happy Anniversary to Country View Challenges! I was thrilled and honored to have been among the Top 3 for their January challenge and asked to be a guest designer for March! Well March is also my personal anniversary, so I am in good company! The challenge theme is "Paper Chase" and Country View Crafts is offering two prizes, so have a look and join in! Here is my take!
I decided to use the Crafty Individuals stamps that Chris had gifted to me as it seemed so appropriate for the anniversary celebration at CVC and the fact these stamps have quite the paper trail! Chris and I both love birds and have had many of these beauties for pets. My little birds were stamped in Sepia and clear embossed and then a subtle splash of color, Tattered Rose for the bodies. I used a marker to add yellow to the beaks and then shaded with Antique Linen around the sweeties.
Computer generated the "Happy Anniversary" in hopes of blending in with the chit chat stickers. I used Tim's background stamp and applied paint to colored paper. All edges have been distressed and I finished off with inking some pre-made flowers, highlighting with Treasure Gold,some distressed die-cut trim and a movers and shapers bird. My birds are taking flight to Inspiration Journal's "Splash of Color" and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "D is for Distress."
And talking about Anniversaries, I am offering my own blog candy right HERE. Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are having a great March!

26 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of lovely details on here Terry with the sweet birds and perfect for the Country View Crafts Paper Chase challenge, thanks for joining in the anniversary xx

Pam said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! And what perfect timing for your anniversary, how sweet!!

Linda R said...

This looks amazing my friend. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot. Well deserved..

Hugs~

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, congrats on being chosen as Guest designer, and this is really stunning. Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful anniversary make Terry, love the colours you have used and how you put it all together! I adore that bird stamp and i love how it takes central stage on this piece, lovely!

Jennie Atkinson said...

I really loved your piece Terry - the colours and anniversary elements are just gorgeous. Jennie x

Redanne said...

The birds on the postcard are delightful and I love the wonderful background you created. Well done on your GD spot too with this beautiful card. Anne xx

Chris Warner said...

Love this card - fab design! Thanks for supporting us as a guest over at Country View Challenges Terry. Chris xxx

Netty said...

Happy Anniversary Terry, wonderful card, have just seen it on CVC and left comments. Hugs Annette x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love the way you stamped in white on the colored paper. It gives it almost a lacy look. That bird stamp is a favorite of mine and you did a beautiful job stamping, embossing and color it. Beautiful card!

Hugs,
Linda

Beth said...

gorgeous card lady love your distressing, birds and pretty flowers, and again Congrats.
Hugs

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How cute is this mixed media card with the happy birds and the roses...nice details Terry!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous piece, loving the fab details and images.
Yvonne x

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper and birds! Congrats on the Guest spot!

Ira Huberts said...

Congrats on your well deserved GD spot Terry! Your latest creation looks so sweet, with these adorable birdies! Lovely design! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Talis Bastelballon said...

Beautiful card!Lovely design!

Hugs Petra

cheryl Baker said...

Hun this is brilliant really love the design on this hun amazing hugs cheryl xxx

Hettie said...

I love this card Terry. That CI stamp is one of my favourites as it can be used for so many things.
Well done on your spot.
Hugs
xx

butterfly said...

Congratulations on your win and guest spot - and what an enchanting creation to celebrate that and your anniversary with!

Beautiful bird stamp, and I love the fabulous Baroque background and gorgeous use of the lace die. Wonderful!
Alison xx

Alrik Gerlach said...

I love it...

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations, T! What a super project, and how perfect on the anniversary!!

Sandra said...

Wow Terry! Love your card! The birds are so sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Michele said...

so beautiful! xo

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Terry, congrats on the DT too. ~Diane

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on the GDT spot Terry and such a beautiful card to show. Love the image you've used here with that sentiment.
Avril xx

Lisa H said...

I love your card, especially those cute birds! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Journal. =)

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