Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Do you like Magpies? Blackbirds? I so love them as illustrations, but not so much in the yard! LOL For my second sneak peek sample of "Hanging Out", you know I just had to ink up those magpies! I mean, how cute is that? Two Magpies on a clothesline! I love the whole visual!! LOL The colors and layout for this card came from TWO (mind you!) CDS Design Team Challenges: 1. the Sketch/Layout and 2. Color Challenge - Mustard & Black. Well, I didn't have a lot of mustard coordinating papers lying around, but I did have this two-toned trellis plaid old scrapbook paper that just was screaming to be used! It is so old that I have no clue where it came from or who made it! (Sorry, sniff, sniff!). If you look closely at the right side of the card, you'll see the zig-zag stitch that ended in straight stitch to the button embellishment...that was my attempt of satisfying another "strip type area" for the Sketch/Layout that Laurie Wilson provided. I think it flies alright...LOL. "Hanging Out" will be released on August 1st and the entire stamp sheet set can be viewed at Lori McCroskey's Blog. To purchase, visit www.newcleardollarstamps.com

Stamps: CDS "Hanging Out"
Cardstock & Papers: Paper Trey "Bitty Dot Basics" Designer Paper Collection, Unknown Scrapbook Paper, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Black and Summer Sky Inks
Markers: Copic Sketch - Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, 100 Black, C1 & C3 Cool Greys. Other Marker - Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Oval Dies, Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch, Cloud Template, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Pebbles Ribbon, Doodlebug Button, Crochet Thread
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Copic Coloring, Masking, Machine Stitching.
CDS Challenges: Color Challenge & Sketch Challenge


Tricia said...

Oh, the birds are precious!!!! TFS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are fantastic. Your bird look wonderful Linda.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Super cute Linda!!! Your color choices really make these birdies pop!! I love the stitching!!


peggysue said...

I like your little decorated bloomers there! You didn't title your post . . . reminded me of that line in Miss Congeniality . . . "I recognized you by your lack of picture". . . I knew the sneak peeks must be lurking on your blog due to lack of title. *snort!*

Cassie said...

Love them, Linda! Your clouds are fantastic, and as always your coloring is wonderful. You are so talented ;D

Candy F. said...

Perfect paper and paper piecing on the first card -- I love it. The birds on the second card are so cute. I love how you colored them.