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Sunday, August 8, 2010

JustRite photo inspiration


Happy Sunday all!
It's still quite a bit warm here and should remain for, well probably 'til October ;)  
I like warm weather, so I am quite ok with that.
Even though it is warm, I had to make a Christmas quilt like card for the JustRite inspiration photo challenge #30.  It has some of my favourite colours in it and I got to use my favourite right now wintery paper from MemoryBox that I purchased at Ellen Hutson's.  I will be submitting this card too for the flower parade Ellen is having because I think these octagon die cut birdie topped "flowers" are just sweet and whimsical.
If you look closely at the patterned paper, you can see that all of the colours in the inspiration photo are represented in the card.  Don't you just love that when it happens!


So, for the card I cut out one of the MemoryBox Mistletoe papers for the card front and then cut out the tiny bird print paper into a couple of squares.  The red print paper is from DCWV Once Upon a Time that I have in my collection. It compliments the MemoryBox paper well (imho).  I lined these up on a narrow strip of another paper from the MB Mistletoe collection and then just stitched across with a tiny zigzag.
To the top of this, I added a narrow silk aqua ribbon and tied a simple bow with it.
The JustRite sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink (did you see that JR now sells these inks!)and I edged the deckled cut sides with a Copic marker.
The flower die is PTI and I used the SU Cherry Cobbler cs to make these and topped them with more of the MB birdie paper that I cut out with the smallest Nestability octagon die.
That's it for my simple wintry birdie quilt!
Thanks for taking a peek, have a great Sunday!
Chriss

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful papers on this card and I really like your little birdie flowers!

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  2. Hi Chriss, your card is so elegant, I just love the design of your card and love the sentiment and flowers!

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  3. What beautiful interpretation of the photo! great card!

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  4. Your card has such beautiful colors and it is so elegant! Lovely and so pretty for Christmas!

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  5. Chriss, this is just beautiful! The colors, patterns, sewing are terrific! You totally made me go wild with the layered flower die cut and the hex shape! Too cool and fabulous! Beautifully done!

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  6. Cute! I like the birdie flowers and all the pretty papers.
    TFS!
    Anette

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  7. Wow - your owned that inspiration photo! It's perfectly inspiring for your awesome card, Chriss. Great job!

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  8. This is so pretty.. I just love the DP you used..
    Those colors are perfect for a Christmas card! I really need to start making some more Christmas cards.. It will be here before you know it.

    I am so excited! I can't wait to get the jar your sending.. I will have yours out either tomorrow or Wednesday... :)

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  9. Wow. I find this style of card such a challenge...and that sketch is hard too (for me anyway). Great job!

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  10. This is so pretty and sweet. Love your bird toppers and that darling little ribbon and bow.

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  11. Really nice! You captured the essence of the photo perfectly!

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  13. What a perfect mix of papers for the inspiration photo! LOVE it!

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  14. Beautiful! Love your papers, your sewing is perfect, fantastic!

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  15. I am amazed at how well those papers went with that challenge photo! NICE!

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  16. Wonderful card, and I can really see your inspiration!

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  17. What beautiful papers, Chriss, and I sooo love the little birds...this is such a pretty Christmas card!!! Do ya think if I started making a few Christmas cards, it would cool me off a little??? LOL!!! I'm getting real anxious for fall!!!!

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  18. Oh, now this is very pretty! What a wonderful layout with the way you placed the birds and made the quilt square border. Love the dainty ribbon and stitching, too.

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  19. I LOVE your birdie flowers! Thank you so much for joining in our flower parade and sharing this fabulous creation with others!

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  20. I love the paper you used and the stitches ( big fan of stitches ).

    Thanks for stopping by on my site.

    Lots of greetings
    Janna

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  21. What a warm and inviting card - love those french-country looking papers.

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Thanks for taking a peek and leaving a comment :)