Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A little birdie told me

     Some of you may recognize this little guy if you got in on the voting over at Whimsy and Stars Studio.  "Sunflower Bird" won the contest for which freebie Mabelle was offering a couple of weeks ago.  Hope you scooped him up while he was available.  You can find him in the Whimsy and Stars Studio store now.
     I've created a CAS card using him colored with Copics.  The green DP is from the digital paper pack I've been using by Shery K Designs.
     We started a new challenge this week over at the Catered Crop and Linda wants to see knots in your projects.  Do you see mine?  No, I'm not talking about the knot in the bow.  LOL  My sunflower center is full of French knots.  Well, as full as I could get it without the paper totally collapsing from poking holes in it.  :-).  You can use whatever kind of knot you know how to tie on your project so pop over to the Catered Crop and play along.
     I'd like to enter little birdie into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday--things with wings
Paperminutes--fall/autumn
Papertake Weekly--autumn
Ribbon Carousel--fall colors plus spooled item
Twisted Tuesday--something that flies plus use three embellies (knots, pearls, ribbon)
Digi Makeover--digi and autumn
Eureka Stamps--autumn colors
Love to Create--things with wings
Make It Monday--anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday--less is more
C.R.A.F.T.--autumn

     Have a blessed day!

Supplies
  • Paper:  Shery K Designs, Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Sunflower Bird", Papertrey Ink "Friends Til the End"
  • Ink:  Copics, Stazon Timber Brown
  • Tools:  EK Success Dotted Scallop punch, sewing machine, Bow Easy
  • Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, DMC embroidery thread, Recollections pearls

43 comments:

Lisa Minckler said...

Ok, this is almost weird! Not the card, but how symbolic it is for me. Nickname, other than Twang, is Bird and born in Kansas the Sunflower state and my favorite handstich is the French Knot!! Uh oh, I think we're havng a psychic moment here..or is that psychotic? I always confuse the two.
Hick, I love the adorableness of your card and all your details are just precious. What a smile I have right now. :D
hugs to you,
Twang

Lorraine said...

That's really gorgeous Tracy. How do you tie such perfect bows? Lovely.

Pauline said...

Oh my, this is so adorable! Love this little bird, he just brings a smile to my face. Beautiful colouring, love the layout and the papers you used.

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning!! I love that sunflower ... how beautiful those knots are ... and the little birdie is the icing on the cake!

Geri said...

Oh, this looks so nice, Tracy...so very sweet!!! Love how you're letting your sweet image take center stage on this one!!!;)

Sue said...

stunning card Tracy. I love the image, your colouring is wonderful and the layout is perfect

Hugs Sue

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! Love the fall colors and cute image! How brilliant to do the knots in the flower center!

Jinny Newlin said...

Sweet as can be! That ribbon is scrumptious!

Laura said...

Fabulous card Tracy!
Laura xx

Sarah said...

Tracy, I always love to see the wonderful creative touches you add to your cards! Love the french knots! Hugs

Nancy said...

Oh, so pretty! Woohoo for your fabulous french knots! I was happy to get ahold of this lovely image...it was my vote! :o)

Carola/Schokofee said...

Oh very cute!!!
Thanks for joining paperminutes!

Laura said...

Beautiful card! I saw it on MIM, and came by for a closer look!

heidy said...

Cute and gorgeous Tracy!!
Love it!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

Your little birdie is too sweet Tracy and I really love how you coloured your sunflower, the heart of your flower looks so very real!! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I saw it on MIM.

Allisa said...

Such a cute card....I have yet to take the time to figure out how to do french knots...but I love the effect!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful design… love that birdie and wonderful choice of paper and colors combo… I love it!!!!

Kim said...

stunning card Tracy and love that birdie! the french knots look so effective too.
Kim x

Wendy L said...

Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxxx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Who was that person who was saying they didn't do CAS???? Can't have been you - this card is so perfectly simple and elegant and the extra touches just ice the cake wonderfully :)

Denise said...

Just adorable Tracy - love the french knots (such patience)
Hugs
Denise xx

Kjersti said...

A beautiful card Tracy! Love the autumn colours and the sweet image!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Jennifer said...

This is just so very delightful! I love the detail you give your cards! How incredible to get so many french knots in that section of paper! The side stitching and bow are wonderful to highlight this sweet birdie!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a sweet little tweetie birdie, Tracy! (I'm partial to birdies....:)
Love all the french knots in the sunflower. Great idea for adding knots to your card. You're always sooooo clever! :)
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Unknown said...

I am loving your CAS card. Your coloring is awesome. But I think I might have told you that a time or two.. Hee Hee..

Hugs~

CaroleAnn said...

Hi Tracy
I love this CAS card! You always make it look so easy and beautiful all at the same time!! Hugs

Iulia said...

Oh, this is fabulous and so very clever! I admit I use this word very often when I come to your blog:)
I could swear those tiny things on the center of the flower were coffee beans hadn't they been so small:) Great idea to make knots; wow, so original!
Love the CAS design, should try this too from time to time! Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

loz said...

This is Gorgeous Tracy. I Love the colors you haVE USED. i SAW THIS ON mim..lOZ

ellyscard creatief said...

I saw your card on MIM and i like to say taht it is beatyful.
Ikzag je kaart op MIM en ik moet zeggen, hij is prachtig.
Gr, Elly

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! And the french knots are out of this world!

Mau xx said...

Superb! Love it Tracy, the image is adorable. Love the paper and ribbon too,A perfect colour combo, and love those french knots, you clever girl thinking of that :)
Hugs Mau xx

Stacy Morgan said...

awwww... very sweet and so CAS for you. ;0)

Unknown said...

How sweet is this little guy! Terrific job on the coloring Tracy and those french knots rock. I love that idea!! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs

StephG said...

so adorable! I love the detail on the sunflower and the stitching. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday♥

Heidi said...

This is so cute!
Beautiful colours and design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Sandy said...

Fabulous, love the sweet, simple image so beautifully coloured, Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy

Julia said...

I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…
Hugs,
Julia

Crafty and Green said...

Super Cute! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Things with Wings!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Patty Gorka said...

This is just darling! Love the colors and great layou too, nicely done! Thanks for playing this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

AnnMarie said...

Such a sweet, sweet card! I just love it! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Laurel said...

I just love this! Thanks for playing at RCC.

Deanne Saunders said...

A beautiful card!!!! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
~DEANNE~