Monday, January 12, 2009

Makeesha's New Year sketch

Makeesha is back from a break away from blogging & all revived to inkspire us all once again-yay! Here is her sketch, with a chance to win a tin of the new Felt Fusion flowers from Stampin Up! so very generous of her isn't it???

It's a good one isn't it? Here's what I created...

I started with an always artichoke base & embossed with swiss dots. I stamped a piece of river rock c/s with my Paisley BG stamp in river rock ink. Punched a piece of white c/s with my new Fiskars border punch-Florentine, top & bottom & wrapped with a length of ribbon. I stamped the little bird from Celebrate Everyday once on white & again on some of the leftover paisley/river rock piece. I cut out the river rock bird & mounted her up with foam dimensionals, also coloured her heart & flower band with purely pomegranate. Sponged the edges with river rock & mounted on river rock then purely pomegranate c/s. I punched out a 1" circle of pomegranate & a 3/4" circle from the paisley/river rock piece, attached an American Crafts flower & a button from the stash. I originally stamped 'just because' straight onto my paisley piece (once it was all stuck down & I knew as i was doing it I would regret it...) didn't like it-too flat, so I punch out a round tab out of the paisley/river rock piece & stamped 'thank you' onto it. It slid in nicely under the panel & I left the tab open for a bit more dimension, you can kinda see a shadow in the photo. I like...You like???


  1. A great card - the birdie image is soo cute. Love the cuttlebug background - reminds me I should get mine out again.

  2. Beautiful card! that bird is too cute

  3. Elise, your cards are fantastic, you are very talented at card making. Love all your layouts as well. I am glad I am the first follower of your blog :) I will keep an eye on what you are up to and maybe also participate in some of the same challenges. I also follow Makeesha and Kristina Werner (Two talented and creative ladies!)
    Cheers for now
    P.S your blog is so cool:)

  4. Cute card! Great use of the layout!