Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Humming Along with Birthday Wishes ~

Hi there!  As I’m typing this up, I’m happy to hear the buzz of the saw and the banging of a hammer in the background.  It means my floors are going in, and I’ll be done with this move out/move in business by the end of the day!  WooHoo!  I also get to start my new job tomorrow, so I just have a week of *new*  Winking smile
My mom’s birthday was yesterday, and I needed to make my number 1 fan a very special card.  She has a love for flowers, birds, gardening, her koi pond, my son, etc.  I pulled out a set that I’ve neglected because I’ve been scared of not coloring it to the standards I’ve set for myself – perfection.  lol  While it may not be absolutely perfect, I’m pretty happy with the outcome!
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The set is Flourishes Humming Along, the sentiment is from the original Out on a Limb by Papertrey Ink.  I scribbled/doodled in a border because I wanted it to be a bit more whimsical than lines drawn with a ruler.  I think I’ve found my favorite YG Copic trio for leaves too – YG11, YG17 and YG25.  The flowers have a bit of YR31 in the centers and at the base for a more realistic look.  The humming bird was stamped and fussy cut.  The beak is glued straight to the image while the wings and tail are up on a dimensional.  One little petal of the flower is up on a thin dimensional as well.  Oh, and because this is a ruby throated beauty, I had to add a little red AtYou Spica to it – so pretty IRL.  Here are the challenges I’m entering this in:
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Flourishes: BBB20 Beauty of Spring
Cute Card Thursday #209: Anything Goes
iCopic #75: Yellow Greens
Paper Sundaes #113: Spring
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you’re all having a great week!  Smile lyss
COPICS: flowers R30, R32, R35, R37, YR31  leaves YG11, YG17, YG25  bird W1, W3, W5, W7, YG23, YG25, R24, R29


mforquer said...

Wow Alyssa this is adorable! I love the image and what you did with the winds and tail!! Gorgeous colors too - the red and YGs just pop! Thanks for joining us at iCopic!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful rich coloring, Alyssa! Love how you did the frame! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge.

sara said...

beautiful card love the image thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x x

Sheri said...

This is just stunning!! Thank you so much for joining us at iCopic! :)

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing the BBB Challenge!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is amazing!

Julie E said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I don't know how I missed this one :>) I was flipping thru iCopic and saw that you were a winner ;>) Congrats!

Julie E said...

LOL - just saw that you won a prize on MFW - only you would write "lordy loo" :>)!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

very pretty! love the outline on this!