Saturday, December 5, 2009

Porcelain "Turtle Doves"

It's time for another challenge from Our Creative Corner, and we have a new hostess for December: Jenny Gropp. We have great challenges lined up for you this month, starting with today's, which is to make a card or project inspired by anything in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" carol.

Here I am with spring colors again... what can I say? I'm in denial that winter hasn't truly started yet and spring is a long way off! I wasn't coming up with the perfect stamp, so I decided that two turtle doves might be my best bet. I know these aren't doves... but at least there are two of them! The stamp is by Cornish Heritage Farms and it's called Gum Tree Swallows, so I guess that's what they must be. LOL.

I knew I wanted to do my birds in chocolate chip, but beyond that I was kind of stuck. So I did the same thing as last week - started browsing through the stacks of DP that are out in my studio right now. This time I used Basic Grey's Porcelain collection. The "lace" was cut from one piece of DP, the brown dotted strip is another pattern of paper that I ran through the crimper, and the green floral is my third pattern. Then I stamped the birds on the nontextured side of pink Bazzill cardstock (all cardstock here is by Bazzill) and cut with Nestabilities. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was stamped on the green floral paper and then punched with the word window and modern label punches.

For embellishments I used three pale green rhinestones from K&Co. (It's hard to see in the photo but they match the green paper really well.) I also wanted some ribbon but didn't really have anything that was the right color, so I took some white satin Offray ribbon and colored it with a Copic marker. It worked beautifully - just be aware that the marker made the ribbon quite stiff, but that actually worked fine for me because I was able to get a nice, crisp bow out of it.

That's it from me - stop by the OCC to check out everyone's lovely creations. And if you're like me, you'll be singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" all weekend. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Loretta said...

Lori, this card is so lovely!!! I love that Porcelain paper!

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your interpretation of the song - Lori!!! The colors are fabo...love them non-traditional :) Hugs ~S~

Joycelyn Turner said...

LOVE these gorgeous colors...beautiful card, Lori!!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so pretty, Lori! Love the colors.

Wendy J. said...

Beautiful, Lori! It has a soft vintage feel to it!

Jenny Gropp said...

I love the non-winter colors! your card is happy, springy feeling! Which is good--cold here in Atlanta today too -- I hate it.

Mrs B said...

Lori, your card is so pretty! I love the birds!
CindyB

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a beautiful color combo, Lori! And I really love that bird stamp. Lovely card and terrific take on the challenge!