Saturday, July 9, 2011

Birds of a feather ...

Sneek Peak #3 ... check out that bird nest! I'm in love! One of the things I love about my Layers of Color stamps is that they go together so well. And that bird nest is perfect for one of my favorite LOC stamps - the Warbler. As soon as I seen this patterned paper by Pink Paislee (Gypsy Chick), I knew exactly what I was using it for. The photo doesn't show it well, but the blue in the background is more of a blue/green.
These little cuties are from "Backyard Birds". It's so easy to create your own birdhouse.

Did you know it's Layers of Color's 3rd birthday??
I am so excited to be helping Laura celebrate on monday with a fun tea themed blog hop and we would love to have you join us as well. Lots of give-aways, so you don't want to miss it!
Wanna see more sneek peaks??
Check out the other design team member blogs :

Wanna a chance to WIN Layers of Colors stamps today???
Then head on over to the Moxie Fab World blog.  Thursday Layers of Color was featured as the "Stamp" of Approval company!!!  We are so excited about that.  Cath is giving away stamps and you can check it out here:

I'll see you tomorrow with another sneek peak!!  2 days left til the big tea party!


Card #1
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Clean and Simple
City Crafters - birds of a feather

Card #2
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Truely Scrumptious - Things with wings

Card #3
Stampin' for the weekend - Wings and things
Allsorts - anything goes
Card Patterns - sketch


Project Details

Card #2
Stamps : Layers of Color “Backyard Birds” and
“Sent With Love” art stamp sets
Copic Markers : E43, E57
Patterned Paper : Making Memories (word paper) and
Pink Paislee (polka dots)
Border Punch : Martha Stewart Spellbinders die : Classic Ovals
Tear word paper and adhere across bottom of A2 card. Hand cut bird
house. Cut small oval from word paper. Punch scalloped border
and adhere to back of roof. Adhere house to card front. Stamp
sentiment. Stamp birds on card front. Stamp birds again on
white cardstock, color and cut bodies. Adhere over birds
stamped on card front.

Card #3
Stamps : Layers of Color “Backyard Birds” and “Sent With Love” art stamp sets
Copic Markers : E43, E57 Pearls : Prima
Patterned Paper : Making Memories (word paper) and Pink Paislee (polka dots)
Oval Punch : EK Success Ribbon : American Crafts

Stamp warbler and color with markers. Trim patterned paper
3” x 4.25” and adhere to front of A2 card. Adhere ribbon
and pearls. Punch oval and stamp sentiment. Adhere to card front.


NanaConnie said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you used the Card Patterns sketch on the third one. Such great bird images and I really like the 'newsprint' look of the dp.

Patti J said...

Melisa, these are so beautiful! Love them all! Thanks for sharing with us!!! And look at you go with all of those challenges - haven't had time for a challenge in forever! Hugs...

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - gorgeous cards - as always from you! I am with you - I love the Nestling image...and of course those Backyard Birds - your creations are fabulous! Thank you for playing along with Stampin Sisters in Christ this weekend - we love to see you and appreciate your support!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

kiwimeskreations said...

beautiful cards, Melisa - love the way you created the bird house!! I am so looking forward to the release.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an amazing creation thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! Good to see you again!

Ann English said...

Your creations are positively gorgeous!
So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Chris said...

I love that nest on the first card and so many other wonderful winged thingys.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

TesaB said...

They are all wonderful! Beautiful stamps! Thanks for playing with Card Patterns this week!

Ros said...

Hi Melisa ... so nice to see you at CCCB again ... beautiful creations as always and lots of inspiration too!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful cards! Love the bird designs!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Shirley said...

Your cards are beautiful and the techniques you used for each are stunning with that paper! Great cards, lady!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love all of these! The birds are so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. If you have not done so already, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win. I apologize if I have already given you this invitation.

Unknown said...

These are all such pretty cards. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous cards. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

Wendy said...

Fabby card Hun love it and the image thank you for joining us at trulyscrumptious this week for our things with wings challenge.

Wendy DT TS

cnelson said...

These are so GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the background!!

Thanks for joining us for our free and easy week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Elise said...

Fun, FUN! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with Card Patterns this week!

Kate's Makes said...

What a great selection of cards, the papers and colours are fab :) Thanks for taking part in our 'wings and things' challenge over at SFTW :) Kate x

Jean Franks Beck said...

Oooh, I adore these cards! What a perfect combination of stamps and papers!

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