Thursday, 16 February 2012

Inspiration is all around us

Today I was walking back home from the station after work and happened to look down and saw some tree twigs, I thought to myself it would be great if I could use twigs on my cards as tree branches. I picked up a whole bunch of twigs, came home and made this card.

The first thing I did on this card was print the sentiment in 32 point "Before the rain" font directly onto the card stock. I then tore the bottom edges of the square background papers, overlapped the squares and stuck to card stock. I  stuck the tree twig to the card stock, it took time to stick but it finally got there. I cut out the leaves and hand stitched green embroidery thread to the leaves. Cut out the bird from patterned paper and lastly half stuck the leaves and bird to the card stock so that the leaves and bird look like they are popping out from the card. 

Hope everyone is having a good week, I am so happy that this week is going fast and we are finally having some good weather in Sydney. 

The challenges I have included-
Patterned paper-Lily pad
Anything goes in the linking party-Make it Monday
Paper piecing-CAS-ual Fridays


Barb said...

beautiful card. love the colors, scene and that gorgeous sentiment.

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love this card. The CAS layout is great and the bird is so cute. TFS.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Love the idea of using twigs.Cute creation.


Martha said...

Wow, what a fabulous card!!!

Lisa M said...

I love using twigs on cards and this turned out fabulous!! Thank you so much for the font name too. I'll be looking for that one. :)
Love your card.

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Billie A said...

Sweet card and great to find twigs to use as the branch for the bird. I saw your card on MIM. Really glad I got to visit your blog.

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Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty dearie!!!

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card.I saw this at MIM and had to have a closer

Jenny said...

great bit of eco recycling Suze, brilliant card :0)
Jenny x

1CardCreator said...

This is so cute! So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 23)

Deborah said...

I'm rather late making the rounds - my life exploded - :~D Love all this vibrancy!!! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings....