Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Bird-day!

Good Morning!
I have some fabulous news to share!  I have been ask to stay on the permanent DT for Layers of Color!  I'm so excited.  I just love their Art Stamps.  And today I am introducing you to another set, "Happy Birdday".  This set just makes me smile. 

And I'm using for today's Creative Belli Challenge.  Yes, it's been two weeks and it's time to use some of your old neglected supplies.  Today's challenge is to use paint on your project.  And my paint is REALLY old, so I was surprised it wasn't dried up.  I used some of Making Memories - "Spotlite".  It's a lime green color.  We would be thrilled if you joined us in this week's challenge.  Please hop on over to the challenge blog for all the details on how to play and to view all the wonderful inspiration that the designers have created.  I will also list their links at the bottom of the post here.


I wanted to created my own background and I had no idea where is was going with it when I started.  See the pattern in the background???  It's one of Layers of Color Art Stencils.  If you have never seen them, then hop over.  The patterns are gorgeous.  And so easy to use.  This pattern is called "Vintage Medallion".  I cropped mine up a little.  The actual stencil pattern is actually larger.

Tip / Technique - Create you own background
 I layed my stencil over a pale pink piece of cardstock and stenciled on Palette Bordour Blush.  Then I ran it through the cuttlebug creating the raised dots.  Next I lightly began to apply my green paint with my finger.  And lastly I lightly rubbed some brown ink to help the dots to pop off the background.  Seriously, this took only minutes to do.  And I love it!!  I didn't have to search for DP!

And then my little bird images just finished it off perfectly.  The green folded ribbon is by Pink Paisley.  Picked it up a while back and so glad I finally used it.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join me again for more Layers of Colors projects!

23 comments:

Liz Williams said...

WOW, I love that background. Such a lovely card. I have that vintage set you are giving as blog candy. I love it and I know your lucky winner will too.Hugs!

Patti J said...

Melisa, your background is fabulous! Love how you did it - thanks for the great explanation :) What a gorgeous card! Hugs...

Thebug415 said...

Very nice! Love that background. So much detail!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Melisa! Oh- I will add your blog candy to my side bar when we get back to the hotel- we are on the way out the door......... TFS! Oh and Congrats on your new DT!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! I just LOVE the background and the birthday birds! Such a LOVELY card!

jdmommy said...

What wonderful birds, and the bg is fab!! Great job, Melisa!

Miesje said...

Great card and the background is wonderful. Congrats on being on the DT. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Hope to see you again next week!

Chris said...

Yippee...I was so excited to see you playing along! :) Those birds celebrating are just too cute - what a great card. And, congrats on your design team news - you rock!

Sarah Martina said...

Wow! What a gorgeous background! Thanks for the tip! :) So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge! :)

Linda Beeson said...

This turned out so neat - great use of the CPS sketch too.

Becky said...

Melisa what a fabulous background and fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ..

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, what a fabulous technique you used on the background, Melisa...it looks FABO!!!! Love all the sweet little birds, too!!! Congrats on your new DT position...they are lucky to have you on their team!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love your background on your card that you created with the stencil. I love the birds and design. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week.

Congrats on the dt!!

blessings,
Chris

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - what a gorgeous card you have created this week for SSIC! I love those Layers of Colours birds and they are perfect for this weeks challenge! Love it! Thanks for joining is this week at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we love to see you and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC and LOC Design Teams

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Too sweet and CONGRATS!!!

Seleise said...

congrats on the design team! have a blast!!! great card!

Kathy said...

Wow I am so loving your card :)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Splendid background paper, Melisa!! Oh, girl you are so talented, I adore it! Love the colors too, wonderful!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really pretty, Melisa. Great way to incorporate paint into your card!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Such a pretty card, Melissa! Thanks for playing along with us!

barbara's paper treasures said...

I would be thrilled to win this stamp and add it to my crafty secrets collection. Thank you Melissa for the opportunity to play and win this set. Barbara weber babs_w60@hotmail.com

barbara's paper treasures said...

Very creative I really like the colors, you do lovely work Melissa. Barbara Weber

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