Saturday, August 1, 2009

Two Birds

This reminds me of a tapestry or screen with the clean lines of the "Inspiration Mosaic" background and delicate bird and branch images from Rupa's "Home Tweet Home". Start with the grid and then stamp the birds into each space, doesn't it set them off beautifully? Your really zoom in on them separately, but then also as a pair. The images are stamped on Pure luxury Ivory, colored with Copics and matted on Creamy Caramel CS. I masked the outside of the frame and covered the rectangles with the birds inside before sponging some green to the bottom and pink to the top. The card is finished!



I liked the simplicity of it so much, I decided not to add any ribbon or embellishments. Would you like to see a "more is more" version of this card?? It can be done! ;)

I will be posting some pics of using the stamp on your block as well as making the masks I recommend you have for this set, stay tuned!

18 comments:

Norine said...

what a beautiful card love the softness and birds
Hugs
Norine

Betty Benton said...

Everything I haven seen made from your new set is fantastic! I need, need, NEED your new stamp set. My hubby needs, needs, NEEDS to get a new job contract so I can buy your new stamp set!! LOL

Deanna C said...

Melanie you have outdone yourself with this card! It is so beautiful and it feels so comfortable. I have seen most of the cards that have been created using this stamp, and I know I cannot live without it!! I am a senior citizen and on a very limited budget so will have to save up for this, but I sure hope it won't take me long! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

Jennie said...

Melanie this is so perfect! I love the light sponging in two colors and the way you did the birds. This stamp set is wonderful by itself or the perfect addition to one's stamp collection already, LOVE it!

Selma said...

This is beautiful Melanie. I have ordered this stamp and I'm anxious to receive it so I can "play".

Anne said...

Love the beautiful simplicity of this card. You've sold me on the set.

carol o said...

I REALLY like your new stamp. It is truly a TOOL stamp rather than an image stamp which makes it a GREAT investment. I will put it on my have-to-have list.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it!!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful! So Sweet and Serene!

Donna said...

What a great card, Mel! It looks so inviting! Just pulls you right in!

bluemoon said...

Wowzer!! Gorgeous card! I never would have thought to do that. Just beautiful!

Kristina G said...

I think this card is perfect just as it is. Great card - TFS.
Kristina

Marilyn Hitterman said...

This card is so lovely!! I, for one, would appreciate more info on how you made this card because I don't quite understand what you did. A little more info on your previous mosaic card with the flowers would be helpful to me, too. Thanks, Melanie.

Sandra said...

this is wonderful Melanie - great job!
Sandra

Cathryn said...

I want to see a More is More card. I think everything that I have seen with this set is so fantastic I can't wait to get my own, I have visions of A Year of flowers with this set. Big Surprise huh! I love it, the birds and cherry blossom branches is Beautiful.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

SO stunning. I love how you've framed those beautiful birds with the mosaic. WOWza! And your colouring is pure art as usual. LOVELY!

Lori said...

Very pretty! Can't wait for the updates on masking and sets.

Anonymous said...

These designs are fab! I can not wait for the stamps to be released, so I can case yours! LOL. I can tell, my budget will be screaming, but my heart will be grinning!

Marsha