Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Bird's Song from Artful Inkables

Hello all! I guess everyone has had quite a chilly weekend. My sister (Annie) and I went shopping yesterday....from dawn until dusk. It was in the 40's and windy and raining the entire day. We started out at Cracker Barrel for breakfast....mmmm...that was a great start for the day...they had the fireplace going and it was all warm and cozy...Then we hit the stores...I am just about finished with my Christmas fact I bought more than I should have, so I am saving some of it for next year's Birthdays. At any rate, we finished shopping when we could not walk anymore...LOL...I am blessed to have such a wonderful sister!!!

On to the card. I used SU's Real Red cardstock and then patterned paper from Hobby Lobby. I glued the string of pearls diagonally. Used my Nesties for the image and the sentiment. The Holly buttons from Hobby Lobby, MS branch punch and a pearl to tie it all together. I used Memento London Fog for the sponging and my Copic Ciao Markers for coloring the image. I am really excited that I am learning to sponge more. I did it on the last post and I think I am getting the hang of it.

I do hope you like this card. I am pleased. Have a great week and thank you for your comments!!


Julia Aston said...

wow- sounds like you really got a full day in shopping with your sister ! how fun! I love your split design on this as well as that cute little bird!!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Selena said...

Love how you put a close up pic of that precious cardinal at the bottom~ sure wish I had a sister as nice as yours!!!!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

So so pretty.

Elena said...

What a cute card! I love the beautiful design of it!
So glad you had great time with your sister!
Thank you much for visiting me! :)

Ila said...

What a Gorgeous card Velta!!...Sounds like you had a great time..I still have a little more shopping to get done...Got a little sidetracked with the flu...Ugh!!...Happy Holidays!!..Hugs, Ila

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Velta this is so very lovely!
Gorgeous image and design!
So glad you and your sister had a successful shopping spree!
kim x

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Yes you are truly blessed. This is so gorgeous my friend.

scrappermimi said...

This is lovely! So perfect for the holiday!

Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful, Velta!! I love your pretty cardinal, and your split background with the pearls!

Sounds like such a lovely time with your sister!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGoodness, Velta, this is GORGEOUS!!! By the way, I am still not getting your updates and I subscripted again twice. I just tried it a few minutes ago and it says I am already subscribed, but I don't get your updates :C:C:C:C

Have you thought about putting the Follower gadget to your Blog?

Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Leslie Miller said...

That's the most darling little bird! I love the branch embellishment with the pearls. It sounds like you and Annie have so much fun! I'd love to have a sister!

Beate said...


Your card looks wonderful! I LOVE your sponging!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Big cyber hugs