Friday, January 20, 2012

Merry Monday 3

I made another Christmas card this week thanks to the Merry Monday Challenge at Always Playing with Paper.  I hope I'll be able to load this in to the challenge.  I haven't been able to leave a message on Lesley's blog all week.  I had the same problem with some other blogs but some of them have resolved the issues.  I'm not sure what's going on.  Anyway, here's my card.

Here is the sketch that Lesley gave us to work with.

I have to admit that working with sketches is quite challenging for me. This one was pretty simple, but I still struggled with it.  I am satisfied with the results though, and it's good to stretch beyond my comfort zone sometimes.

I punched the bird from a Real Red scrap and stamped the little flourish from the Vintage Vogue set with Whisper White.  The oval is cut with the Ovals Bigz die and my Big Shot and sponged with Not Quite Navy. The nest is pieces punched with a competitor's punch.  Sssh! 

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, Warm Words
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Naturals White, Garden Green, Real Red
Other:  Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty EF, Ovals die, Bird Builder and Modern Label Punches, White Gel Pen

I'm glad you got to stop in today.  I hope you'll come back soon.



Lesley said...

What a sweet card Bonnie. I love that you stamped the flourish on the bird. Sorry my blog has been unavailable! I have heard that from others too. I know that when I switched from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, my blog troubles disappeared. Hope that helps! And thank you for joining me this week!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous colors on this one, Bonnie. I really love all the textures--and the little bird is so CUTE! ;-)

Leigh said...

I like your card Bonnie. It's very pretty.

Susie said...

Beautiful card. I've been going to do this challenge all week. Maybe today!

Shelia said...

Your little red bird with the white on his wing is so adorable and very festive. cute card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

THis is so pretty, Bonnie! I love when you make nests for your birds. :)

~Tammy~ said...

This is beautiful and I love your little nest. I was just told about Google Chrome and many have said this works great for blogger.

Christy Q said...

Bonnie - such a fantastic card! I love the little nest that the bird is sitting on. The details are fabulous!

Jean McKenzie said...

Lovely Christmas colours here. Love the little bird and how you have arranged the branch punchies - perfect!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, I think you coped beautifully :0) It's a gorgeous card, love it, Gay xxx

Benzi said...

Ha I love your nest but I'll be very quiet. LOL Your card is adorable and you did a super job with the sketch.