Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Feathered friends

I'm back with you tonight to share a winter greeting.  I think these birds are the sweetest little things.  Cuddled safely together in an over-turned urn ... not feeling the slightest bit cold with their feathers fluffed up ... adorable.  The patterns and color combinations are wonderful in the new Christmas paper collection - Letters to Santa.  And I find myself reaching for my Winter Post stamp set whenever I want to create a "post card" ... which lately is quite often.

My bow is a combination of Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon and hand dyed seam binding.  The star is corrugated cardboard brushed lightly with acrylic paint and sprinkled with mica flakes.  I also added a couple buttons, one with a length of natural hemp.

The layout is based on this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday ... I should visit there more often - they have wonderful sketches to jump start your creativity.

I apologize for the quality of today's photographs.  One of my daylight bulbs has burned out and I need a replacement.  Of course, I couldn't wait for it to arrive!

Thanks for stopping by ... enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. Such an adorable card.. That image is wonderful..
    I do hope you are enjoying your day!!

    Hugs, Linda

  2. I really like this, Joanne, and yes, the birdies are adorable. I just really like what you've done with the whole thing. I'm assuming you've transformed the birdie image into the postcard with your stamp and love that idea--love the snowflake off to the side. And what little I can see of that background paper looks gorgeous! (what is that?) The star, the's all lovely!!

  3. So pretty Joanne. I love the mica flakes on your star. I have some of that and never use it. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  4. How adorable!! Gorgeous colour ribbons ... and I love the image ... and the postcard ... and the design ... Everything!

  5. Really cute card! I love the star with the mica flakes and the postcard image!!!!

  6. Fabulous card and the postcard stamp looks so good with the image underneath. Just love this card.