maandag 1 april 2013

New beginnings

Hi everyone,

It's April Fool's Day and are you planning some nice practical jokes?  Well it's no joke that it's Monday and Simon Says Stamp and Show has a new challenge for us. This time it's a very strict one ... Nope just kidding! It's anything goes this week! So go crazy and join in the fun!

My best friend Lein has bought a new house recently, and I wanted to make a cheerful card to congratulate her with it. Well she gets the key in a few months, but that shouldn't  spoil the fun of course!

As background I stuck Metal Foil Tape on a piece of cardstock and embossed it with the lovely Bookcovers embossing folder. Then painted it gray by mixing black and white paint. When it was dry I lightly sanded it and dabbed softly with Pool Paint Dabber over it for a bit of patina look. The little Forest Bird is so cute and made his way to the card as well. And he is so happy with his new wing of the Caged Bird die.

Of course there also need to be wooden butterflies on it. Thought it was very funny that the word "Beginings" is misspelled. But I think Lein will understand what I'm trying to say.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!


20 opmerkingen :

  1. So beautiful Sandra! I love the bold pops of color, and the bird is just stunning! Love the font of the sentiment as well!

  2. Ohhh ja lijkt alweer zo lang geleden haha
    Hij is echt HEEL MOOI geworden!!!
    Ga deze week ook weer eens een gokje wagen....haha
    Gr Patricia

  3. Hey san, wat is ie mooi geworden, lijkt zelfs wel iets weg te hebben van studio pip! De kleurencombinatie is echt kei mooi! Ik kan niet wachten tot ik hem straks krijg!!!! Liefs leintje

  4. Hi Sandra, gorgeous piece, love how,you painted the cover grey and then sanded it, perfect backdrop for those more vibrant pop of colours. Love the bird too. Really eye catching. Tracy x

  5. Sandra...your card for your friend is so pretty! I love how you've used the Book Covers in the background. Beautiful distressing. I love your colorful bird die cut against the distressed grey background. It really pops! That sweet little flowers and bow really pull all of your color together. I'm sure your friend will love her new house and this adorable card! <3 Candy

  6. Love the embossed background and the bird/florals bring it all together

    Best wishes

    Annie x

  7. Charming colors and the beautiful foil background. Sweet card celebrating your friends new house!

  8. Hey Sandra - Beautiful card and I do love your background - thanks for telling me how you did it!! Congratulations to Lein! You are starting everything off well with this beautiful card!!

  9. How funny that you found the perfect chipboard with the wrong spelling! Love the background Sandra and the wonderful colour combo. Hugs!

  10. So Beautiful and rich colors! Love the design, I just love it!
    Hugs Kelly

  11. Love that embossed background for that sweet and colorful birdie! What a sweet thing to do for your friend and this is the perfect way to celebrate a new beginning! Hugs!

  12. Gorgeous project, Sandra! It made me smile and even more excited for spring! I love the color combination!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Gorgeous project!! Anything Goes Aye, my kind of challenge ;D

  14. So gorgeous - love those bright, beautiful colours, and the embossed frame looks fab! Lovely card for your friend...
    Alison x

  15. Hij staat prachtig te stralen in huis, nog even in het oude huis, straks in het nieuwe!!!! In het echt is hij nog veeeeeeel moooooier dan op de foto!!!

  16. Tee hee! Love that you used that misspelled piece - so fun :)

  17. I love your blend of the rustic with the colorful. It's so refreshing and fun. Blessings!