Monday, October 13, 2008

{The Beauty of Nature} Last LPS Sneak Peak!

Tomorrow is the Big day for the Little Paper Shop release! :O)




This is a sneaky peaky of one of the two birds in the new Little Paper Shop set {The Beauty of Nature.} Love those little guys; I can't wait to make a set of cards with 'em as a gift for my Papa (who really loves birds.) First, I had to get some floweriness out of my system though!

This may be my first post in eons with no tutorial (it hurts not to blabber on about stuff) but I feel unnaturally bleh, lol. :O)



This sweet sentiment is in the set too, along with some other great ones. (Love that font so much!) This phrase fits perfectly in SU's 1 1/4 inch punch!

Here, it's embossed with Not Quite Navy & clear embossing powder;
added to a matching 1 3/4 " circle, a scallop, & with little embroidery thread knots.


Other card ingredients:
Pearlescent paints
(Thank You Annapurna You angel You!!!) & CTMH markers to colour the bird Patterned paper: To stamp the bird on: Cosmo Cricket, Fleuriste-Vineyard; brown DP: Sweetwater Cotton Candy #BJ5; Sentiment stamped on BasicGrey Frutcake Jubilee/spearmint FRU-609. SU cardstock: Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip; Green & brown mbroidery thread.




Flowers:
Water Swirl stamp (a mystery ebay source sorry) embossed with turquoise-tinted Versamark (homemade) & clear embossing powder. Painted with CTMH markers (White Breeze & Chocolate); Punched with Stampin' Up! punches: Boho Blossoms, 5-petal flower, & spring bouquet & a Martha Stewart cornflower punch too. The centers are stitched with double knots of brown embroidery thread.







Hope your day is craftilicious! :O)




P.S. You can check out the Little Paper Shop gallery for {The Beauty of Nature} here.

25 comments:

Paula's ponderings said...

aww bless you honey, I hope you are feeling better soon, no fun feeling bleh! Tis a gorgeous card, as per normal from you and your lucky papa is in for a treat! take care of yourself and go snuggle up to something (someone) warm and cosy. XX

Angie Tieman said...

Wowzers! This is amazing! I'm always blown away how you can make things look like real "art"!! Amazing!

Elena said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the scene you created! French knots look so beautiful! The bird looks real! Very beautiful art!

Gwen said...

This is so pretty & love all the details~ like the knots & the clipped edges on the blue paper :)

Annapurna said...

U did it, U did it, U did it!!! :-)

Love the bird and all the details on it. The card looks very antique. That means it is expensive right?

You are very welcome. I am glad you are getting some use out of them.

I totally agree with Paula from Paula's Ponderings. Hope you feel better soon.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is a beautiful, stunning work of art, Mel! It's just gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow girl this is so so pretty, I always love looking at your works of art.

E.T said...

u better yet!?
by the look of this card seems you are better! Its beautiful!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Love your colouring! Gorgeous!! Hope you are feeling better soon - rest, plenty of fluids etc. etc. - you probably know the drill......

Anonymous said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MEL SO SORRY YOU ARE UNDER THE WEATHER...BEAUTIFUL WORK AS ALWAYS ...I'M OFF TO DO MY HOBBY
LOVE LADY

Renée said...

This is beyond gorgeous, Mel! I love all the dimension, the colours ... WOW!

Allison said...

A great mix of elements here Mel...

Anonymous said...

c'est vraiment très beau encore une fois. J'adore ton site, il est rempli d'information et d'inspiration.

It's very beautiful !!!

Hélène
Trois-Rivières, Canada

Lorraine said...

The colour combination is fantastic Mel. Wonderful card as always.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, you are truly a generous lady.

Catherine said...

Oh, Mel! This is just gorgeous! You put the rest of us to such shame!!! I love the mixture of textrues and elements! What an amazing piece of art!

Shirley said...

Oh my gosh! The bird is lovely of course and the flowers are gorgeous! The whole card is so uplifting! Hope you are feeling better now. It certainly didn't hurt your creativity!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Mel! Love your design and the wreath of flowers! Send get well wishes your way!

silkeledlow said...

Soooo beautiful - Mel!!! Great layout and details!!!

Tonniece said...

PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY. Very classy looking Mel, I love this one batches.

Happy Thanks Giving
And feel better soon

Beth Norman said...

Another awesome creation by Mel. I clicked on your card to make it bigger, and holy cow, I fell out of my chair (dang!). Talk about a lot of detail with the embossing, and that fringe. My heavens you are so creative!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Eeek...I hope I didn't give you the bleh! And even feelin' like that, you turn out the most wonderfully detailed work of art!! Sooo gorgeous!! Feel better soon!!
hugs, Jami

malieta said...

As always your cards are very beautiful Mel! I think that bird is super cute and I love the way you embellished your card!
Happy Thanksgiving to you dear and I hope you are feeling better soon.
hugs
Risa:)

~Michelle~ said...

Simply GORGEOUS Mel! This one is right up my aisle! ;) Can't wait to see your Pappa's cards.....but I love your flowery version!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooooo beauteous, Mel-A-Licious!!! Love the l'il birdie and your color sheme ... perfection, I tells ya, perfection!

Hey, don't you go get sick on us ... whatever would we do without you?!? You wanna nip this thing in the bud? Chocolate. The great cure-all ... and it really works, too!

And, I have to ask, how's the All Paper Christmas Village Including All Paper People, All Paper Actors, All Paper Stage with All Paper Curtains that Open and Close, and the All Paper Hand-Clappin' All Paper People?

~Huggies!!

Maria said...

I'm sorry that you're feeling, bleh, Mel. I know the feeling. I get that way sometimes. You can tell when I don't blabber on my blog! LOL!

Wow, I really love this card. The details are just so beautiful! Your Papa will feel so special to receive such a lovely card!

Maria