Friday, May 21, 2010

Fabulous Friday: Thank You

Happy Fabulous Friday girls! This week the Sugar Creek Hollow designers are showcasing their favorite image. Do you have a hard time picking a "favorite"? I do! I loathe "picking" - whether it's a favorite of anything, where to eat and then what to eat, what to put on a gift list, et cetera. I'm not good at. There was hemming and hawing about which image to use. I have several favorites.

I need to make some thank you cards and as I was thinking about this darling birdie my SIL gave me last week for my birthday, I decided to use the Barn Swallow image from Sugar Creek Hollow. You can see that I placed the little thing up on my TV cabinet with my collection of white birdhouses. (They are white despite the fact that the photo has some blue tones. I do love all white cards and over the last week or so have seen some pretty ones so I was inspired to make use of white as well.

I did add lots of interest and texture with the two styles of embossing (Swiss Dots IS my favorite embossing folder, that I know without any hemming and hawing) and the silk bow.

I colored the swallow in greys and yellows, not only because it matches the birdie on my cabinet, but because the other day I saw a bird with a yellow breast flying by with a stick in it's beak. All the birds are busy building their nests right now. Just colored pencils, layered on each other. No blending agent at all. I like this look. I was hoping for a bit of a vintage feel; wanted to add some glitter but couldn't really decide where.

Take a moment and visit the rest of the team to see their favorite images in use.
 CheriDani ♥ Donna ♥ Joan
JoselineKristina ♥ LindaLoretta 
MarshaNancySarah 
StephanieTracy ♥ Kelly


May Guest Designer
Bernadette

13 comments:

Donna Moore said...

So very elegant! I love the use of the two textures, your beautiful bow and how all this just makes your bird "pop". Beautiful, beautiful card!!

Stephanie said...

This is another one of my favorite images and you did a stand up job on your thank-you, I love the white.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This card has the WOW! factor, Cassie. The dominate white, the multiple embossing, and that luscious ribbon all work in harmony to deliver a great impression. Beautiful image too!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow cassie! i love it! the yellow is perfect and it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Joan said...

Beautiful card Cassie.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous,Cassie!! The white just looks so classic!! Fabulous card this week!

Loretta said...

Cassie, you card is so sweet! Lovely!

Dani said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the white on white with just a touch of color!

HappyCrafter said...

Love this card, it's so classy!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Such a soft, beautiful card. I love the all white with the little pop of color on the bird. Stunning.

Maria Matter said...

STUNNING Cassie!
have a blessed wknd!

MiamiKel said...

Oh so marvelous -- I've been seeing a lot of white cards, too! But yours is by far a stand out card - just so elegant! LOVE your photo of your birdhouse - that's so serene and breathtaking! Lovely gift!! Have a blessed weekend! x0x0

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Cassie!! I love the simplicity of this card.

Your birdhouses are beautiful!!