Thursday, November 20, 2008

Caged Bird

I know I used the labels 2 die again from Spellbinders, but really I can't help myself lol, I love Nestabilities they are one of the best tools for papercrafters.  Anyhow, I decided to play along with a challenge on SCS, I took my inspiration from the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, such a great poem.  Also, for the first time I used a sketch from 2sketches4you, I believe its sketch #13. The girls who create the sketches along with their design team have some serious talent.  My card looks really plain compared to theirs, so go check them out.  It looks like they give out a prize too.
I started out with some kraft paper (its the new white meat lol) and used some of my Sassafras paper to layer on top.  Using a distressing tool, I distressed the edges of my dp and then placed it on my card base and stitched along the edge (it doesn't need to look perfect).  I think it just looks cool, if you are wondering why I sewed on my card :)  I used my labels 2 dies to cut and embossed the kraft and cream paper and stamped the image onto the cream card stock.  Just to give the image a little depth, I colored in the bird and made a shadow underneath the cage using copic markers.  The image is in the Love Nest stamp set from Flourishes llc.  What card of mine isn't complete without some ribbon and a pretty bow (may arts sheer ribbon is the bomb).
"caged bird"

18 comments:

~amy~ said...

Latisha...absolutely SWEET!!!!

Gretchen said...

Adorable! I love that paper!

Laura Davis said...

Welcome to 2S4Y Latisha! Your card is stunning! I have a serious spot spot for simple cards:)
Thanks for playing, we hope to see more of your work!
Laura

Mrs J said...

Latisha, your card is gorgeous!

Chris said...

very kuhl!! i love it...

Jen said...

Very nice! I like all the little details...the sewing,bling and layers to the die cut. You amaze me!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is so wonderful! Simple and clean, I love what you did with Laura's sketch!

Perky Nihilist said...

Your card is fabulous.

I don't think a card needs to have twelve different layers and as many elements to be really exceptional.

Great work.

Hanneke said...

Welcome to 2s4y!! Beautiful card you've made!!

X

Alexandra said...

This is really cute Latisha - love the muted colors and that darling little birdie! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

**Nancy** said...

Beautiful card!!!

Softangelkisses said...

What a great card!

rae said...

Fabulous card Latisha! Love the striped pp and your gorgeous bow ~ welcome to 2S4Y!!

Kristen Swain said...

such a sweet card! gorgeous!
kris

Marlou said...

this is super cute!!!! :) x

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. Your ribbon treatments are always so wonderful.

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Simply beautiful!! I love everything about this sweet card!
--Becca

Katie said...

Oh, I LOVE your take, Latisha!! The paper is perfect, the stamp is adorable and you are right....that ribbon is da bomb ;)

Katie

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