Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blackbird...

...singing in the dead of night. Take these broken wings and learn to fly...

This week over at CAS-ual Fridays, the challenge is to create a card inspired by a song title or lyric.


I was thrilled because my hubby is an accountant by day and a musician by night. He grew up listening to the Beatles and learned to play the guitar by listening to songs over and over and over again. I enlisted his help, but I must say that I came up with this one all by myself. Yep, you read it right. The first Beatles song that came to mind was Blackbird. I immediately thought of the bird image from PTI's Iconic Images. This song is pretty special to me since it was the first song that my hubby played for me on guitar when we were dating. Aw, so sweet, I know. It has such a sweet soft melody.

So I created my card using this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge: Black, white and a splash of brown.


My recent PTI order has lots of new ink and I am thrilled to be able to expand my colors. I used the new Kraft ink for my splash of brown. Can I say that I love this light brown?! I stamped it lightly with my Background Basics: Text Style I and I also stamped the bird image lightly in True Black ink. I gave my sentiment a little more of a smoosh since I wanted it more crisp. I had run my card through by cuttlebug with my Linen/Canvas IP first since I wanted the image and text to be somewhat faded.

And can you believe that this card is my first one layer card?! I know, I know. You just might see a few more of these from me. I am busy in my craftroom making that bubble dress and romper for my kiddos for Easter. I hope to show you those, well, before Easter ;) Thanks for looking!


21 comments:

  1. you know I'm singing it now - love that song! And love the card - the brown text adds so much depth. Happy sewing! Hope you show us some pics!

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  2. It's so nice to have a one layer card once in a while...they feel light and refreshing. I think you nailed both challenges!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  3. Gorgeous one-layer card Deb. I love every detail. Happy sewing!

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  4. I can't believe this is your first one-layer card. You did a fantastic job! Thanks for the info on the PTI inks. (I've got a wish list going, I mean, growing!)

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  5. LOVE your one layer wonder!!! Hope to see MORE, Deb!! Totally dreamy and perfect! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! And oh... I lovee everything Beatles! They are timeless!

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  7. Truly beautiful! You totally nailed your first OLC!

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  8. Deb this is beautiful! I love the touch of Background Basics. Great job on your first one layer card.

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  9. Sweet Jeebus! This is out of sight! Talk about a one layer wonder extraordinaire. Love the impressed base and the raven amongst the text. Not only is this treatment clever but awesomely crafty. You are so winning!

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  10. FABULOUS card, great job on both challenges!!

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  11. Great CAS take on the challenge! Love the Blackbird (song AND image)

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  12. Absolutely fabulous! A wonderful CAS design. Thank you so much for giving the splash a go at The Play Date Cafe.

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  13. This is Gorgeous! You did an Amazing job on this one layer card! Love it!

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  14. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  15. Gorgeous CAS card :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. What linen/canvas ip? I love your card!

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