Monday, 30 September 2013

Lia Stampz Challenge #50 - Shabby Chic

Happy Tuesday, my friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Lia Stampz! This time it's "Shabby Chic"...a favorite of many of you! 
For my project I decorated the cover of a Heidi Swapp wood album. I used this adorable little bird image called "Christmas Birdie"; it's a brand new release. You can find it at Whimsy Stamps right HERE.  

I decided I wanted to make myself a "Blessings" book. I'm going to use it to record the many blessings I have in my life. Then, if I'm ever having a bad day, I can just open this book up and be reminded of how blessed I really am! :o)

I had fun coloring the background with a combination of Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, some Smooch and a stencil. Then I added a little bit of stamping, some diecuts, and the sweet little bird. He's been colored to match the cover, complete with smooched boots and pompom!

So there you have it...a brand new challenge! You've got until October 15th to come on over to Lia Stampz to join us. You could win an image or be the featured artist! 

Oh, and just so you know...your names are all written in my new book of blessings! :o)

Here's a close-up look at the image. You can see some of the sparkle better in this one.

Materials Used:
Image: Lia Stampz - 
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Glimmer Mist: Mallard:
Glimmer Glam - Twinkle Toes;
Smooch - Gold
 Tim Holtz Alterations Dies: Caged Bird, Bird Branch;
MM Slice - Design Card - Baby (gift from Friday);
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Music 2 My Ears,
Pink Paislee - London Market;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Stencil: Delta - Chintz;
Album: Heidi Swap.

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Also, anyone using a Lia Stampz image to enter the challenge during the month of October will receive this image for FREE!
Check out the details at Lia Stampz!


Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Kelly Neis said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the shape and colors on it. The bird is so sweet. I just love the shades of colors, this is so my style, I have to pin it!
Hugs Kelly

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Sweet card, Nancy. Shabby Chic is definitely a favourite. You did a lovely job. Cutie birdie from Lia. I love the "blessings" sentiment, but especially your idea of a Blessings book. You are a blessing to many. xx Kathryne

Teen Queen said...

Nancy so sweet! You do such lovely work. (HUGS) my friend.

Geri said...

Your little book sounds like the perfect pick-me-up!! And looks so pretty, too!!!

Cely said...

that sparkle is fab, nancy! :) love this book and love the birdie image!!!

Jennifer said...

This is so cool Nancy! I love the glitter, and that little bird on the branch is just delightful! you've also picked the perfect ribbon to go with!

Gemiel said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous. What a great idea...a blessings book. Did you cut the word Blessings on the cover from a die?


chanya13 said...

This card is gorgeous!!! Love colours combo

Ira Huberts said...

What a fab wood panel this is Nancy, love the cute little birdie and the pretty colours you've used, so pretty! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Susan M said...

Such a wonderful idea Nancy ! Love how you have coloured the album cover and your little bird is so cute! Did you colour the seam binding to match , love that bow !

Anonymous said...

This "Blessings" book is Goooor-juuuuuus! Your little bird is so cute and you have colored him up to be fancy :D

This is a great idea. Having a book to remind you of the things and people that "bless" your life.

You, my dear friend, are the one that has certainly blessed my life with your friendship.

Love you, Nancy - Leslie