Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Bird~Day



I mentioned in my previous post that it was going to be a busy
weekend here at The Open Window and is one of the reasons why.

It's the beginning of New Release Previews for


Over the next four days, each of the designers from TCM
will share with you beautiful and creative ways to get
started with the new releases which will go on sale
during our finale blog hop on Monday, Feb 20th.

Our first preview if a set designed by NinaB Designs
called 'Tweet of You'.


Although this set has a real whimsical look to it, I decided to go a little
more vintage with my colors.  I grabbed one of Nina's frames from her
last release to enclose the birdcage.
I then punched dozens of tiny daisies using a Fiskars punch.

I love the tiny bird, don't you?!


How would you like to win this set before it even goes on sale?

Just make sure you pop by the blogs of each of our designers
{a complete list is on my sidebar and also at the TCM blog}
and leave a comment to win.  There are only 11 blogs in total to visit.
Easy-peasy!

Hope you enjoyed your visit and my fingers are crossed that YOUR
comment may be the winner!


Project Recipe: 
Patterned Paper: Anna Griffin {circa 2000}
Stamps: Tweet of You, Lovely Labels 18 both by The Craft's Meow
Tools: Standard Circles, Labels 18 by Spellbinders, Big Shot
small flower punch by Fiskars
Embellishments: Buttercup Liquid Pearls, white embossing powder
Ink: Shell by A Muse Studio, Old Paper Distress Ink 

19 comments:

Charlene said...

Wow...just gorgeous..love the flowers and that sweet little bird tucked inside is just perfect!

Marlena M. said...

Um, wow. That had to take some time! Such an intricate creation, Julie. Gorgeous effect.

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love the flowers with their golden centers, that little string of pearls that holds up the birdcage, and of course the adorable little bird!

Sandi said...

Julie it is beautiful and love the vintage look to it. Hugs

Rose said...

beautiful and i love the birdcage and all the little flowers :)

Lisa said...

I'm speechless (or maybe that should be commentless!) Julie!! WOW oh WOW this is gorgeous beyond words. My favorite thing you've ever done!!! Simply in love with this ;)

Kathy Skou said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Julie!

Rochelle said...

This is my FAVE card that you've ever done. It's Julie to a "T"! I love it!

Denise said...

You don't "go vintage" often, Julie but maybe you should... this is beautiful! I LOVE it!!

Naomi said...

This is GORGEOUS, Julie! LOVE the many, many daisies, SO PRETTY! The little birdie is ADORABLE and I've been DROOLING over Lovely Labels 18 since it was released!

Naomi
xoxo

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love the vintage colors! Love all those flowers (you must have a ton of patience!) and love how you added the pearls to make the bird cage hanging. Great details. I know I want this set. : )

Katy said...

Wow!! Love this!! Just wow!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely Amazing!!!
TFS~

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the card!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

~amy~ said...

this is absolutely gorgeous...love love all those blooms!

jordanbev5 said...

You have a spectacular work of art here! Stunning design and spectacular detail work!
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

Indy said...

Love those layered flowers!!!

Nina Brackett said...

Beautifully done, Julie. I love the "bouquet" of flowers :).

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love the frame for the birdcage and all those lovely flowers w/the bird peaking out! ;o)