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Dream Valley Challenge #82 and Cure for the Monday Blues

Its time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenge - the theme is "things with wings"


That's easy - anything from Mosquitoes to fairies is welcome....You have two week to link up with us - I hope to see you there! 

I took my inspiration from Addicted to Stamps and More


I immediately fell in love with this pretty picture when I saw it and wanted to recreate it. I sponged the pink square, making myself a stencil with a piece of scrap paper and a punch. I also used the negative die cut from the branch to sponge on the branch. The flowers I punched using the scrap paper stencil sides, which had already ink on them......Did some sponging on the bird. mounted it with foam tape and added Stickles to the flowers.

I am also linking this card up with the Snippets Playground - use a snippet
Less is More - Flowers - there is 4 on my card, although the bird somewhat dominates...
Time out challenge - Time flies, love lasts
Addicted to CAS - off the edge - my edge is the square 

Materials: Memory Box perched Reed Bird, Memory Box Woodland Branch die, Inkadinkadoo Chelsea sentiments, Michaels punch, Stickles, liquid enamel


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I have a second card today - this one is for Taheera's Cure for the Monday Blues challenge. She has this fabulous inspiration picture - I have been looking at it all week long and finally found the time to play....



The stamps are Heidi Swapp and come with the die. 


Used some gold thread and paper candy and splatters as you can see.
Here is the inspiration picture:


I have to see if I can link up this card for the Snippets Playground as well - there is a lot of them here...
 This card also fits Addicted to CAS - off the edge (the hello goes off...)


I hope you like it and thanks for visiting me today!

Comments

Julie B said…
Great interpretation Cornelia.Like the way you've kept your sentiment within the design and kept all that white space. :)
Hannelie said…
I am in love with your card Cornelia! What a fabulous interpretation of the picture!
sandie said…
this is stunning Cornelia, I love the design and it looks so much like the photo! This would also be great for our challenge at TIME OUT
And thanks for joining us at ATSM
Kim M said…
This is wonderful, Cornelia! Love how you sponged everything but the bird. Great masking. I love it! :-)
Cathy said…
Very pretty card Cornelia, fantastic use of snippets too, Cathy x
Anonymous said…
Hi Cornelia. Love how you re-created our photo. Great design and sponging. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM this week. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx
Gibmiss said…
Hi Cornelia
Fabulous cards... Love the First one ... The bird is gorgeous....
Hope you are well
Hugs Sylvie xxx
Susanne Vargas said…
I am so glad you used a pretty bird and not mosquitos on your beautiful card! There are enough of them in the real world... ;) That's a great take of the inspiration picture! Also love your second card!
Chrissie said…
What lovely cards Cornelia, the first is pretty and the colours in the second are so lovely and gentle.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"
Darnell said…
Two awe-some cards, Cornelia, and wonderful snippets use, too!! Your beautiful bird card looks just like the photo inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell
Sarah G said…
This is fab, Cornelia! Perfect take on the inspiration photo - love the masked square and beautiful blossom :)
Taheerah said…
Ooh I love how the coloured circles became your speech bubbles here! So cool! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!
scrappymo! said…
Love this first card. I am so going to try your ideas of sponging the square and the branch...they look fabulous. Your bird is so detailed looking with the shading and the eye you have given him...fab card.

The second is fun, fun, fun!
papierelle said…
Bei mir herrscht gerade Begeisterung pur!!! Besser kann man diese Fotoinspiration nicht umsetzen!!
Wunder- wunderschön!!
Aber auch Deine zweite Karte ist wieder vom aller feinsten!! Hut ab!!
LG Gundi
Diane Jaquay said…
Two very different cards, but they're both FANTASTIC!
Sazzle Dazzle said…
Two very beautiful cards and I'm loving the blossom on that tree plus your birdie is coloured so perfectly it looks real.
Thanks for taking part
Sarah
Less Is More
Kim Heggins said…
Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!!!! your card is just as beautiful as the inspiration photo, I love it! and your speech bubble card...so much fun!
Nonni said…
Two stunning cards!! I love the card with the birdie, what a stunning layout and great take on the ATSM inspiration photo and our sentiment. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!
Anita in France said…
How charming is your bird card, Cornelia ... so gorgeous! The speech bubbles are so fun .. especially with the thread 'nest' behind them! Anita :)
KandA said…
Both fabulous cards and super designs xx
Di said…
Two beautiful cards Cornelia! Those colours are fabulous and the colours just 'pop'.

Hugs, Di xx
Sarn said…
I agree with all the other comments Cornelia . . .VERY striking cards. Love them.

Hugs, Sarn xxx
Irene said…
Two beautiul cards.
luv
irene
xxxx
Lisa Kind said…
Your cards are very pretty! Love the way you sponged the square and made your own template! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!
cheiron said…
Great cards! Really love the color combo on the 2nd one! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Die Crazy Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)
Gorgeous!! You nailed this photo inspiration challenge. LOVE the sponged square. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.
Liz said…
What a lovely snippets card you shared on the Playground.
Anne said…
Cornelia what a sweet bird card!
Thank you for your LIM entry
Anne
Less is More Designer
Antje said…
This is just wonderful!!!
Viv said…
Two beautiful cards Cornelia, love that cute little bird and the pink of course as a pink lover :) Viv xx
Barb Ghig said…
Congrats on your well deserved shout out at ATSM, Cornelia! Your card is so pretty! Beautiful masking, and your bird is fabulous!!!

I also love your 2nd card! Your speech bubbles are so fun, and your splatters are perfect for your theme!
Gorgeous card Cornelia. Such a great interpretation of the sketch. Love it! Hugs, Wends x
Lynn said…
Two great cards. I love the masked background on the first and the whimsical feel of the second. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!
Monika Reeck said…
yaayyy you are one of the honorable mention at the addicted to stamp and more Cornelia this card really amazing I mean the one with the bird its so soooffft and really CAS..I wish I get it for my bday...Ich warte noch auf deine Birthday Karte hihi...hope this card still availalbe...here is the link to make you easier dear Cornelia..

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.de/2014/05/winners-95.html
You really captured the look of the inspiration photo! Such a PRETTY card! Love it!!!

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