Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's a Lonely Love Story

Hello my dear blogging friends.  It's been a rough week.  I really haven't felt in the mood for creativity.  I have five cards started, sitting on my table,  just staring at me while I stare right back.  This morning I was committed to finishing at least one.  So I made this vintage card inspired by several challenges.
The Shabby Tea Room~ use chipboard
The Playdate Cafe Colors
(missed the deadline)
Card Patterns~ Sketch

As I was editing my picture I started to think about how this really isn't a "love story."  There is only one bird.  Maybe it's a card about loving yourself.  Let's go with that shall we?  I may make another bird and move them together.  I just didn't have it in me this am.  Besides, it would be like 4 more days before I could post it and then it wouldn't fit any of the challenges.  I think this may sum up how my week is going.  The other card, which I will share tomorrow, I adhered upside down.  Another good analogy of how I'm feeling this week:)

Because I'm in a foul mood, no pun intended, I will keep this post short.  I'm heading out to spend the day with my hubby.  I'm sure that will help and I'll be much better by tomorrow.

I wanted to share that my chipboard was painted with Distress Paint and then I dumped glitter on while the paint was still wet.  That gives it a bit of a different look.  Also, my chipboard bird was painted with Smooch and then aged with Fresh Snow and Sahara Sand ink.  Sahara Sand is a great ink to use for a variation on giving a project an antiqued look. IMO.

What's In It?
Stamps: Bo Bunny Cherished
Ink: Sahara Sand, versafine black
Paper: MME Quite Contrary, TPS texted DP, white
Other: Maya Road chipboard, wrinkled ribbon, distress paint, lace, glitter, smooch, button, twine, black pearls, sewing machine.


Debbie said...

Nikki, this is awesome! I {heart} that TH distress paint!! Such a wonderful technique with the glitter - TFS!! So glad you could join us this week in the Tea Room :)

Patti J said...

Oh, sweetie, so sorry you're all gloomy doomy - that's not like you at all! Let your handsome man treat you to a good day, and lots of smiles! Your card is beautiful! Maybe bird on card is waiting for bird off card (lol) to bring her breakfast in bed (or in cage?).... He's flown off to find the perfect yummy worm? Anyway, maybe you are smiling a little now! Love your card and have a great day with DH!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi hun, super sweet card. Sorry that you are feeling down, hope things improve asap, Jo x

whoistracy said...

What a sweet card! Love that little birdcage. Hope you cheer up soon!

Georgia said...

Your card is beautiful, like you. Hope you're feeling better!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry you have not felt like crafting Nikki!! Your creation is so gorgeous!! Love that diecut, the distress paint and your glitter!! Gorgeous details girl!

Audrey Pettit said...

Sending hugs for a better day soon! I think your card turned out very sweet. Love the glittered bird cage. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

dstandard said...

Beautiful card! Love this. Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!