Friday, July 29, 2011

Love Life, Live Life - Sketch Frenzy Friday

It's Friday, and time for Sketch Frenzy Friday's mini blog hop.
Today is also the day I am having my surgery - which started at 8 this morning - so by the time you are reading this post I will be out cold.  Hopefully there are no complications this time.  Two weeks in bed with my foot elevated - a daunting thought.  I'm such an active person that is the part that will be the hardest.

Today's sketch is by Tammy Fife

07/29/11 Tammy Fite

Here is my interpretation:

I just love this little bird - a Vermillion flycatcher.  We don't see them in this part of the country Wish we did as I would love him to visit my back yard! This bird has very brilliant plummage - poppy parade, with a dark brown head and black wing and tail.
Thursday and Friday of last week I sold cards in front of a beauty salon and sold quite a few cards In  between customers I painted this bird with SU markers and an Aqua painter. It was stamped with Black Stazon ink on whisper White card stock.
After coloring the image it was matted with Early Espresso card stock and then  mounted on a Poppy Parade Scallop Square which I made using the Scallop Square duo die. The mat pack and paper piercer was used to pierce holes in the middle of each of the scallops.  1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon was adhered to the bottom on the image, followed by the flowers. The focal image unit was attached to the designer paper using dimensionals.
The card base is Whisper White, followed by Poppy Parade and then Poppy Parade designer paper from the Paper Pack..
All edges were sponged with Early Espresso ink
The flowers were punched with the Itty Bitty flower punch; the Early espresso centers are the eyes of the Two Step Owl punch.  A pearl in the center completes the flower unit.

Stamps: Young Vermillion, You're a Gem
Inks: Black Stazon, Markers (Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Basic black, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip)
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso
Accessories: Scallop Squares duo die, Mat pack and paper piercer, Itty Bitty flower punch, Two Step Owl punch, pearls, 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, White gel pen (the eye), Aqua painter, dimensionals, glue dots

Now it's your turn to make your own interpretation of this sketch challenge.  Don't forget to upload your creation on the Sketch Frenzy homepage here
The next blog hop stop is Patricia's blog here.  Mosy on over and check out her creation.  She does some wonderful work.
Don't forget to check out the other team members blogs - and leave comments for them. The names of the other team member is in the sidebar should you lose your way.
See you next week.


Teri said...

Well wishes coming your way. Hope all goes well. (love your card!)

Deb said...

Very pretty, Maria! Love the colors on this one! I will be praying that your surgery goes well and for a speedy recovery!

Tammy Fite said...

WOW--great job painting your bird--he's beautiful!!

Hope all is going well with your surgery! We're all thinking about you!

inkedx2 said...

What a great card! Hope your surgery went well.


Patrice H said...

Hi Maria, you are in my thoughts and prayers my friend. Recover quickly, we need you up and around. Your card is Stunning , the color combination is spectacular and the bird is adorable.Is he found in my neck of the woods in CA???

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