Sunday, November 20, 2011


It's the adage on the


I chose to use for this weeks challenge at

I wanted to find a quote that explained how I felt while making this card!

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable.
It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"

Bill Bradley

I have to say I love the texture and weight of Donna Salazar's papers in the Antiquities Pad! I gathered the papers and piece parts I wanted to used.

I cut the background paper to the size of the Canvas Corp Card. I then spritzed it with water, front and back and squinched the paper. When I had the look I was wanting to achieve, I dried the paper.

I did the same with the cut piece of denim and lace.
I love this technique as the paper seems to change and be stiffer after it is dry.

For my flower I pulled out my Spellbinders ~ Spiral Blossom 1 die. I sanded the edges and rolled the flowers. I then shaped and smooooshed it!!

I cut the leaves from the left over background paper.....
spritz them with Smooch, formed and stapled them. 

I love how my bird came out.......the element to emphasis "SOAR".
I applied a bit of Gathered Twigs to him, smothered him in Glue Gloss and
sprinkled him with Fairy Dust!!

What makes your heart SOAR.......
include a ticket on your creation and link it up to
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog!!

Who knows.......your name could be drawn to win this loverly!!


Dee in N.H. said...
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Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Gorgeous Lynne! The bird and the tag are perfect for each other! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

peggylee said...

I soooo love this card...simple amazing Lynne.

Heather said...

Lynn~This is just gorgeous! I love how your bird turned out! I love the technique you used on your paper! Gorgeous! Love the fairy dust..and the pp! Gorgeous work! Hugs!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Lynne, I love your creation, I always love how you use layers, so appealing to the eye. The crumpled paper in the background is fabulous as is your wonderful flower. Tracy x

Heidi Mireles said...

I love your card. Thanks.

Candy C said...

Lynne, I love your piece this week! I've not tried that paper squinching technique and will have to. I love your results! Your pieces always have such a feminine quality to them. Beautiful! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your piece, Lynne. The flower and bird are fantabulous!

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Lynne! I love your style.

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Gorgeous creation, Lynne! I just love all the layering and elements added to this piece..beautiful soft colors too!

Simon Says Stamp!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Lynne, the techniques you have used in this gorgeous project rock. love love love your style and use of layers/textures.