Monday, September 19, 2011

Blue Tiles and Birds

I've got to catch up on some cards this week.   I need a couple of get well's, a birthday, and an anniversary.  I also wanted to get a set of cards made for someone who has done us a favor this summer.  I'm going to try to fit Teapot Tuesday in, but it may be a little late.  The Jingle Belles challenge I will be skipping this week as they are using digital stamps this week and I haven't delved into that yet.   

This card came together with some bits and pieces that I had on my work table for a while.  The Brilliant Blue tiles are stamped with white craft ink using the Baroque Motifs stamp set.  I did use the stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure the placement was the same with each tile.  They are mounted on a card base of 120 lb. watercolor paper to give it some stability.  The center is a beaded brad from a set that I had picked up in a clearance bin at Mike's.  You don't see the inside, but there is a stamped flower image that was punched out, glued over the pointed ends of the brad so you won't see it when you open the card. 

Yesterday I was catching up on some blogs and there was a post on beachcomber featuring blue and white decorating.  If you love blue and white as much as I do, check it out.  Oh, check it out anyway even if you barely tolerate blue and white - it's really pretty (and I have the very same blue onion dishes that she has!).

So, since it's also time for Blue Monday, I'll also share some of the bluebirds that I found at the quilt show this weekend.


  1. I love all your bluebirds.

    Happy Blue Monday to you, Lorraine!

  2. What a beautiful card. I'm often tempted by Baroque Motifs when I see it at a good price on eBay. The quilted birds are lovely - the first one is my favourite with the little nest.

  3. I LOVE how you used the white craft ink on the Brilliant Blue - they look like tiles!!!! How come I can't get my white craft ink to stamp like that??? Any tips?! :) The bluebirds are all wonderful - what a great way to keep spring alive throughout the year! Hope you have a beautiful day Lorraine!!!!

  4. Everytime I see birdies I think of you and Sabrina! I loved that blue and white decor! Loved the string of white seashells. I am redercorating my bathroom and am so tempted to do a by the sea theme....although hubby wants me to do black and white polka dots...go figure!

    I love this blue card..its so the flourishes! Will look forward to you catching up on all of your much needed cards this month! Thanks for sharing....don't worry about the teaparty....there will always be more coming down the line! Ha!

  5. What a lovely post! Love all the blue and the quilts!!

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    Have a wonderful day!!


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