Celebrate your day...FTTC146 57

Mona Pendleton | Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:00 PM | , , , ,

Hello dear blogging friends! It's time for an all new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Thanks to all who played along with FTTC145 ~ so many pretty projects! This week, Cindy is a dear hostess and she has chosen a recipe of sorts for us all to play with. All you have to do is pull out one of your favorite Flourishes images and use the following recipe to create your project: a Flourishes image, a flower, a tag and a ribbon.
I used this week's challenge to make one of my dear sisters a Birthday card. She will be celebrating her 48th birthday on December 10th :)
I stamped the sweet hummingbird image from Spring Is Sprung, colored with various Copic markers then cut using a Spellbinders Labels Ten die template. For coloring inspiration, I referred to a card shared by Linda Duke (click here). The sentiment is from Fanciful Flourishes. I love how easily Flourishes stamp sets may be so easily mixed and matched!
We have a few hummingbirds that visit our backyard quite frequently. Here's a few photos of the sweet little one that Scott was able to snap a few shots of feasting on one of my potted succulents on the patio:
Look at how fast his little wings beat. I read that hummingbirds can beat their wings 70 times per second! Wish I could run that fast! Pretty amazing creatures ~ don't you think?
 For sketch inspiration, I played along with The Paper Players challenge:
Many thanks for visiting today!  I hope you take on the challenge and for some awesome inspiration, please be sure to see what the following designers have created: TammyHeatherSilkeMakikoCindyBeateMona (that's me), Miriam Napler (November Guest Designer). Please be sure to visit the Flourishes site for COMPLETE details on how to join in on the fun!


Supplies Used:

Die: Spellbinders Labels Ten, Grand Calibur
Markers: Copic
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
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57 Sweet Comments So Far:

papertrails leaver said...

Mona what a beauty! I love soft colors for your sweet bird. It's delicate wings are amazing to see in real life! Incredible blending of patterns to make a shabby chic delight! Truly amazing Mona!

Pauline said...

A very beautiful card I just love the hummingbird image, and the soft pastel colours too. Gorgeous!

Mary Chen said...

Lovely, Mona! Sweet image and I love the photo of the real thing!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!!! Just lovely - your SIster will love it!!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous and very feminine card, Mona! Love the soft colors and the beautiful stamped image!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a pretty card, I love the sweet image and so beautifully coloured. Btw fabulous photo's.xxxx

Heidi said...

So beautiful, Mona!

Trudy said...

Sweet little bird image! Love the colours! Amazing photos too!

Monia said...

So sweet and elicate card, I love that bird stamp :)

Ros said...

What a beautiful card!! Wow! and I love your photos ... obviously I have never seen a hummingbird in real life and this is lovely!

Ruth S said...

Oh this is so pretty and soft - I love it Mona. The wonderful hummingbird photos are the perfect inspiration for your colouring! Great job to Scott for capturing them! I remember trying to photograph some when on our honeymoon in the Carribean... so tricky!
Rx

Mary Reidel said...

Sweet card, Mona! Love the colorful image and beautiful bg papers! Love that photo of the hummingbird too! TFS!

Beate said...

Gorgeous coloring and card, Mona! I love the soft colors you chose.
Hugs and smiles

Heather Jensen said...

So soft and pretty. I love the pretty lace looking border. I can't wait until summer to put my Hummingbird feeder up. They are the sweetest. :)
Hugs~

Barbara said...

Lovely card!!! Love that gorgeous image!

Susan Joyce said...

Your card is so so pretty Mona, love it's softness and the colours and the image you have used. Thanks' for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Kerry said...

Gorgeous, elegant card, Mona! I love these colors! Fabulous real life photo of the hummingbird! Neat!

Cindy Haffner said...

AMAZING Mona, so so BEAUTIFUL!~

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

So precious!
That image is so pretty

Lisa said...

This is stellar Mona! Oh goodness I think it's one of my favs; it's so soft and lovely. Your sister will love it ;)

Miriam said...

I love the pale, pretty colors on your card. Nice to see pastels with all the fall and Christmas cards out there now! Just lovely.

Alison said...

Beautiful pastel colors, Mona! Gorgeous design!

june lanum said...

so pretty Mona

Shirley said...

Your card is just lovely and your Hummingbirds are just wonderful! TFS

The Rubber Maid said...

Soft and elegant card. Hummingbirds are my favorite little bird so when I see one it makes me smile. Pat

Pamela_U said...

Gorgeously sweet card, Mona!!! I can'g get over that dear little hummingbird!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Love your soft coloring! Scott's photos are incredible... either he has a killer zoom or he timed it just right (or maybe both?!)! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Oh Mona!! I though I was all out of drool, after seeing all the DT's beautiful cards, but I was wrong, this is AMAZING!!! If I had to dream up the most Beautiful card, I couldn't even come up with a Tenth of how Gorgeous this is!! I am absolutely in love with your coloring and the papers you used!! You are truly a master card maker! Every card I see of yours, re-inspires me! :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Mona! So glad you could join us this week with this lovely image. I have hummingbirds too, only ruby-throated ones, and they are looong gone this season, so it is nice to see yours! The pale colors you've used are just beautiful!

Brenda said...

So beautiful and elegant, Mona!!! Love how you colored this beautiful image!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Elegant card, Mona! I love the pretty pastels and the gorgeous background DP! Great photo of that little hummingbird! TFS!

Carlie said...

Beautiful color choices, Mona! Love that sweet bird image!

Davi said...

Gorgeous Card Mona, Such a pretty image and the colors are so soft and beautiful! Wonderful pics of the little hummers :)

Constance said...

Very beautiful card! Love that image and the colouration! Love the photos you shared of the little hummingbird! Darling!!!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Love this soft and very elegant card, Mona! Sweet Flourishes image! Love how you colored her! TFS!

GabrielleH said...

Stunning, Mona! So lovely and what a sweet image! You really make these products look so good! I love the photo of the hummingbird too!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so sweet! I love the soft and elegant look! Fabulous design and details.

Melissa said...

Amazing card! I love the soft pastel colors here! Beautiful image!

Yogi said...

very pretty. nice touch with the sewing

Laural said...

Love this gorgeous image! Beautiful colors and I always love your beautiful details!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Mona! Such soft, feminine colors! The stitching and the pearls are the perfect accents! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Pammy said...

Another sweet card, Mona! Love the pastel colors you used and the pretty Flourishes stamp! TFS!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the stitching!!

Debbie said...

So pretty, Mona ... love the aqua and pink color palette!

Julie Marshall said...

Wow...so nice to have a celebrity join us at the Paper Players..hee hee ;) Mona, your card is gorgeous as ever. Love your focal image and the beautiful soft colors that you paired it with. Thanks so much for playing along this week!

Lesley said...

Wow Mona, I love the depth of colour you used and the mix of papers. The stitching adds such a lovely femininity to the card too! Your sister will adore it! My sister's birthday is December 7th! I need to make her a card...you have inspired me. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley

Sherry said...

love your card!! it is so soft and pretty!

Anne Marie said...

Mona, this is absolutely beautiful! Wow! I know your sister will love it. We have hummingbirds in our yard, as well. I just love watching them ...they are so tiny! You really captured some gorgeous photos of yours. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! Hugs! :)

Nance Leedy said...

I'm not sure which is more gorgeous your stunning card or those fabulous photos! Wicked photo skills to capture those sweet little birds. Your coloring of that beautiful stamp is gorgeous and I love all the stitching! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Maria said...

So very soft and lovely! The bird image is so pretty and colored superbly! Hummingbirds are are beautiful and so fun to watch! Im' sure your sister will love this gorgeous birthday card! Happy birthday to your sis...take care!!:-))

Leslie Turner said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mona! Your sister will love it! The colors you chose are awesome! :D

Andrea M said...

Hummingbirds are fascinating - I totally agree :) Happy birthday to your sweet sister :) This card for her is truly stunning!!! I love all the pretty, muted pastels too! GORGEOUS! Tina must have the most amazing collection of your creations!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh Mona, your card is GORGEOUS!!! The humming bird is so beautiful....we have one in our backyard every summer too!!! How cool that we both used the same sketch this week...yeah...great minds do think alike :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Rosemary said...

simply stunning!!! congrats on your paper players win!

Theresa said...

What a lovely card...love this image.

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Mona! I love the soft colors and the wonderfully colored image!

deesdesigns said...

So pretty; love the soft, vintage feel!


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