Thursday, July 9, 2015

More Cards with The Ton ...and a Bird (leaving the nest) Video!

Hello friends!
 I am popping in to share another card with "the ton stamps". If you missed seeing my guest design work, please click here.

I used this stamp called Pyrotechnics
Here is my card. I love masking, so here I masked all 4 borders with paper.
Card#1
I had a bit of trouble when I created the background with Distress Inks. This was not my initial color combo, but with my 2nd try, I actually liked the result-purple,orange, red and bright yellow. I added splatter with (Gold) Wink of Stella and Smooch (gold). I also used Delicata and white chalk ink for the multiple stamping. The splatter was added with Pico Embellisher.

Lastly, the updates on the Lu Bird family.....
Once upon a time there were 3 birdies in the nest (top left was their last group photo).
One grew up (Stretch) and was brave enough to leave the nest!
The two birds that were left attempted to leave and then.... they weren't ready. 
Perhaps tomorrow.

 I took a few videos clips and compiled them into one. I am sure it all makes sense now.
They grow up and they leave.
Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

Hannelie said...

Your little video gave me goosebumps all over!
Thanks for sharing Virginia!
Love your beautiful card!

Barb said...

I adore your card, V! It's gorgeous! And oh, that sweet, little birdie! I didn't want the video to end! ♥

Lynn said...

Wow! The night sky is amazing Virginia!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous inking!

thetonstampsblog said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Virginia!!! That double stamping is genius and make the fireworks look more realistic and stunning!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE the card and the pic!!

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful card, Virginia. You've masked those borders perfectly, and the composition looks so much like the fireworks I saw last weekend. Wonderful sentiment too. And one brave little bird leaving the nest...I'm so glad you shared the story of these sweet little creatures. It's a treat to see them grow and learn to be adults. Pretty amazing. Bev

Michele Kovack said...

Your card is stunning! I love the colors! :) And those sweet lil' birds....... <3

June K said...

Love your card. You've given me much inspiration. I will now have to order this set.

Just wanted you to know how much I've enjoyed your Lu Family Birds. TFS.

Susi Kelly said...

Beautiful card, Virginia - love that stamp set and all the possibilities with it! My heart was in my throat when I watched that video of the baby bird crossing the road! Thanks for the update on the little family.

Jackie Parkins said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love the colors on the background. Thanks for the video of those sweet birds. I hope that little guy makes it out there in the world.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! Your background is fabulous! And thank you so much for the video, it warmed my heart! TFS

alexandra s.m. said...

They sure do don't they?
I love your card and amazing background.
You have managed to create such great depth!
Bravo my Friend!!

Lisa said...

This is the prettiest fireworks card I've ever scene!! Beautiful Virginia.

Harriet said...

Virginia, your card is extraordinary!!! The video made me smile. This year we watched baby birds...what was amazing .... watching their tail feathers grow. At first we thought...they can't fly without the stability of tail feathers. But they did, just flew better once the tail was complete.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a gorgeous card! The colors are perfect and I just love the kind of glow they give off and what a fun video of the birds!

Susanne Vargas said...

That is an awesome firework set and your card is gorgeous! Loved following the baby bird pictures! So cute! They grew up so fast! Just like kids, right?

conil said...

LOVE that dramatic. gorgeous night sky. It's as breathtaking as those amazing fireworks you stamped. This is an awesome card. Have to say, its a little sad to see the Lu birds fly away but am so glad that they'll fulfill their destiny.

Christina Hor said...

Oh my gosh! I saw you share this on Google+ and had to pop on over. BOOM! What an explosion coming from your card! I've been searching for awesome firework stamps since the 4th and this set is beyond words! Thanks so much for sharing and another gorgeous creation! Hugs.

Christina

Shelly said...

Beautiful card! And such a sweet little video clip!

Nora N. said...

What a great card and that video of the bird-adorable!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Awesome fireworks card, Virginia - just love that set! Oh no, I feel the urge to shop... Loved the photos and video of your bird family too!

Judy Tuck said...

Beautiful card Virginia and thanks for sharing your great video! It's a sad day when they finally leave the nest😢

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! the sky for the fireworks is out of this world! Such a stunning card :)

~amy~ said...

such a gorgeous card Virginia! Love it.
Thanks for sharing about the sweet birds!

Noreen Fontana said...

Well, the card is lovely, as usual! I can't get over how much I love your artwork. But, then the bird leaving the nest just makes me happy and sad all at the same time! I have enjoyed watching the Lu Bird family grow up. Thanks so much.

Leni said...

Wonderful...the little bird video. Thanks for sharing!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia! I love how the colors blended...perfect for a night of fireworks! Thank you again for the great video!

佳勻許 said...

好美的天空哦!

Laura B. said...

absolutely flawless card!!! so beautiful!

Taunya Butler said...

Amazing and awesomely done!! What a treat to see this!!!