Thursday, March 17, 2011

Robin's Eggs

I found this little vintage metal frame last summer and was trying
to decide what to put in it.  Then I found this sweet little picture over
at The Graphics Fairy and I thought they made a perfect pair.

I can't explain it or put it into words, but something about that little picture
gave me such pure delight I made a copy to keep on my desk at work.
It made me smile every time I looked at it.

I paired it with a little bird nest I made and tucked in some blue
eggs, moss from my yard and nestled it all in a small blue dish.

Don't they make the perfect married couple?

Then I got another idea for using this sweet print.  I decided to make
note cards with it and here they are
in several colors.

I used Photoshop to position the small prints to make two
cards out of an 8-1/2 x 11" piece of card stock. 
Then I used my embossing template and embossing stylus to
created the raised dots around the picture.  You'll need a light
box to do the embossing or I use a piece of glass in an old
picture frame laid on my lap, and place a lamp without
it's shade between my legs to give it light from underneath.
Just be sure not to burn your legs on the bare light bulb.

I picked up my template and stylus quite a few years ago when stamping
was more the rave, but they can still be found in some stores and
online.  Lasting Impressions makes a great variety of templates
and the sky is the limit as to what you can create with them.
Here are the cards packaged and ready for the Open House.

Linking with
I Love Pretty Little Things for Friday Pretties
A Little Knick Knack for Everything but the Kitchen Sink 
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday 
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday'sTreasures 


Trisha said...

I love that frame and the picture looks great in it! Your cards are darling too!


Becky said...

I love your little frame & print! And it really looks beautiful with the bird nest! Your cards are so very pretty, too! What a great idea! :)

erin said...

super duper cute!!! that IS a darling print, i can see why you respond to it.

happy st. patty's day!


Cindy said...

The frame with picture is so pretty and the are so creative!

Ginny said...

So pretty, So Spring, and so talented.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You are so talented Cindy! Love those darling notecards and wow on the robins egg print and and nest! I can see why they made you smile! :)

Brenda Kula said...

That framed graphic is absolutely the prettiest thing! Absolutely gorgeous!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your cards and the framed copy is gorgeous too!

Anonymous said...

Oh Cindy you are so right about this sweet print- it just makes you smile when you see it!!I love the frame too. Was it like that or did you do a white wash on it. Love the look!

The cards are wonderful- shows you how much I know about things I didn't know about embossing templates- I will have to keep my eyes out!

Well it has been a full day and actually just got home about 30 minutes ago- right about the time to go to bed! God has been working in lives and it was a fully blessed day so even though I am tired I am full!

bee blessed

Cindy said...

Such pretties! The framed pic makes my heart smile. :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Just the print and the frame together and the cards are spectacular. Very, very cleaver.

Martina said...

LOVE your card - and the little display! So feminine and pretty! And you did it all perfectly. Have a fab weekend!

Boho Farm and Home said...

I LOVE it! Especially the picture in the frame. It is just perfect for Easter and spring!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Perfect touches for Spring.... Love that Frame!

Georgianna said...

Your frame and picture make me happy, too, Cindy! Very sweet. And your cards are wonderful – the embossing seems a bit time consuming but looks terrific. Everything is lovely!


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

This post and your last one on soft acquas have given me some great inspiration, thanks Cindy.

Willow said...

What wonderful and beautiful ideas you had. Just love it all.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

My friend, your new frame and art turned out sooo pretty! I love that print as has beautiful coloring and of course the sweet bird's nest and eggs are just lovely! I also really like the soft aqua that you chose to paint your pretty metal frame with! Gorgeous, my friend! The sweet little nest looks beautiful paired with the art/frame!

WOW!!! I just can't tell you enough how much I love your note cards! Adding the little embossed dots really added to the cards! Sooo very pretty, my friend! Thank you for sharing your new pretties with us!

Happy spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your cards and the charming print in the frame are so creative and beautiful. I'm new to your blog. I found you on someone's blogroll. I'm going to add you to my blogroll because I know that I will want to come back to see all your incredible projects.
Have a great Saturday, Jane

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

These cards are gorgeous!
I had no idea you could emboss your own cards and have then turn out so perfect and professional.
Thanks for sharing.

Amisha said...

Loving, loving your creations and the colors! SO Spring!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Cindy! I also love nests & birds eggs and can't seem to get enough - your cards are gorgeous! :)
Happy Spring to you & yours,

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

That print goes perfectly with the frame. And it's just in time for Spring!

Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way. It's so great to make new blog friends. I'm your newest follower now!


Roselle said...

That pic matches the frame perfectly. I can see why you love it. Your little cards came out beautifully!
Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday.

Meg said...

That frame is awesome. I love the prints. The Graphics Fairy always comes through. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great frame and I love it paired with the nest!

Modern Country Lady said...

What a lovely display, and the cards just turned out prefect!!

La said...

I don't know how I missed all these posts. You certainly have been busy. Love the embossed cards. I haven't embossed in a long time.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

This whole post is Pure Delight!
Very, Very Pretty,

Jodie said...

Darling! The frame and the little nest really do compliment each other!

Warm Wishes,

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