Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Very Own Birds

Happy July 4th to all my American friends! 

For my birthday last month my uber-talented friend Nancy designed a special digital image just for me. How cool is that!!!! I wanted to do something special with it and this is what I came up with.
I printed the image on hubby's laser printer onto Choice Snow White cardstock then coloured it with copics. It took me a while to decide what colours to use but as soon as I looked at my bag of Savannah buttons I knew that would be my inspiration. It's full of all my favourite colours! I popped the flower for dimension and added some buttons to the tree. 
I picked up the white shadow box at my local AC Moore, with a coupon of course. I really wanted the image to stand out as the focal point so I kept my patterned paper background "quiet" by using a lightly coloured piece from SU Bella Rose paper. The image is matted with chocolate chip so it stands out. I stitched around the image and around the white mat for a little interest but I used white thread to keep the stitching "quiet". I photographed my project without the glass to avoid a glare. 
I absolutely LOVE this little shadow box and it's hanging in my stamp room right above my stamp table. It just makes me sooooo happy to look at. Aren't I the luckiest person to have an image designed just for me! Thank you Nancy!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

You are a very lucky lady - the image is gorgeous and what you've done with it is amazing - a cherished piece for sure!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, your very own birds...HOW COOL!! You did a beautiful job with this...awesome coloring, colors, and I LOVE those buttons. Pretty!

Leslie said...

What a beautiful birthday gift! Nancy created a perfect image for you and you did a stunning job with it. I can just picture where it is in your room. You are a lucky lady but you deserve it, my friend!

Patricia Garcia said...

Karen this is adorable, you are a lucky girl. I love these birdies!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous image and I love what you did with it! Pretty!

Janet said...

wow this is sooooooooo cool!! i love it!!! :)

Wendy said...

OMG Karen, this is amazing!

Danni said...

So very pretty!!

Joanne B. said...

Karen, this is SO beautiful! Amazing amazing! How perfect in your stampy room!

chercroppin said...

That is gorgeous! What a neat idea...great job!

Emily said...

Oh Karen, this is just tooooo freakin' cute! What a great idea to add those buttons and how special to have something designed just for you!!! And now you've turned it into a piece of art!!!

Joy said...

WOW! This is beautiful! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh how AMAZING this is!! Nancy is the BOMB and you are one lucky chick (hehe) to have a Nancy original!!!