Saturday, October 05, 2013

You make my heart sing

Hello there!  It has been over 2 months since I last posted on my card blog.  For those of you who were unaware we have been travelling (yes again!) and this time we substituted our push bikes for a supply ship (50m long and 10m wide!) to Pitcairn Island.  For those of you interested you can read and see lots of photos of our epic journey on my travel blog - 4 Pedals & 4 Paws.
You are probably wondering why did we go there? ... well it is a very remote island about half way between NZ and South America.  It is only around 2.5km long and 1.5km wide and is very hilly and also its' claim to fame is it iss the place where the mutineers of the Bounty (Mutiny on the Bounty) made their home.  And my mother was born there and hasn't been back for over 52 years!  So it was a family effort to get her back there one last time.  After spending 2 weeks on the boat (it was a slow boat!) in the middle of the ocean miles away from any land (sometimes the closest land to us was 1000 nautical miles away) and also in some very deep ocean (5km deep ... eeek!) we finally made it and I have to admit when I first saw the island I did well up with tears and when I saw my Mum step foot on the island ... well the tears just flowed!
So we are back and I am in the craft room catching up!  My card was made using the wonderful set from Annabelle Stamps - Cherry blossom and I followed this months sketch
 It is a very user friendly sketch and I rotated it 180 degrees ...
 The 2 birds are individual stamps and so is the small cherry blossom so I did a little masking to make them appear sitting on the branch.  It is such a sweet scene ... I did make one little mistake - the bird with the flower is suppose to be me but I accidently gave it too much colour (as we know in nature the female bird is always the less colourful one!).  Here is a closer look at the scene ...
I would also like to submit this to Papertake Weekly Challenges whose theme this week is anything goes.
materials used - Kaisercraft blush card, smooth light blue and white card; My Minds Eye 'miss caroline - dolled up' papers; Annabelle Stamps 'cherry blossom' stamps; Staz On jet black ink, Versa Color mint ink; Prismacolor pencils; apricot satin trim.
Thanks for looking.

5 comments:

Sue W said...

Hi Janet, Lovely card for this months challenge! Love the pretty colours you chose.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Welcome home Janet!! Your trip sounded amazing!
This is so gorgeous Janet! Love the beautiful colours and the flipped sketch! TFS :)
Andrea

Marion said...

Wow Janet - what an adventure to the Pitcan Island. How beautiful! Your card is so sweet as well. Love how you have put both birds on the branch.

Dido said...

Lovely card, and what an exciting adventure!

Kylie said...

WOW Janet, sounds like you have an Awesome time on your trip!
LOVE your gorgeous card and your sweet little birds and the colours are perfect, love it!

Take Care,
Kylie X