Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Things with Wings

Hello..... it is Wednesday - I am so stressed it just isn't even funny... all because of a stupid cell phone.  I have a iPhone 4s. I love the "phone" totally adore it. But the one thing it doesn't do - won't do - is phone calls! And honestly as much as I like all the other things the iPhone does... phone calls is it's main purpose right? For over 4 months I have been working with my carrier and Apple trying to fix it. Static, Dropped Calls, doesn't ring, missed messages, I could go on and on. They have done everything from minor cleaning issues to wiping my phone completely to new to giving me TWO more phones. So three phones and they have all not worked. They have even sent techs out to my house and tested the strength of service. And really stupid part... Hubby has the same phone, bought the same day, same carrier and his works perfectly. Me... when it does ring I run around like an idiot... "Can you hear me now... how about now.... hello??"  I am so frustrated it isn't funny. Now I am trying to return it and just start over with a totally new brand of phone. Because I cannot live out in the country and have no phone. We gave up our land line ages ago... we didn't need them because we have great new iPhones! Problem.... they can't give me a new phone because I have had this one too long. And if I want to buy one I have to pay full price no upgrade discount because I used my upgrade to buy the iPhone! REALLY???? I have one very nice lady that has been helping me for about three weeks from my carrier. She has one last hope of helping me.... I will find out later today what she says - if that doesn't work. Well... I just don't know. Better not threaten on here a public forum and all.....

ok... how about something nice now that I have vented  -

My card for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge! - Things with Wings is the challenge this week - and me, I used one of the new LiaStamps images. She does beautiful birds so I knew that one of them would be wonderful for the challenge. I chose "Sparrow" -  Now that is what it is named, but here in Texas that looks more like a ScissorTail Fly Catcher - we love to see them out on fence lines and always point them out. So I googled images to make sure I had the right colors and went to work with my Copics.

I really had fun with this one, and I spent a couple of nights working on it. My bird is colored with Copics, over and over, then highlighted with a white gel pen and pencils. I did it all twice. So I could cut out the bird and pop dot it over each other for more depth. The base image is cut out with a nestie label, and I took my black Copic and went around the edge. The card - lots of layers. Lots and lots. Black card stock, peach card stock, another black card stock. Then a piece of Prima pattern paper. Really pretty... peach flowers and flying birds on it. But then I added another pattern paper, and another layer of black card stock. Then a band of the Prima paper across the middle. Everything is sewed down. I a roll of Rayon Seam Binding tape that was a deep peach color - I smooched it and wrinkled it, then a piece of double sided tape to hold it in place. That is when it was time for my bird, pop dotted on to the front of the card, and the bird pop dotted on top of that.

Needed more right? So I die cut out four Memory Box corner flourishes, punched out some Martha Stewart flowers ( I matched the color of the ribbon with a Copic and colored them) I glued them to the corners and then I decided that the sweet little flowers in the image, well the needed some 3-d work too. so I added flowers onto the branch! For the centers I used a Viva Decor Black Paper pen.

Love all the layers and dimension!

Here is the inside, I used matching papers and layers, and then a few scraps of the papers.

Totally was out of my "normal" and had a blast doing it. So there is my challenge card, now you need to click on over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge and see all the DT's "Things with Wings" Then you can join in the challenge for a chance to win some Whimsy Stamps! And don't forget... you don't have to use a Whimsy image to play!!! It is nice if you do - but not necessary :0)

All righty... have a Dr. appointment this morning, then I will deal with my phone. If for some reason I don't come back.... well..... I went nuts on them!  :0<

HUGS and


Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, hope you get on OK at the DR's huggles Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, that is so beautiful!!! I love the bird. Hope the doctor's appt goes well & you manage to get the phone situation sorted out asap.

Carol Dee said...

BEAUTIFUL card. Simply stunning. Love the pretty bird and choice of papers. Great embellishments.
PHONES ... grrr . I keep mine SIMPLE. I only us it for calls. No text, no photos, no email... no problems :) Good Luck.

Marilyn said...

This is beautiful Michelle! I don't think of birds when I think vintage but it does have that feel. Fabulous colouring and your layout is wonderful. Those flowers on the branch are perfect.

Carol Dee said...

Oh Dear, I went and looked at the digis and placed an order! *sigh*

Jingle said...

Wow! this is just beautiful!

Niki said...

Beautiful card, such wonderful detail. Good luck with the phone. What you need is a teenager. They can fix anything with the new technology!

PaperSunshine said...

That is really lovely! What a beautiful card, love the layers and colors and the proportion of the bird - perfect!

Lori K.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I hope you find a good solution for your phone. It kind of sinks that (as they should have documented) you've had trouble from the start and can't replace it with a different one. Ugh.

Your card is beautiful. I love that bird.

okienurse said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and style! I seem to be having a crapoy day today also! I can't find papers or glue or whatever and now I have totally destroyed the craftroom looking for what I want. Think I will go to bed and pray tomorrow will be better! Hope the doctors appt went well! Here is to tomorrow!

Rufus said...

Gorgeous card, can see why it was a couple of nights working on it! As for the phone that would make me buggy. You'd think that the period of time to change it would have been suspended from the time you started having problems with it. They CAN'T count the time they've spent trying to fix it against you!! Talk about having your cake and eating it to! At least you've got one lady who's willing to try to help. If she can't then get her bosses, bosses, bosses name and personally, I'd scream bloody murder!!
please do let us know how it all shakes out.