A Little Birdy revisited

About a year ago I made a card using a Michelle Zindorf tutorial.  I liked the result for the most part, but it seemed a little crowded, probably because I was making a standard quarterfold size card, and the tutorial is for a a larger 5 x 6.5 card.  Today I needed a big card, big enough for 38 people to sign it - a get well card for a 70yo woman with terminal cancer.  You can't just say "Get Well" to someone who isn't going to.  I didn't some searching and decided that this quote said what I wanted to say:
"Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway." ~ Emory Austin
 Of course, with these words on the inside, I was certain that I needed a bird on the outside.  I revisited the tut and put together something close, although not as close as the first attempt:
It's a lot softer and less busy, which under the circumstances is a good thing, I think.  The purple makes more sense when you can see the true colors, too.

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - spring
Digi Doodle - Spots/dots
Hanna and Friends - purple and one other color
Shelly's Images - ribbon
Stampin B's - flower
Gingersnap Creations - jewel colors plus gold
Freshly Brewed - ribbons and bows

Juliet Arrighi

14 comments:

Diana E. said...

Juliet...love these two cards. Your coloring in beautiful and thought on one perfect.

Diane

Beach Cat ! said...

Oh, I love that quote. I might paint it across the wall in my stamp room! Your card is beautiful. Good to see you back doing some Zindorf inspired cards.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very pretty! I love the colors you used!

Thank you for participating in this week's FBD Ribbon/Bows challenge!

skylife said...

That's really elegant. The blue part is awesome!
Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Beautiful card, Juliet! Thanks for playing the Jewel Color Challenge on Gingersnap Creations!

Becky said...

Very pretty card. I'm sure the recipient will appreciate it.

Shelly's Images said...

I love this! How soft and pretty!

Thanks for playing along this week with our ribbon challenge at Shelly's Images!

Heather said...

This card is just lovely and I hope it blesses the heart of the woman receiving it. Many hugs to you and to her.

Thanks for playing along with is at Freshly Brewed Challenges ribbons and bows challenge.
Hope to see you at the hop on March 1

HUGS
Heather

Bev said...

wot a wonderful spring card. ty for joining us at crafty sentiments xxx

Susanne said...

A wounderful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna & Friends!

Hugs, Susanne

stempelmausi said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna & Friends!

Hugs, Swantje

Axa said...

gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Vicky said...

how pretty. what a great bird stamp /image :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really fabulous, love the images. Congrats on beeing a Ginger Gem.