Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SDC59 Birds and Buttons and CHA Chicago

Hi there!  The lovely "Kaz" is hosting the new Stampotique dt challenge today!  She is asking for "birds and buttons" .Here is my creation using a Kira Nichols image called "tennis shoe birdie" he he he!  Yes I have used him before and isnt he cute?? lol  I have also used the sentiment "good things good thoughts" and "swirl stalks" both from the Stampotique store.  
I really used some painty scraps here and started by using a "gesso'ed" and Dylusions sprayed square.  I stamped the birdie in black then stamped it again and colored it with copics.  I cut his pudgy body out and glued him down. :)  I went around the card with a black fine pen and sewed down some painted strips with some odd dp.  This went to a friend of mine who is recovering from an illness.  
Next I just want to share a few photos from Chicago CHA.  :)  What a very cool experiance and loved that the artists were very "approachable" since it is a smaller show.  Forgive my not-so-good photos..had to use my phone since I forgot my camera!  arggghh!!
Above ONE of the many "dresses" designed by various artsists..very cool!!
Me and the ultra fabulous RONDA PALAZZARI!!  Eeeek!  What a sweetie! AND CAN YOU SEE JULIE FEI FAN BALZER IN BETWEEN US??  LOL  I was in HEAVEN!! I got to paint with them!!
Julie is both witty and intelligent and the most "down to earth" person I have ever met!
AND...OMG...DINA WAKELY!  Painted with her too!!  Not to mention...who was sitting beside me??  Nathalie Kalbach from Germany!  We also literally almost ran into Donna Downey!  Her hair was 3 different colors and it looked BEAUTIFUL...  Everyone was so nice and we even got to stand and "gawk" at Dyan Reaveley creating!!
The new products to be seen were many...  inks, stencils, painty goodness! and I got to actually meet some blogger friends whom I have talked to online was really alot of fun!   Chicago is a great city with great food !  Thanks for looking-  :)


Kaz said...

I love your card Jane, I bet it really cheered your friend up.

Fab pictures from CHA, I'm not jealous at all!! x

Shahrul Niza said...

OMG!!!. Am literally screaming with excitement. You had so much fun with all the artists!!. So happy for you. Lucky girl, Jane!:). And I see you made that necklace with Julie too, I saw you on her blog today :). Good stuff. Hugs.

Valerie H. Marshall said...

Awww... love this! Those tennis shoes crack me up! Thank you for sharing all of the photos from CHA too - awesome!
Val :)

Basement Stamper said...

Love the painted strips you used and the little birdie is so cute. Fun pics from CHA, looks like you had a GREAT time!

Willy said...

Lovely and wonderful card, Jane!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. I am so jealous. How fun to get to meet and paint with all those wonderful Artist. I bet you kept right up with them..

Love your cute card. That bird is so darn cute.


Marijke said...

lovely card, such a cute little bird

Sue said...

What a fabulous card Jane, I love your doodling and sewing, and the colours and the bird and....just love it! x

Karin said...

beautiful card, love the birdie!