Saturday, January 3, 2009

...And We Start Again...

Here we are at the start of another year. Wishing all of my friends near and far, all the best in 2009. May it be a happy and creative year!

So here's my first card of 2009. This is based on Laura's Sketch #16 at 2 Sketches 4 You
I don't usually gravitate to bright colors, but in January, I seem to need as much color and sun as I can get. I love how this all came together, not sure who it will go to yet. It may just sit here on my shelf to brighten things up for a while.

The patterned paper is Poppy from Sei, chipboard bird is from Maya Road. I painted it white and added scrapbook glitter from Making Memories while the paint was still wet. Flowers are from Prima, gems are from Me and My Big Ideas and $ store, rub on sentiment is from Deja Views, paper ribbon is from Daisy Bucket and so much fun to play with.

Thank you for all of your visits and chats in the past year. I'm looking forward to another fun year...and finally in my 'real' studio here at home.

6 comments:

SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful card, Ivanka! I love the bright colors & I agree I've been feeling the need for some sun...

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful Ivanka! I love the bright colors:)
Hugs & Happy New Year!
Laura

Heidi Van Laar said...

This really is stunning! I love the bright colors you've used and your glittered bird!
(-: Heidi

LuLu said...

Striking card and loving all the bright colours. The bird is decorated beautifully.

Tamaroo said...

Awesome! I love what you did!

Barb said...

love what you did with the bird - I think I may go paint one of mine - we do need bright colors this time of year.

Barb