23 April, 2021

Chuck chuck, good luck

It's another Friday, and we have a new task over at the Alphabet challenge for you: show us your feathered creatures, because we're looking forward to seeing "birds" this fortnight. I've created a rather simple masculine card for my DT inspiration, featuring a busy woodpecker.
The photo is from an old calendar, I've once cut it to size and enhanced it with a layer of white cardboard. However, I didn't quite figure out how to use it, so it eventually disappeared in my stash. Now, I cut away the white border and opted for a black background instead. I then took this wonderful wooden background paper which I've purchased a couple of years ago in Pardubice. Why Pardubice? Because I love the Czech Republic and Prague in particular, but I also like to explore new places and the city was recommended in one of the Honest Guide episodes. 
After spending a beautiful summer day there with my sister, a shop for crafting supplies has caught my eyes, and long story short: when we returned to Prague, my bag contained not only gingerbread the city is famous for, but also a bunch of colourful papers and other crafting supplies. Also, I now know that "crafting supplies" means "výtvarné potřeby" in Czech, which makes looking for this kind of stuff so much easier :) 
Anyways, once the diligent woodpecker found its home among tons and tons of wood, I still felt like something was missing. Due to the prominent background pattern I found it hard to add a suitable embellishment, but in the end I opted for another thing from my stash. 
I remembered my box of half-finished decorations, which among others hides a couple of stickers that are placed on colourful cardboard, and are waiting to be used some day. 
I picked a red cardboard triangle with a golden sticker on it, and it seemed perfect for some extra bling on the card. However, I decided to partially cover it up in order to keep the main focus on the bird. And suddenly, I didn't feel like changing anything else on my project.

challenges: 
krafty chicks: all occasions
C.R.A.F.T.: recycled (old calendar)
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "all creatures great and small"
creative crafty uncles: fathers day (masculine)
creative moments: ATG
love to craft: ATG 

18 comments:

  1. Hi Veronika! I love the bird image matched with that great wood background paper! The colors balance perfectly together! Nice job!
    Take care and have a great weekend!
    Rachelle : )

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  2. The card is beautiful and I also like the background paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

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  3. You chose the perfect background paper for this fabulous image,a beautiful card

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  4. Love this card ! The red and gold accent really wow it ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
    https://wwwkraftyjean.blogspot.com/

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  5. Super cute image and beautiful card
    DT Priyadarshini
    https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  6. That backing paper is just perfect for your image. It's a brilliant card. Love Dawn x

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  7. Lepotca, kot je na tvoji voščilnici, imam čas dnevno občudovati skozi okno svojega ustvarjalnega kotička, zato vem, da bi bila navdušen nad ozadjem, kamor si ga dodala, tako, kot sem jaz :-)
    Čudovito si združila vse detajle v celoto.
    Hvala, ker sodeluješ na blogu The Male Room v našem novem izzivu LES.
    Majda DT

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  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hugs Sylvia Hoekman-DT.

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  9. Love the beautiful Woodpecker topper and the wood B.paper is just perfect.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

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  10. Your paper is the perfect background for this image, and I love the fact that you've recycled a calendar image! Wonderful masculine card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's!
    Linda

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  11. Such a sweet card! I have woodpeckers coming to my bird-feeders in the winter and I just love watching them. The background paper is certainly perfect for this sweet bird. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Great card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

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  13. A great card I like the wood background paper. Thank you for sharing your project with us for the ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD) this time.

    Debbie
    TTCRD DT
    decrafts - my blog

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  14. Wonderful card. Great background paper. Thanks for sharing over at Always Fun challenge, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments.

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  15. A really lovely creation, great design and paper! Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny's.
    Hugs

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  16. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  17. Beautiful work. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wow, the calendar was just perfect for this wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

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