Thursday, March 3, 2011

Keep a green bough in your heart...

Went with a bit of a vintage look this time, so I used a satin, chocolate ribbon, made it into a bow and then pressed down for an olde worlde look.  Took a chocolate coloured button and added black, adhesive pearls to it; large one in the middle, and smaller ones round the outside.  The bird's eye is one of those little black, adhesive pearls too.
Here's the full ingredients list: Kraft cardstock, chocolate coloured satin ribbon, chocolate button (no, not the edible kind!) adhesive pearls in Black from Kaisercraft, patterned paper is Le Chateau: Lumiere from Kaisercraft, Bazzill Dotted Swiss in Riptide, and Bazzill cardstock in Canvas, scrap of black cardstock for the beak.
Here's the inspiration graphic from Embellish Magazine...
Off to pop my card up on the Embellish linky.  Have just made it in the nick of time ;)  What do you think? Are these challenges a bit addictive!?
Oh, I nearly forgot, you may be wondering why on earth the post title talks about a green bough? One of my favourite chinese proverbs ties in with this "bird" theme..

"Keep a green bough in your heart, and the singing bird will come."
chinese proverb

Some believe this means if you have gratitude in your heart, you will be happy.  Maybe it means, if you have confidence, and faith in your heart that you can be happy, you will be!


  1. So cute! That bird is adorable, and what a neat looking bow!

  2. Oh this is fabulous!! I love how you made the bow and embellished the button. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish.

  3. I love the bow...It seems like if is the bird's nest! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us!