Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hello Little Bird

Happy Thursday, Friends.  Today I have a card to share with you that makes me smile and I hope it will make you smile too.    The sweet little image is from Whoopsi Daisy and it sure to become a favorite.  It's a gray day here and it was fun to work on something colorful to brighten the day.

The card uses a technique with a stencil, a sponge, and ink pads that I saw on the MFP/Speedy TV Stampers Columns Basic Backgrounds.  Thanks, Pat!   You punch or die cut shapes into card stock and then use it as a stencil to apply ink to your background paper.  I used a rectangle shape, but only a corner of it and in some places, just the edge of it, and I kept changing directions and overlapping the color.  Below is a stencil for butterflies that I made but did not overlap the images.  You can image how many variations you can have depending on colors, shapes, and overlapping or separating the images/shapes.  The butterfly background will have more layers of colors and some embossing to finish it off.  It's an interesting technique try.

My card will be entered into the following challenges and I hope it will keep me smiling to counter a dreary and drizzly day in Florida.  

 A & T Emerald Faeries - Things with Wings (bird)
Crafty Boots - ATG
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes  
Creative Moments - ATG 
Dreamtime Designs -  New Technique
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge - BINGO* free, dry embossing, flowers or blooms (in image), punches or dies
Nutcrafters - ATG
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge – Animal Friends
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
 Whoopsi Daisy - Girly
Word Art Wednesday - ATG uplifting (a child’s wonder of a bird)


Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty and girly card. Love the embossing. A nice technique with the butterfly stamping too.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a pretty and girly card. Love the embossing. A nice technique with the butterfly stamping too.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Cara said...

Yep ... that is one adorable image! I love the colors and texture! Brought a smile to MY face!
Thanks for playing in our Anything Goes Challenge at TTCRD - XX Cara

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really sweet image and lovely embossing in the background.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Carol S said...

Such an adorable image! Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us over at Treasured Times!

Angie said...

Great card! Very pretty colors! Love how you made the stencil!!! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Sandy said...

Great technique to make your background for your fab card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Lesia Cook said...

Your card did make me smile with such a cute image. Thank you for taking time to play with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope to see you again in all our challenges.
Hugs ~Lesia

cass said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us at Crafters Cafe this week.

jonim52 said...

Very sweet card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at loves Rubberstamps.

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi daisy, and it is nice to see a Whoopsi daisy image. Louise x

Shuly said...

oh this is so inventive and irresistibly sweet! thank you so much for showing your project on love to scrap! challenge blog
shuly dt

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week Rachel DT

Shanna Shands said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing at LRS.

haththi said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for going us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! hugs Angelie

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a cutie, love that little bird too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

alex said...

Such a pretty card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments
Alex x

mazza said...

this is super cute
Thanks for joining us this month over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

you did a fabulous job, loved the technique used, loved your card, super cute, Thanks for Joining the Anything Goes ~Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. Hope to see more of your amazing Cards in future challenges.. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

Dangina Martinez said...

Super cute! Thank You so much for joining us here at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps this round.
Good Luck, Dangina

Helen said...

Great card - love the background you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x