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12/01/2016

Thinking of You Birds

Welcome to a scheduled post. Hope that you had a good day. It was lovely to see sunshine again today, as much as we did need the rain of the past 2 days. Our dogwood trees had developed the most beautiful red leaves, and I _meant_ to take some pictures. However yesterday's rain and wind stripped most of the leaves off the branches, and the 3 trees look quite sad today - so there will be no photos I guess!

Found this colored image in the UFO box, decided to do a little touch-up on the birds and turn it into a card:


-  remember this is a wooden stamp, don't remember who made it. Colored with copics, but after finding it in the UFO box, die cut with a rounded S/B square, then used some WoS on the birds, then added in some more shading with the Kaisercraft gel pens. I'm not fond of the neon ones, guess I've just not had a chance to use them on something appropriate yet. I do like the jewel colors tho', and the blue brightened up the colors of on the birds, also did some leaf veining.

- S/B Asian motif die to cut the created background done with sponging over white c/s with DI Clover and Stormy Skies. Burnished with Perfect Pearls Biscotti to get a nice sheen. Use the bottom of this piece to cut the sentiment.

- embossed the card front using a Tuesday Morning find of a Sizzix EF, $3.99. Inked the folder with a blue shade of Hero Arts Ombre pigment ink, and this is the 2nd generation - first embossing was too dark to go nicely with the mat color.

Thanks for stopping for a visit this evening. I'm trying to keep up with commenting and returning visits, so be patient with me if I've not stopped by to say hello.

Cyber Hugs to all and Prayers for those who are in need of being uplifted just at the moment.

35 comments:

Carol L said...

I'm glad you put that UFO on a card, because those birds are so precious! The EF was a great TM find too - I love when I find a good, cheap bargain there:)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful birds and card. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Loll said...

Such a sweet image Mary and love your colouring. Great paired with the dimension from the dry embossing. xx

Greta said...

Very pretty card, Mary! I've found a few great deals at Tuesday Morning, but unfortunately there isn't one in our town--or maybe it's good as I do have plenty of stuff--haha! By the way, I don't wait for my smooshing layers to dry--I use my heat gun.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very wonderful and super card.
I love that wonderful image of those gorgeous birds.
Great embossing resist technique too.
Lovely square die cut mat as well.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

The Altered Paper said...

Gorgeous little birds! Beautiful card!

brenda said...

As always a lovely creation Mary.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Hope the rain has put the fires out \and the air quality has improved.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Take care. Sue

dutchess said...

Oh it's just lovely Mary.....such a sweet image and your colour choice is beautiful .....we are having glorious weather so going out for a walk today Hugs xxxxxx

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful card! I love the scene you created!
Xoxo Olga

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Pat said...

A great card Mary and the prettily coloured image sits beautifully on the Asian Motif die cut mat and love the ink embossed background too. x

Bonnie said...

That bottom bird looks like the downy woodpeckers that come to our feeder. I love watching the birds, so you know I love this card! Amazing coloring as always!

Brenda in IN said...

The feathers on the birds look so authentic. What a great coloring job you did! I must get to Tuesday Morning. So many are finding great bargains there. Ours moved someplace farther from me but I will visit there soon.

Donna Ellis said...

So glad you finished this project up! They are beautiful! And your card is lovely, Mary. I sometimes wonder why certain things end up in my UFO box. Maybe that will be my promise to myself for 2017 - to finish one project out of the UFO box every month.

Only our crepe myrtle trees change leaf colors here. I meant to go out and snag a shot, but am still in a walker from an relapse/exacerbation earlier this week, so have to wait a bit for that - and you know how that goes with nature - one swift wind and the leaves are gone!

I like the soft colors in today's card and that beautiful texture from your EF! have a great week-end, Mary! hugs, de

Veerle said...

Such a pretty card Mary. Hugs Veerle x

*Vicki* said...

Your card looks fabulous Mary!! Lovely coloring on the image with the surrounding soft colors! Love the beautiful texture in your background as well! This has kept your image well grounded and make it stand out nicely! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! HUGS

Daffodil Cards said...

So very pretty Mary, love the embossing folder and the delicate inking of it to match the birds. Good to hear you had some rain. I only just caught our tree, before it too lost it's leaves quickly, I wonder what that has to say about the coming Winter?
Faith
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable birds on the tree, so beautifully coloured, and love that frame!
The embossed background looks great!
Hugs

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a sweet image - colored beautifully I might add! Gorgeous embossing folder too. Beautiful choice of colors!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the sweet image!! You colored it beautifully!! The embossing looks amazing!! Love this my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Nancy Stislow said...

I love that cute image, Mary. You did a beautiful job coloring it and I love it paired with the hint of color in your embossed background. You do have some really cool stamps and you definitely know how to use them in such a wonderful way!

Stampsnob. said...

So soft and lovely .....Lis

Redanne said...

What a beautiful card, the EF is lovely and those birds are just the sweetest ever, I love the colour, It looks beautiful against the birch tree. Good to hear that your weather has picked up a bit too! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs A. said...

Glad you managed to make this into a card. The image is lovely as is your colouring of it. Hugs Mrs A.

pam said...

Love your beautiful image Mary, lovely delicate colours and a beautiful embossed background..perfect card.
Hugs Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

I love the image and fabulous colouring-great embossing too
carol x

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card with a sweet image!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, such a lovely image and pretty colours.
Pauline
x

Jean said...

Pretty card Mary, the little birds are so sweet, and beautifully coloured.
I like the die cut mat and lovely embossed background too.
Jean x

Maxine D said...

What a great find and beautifully used Mary - love the end result.
Blessings
Maxine

Pippa said...

A lovely image and a lovely card Mary.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such sweet fluffy little birds.

Birgit said...

Nothing is nicer that seeing some pretty birds. I love the cut out behind it and the embossed look

Anita in France said...

So very sweet and so pretty, Mary ... the framing is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)