Saturday, 5 January 2008

New Nest!

I haven't done a DCM dare in ages so I thought a New Year was a good time to get back into the swing of it. Lynne's set the dare this time and she wants us to celebrate something new with our cards. I'm doubling up my challenges here as Carolyn has just set a 'birds and bees' challenge on CBC so I thought a new home card should do the trick.



I masked off the area for the nest before stamping the bird so that he looks like he's sitting rather than standing. I also tried to make him look a bit more settled by not inking his back wing before stamping! I used the 'negative' of the mask to ink in the nest area and then added a bit of detail with a Prismacolor pencil. I thought gingham would provide a nice homey sort of background and I used pinking shears on the edges and did faux stitching to complete the fabric effect.

Supplies: Singing Swirly Bird and Gingham backgrounder (both CHF) and New Home (Tanda Stamps), Ranger Distress ink Broken China, Clearsnap Chalk ink Dark Brown and Creamy Brown, Whispers ink Azure Seas, Prismacolor pencils/OMS/stump, blue Quicklet, grosgrain from stash, Nestabilities Classic Circle

Thanks for dropping by!

23 comments:

Farmersgirl said...

love that gingham background and the birdie. Another great card.

Janice

Andrea, said...

Fab card, the birdie is so cute

debby4000 said...

Great card, love the colours.

EllePiggo said...

I love the bird and the colours are lovely and vibrant.:)
vanessa.

Nick said...

Gorgeous card Joanne-i love how you've changed the whole look of the stamp by masking

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh this is lovely. Wonderful card.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Really like this card Joanne. Nice and fresh with the gingham too.

Kaz said...

Lovely card again Joanne. That bird is so cute. x

Juliet said...

Beautiful card Joanne. Love the bird stamp.

Jackie said...

Your card is fab Joanne. I must have a go at this masking lark....you do it really well and your stamping always looks really good.

Thanks for your comment on my blog but I have to say that my room doesn't always look like that. It usually gets tidied and cleaned when I end up with about six inches of mat to work on :)

Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne. I do like that little birdie......

Hazel said...

I love the effect you've achieved with the bird stamp - another fab card, Joanne.

Anne said...

How cute, I love the bird! And the colour is beautiful, too, what a nice, bright and fresh blue.

Andrea said...

Hi Joanne, love the stripe background stamp. Can I ask you which copic markers you bought, I've been wanting some for ages but there are so many that I am confused. Did you get the sketch markers or the caio ones?. I can't find any cheap ones on ebay or anywhere for that matter. Regards. Andrea

girlygirl said...

skilled well presented and so good to see nothing with ready made embellishments ewhich others goo and ga over. Thanks for crafting and looking like you enjoy it too! A professional well presented and well focused crafter who is a joy to see! Thank you!

Angelnorth said...

Andrea - I'm not sure which Andrea you are! I have Copic Sketch - let me know how to contact you (leave your e-mail or tell me which forum I can pm you on) and I'll tell you whatever I can!

Di said...

Gorgeous Joanne, I love the fresh look and the bird is so cute.

Jailbird said...

The little birdie is so cute, love how you masked it so he looks all nestled in the nest!

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Susan (Sue H) said...

Very cute card Joanne.
The colour is great and I just love that rubber stamp.....not seen that one before.

Helen said...

Great card! That's a very cute bird - the pinking shears add a fab touch!

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Fatastic card love the bird stamp and the colours are great!

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Joanne, fab colouring and a lovely card. Happy New Year!