Friday, 14 October 2011

Birthday bird

I haven't played with the Daring Cardmakers for ages and seeing as I also wanted to make a card for this week's Crafty Secrets member forum challenge at Splitcoast (theme of Mother Nature) I decided to roll the two into one. Pushed for time though so I went with a one layer, clean and simple creation.

This fat bird was the reason I bought my first ever Crafty Secrets stamp set and I still love him! With this kind of minimal treatment, I think he makes a card that would be good for those tricky masculine occasions we never know quite what to do with!

A bold sentiment, a bit of ink sponged over some skeleton leaves and a tiny touch of colour with a couple of Copics is all that's going on here.

Bird Notes (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Say it Loud (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

Smooth white

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Bundled Sage)

Copic markers
Skeleton leave
Corner Chomper

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Thanks for stopping by!


Kathy said...

wow, that bird is fab - your colouring is so soft and delicate and I love the background too.
Thank you for joining in and sharing your lovely "A Little Bird..." card with The Daring Cardmakers this week. Good luck for our
prize draw

Kath said...

Oooh, this is a lovely card, Joanne. Classy .

Paula Whittaker said...

great eye catching design

itsallrosi said...

beautiful, Joanne!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

That bird is just lovely and I love the simple design. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Rika said...

stunning card, love this!
thans for joining in with daring card maaaaaaaaaaaakers.

Karen said...

oooo I would never have thought of sponging over skeleton leaves! What a pretty effect, beautiful card xxx

Dina Kowal Creative said...

Gorgeous, Joanne!

tracy said...

very nice joanne,love the leave effect :)

Lavender Rose said...

I love everything about this stylish card, the colours, the gorgeous stamped bird and the inked skeleton leaf effects, perfect!

Oscar said...

Beautiful elegant card, I love that bird stamp and how you've created the skeleton leaf print. Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Alison said...

Beautiful card Joanne! I do love that bird! x

Janice said...

Lovely card, the leaves are amazing and, of course, we all recognise that little birdie.