Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Spring postcards

I made more postcards to send to my dad and brother  - the first ones are here if you’d like a peep - inspired by thoughts of spring. In Covid-19 related news for the week was that more people are hearing birdsong as the world goes quiet in other ways so a bird seemed like a good way to go.

This handsome stamp and a pale blue evoked a spring vibe, I thought - he is called “spring bird” after all! We have both thrushes and blackbirds busy in the garden at the moment finding nesting materials.

I masked the bird's body before stencilling the background so those lovely woodcut-style lines stayed white and crisp.

The theme of the current Lost Coast Designs challenge is spring - all the challenge details are here and this time around I’m taking advantage of the fact you don’t have to use Lost Coast or Carmen’s Veranda stamps to play along, all rubber or clear stamping is welcome! If you’re tempted to break out some spring time images or colours why not play along too?

Stamps:
Spring Bird (Bloom Arts Stamps - store is now on Etsy)
Sentiment from Wildflowers (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)
On the Desk (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)

Paper:
Bristol board 

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass)

Other:
Strobes stencil (Visible Image)



Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and healthy.

6 comments:

Shabneez said...

Love your creation - it's just perfect! Shabneez x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card Joanne. I love the contrast between the bird and that lovely blue background. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

Dotty Jo said...

Very cool! Jo x

Riet Harikini said...

Thanks for joining us at Lost Coast Designs, lovely spring card.

Laurie said...

so simple but so beautiful! love your background and the bird stamp - the blue and black color combination just works. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge!

Waverunner said...

The rays stencil is great. Speaks to spring bursting forth. Afterall it is not paying attention to our travails. Time to get busy and bloom! Small bright spot that we can hear the birds now. I can here too. hugs Margot