there're so many Challenges going on at the moment I think where everyone is
hoping that Spring is knocking at your door. For us Autumn is here and
the indicators are that the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. There is
still plenty of heat and birds are all around my house singing so I am pretending
Spring is Sprung.
My inspiration for this card is the Muse Card Challenge #210
This wonderful card by Anita is such a delight and as I looked at
it I could see what I wanted to do instantly.
I loved the heart embossed background and have a heart background folder but its
smaller so I fiddled around until I got the background I wanted.
I stamped these cute images from Taylored Expressions on Linen card stock
then coloured very lightly with Copics going for soft pastels. First time I have used
these stamps, so bad. I am working on it, everyday hopefully you will see
this being used again soon.
A little bit of masking so I could add three birds and splashes as its only one bird
that splashes. The other two birds are 'love birds' and I didnt use them. I added a
wee bit of Wink of Stella to the water drops and the water in the birdbath.
This set comes with a die for the bird bath and the bird. You know what I love
about Taylored Expressions stamps. The picture you can see here is a hard plastic
and the stamps can stay on the back for storage. The only thing Im not so
keen on is that they are rubber (I know a lot of people prefer this) but its harder to
line up things and make sure they are straight. But thats what the Misti is for.
So here it is all finished. My inspiration was the heart embossed background, The separate
layer with the birds and birdbath, the soft colours.
Love this little spike thingy, I think its for flowers but I have seen people use them
before to hold cards up. Works well but have to watch you don't wreck the card as your trying
to wedge it.
Don't go into shock people a full 4hrs and 50 mins before
the doors lock.
Wahoooo I've managed to snack one more card in. Stamps not
used before but again no Boo Boo. Will work on that for next year
This is my first card for this challenge. Not Stamplorations
products this time.
Thats it, thanks so much for coming to have a look and I will see you again soon. I hope.