Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snowy Bird Card

Today we woke up to about 2" of snow.  Luckily for my kids both of their schools cancelled classes today.  Unfortunately the rain has begun and the snow is melting quickly.  My daughter doesn't care though, she will play outside until she is soaked through.  Oh, to be a kid again.


Today's challenge on Heart to Heart Challenges blog is perfect for the feeling of melting snow.  It is a color challenge using Amethyst (light purple) and Crystal Blue (med. clear blue).  Here is my card:


 I used A Tweet (A1104) stamp set for the bird and branches.  Then for the musical notes background I used Universal Background (D1477).  Inked it up in both Amethyst and Crystal blue before stamping on the white cardstock.  I matted the bird in both colors of cardstock and then adhered to the front using 3-D tape to raise it up.  The sentiment "A Note for you" is from the new stamp set that will be available next month.  Last I added both colors of Waxy Flax along the side.

Here is a close-up of the bird.
I inked the solid bird stamp using Chocolate ink by rolling it around the edges.  Then I used my Waterbrush to fill in the bird with Crystal Blue ink and Amethyst.  It is hard to get a good picture of it, I like how it looks like a watercolor painting.  Then I added a copper bitty brad for the eye.

Thanks for looking - and I hope that you enjoy your day!

12 comments:

Haley D. said...

Such a pretty card! I love the music background with the bird focal image. Thanks for taking the H2H color challenge!

Paige Dolecki said...

Debi -

Oh my gosh - I love the technique you used on the bird stamp! What beautiful texture and color blending you achieved! Your project is just awesome. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

Paige - DT
www.PaigesPaperParadise.blogspot.com

Brenda Frerichs said...

I am such a fan of this card! I really like how you used "A Tweet" and the colors from the color challenge and came up with a truly original-looking card. Way to go! :-)

Becca Whitham said...

I love how you gave a solid stamp such dimension. Really pretty!

Amy said...

This is such a pretty card. I love how the colors on the bird looks!

Jen Zimmerman said...

Love what you did with the bird stamp! I never liked it before I saw your card- the blending of colors really made it pretty.
Thanks for playing along at H2H.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love your card! You combined all the elements in a very appealing way! Bravo!

Allisa said...

Love the detail and coloring of your bird! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

Allisa-DT
http://rockymtnpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Your card is so beautiful!! I just love how you did the bird. Thank you so much for playing along with us at H2H

Tamytha said...

I hardly recognized this bird as a CTMH stamp! The way you colored it is simply amazing! Such a beautiful card. (I also like that you took the photo outside...with the snow in the background...cool...no pun intended) :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Heart2Heart!

Tamytha - DT
www.paperheartist.com

Lisa said...

Love what you did with that bird... that is one of my favorite sets... it does look like a watercolor. Love it!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Your background is lovely and is a great use of the color challenge colors! Poor little pretty bird in such a cold setting! He and I are ready for spring! Thanks so much for playing along with the H2H Challenge!