Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hello Birdie

Hello chaps, thank you for paying a visit today. I am currently in the saddle so hope blogger plays nicely!! Anyway I am here to share my DT piece for

  As You Like It and the new theme is

Lines or No Lines.

It's lines for me and this stamp shows perfectly just why.
 When my mojo does a runner I generally thumb through some magazines and found the inspiration from a magazine article by Fleur Pearson using Woodware stamps. I was reminded that I had some unused bird stamps similar to those that she used and ended up with this....


I used promarkers to colour the bird and the messy bit was provided by walnut stain squished on my craft mat and then painted with my waterbrush. The papers are Bazzill Lovely Lace and the flower was also made by die cutting a page from the same set with script on it which suited the grungy look. 
The strength of the outline really made the colours sing on this card and I'm so pleased with it!!

Some challenges I would like to enter

Creative Inspirations #306 - Feathered friends/animals
Addicted to Stamps #137 - Make your mark
Crafting by Designs - Flowers with a twist
Papertake Weekly - A cut above (die cut flower)
Darnell's NBUS #4 



I can't believe it's Thursday already, still Hubby is off this weekend so I am looking forward to that. Have a good day xx

43 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Sarah, I love the image and beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

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  2. Love the image and fab details,just gorgeous.xxx

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  3. Hi Sarah, A beautiful coloured image and delightful card...lovely papers also.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  4. Brilliant card, love the pretty papers, your great image so wonderfully coloured.
    Hope you had a great Ride Out
    Patricia x

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  5. Gorgeous card Sarah, i love that image. Hugs, Veerle xXx

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  6. Great image and papers Sarah. Must admit to browsing the old mags on occasion when the ideas are few or non existent! :)

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    1. PS Thanks for linking up at ATSM as well Sarah, missed it first time, doh!

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  7. fabulously funky! love this card you have made, lovely cheery bright colours.
    hugs, annie x

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  8. Prachtige kaart Sarah
    Mooie stempel heb je gebruikt
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  9. This is fabulous Sarah!! I really love how you aged the papers and made them look worn around the edges, it gives the card so much extra character! Fabulous image and your flower is such a wonderful vintage addition!! LOVE IT!!! hugs :)

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  10. Fab card Sarah I love the vintage grungy look!
    Lucy x

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  11. Fab card love love this design it all works so well brilliant card love and hugs Carole x

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  12. Wonderful card and love the flower too! TFS

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  13. This is fab Sarah love that image and my mojo has gone too so if you see it could you give it a swift kick and send it home??? lol huggles Sue xxx

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  14. This is definitely an image that needs the lines on it and I love how you've coloured it :-)
    The distress inking against the bold colours looks really brilliant - a lovely design.

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  15. Just love that birdie Sarah and the whole Vintage feel.

    B x

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  16. He is a lovely little bird and I love his colours Sarah..gorgeous. The papers and flower look fabulous too..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  17. love the card and that great image.
    Kim x

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  18. A gorgeous card Sarah, such a fabulous image and lovely papers.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. Sweet image and fab detail Sarah.
    Laine
    xx

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  20. This is just gorgeous Sarah - the image is lovely and so are your DPs - great little flowers too - I also thumb through the mags when my mojo takes flight :) Michelle x

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  21. Gorgeous card and beautiful design x

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  22. So gorgeous Sarah - fabulous image and I love the DP's
    Debs xx

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  23. Sarah, I hope you enjoyed your ride out, I bet it was a bit breezy ??? Love your card and your lsyout. Hazel x

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  24. Oooo lovely image and a great paper for the flower too.

    Enjoy your weekend, but i'm not sure what the weather is going to be like though, Luv Sam x

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  25. Beautifully done Sarah love how you have lifted the colours for the papers to the image too! Great job! hugs me xx

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  26. Love the bird and the colours are gorgeous.Great design. Hugs,Carol S.xx

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  27. Sarah, this is so lovely...your colouring is beautiful and `i love the layout and the papers...not to mention the squished walnut stain! Hope the weather is kind to you!...
    Sue
    tanglemousecards.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Hi Sarah,
    fab card and wonderful papers used too.
    Great image and wonderful colouring.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  29. Really love this bird image and you've colored it up so nicely!! The papers and distressing look lovely here too!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at ATSM!! HUGS

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  30. Gorgeous card Sarah and the colouring really makes it pop.You mix papers so well and I love the layout.
    Have a great weekend with hubby.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  31. Hi Sarah, such a simple but gorgeous card!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  32. Gorgeous, papers, birdie image and the inking, comes together beautifully, love it. Carol xx

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  33. so gorgeous sarah.the bird is fab and i love your papers and stunning colours. :D

    xx coops xx

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  34. I love this type of bird image - looks great as a colourful card - you were well inspired! hugs judith x

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  35. Hi Sarah this is such a pretty card!
    I love the flower!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  36. Thank you for all the amazing eye candy on this fabulous card, Sarah! I have been staring at it for a long time, soaking in all the details. You added just the right elements and you knew just when to stop! That's a real talent to have! I just adore your stylized birdie and how your colored her and how your framed her so beautifully with the staining, the pp, the awesome flower, and the sweet hello flag!! Mwah! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

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  37. Those papers co-ordinate perfectly with your coloured image, and the little bit of walnut stain really finished it off. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  38. This is a fantastic creation! I love the colours you have used!
    Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

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  39. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspiration Challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  40. Lovely card Sarah, and I love that flower.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  41. A gorgeous card, thank you for the mention xxx
    Hugz Fleur xxx

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