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:

Sue said...

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

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab details,just gorgeous.xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Sarah, A beautiful coloured image and delightful card...lovely papers also.xx
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Patricia said...

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

Veerle said...

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

Julie B said...

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

Annie said...

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

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kaart Sarah
Mooie stempel heb je gebruikt
Groetjes Gerrie

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Julie B said...

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

Lucy Woods said...

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

Pollard Carole said...

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

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the flower too! TFS

Sue said...

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

Kat W said...

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

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

brenda said...

Just love that birdie Sarah and the whole Vintage feel.

B x

Chrissy said...

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

luv CHRISSYxx

tilly's crafts said...

love the card and that great image.
Kim x

cotnob said...

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

Laine said...

Sweet image and fab detail Sarah.
Laine
xx

Michelle said...

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

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful design x

Debs said...

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

Hazel said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Carol S. said...

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

Sue said...

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
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Jenny L said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

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

Rebecca said...

Hi Sarah, such a simple but gorgeous card!

Love From Rebecca xx

nnalorac said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Judith said...

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

Lynsey said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Neets B said...

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

NGCARDS said...

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

chanya13 said...

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

Annette said...

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

Fleur said...

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