I needed a thank you card for a bird lover.....and specifically bluebirds. I googled bluebirds to get the proper colouring and found this perfect stamp from Gina K in my stash. I used the SSSC161 as my layout, although I rotated it once to the right and took a wee bit of liberty with that piece of blue card stock in the background. It's a lovely piece of textured paper, but was a smidge too small and since it's from England I'm not likely to get any more for a while but that's the beauty of a sketch, it's open to interpretation :)
I stamped the bird from Home Tweet Home in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics. I will say I went through 3 birds before I was happy with the colouring!
The card stock is SU Certainly Celery, So Saffron and some retired Cutie Pie DSP. I cut out the bluebird and popped it up for some dimension. The flowers are a mixture of dies from MFT: Botanical Beauty, Pretty Posies, Prima Donna Petals and Royal Leaves for the leaves - love the texture on those. Fishtail Flags is still one of my fav dies and I added a couple of green dots to the middle of the flowers to finish them off. I do hope my friend loves her bluebird card as much as I enjoyed my visit with her!