Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sweet Sunday Bluebirds - SSSC161

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!

Cheerio.....Leslie

6 comments:

Dana White said...

Leslie that bird is so sweet - love how you rotated the sketch

Andrea said...

Beautiful colour combination. A perfect bluebird card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO beautiful Leslie! GORGEOUS image, coloring and flowers! Sorry I haven't been by in so long!!!

Karen Giron said...

Wow!! Your coloring is perfection! I love the blues and greens and the gorgeous flowers!

Karen Motz said...

SOOOO pretty!!! LOVE how you popped the bird!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - but can't believe you still have that cardstock! No chance of more as that market stall has closed down.