Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hello ........

Goodmorning !   I hope everyone is well and enjoyed their Valentines Day !  

I'm entering this card into Impression Obsession's Challenge this week.  The theme is "Hey there, Hi, Hello..... you can find all the details and beautiful Design Team creations here at Impression Obsession's Blog.

This challenge was a good reason for me to get this Funky Bird on a Branch out and create a card with him !   I love this image, it's so cool !         

I used the following Impression Obsession stamps to create this card:   H10008 Bird on a Branch, CC018 Cover a Card - Greenery and A3579 "Hello".  

To create the background on the mat behind the image I used Cover a Card Greenery, stamped with Versa mark on white card stock and embossed with Copper powder.   I blended bundled sage & broken china distress inks over the embossing.

I stamped the Bird on a Branch image on watercolour paper with black StazOn ink and coloured with TomBow markers & water.    Once again the photo has lightened my colours, they are a little deeper and there is more shading that you can see here.  I also used a little blue distress ink around the white cardstock.

The image was matted with black cardstock & the copper "greenery" is adhered to black folded card stock.    I added some blue ribbon & rhinestones and it's done !

Thanks for dropping by & have a great day !


Miranda said...

Hi Shirley,

Lovely card with the cute bird, I've been working also with this one....Your background is beautiful with the copper EP! Good luck in the drawing, greetz Miranda

Shirley said...

Wow, Shirley!! Your card is stunning! I love how you embossed with Copper. It really gives it elegance! Thank you so much for playing an good luck in the challenge.

Ellen Taylor said...

Shirley, Your water color is so vibrant! The background sets it off beautifully! Have a fabulous day!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, I love this card Shirley, the colours are great. And as normal you've created the perfect background. Hope you're having a great day.

Sue x

Paula Huiras said...

Love the bird and the background too!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Shirly your biurd is fantastic. Beautiful colors and beautiful background.
Lovely greet

Anneke van Groen said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Beautiful background and awsome the colouring too!! You have to teach me!

Love Anneke

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley.
Beautiful card!! I love the colouring with your Tombo's. This card makes me merry.
The bird is so funny. Warm greetings Saakje

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, you have once again wowed me with your spectacular choice of colors, brilliant art designs, and beautiful backgrounds! I am always inspired by your marvelous creations! Good luck in the OI challenge, and thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

Doris said...

Very interesting background. Thanks for the how-to!

Tracey said...

WOW BEAUTIFUL colouring and stamping....a real beauty of a card!!!!

Ann said...

Beautiful card Shirley !!

Unknown said...

Your shading is beautifully done and that DP is perfect. Do you know which artist our two stamps are from? I love her work. I think my Christmas ornament stamp from IO is also hers. Your hummingbird card in the above post is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Wow! Just realized that was not DP but embossing instead. Beautiful!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
This is a very very pretty card!! What a very cute bird on the branch!! Great stamp! Your colours are so so very pretty and they come alive too! Such great colours you choose every time! Excellent!
Great cover-a-card too, it all looks great together and gives a great and complete look!
Brilliant once again!
Greetings from Marlene :)