Thursday, December 06, 2012

Celebrating the Holidays

Hello everyone !   I hope your week has been going well.    It's hard to believe that Christmas is getting close !

I created this card for the challenge at Impression Obsession.   I've used whimsical stamps that are designed by Hannah Davies.     I thought these two love birds look like they are celebrating the holidays together as the challenge is 'celebrating the holidays' .   And for a change I've used red & green (& blue) ! 


Impression Obsession Stamps:   Snowflake C10003, Birds on Holly F10002, & Merry Christmas B10011.

Spellbinder Die:  S4-366

I created the background with Pool, Azure & Silver Smooch Inks.  I over stamped with the snowflake using Smokey Gray Versafine Ink.  

I embossed the cute Birds on Holly and Merry Christmas with Black and used my Tombows to colour.  I stamped on watercolour paper so I could use a brush with water direct to the paper.   I added stickles for highlights. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !
Shirley

25 comments:

  1. What delightful birds, Shirley! Another beautiful background and a gorgeous bow too!

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  2. Another gorgeous creation, Shirley! If birds had royalty, these would be the King and Queen!!

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  3. oh love the colours you have used Shirley this is gorgeous huggles hunxxxx

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  4. Such a pretty card, love those birds.... Great color/combo!

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  5. What a sweet Christmascard Shirley , I love the image but olso your colours very special combination but I like it, some originality is olways welcome!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  6. What nice Shirley. Beautiful creation. Love the birds very much.
    lovely greet and hug
    Marja

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  7. Hallo Shirley,
    da ist dir eine herrlich lustige Karte gelungen.
    Die Vögel sind wirklich köstlich anzusehen.
    Eine schöne Arbeit.

    Umarmung von hier xoxo

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  8. A beautiful Christmas card Shirley, with another of your gorgeous backgrounds. I love these little birds, such a fun image.

    Have a great weekend.
    Sue x

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  9. What a cute birdies and a great colourscheme Shirley!!!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  10. Very festive! Love the background technique and they way you colored the birds especially!

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  11. beautiful card with a gorgeous color combination! have a nice weekend! Groeten karin

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  12. Gorgeous colours Shirley, and a beautiful image - love those beautiful birdies!
    Have a relaxing weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  13. Blue and red are the perfect colors for a holiday card! Love the cute birds too. Beautiful card!

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  14. at least you're not a day late and a dollar short! LOL It's a darling card, Shirley - love those little birdies and the gorgeous colors you've utilized - so pretty! Doesn't the red contrast brilliantly? So pretty! Of course the background is nothing less than incredible!

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  15. Gorgeous and vibrant! Love the color combo and the touch of sparkle! Fantastic as always oh mighty crafty one! Have a great weekend!!!

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  16. Hi Shirley! Ahhhh what a very pretty Christmas card! The little birds are so cute, and they do indeed look like they are celebrating! You have made the birds look especially pretty with the terrific colours and your technique with colouring them is so well done too! Love the red and blue together, very nice! Great background too, and nice touch with the snowflakes! Nice work!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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  17. Hola Shirley, thank you for your last kind comment, i´m in very busy and stressfuuul days, is nice to see you every week on my blog support me.
    My friend you´r a very productive carmaker!!!...very funny your "boy" bird:D, gorgeous card, your art work is A-MA-ZING!!!!!!, your pears are a very original design and your fayrie simply stunning, sincerely, you´re the "INK QUEEN" :D:D, fantastic works, as always Shirley.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  18. Wow!! Soo Pretty, Vibrant and Festive Shirley! Love the sweet little birdies and your Fabulous BG! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  19. I love Claudia's birds!! and your colors too, Shirley! I hear you on the dates. I have done that. Thanks for letting me know. Your card is fun and pretty too! Thnks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!!

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  20. Very nice snowflake background and love the birds. Merry Christmas to you!
    PH

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  21. Love those cute birds. They are sure to make the recipient smile! I love the unusual colour combo you have used on this card and must try to remember it as it's so effective.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  22. Such a pretty card@ Thanks for playing with us at IO Stamps!

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  23. Very pretty and very well designed card. Love the colors and the birds image too.

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  24. Really nice holiday card! I love your blue background with the snowflake stamping. And I love the green inking around the edge as well. Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !