Sunday, May 1, 2016

Little Birdies Card

Happy May!  For the first day of May, we are experiencing heavy rains and chilly temperatures.  Also, today, my son participated in his first 10-mile Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, which is a very big thing in this area.  We are so proud of him!  Not a good day weather-wise for the runners (some 40,000) but it is better than being too warm.

As much as I love making shabby chic items, every once in awhile, I love to pull out my stamps and Distress Inks and get a little messy.  Recently, I purchased Dina Wakley's Little Birdies Stamp + Stencil set.  I love these sweet stamp images and decided to make this card.


Using watercolor paper and various Distress Inks, I first created my background.  Using the stencil from the set, modeling paste and more inks, I was trying to go for a somewhat leafy background.  Not exactly what I had in mind but, hey, in art there are no mistakes!  The little birdies were stamped with Archival Ink onto watercolor paper, colored and cut out.  They are adhered to the card with foam tape.  A piece of string from Tim Holtz was tied around the card.  I stamped hello onto a stitched diecut from Tim Holtz and attached that to the card with pop dots.


And, there you have it--a fun little card.  I cannot remember all the shades of ink I used.  I just kept mixing them up until I felt satisfied.  Not too fond of the background, but it's a learning process!

That's it for today.  I thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog as well as the sweet comments you leave.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week ahead!

15 comments:

  1. Such a fun card - love those sweet birdies. You are getting the weather we just had yesterday - rainy and cold! Stay warm Patty!

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  2. Aw, what a pretty and sweet card. I love it!

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  3. A fabulous card Patty, love those beautifully coloured birds.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  4. Super cute card Patty! Love the sweet little birds! So fun and cheerful!

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  5. Fabulous card Patty and super use of those birdies!! Love how you coloured them!!

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  6. Hi Patty! We have had a warmer than usual start to May here.. I hope we get some good rain... Your card is so cute, I just love the birdies, and the back ground looks good too.. enjoy the rest of the week!

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  7. This is awesome, Patty! And I LOVE your background! Looks just like leaves to me, and I love the texture and the blend of colors. Those birds are so sweet. Great coloring. Love how you did the sentiment, too!
    Huge congrats to your son on completing his first 10 mile run! That is awesome!

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  8. How fabulous Patty!! Just playing some catch up today after my week with Mum. Hope you had a wonderful week while I was away! hugs :)

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  9. Wow Patty, just beautiful!!

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  10. Love your sweet birdie card - gorgeous background - just lovely!

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  11. Hi Patty, the weather is much the same here in Scotland. Loving your latest card and your very cute birds. The addition of your twine ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
    Julie x

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  12. Oh, wow! What a fun card with the birdies! Awesome interesting textured background! Wonderful color and design...love it! And, congrats to your son on his first 10 mile run!

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  13. What a gorgeous and fun card! Love your fabulous design and the way you colored those amazing birds! It's one of my favourite stamp sets! Thank you so much for joining in our The Birds and The Bees challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT xx

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  14. Hi, Patty! What a beautiful card you've made with those birdies and stencil! These are the same I used on my bird house. I love to see them used in this way! Your coloring of the birds is fantastic! I couldn't help but notice that your post was dated before the start of our Birds and the Bees challenge at Anything But Cute which started June 5th--perhaps you linked up the wrong project? I hope you will join us for our Birds and the Bees challenge, because you do awesome work! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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