Saturday, 23 March 2019

Feathered Friends

Hello there,

I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are.  It's a beautiful Spring morning here and it's amazing how a little sunshine can brighten up the day.

I'm here today to share a card with you that I've made for this week's challenge at Allsorts and their theme is 'Feathered Friends.'  Now it just so happens that the last stamp release by Crafty Individuals were some beautiful birds by Maria Kitano, so I didn't have to think too hard about which stamp I would use for this challenge.  Here's my card:


I started by stamping the bird with VersaFine Clair and then heat embossing it. Next, I created the background by using Distress inks, a blending tool and Brushos. I then used a background stamp which I spritzed with water to give it a more diluted look.  The main two colours that I used were Carved Pumpkin and Blueprint Sketch.  I then coloured the bird using Koh-I-Noor water colours and Distress inks.  The paper in the background that I've layered in on to is also by Crafty Individuals.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenge:

Craft Stamper - Take It Make It March Anything Goes

That's all from me for today, so take care and I wish you all that' will make you happy x

23 comments:

Sally H said...

Totally gorgeous, Sandra! I love it xxx

Pat said...

This is beautiful Sandra and I love the mix of colours you've used and the bit of soft stamping in the background and the CI paper looks so pretty too. x

Linby said...

Beautiful colours - just lovely.
Thanks for the comment on my card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
Lynn x
DT

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow what a beautiful coloured bird and your background looks stunning too.
Greetings Miranda

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

This CI bird stamp is awesome, and LOVE how you used Brusho's and watercolours to bring it to life!! Amazing blended tones, so vibrant!

brenda said...

As I just said to another person we both know (wonder who that might be) what a surprise to see you pop up so quickly with a beautiful bird card. And at the risk of repeating myself loving the vibrancy of colour, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Feathered Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous and just perfect for our challenge at Allsorts, thanks for joining usxxxxx

Linda said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Sandra... love all those colours....
Hope all is well
Hugs Sylvie xx

Ellibelle said...

Sandra, I'm so happy you decided to join in with my theme at Allsorts challenge this week. Your card is gorgeous with that amazing background and the birds is so pretty! Thank you so much for joining in and remember you may enter up to 3 cards for more chances to win!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sandra, your colouring is amazing...as always, beautifully designed card, Kate x

Kathleen said...

A gorgeous card Sandra, a really super image and a great created background and I love the papers from Crafty Individuals, I have some of their myself. Thank you for joining our 'Feathered Friends' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Greta said...

This looks like a painting--gorgeous!

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Gorgeous card Sandra !
Lovely colors, hugs Doris

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, I love the colours of the beautiful bird and the background xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful stamp ---fabulous colouring and background
Carol x

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card. The stamp looks fab and I love the colourful backgrounds you create.
Lorraine x

Leanne Harris said...

A beautiful make Sandra with stunning colours all toning in well together - absolutely love this stamp! xxxx

Gerrina said...

Just beautiful! Love that birdstamp.... Hugs, Gerrina

Dora said...

Awesome card with this bird. So beautiful stamp.

Mac Mable said...

Such a striking and unique effect on the two backgrounds. Love how you've combined the distress inks and the brusho's...great inspiration, thank you x. Such a beautiful and pretty card x.

Flo Langley said...

Wow! Love the colours and the effect you have created.
Hugs Flo xx

Jeanette said...

Absolutely stunning card. Love love love the background behind the bird.