Saturday, April 16, 2016

IC541 Birds of a Feather

Audrie has such a beautiful and inspiring "Birds of a Feather" IC541 SCS Challenge this week over at SCS.  The Pinterest site is filled with gorgeous birds. Here is  My Robin Inspiration on Pinterest. Thank you Audrie for hosting and inspiring us again on your weekly challenge :-)

I already had my bird image from Dina Wakely Ranger "Scribbly Birds" stamp set stamped and colored with Zig Watercolor Markers and the sentiment from the set stamped.  When I saw the robin image I immediately thought of this image and decided to make a little scene using my TCW "Butterfly Meadow Stencil".  First I masked my bird and then sponged my blue background and sponged the edge for a frame.  Then I layed just the grass image from the meadow and colored with 2 different green Zig Watercolor Markers.  Then placed one of the smaller butterflies in the grass and colored with my Zig.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the bird feathers and the butterfly.  So pretty IRL.

Attached with dimensionals to the SU Whisper White Thick CS and done!  So fun and easy.  All one layer except for adding to an A2 card base.

My card is for several more challenges.  Hope you get to find time to play in all or some of these inspiring challenges too :-)

I used Stamping + Stenciling + Mixed Media and Sponging

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Ranger's Dina Wakely "Scribbly Birds"
Paper: Arches 140# Cold Press W/C Paper, SU Whisper White Thick CS
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, TH Distress Inks
Accessories: Big Shot, MB Stitched Rectangles Dies, TCW Butterfly Meadow Stencil, Wink of Stella, sponge ink blender, Post-it Notes for mask
Techniques: Stenciling, Watercolor marker coloring, CAS, Sponging

Thank you for Looking and Commenting my friends.  Hugs......


  1. Sweet! What a fun bird and love that grass stencil. Great watercolouring the the sky. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. Ah, Nancy, this is a sweet and fun bird! I love the grass stencil too and love your watercoloring! Beautifully done, and I love this sentiment! Love hearing the birds this time of year, and I know you will be enjoying them too! Hugs! xoxo

  3. Great card, Nancy! One of my favorite quotes, too!

  4. Lovely card mf.
    I am so overjoyed to read how well Kristi is doing! Praise the LORD!
    It must be such a huge relief for you all.

  5. I'm just loving all things bird lately. Must be spring! This one is so cute and your card is wonderful.

  6. This is such a fun card, Nancy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Love your scribbly robin! And that sentiment is fabulous! A beautiful little scene!

  8. Cute card--love the way you kept it CAS. Wonderful news about Kristi--sending good thoughts to all of you.

  9. That image is just so cute, Nancy and you colored it beautifully! Love the sentiment with him! Your use of that stencil is SO creative! Oh I think I feel yet another shopping spree coming on!

  10. Love your blog my friend! Not sure why I haven't visited yet - so forgetful these days. Your card is adorable! Great image, sentiment, and shading and coloring. Fun and sweet. Hugz

  11. Hi Nancy! What an adorable card with that bird and that quote is fabulous! I love that!! :) Following to your blog...Sending hugs


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