Tuesday 10 May 2016

Little Birdie for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

This is one of the cards that made an appearance on the Leonie Let Loose show last Wednesday.
I started with a square of Sheena's stamping card and coloured it with Distress Inks

I built up a scene with Leonie's stamps and black Archival ink  - starting with the branch from the Branching out set

To make it extend off the side I turned the branch around and stamped it again.
The large and small paisley stamps from the Inky Notes set make the bodies of my birds.

'Paint' the inside of the paisleys with water and blot with kitchen towel to remove the colour.
I drew in legs and beaks with a fineliner pen

and added black pearls for the eyes

Add on leaves (also from the Branching out set) :-

I matted and layered it on black card and a Prima paper (Paper Firefly)

 To finish off I printed a sentiment from my computer, cut it up and outlined it. I doodled on a couple of musical notes and added feathers cut with a Joy Crafts die

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Cardz 4 Galz # 21 Include a Button or 2 or More
Fussy and Fancy #163 - Birthdays
Kitty Bee Designs #71 - Girly Cards

 The Crazy Challenge #222 – Three layers or more
Pile It On  #107 - Garden Creatures
The Ribbon Girls May card challenge
Crafty Friends Challenge #31 - In the Garden
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #168 Favourite Colour Combination - I love pink, orange and yellow together, especially now we're approaching summer
 As You Like It Challenge Favourite Patterned or Embossed papers (And WHY) - Patterned papers win hands-down - with the right colours and/or pattern they can really finish a card off perfectly.

For more ideas do visit the blogs of the other design team members
 Nick - http://nickinbarnsley.blogspot.co.uk
Jane - Isleofcraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk &
Elaine - Cakecoffeecraft.blogspot.co.uk 

and of course Leonie's own blog  http://leoniepujol.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Jane Royston said...

I absolutely love this card Katrina!!! The colours are gorgeous but using the paisley for the birds is just so clever, you have a very creative mind! Jane :) x

Sue said...

This is great Katrina love the way you have used the stamps...huggles Sue xx

Olga Fink said...

Wow fantastic!!
Xoxo Olga

Fikreta said...

wonderful card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Diane said...

What a pretty, pretty card and so creative with the birdies, too!! Thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy for our 'birthday' challenge!
Diane FAF DT

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Helen x

Gina's Cards said...

This is such a pretty card and the birds are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Blankina said...

Hi again , very original to turn two paisleys stamps into two birdies, glad you have joined again at Crafty Friends, good luck, hugs Blankina

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card and what a clever design too, I love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee and A Gem of a Challenge xx

Theresa said...

i thought it looked familiar! great use of stamps. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

Annette said...

Oh wow Katrina. This is amazing. What a beautiful background and a great idea for the birdies. Fabulous.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
My Mum's Craft Shop,
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant x

Unknown said...

Oh this is so beautiful card! The way you created it is amazing! Love everything about it! WOW!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!