Monday, 4 May 2015

Apple Blossom Birds

Good morning!
I hope you had a fab weekend, and for those of you who have the day off today for the bank holiday... enjoy!!
I've scheduled this post because i'll be at work when the challenge goes live. Boooooo!

So, here we go with this week's I {heart}sketches challenge at From The Heart Stamps :)

Here's the sketch. The twist this time, is to use many layers...

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Here's my card...
This is Apple Blossom Birds, this month's Stamp Of The Month.
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I've coloured the image with promarkers, after sponging in the background sky.
The papers used here are Echo Park's Beautiful Life (green), and Bo Bunny's Roughin' It (wood). I paper pricked the edges of the green piece and dragged a coral pink marker through the holes for some faux stitching.
I've used one of the FIVE bonus sentiments that are free with this image.

I shall be entering this card in to the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Simon Wednesday challenge - anything goes

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  1. Super Stunning creation as always, I so need this image how utterly gorgeous 2 of my fave things, I love this one so much, gorgeous work huggles Pops x

  2. So sweet and love your idea for the faux stitching. Looks real. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Jo - this is so pretty! I love the out of the frame cutting and your coloring is fabulous!!

  4. This is so TWEET! Love your coloring and use of pattern paper! Delightful design indeed! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  5. This is beautiful, Jo! Love your coloring of this sweet image. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. This is so sweet! The birds are too cute and I love how you sponged that sky background! Those papers and flowers are rather lovely too!

  7. oh my this is adorable and beautiful at the same time Jo. I love how you cut around your sentiment. Haven't inked up mine yet.

  8. What a wonderful little image Jo - so beautifully coloured too. Love the whole design/layout. Thank you for entering the Crafty Calendar (Things with wings) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  9. What a lovely card! Very nice spring-colours! This image is so cute! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore May "Anything Goes" Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


  10. Beautiful project - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x