Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Simple birds ...

A quick post this evening!  A card I made on returning home from work this afternoon - I just wanted to do something that would distract me.

I used:

Distress Inks - Festive Berries,  Salty Ocean,  Spiced Marmalade
Versafine Onyx Black
PaperArtsy JoFY JM 20

This is a first for me as I cut the stamp into pieces so that I could use the elements separately - it is something I've seen others do but have been too scared to do it!!  I'm pleased I did as I think I will use it more often now.  The card also includes another first - I used glossy accents on the heart (not that you can see it in the photographs), not a revolutionary idea but still new to me!

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

"Less is More" - it is Lucky Dip week, the theme is '2 or 4 legs' 
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge 147, Make Your Mark



  1. This is so sweet, Elaine! The first cut is always the hardest - you'll be chopping up stamps all over the place now :)

  2. Great colouring of your little love birds, and I always love a glossy heart. Not sure I can take the plunge and cut up my stamps yet!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM and Less is More, Anita x

  3. Beautiful coloring and I love the raised panel on this pretty! I also love how you doodled around the border! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  4. Super cute Elaine and great colouring.
    Thanks for playing along at Less is More and ATSM

  5. I am officially in love with your lovebirds, Elaine! I'm calling winner on this sweet design; it certainly is a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Super card Elaine and I love those cute birds too :) Viv xx

  7. Well done cutting your stamps! I was freaking out the first time I did it but it makes such a difference and you get so much more milege from them. Glossy Accents make such a fantastic effect too, you will become addicted! Your birdies are such little cuties and love they way you didn't colour them completely. So glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

  8. Cute images with fab colouring Elaine!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Lovely make and I love these JOFY birds - must use my own more often


  10. A fabulous card Elaine, a lovely design and beautifully coloured those cute lovebirds!!

    Heather xx

  11. Adorable CAScreation Elaine - hope it worked as the end of the day stress buster!
    Sorry to be so late commenting, I am playing catch-up!
    Thank you very much for joining us.
    Less is More


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