Friday, April 24, 2020

Thinking of You

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a bird-themed card. I wanted a spring vibe so I also included raindrops, flowers, and butterflies.


I began by creating a background using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and Distress Oxides.  I stencilled the raindrops and stamped the flowers and butterflies using Distress Oxide.  I die-cut the inky panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered the die-cut birds.  I stamped the sentiment and mounted the rectangle on a grey panel and then a white card base.

DiesSTAMPlorations For the Birds - CUTplorations, Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles
StampsSTAMPlorations Frames and Flowers, sentiment from STAMPlorations Vignette Trendy Feathers
Stencil:  Dreamweaver Stencil Rain
Ink:  Distress Oxides (Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Hickory Smoke), Versafine Onyx Black

I would like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 3/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels 33 AG 2/3; Artsystamper Digitals Springtime 1/3; Arty Divas AG 2/5; Cardz TV 113 AG 1/3; Crafter's Castle AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Catz AG 1/3; Creative Moments 189 AG Optional April Showers Bring May Flowers 1/3; DL.ART April Linky UE 1/d; Double D Showers and Flowers 1/3; Double Trouble 55 Spring Things (Thing1 bird, butterfly, rain, yellow; Thing3 Raindrops; Thing2 Link Artsystamper challenge) 1/4; Jan's Digi Stamps April AG 2/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 130 AG 1/3; Mod Squad Birds 2/3;Polkadoodles 16 AG 1/2; STAMPlorations April Theme Stamps and Flight (the butterflies are flying) 1/6; STAMPlorations April CAS AG CAS Optional Colour Twist Lemon Yellow 1/3; STAMPlorations April Stencil AG Stencil UE, STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes AG UE; The Corrosive AG 2/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2220 1/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1520 1/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC A120 ~ April Showers (Something Wet 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Use Stamp from Our Sponsor (I used stamp and die) 1/2; Virginia's Show and Share April AG 3/4; Word Art Wednesday 436-437 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3




Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

45 comments:

jimlynn said...

Love the image AND that pretty background! Fantastic card!
Lynn

Shery Russ said...

awesome background and i love the color combo!

Chris said...

A beautiful spring-themed card, striking silhouette and fabulous background.
Thank you for playing along at Crafty Catz.
Chris
x

Mrs A. said...

Wow, what a striking looking card. I love the colour combination. Hope your safe and well. Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Sensational post and love all the gorgeousness here...Have a good Saturday.xx

Heather said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the fabulous background! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Donna Scholz said...

A lovely spring card, KT! The smooshed background is the perfect foil for your raindrops and birds. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

Andrea W said...

Your background is beautiful and I love the bird die you used. A very pretty card!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Such a great background for this beautiful silhouette image! I love yellow and gray together!!! Thank you for sharing this at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies 😊

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great silhouette against the pretty personalized stamped background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and ArtsyStamper.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Back again with a different DT hat on! 😉 And I still adore your springy card and love the rain falling over that gorgeous yellow background! Thank you so much for sharing this at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Many thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of SHOWERS & FLOWERS at Double D challenges…
Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.
[aNNie design team member for Double D challenges

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty just LOVE your card. That background is wonderful and so creative. Great image.

Jan Mahew said...

Karen, It is spring and Birds of a feather do flock together! ;-) Thank you for sharing your ornithology creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe, Stay in and Stay Healthy! Happy Crafting!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Blog Challenge)

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, a lovely background - perfect for your silhouette birds.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Colette said...

Gorgeous card KT. The colours are perfect and the silhouette birds are stunning. Colette xxx

Margreet said...

Wonderful card, Kitty!
xxx Margreet

Gail said...

Sweet bird cut-- I believe I own that - nice layout too! TFS hope all is well!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous background, it's a fabulous backdrop for those birds. Super card design. Nice to see you again.

Bunny said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the bird and the rain drops you put on there. [Bunny]

Darlene said...

Beautiful background and LOVE the birds! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Showers & Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Fikreta said...

beautiful card!
hugs

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful Kitty. I love the background and the bird silhouette. I hope you are keeping well and stay safe.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Scrapper69 said...

I love your beautiful background and the silhouette of the birds is stunning! Gorgeous card!

Theresa

Donna said...

How awesome Kitty! Just love that bird silhouette. And your smooshed background is lovely. I am about to try that this afternoon as that's what our class was all about today. This really has a lovely design! Hope all is well. Be safe.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this...great rainy feel to it and love the birds on the branch die.

Donna said...

Such a striking card! I like your smooshed background and the color combo, so glad you shared with us at The House That Stamps Built!

Debi said...

This is really pretty, Kitty. Gray and yellow is one of my favorite color combos. I really love your background. I have never done that, but will definitely give it a try! Stay safe. Hugs, Debi

Alyson Mayo said...

I am loving those birds as "shadows" - your background is fabulous with the colours and stencilling. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Suzanne H said...

Love your smooshing and the grey stencil. I really like both of the cards using the black. It's still so springy. I'm not sure I would have known to do that. Just lovely.

KraftyKoolKat said...

An awesome creation Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Craftyfield said...

Love the colour scheme, unusual but striking with the birds' silhouettes. Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge this month!

* Shell B.* said...

Simply wonderful card, lovin' the silhouette birds!!
So glad you shared with us at Your Scrapbook Place for the challenge! Good Luck!
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Hugs DT~Shell

Judy Woodland said...

What a striking card. I LOVE the silhouette design, simply fabulous! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!


Juhi said...

What a beautiful card, love that background. Thanks so much for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

The birds on perfect on that beautiful background! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
Crafter's Castle
crafterscastle.blogspot.com
Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

Helen said...

Beautiful design and I love the background you've created.

Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge.

Helen x

Melanie R said...

Great card, Kitty! I always enjoy seeing silhouette cards (and making them), too. Pretty background as well. Thank you for playing along with us Double Trouble #55.

ILEANA ARTUFFO said...

Wonderful creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore April "ATG".
Ileanaxx

Lena said...

Mission accomplished, Kitty. Your card is all about Spring. Love the background. It really makes your birds pop.
Enjoy your day!
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

foleysfriend said...

Love the background you created. So perfect for the birds silhouette. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.

sue n.

Birgit said...

What a lovely spring time card! Just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for linking up to the Double D "Showers & Flowers" challenge. Best of luck to you!

Kellianne said...

I love your card! The silhouettes of the birds with the rain in front of them is so pretty. It definitely speaks Spring!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a great background - the silhouettes of the birds is very striking. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

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