Thursday, December 3, 2015

Merry Monday #182 - Birds

 

Hello friends.  Finally had time this week to play along with the ladies over at the Merry Monday challenge, and this week we are to add a bird to our Christmas card.  This was perfect timing as I had wanted to play with my new Winter Woods set (PTI).  I used the layout from the current December  Sketch challenge over at HLS, and came up with this CAS card:



I started with a white card base and then used a Lil Inkers Stitched Circle die to cut the circle out.  I used distress inks (Tumbled Glass & Salty Ocean) to color my background, and then added some splattering to mimic snow.  I used Smoky Slate to stamp the branch, Real Red for the berries, and Smoky Slate and black inks for the bird, which I pop dotted for some dimension.  I WOS'd the berries for a little glimmer and shine, but unfortunately I can never seem to pick that up with my camera!  My sentiment and the little snowflakes are from Neat and Tangled's Bright Baubles.

                                
                                           
                             

There's still time to play along with the Merry Monday challenge, and you can find all the info you need right HERE.   There's also the whole month of December yet to play along with the sketch challenge over at Happy Little Stampers, and you can find all the info you need to play along there right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)
                                                                                      

11 comments:

  1. So beautifully done, Marcia! Your inked background is fabulous and those red berries really pop! These little birds from Winter Woodland are so beautiful and fun to work with. Also, thanks for linking up with the Happy Little Stampers December sketch challenge! ;0)

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  2. This is absolutely lovely, Marcia. Beautiful soft blue inked bg, perfectly stamped bird and nice bright berries. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Melissa - DT

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  3. Great card for both challenges. So lovely.

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  4. That is one cute little chickadee card. Those red berries sure stand out. Beautiful.

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  5. Awesome card, Marcia. I just got this set too, haven't inked it up yet, but you have inspired me to do so!! And I love the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday! Have a great weekend! heart hugs, Colleen!

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  6. Gorgeous card!! That BG is stunning!

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  7. Very cute card! That stamp set is on my list! Thanks for joining us this month at HLS Sketch!

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  8. I love your little chickadee... Excellent offering for this sketch challenge (HLS). Add me to the list of people who are jealous of your PTI set! ;)

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  9. This is lovely! I really like how you've used this new set and added the splatters for the challenge.

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  10. Gorgeous card, Marcia! I LOVE the new "Birds" and will have to move Winter Woods up on the Wish List! I'm sure my Song Birds would like a rest ;-)

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