Friday, March 16, 2012

Birdie Blue

     March is just flying by, and speaking of flying, this week's new release from A Day For Daisies is the cutest little flock of birdie images.  You can find them all in the ADFD store including this one called "Happy Birdie Blue".  I started off trying to paper piece him but changed my mind and went for the Copics instead with a little Prismas thrown in for good measure.  :-)  I've used some more gorgeous MME papers and gave stipling a try.  I need some more practice.  Think I should have put some of the dots closer together or overlapping and it would have looked better.
     Besides the new release, this week also marks a new challenge at the ADFD blog.  The new theme is "Shades of Blue".  We'd love to have you play along with us.  Just use an ADFD image and if you don't have one, there are a couple in the store and Tammy always generously provides a freebie on new challenge day so everyone can play.
     I'd like to enter this little guy into the following challenges:

Cardmadfairy's Digi Days--digi plus add a sentiment
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards--feathers and fur
Frosted Designs Fabulous Fridays--things with wings
Polka Doodles--animal or bird
Crafty Sentiments--things with wings

     Happy Weekend!


Supplies

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", The Paper Studio, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Happy Birdie Blue", TPC Studio "Greetings"
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Two, Bow Easy, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Hug Snug seam binding, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag string, button from my stash

39 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

This is adorable. Love that little bird and how you coloured him. Fantastic backing papers and bow too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Lisa M said...

My nickname is Bird, so this one touches my heart. I just LOVE this little scene you've created. The ground looks wonderful and as much as I like the dotty dot backgrounds, your style I like even better. The perfect "Hi" card!! Gorgeous ensemble of goodies here. :)
Have a great weekend!

Linda R said...

Just look at that image. To cute.. Love this card!!

Hope you have a happy weekend my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Trina said...

Awesome! Love that paper with this image! Your dots look perfect to me! (but what do I know, right?) ;D

Audrey Pettit said...

Fabby card, Tracy! I am loving that new image and look at all your fabulous layers here! Super great coloring. I really like the stippled dots you added. Also really love how you did the sentiment.

NickelNook said...

Oh, that's beautiful, Tracy! You've picked the most perfect paper! Such gorgeous coloring, my friend! I really like how the stitching is showcased too! Really lovely design! :o)

KimCreate said...

Tracy, you knocked it out of the park again. Sooooo cute.

Dorcas said...

How precious, Tracy!!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is so sweet!!! LOVE that adorable image!

Alyce said...

Tracey this is absolutely gorgeous! Great layout and I love that image hehe. Your stippling is perfect..love the colours that you used too :) I am always a little nervous to do backgrounds lol...will have to step into it more!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! I love the papers and cute image! Fantastic coloring and wonderful details, as always!

Danni said...

What a fabulous card, love the image!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Tracy I love that turquoise...and the stitching .
Hugs Elaine

heidy said...

Oh this is so cute Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Jennifer said...

I just love this image! Beautiful papers and I love how you used the stitching!

Eskimo Frosting said...

Gorgeous card.

Hugs
Jayne
xx

Linda Carson said...

Adorable! I just love your creative style! It's always inspirational!

LilyPinkScraps said...

Lovely Tracy - I think your stippling works well with this image - gorgeous :) Stunning layout too - you have some fabulous stash!!

angelwhispers said...

So beautiful!! I just love how you make every image you colour just pop of your designs they really are gorgeous and I just love the blue of this pretty little birdie! Chanelle xx

Pat said...

Hi Tracy!! This is just the cutest card! Love your coloring...and that ribbon is deeeeeelicious! Hugs. Pat Frank

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful colors on this card and I love the large bow!! Your stamped image is so fun and perfect for our challenge!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Geri said...

Very sweet! I don't think I've seen 'stippling' before so I can't compare yours to anything, but I noticed it right away and thought, 'oooo...nice touch!!' Love the little stitched panel, too!! Sweet, SWEET card!

Scrappy Scatty said...

This is lovely - thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan
xx

Debbie said...

ANother winner in my book, love these two shades together.

Hugs
Debbie

BrendaB said...

This is so cute! I love the little bird and snail image! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

CaroleAnn said...

Tracy
I adore the colors but the paper and the perfect bow made me drool!! Love it! Love it! Hugs~ CaroleAnn

Jac said...

stunning card I just love everything about this perfect card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Ira Huberts said...

This is such a sweet little bird that's not suffering from the blues, since you put him on such a pretty card Tracy! Hugs, Ira x

Marlies said...

A beautiful, very elegant card in lovely colours and lovely LO! hugs, Marlies

Sarah said...

This card is soooo cute! I love how you did your dotty background with two different colours! It adds so much interest to your image!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Craftyanny said...

Just perfect!!! Love those papers and the little bird is beautifully coloured
Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Debra Miller said...

This is wonderful - welcome to Mabelle's DT too :)

Katie Butler said...

Adorable image and a great shape on its border. Love it all. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.

Catherine said...

This is so cute, love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Cardmad Fairy this fortnight....

Joni Parker said...

Amazingly beautiful card!! Love the image, the stitching, the ribbon...everything is just perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Jinny Newlin said...

That stippling look adds so much to your overall design! I don't know if you're interested, but Arielle Gordon (http://snappystamper.blogspot.com/) does an amazing job with this. Run check it out! And FABULOUS job with this beautiful creation!

Girl Scientist said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks so much for playing along in our Polkadoodles animal/bird challenge this week! What a gorgeous card - that image is lovely! Cheers Claire x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.