Thursday, October 20, 2011

Merry Chickadee

 I finally got around to using this wonderful little chickadee - they're my favorite little bird.  The leaves and berries have been coloured with Frost White Shimmer Paint with a bit of re-inker added.  That way they  shimmer nicely on the card.  I applied the paint with an old blender pen that had lost its "stuff".   An Old Olive marker was used to colour the shading of the leaves.  I also used the shimmer mixture to distress the edge of the oval.

I really should have thought out what paper I was going to use for the rest of the card before I coloured the image though - the image uses Old Olive and the DSP and mat are Garden Green.  But that's okay - the Challenge over at The Paper Players this week is to use traditional red and green colours for a Christmas card - and both greens work.  Stampin' Royalty has provided the sketch for this card.  I have adjusted it a bit because my image was so large and I used 3 little Merry tags on the side.

This is the anniversary card my daughter made for my husband to give to me.  It wasn't what she had had in mind because she couldn't find the stamp set she wanted to use - that threw her for a bit of a loop  (It would throw me for a while too) - but I love what she's come up with.  She didn't realize until later that she put the world on upside down - I said her dad turns my world upside down anyway - so it's all good.   My gift from him was a trip to anywhere in the world I want to go - so the card is fitting!

Hope something turns your world upside down in a good way today - Thanks for stopping by! Joan

9 comments:

Jenn Picard said...

Beautiful Christmas card! You did a great job with the colouring and I love the additions of the little tags:) Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Oh and I just had to mention the anniversary card-so pretty but I really love what you said about your world being turned upside:)

Lesley Croghan said...

Love how you coloured the bird Joan! Such a pretty card! School is great, although busy! Hope your year is shaping up! Thanks for playing with our CAS Red and Green challenge at the Paper Players!
Hugs,
Lesley

Ann Schach said...

Classy and beautiful, Joan! The texture is so rich and warm. I love this stamp set! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Cindy Hall said...

Really beautiful design with that stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Love the way you've colored the chickadee stamp with an old blender pen and frost paint--so clever Joan! Love your comment on the world upside down--and a trip anywhere?!! How fantastic! So glad you play along with us at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Love the gingham--makes such a country, homey-feeling card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

gorgeous job Joan! your colouring is AMAZING! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Julie Marshall said...

What a pretty card! I love the chickadee and the gingham was the perfect addition. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

Joan your post made me smile! I love what you said about your anniversary card! I hope you had a wonderful anniversary and you will have to keep us posted on the trip destination, you lucky gal! ;)

Your Christmas card is stunning! I just love how you colored the image. The three tiny tags and the gingham are such a great touch for a classic holiday feel. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)