Monday, 12 December 2016

Robin on a Branch

Hi there.  I had this Penny Black image stamped from the other day when I made a tag.  My first go was with Versafine Smokey Gray ink and I decided to use Gold Embossing Powder instead and as this one didn't get used I decided to make a card with it, which is what you can see here.

For the card I used:

Penny Black little bird from a set called Jolly Friends.
Verve Stamp Set Pinecone Christmas.
Simon Says Stitched Square Die. 
XCut Sentiment Die.
Snippet of White Card.
Snippets of Silver Mirri.
Adirondack Stonewashed, Espresso, Lettuce, Bottle and Sunshine Yellow Inks.
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky.
Lyra Aqua Markers.
Cosmic Shimmer White PVA. 
Stick It Adhesive. 

Using a snippet of white card I stamped the branch, foliage and pine cones from the Verve stamp set using the Espresso ink for the branch and pinecones and Lettuce and Bottle for the foliage as I wanted a little variation in the colour tone I added the lighter colour and then a bit of the darker colour to the stamp.

I cut it out using the largest stitched die and then added the Stonewashed ink and darkened with Stormy Sky round the edges and added a few light clouds with a mask I cut to shape blended using one of the Clarity Blending brushes.  I decided to add a bit of yellow to the centre to warm it up a bit.

I then coloured in  the little bird with the Lyra markers and cut the image out.  I adhered it on to the branch using Pinflair Glue Gel.

I finished by adding some White PVA to the robin's hat trim and bobble, and then some on tree branches and cones and also the falling snow.   I found a snippet of silver mirri which I matted the topper on to before adding to my white base card, and another silver snippet for the die cut sentiment which I backed with the Stick It.

Before I go I have a new follower to introduce, it is Liv, otherwise known as Swissie, whose blog you will find here.   She is a very clever all round crafter and she has a lot of very pretty knitted items on show at the moment, and I'm sure she would appreciate a visit.     

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I'll see you soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 259 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas.
Country View Challenge December - Christmas.
Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge - with Kylie and Friends.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Let There Be Snow.
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Stamping + Sponging + Your Choice.  


  1. Oh Pat, this really is so adorable! I love that little robin, it's the sweetest in the set I think :) Wonderful colours too.


    Di xx

  2. Oh what a beautiful card Pat, I love your colouring and the little robin is so sweet.

  3. What a stunning card Pat, I love this gorgeous stamp you've used for this card.

    Sue xx

  4. This is just GORGEOUS, Pat, I love everything about it


  5. Wonderful colored card, and the little robin with Santa hat is so cute.
    Hugs Anja from germany

  6. Gorgeous design, the coloured image and background are fabulous! Cheers, Shirleyxx

  7. This is such a pretty image and you've made a lovely card using it.

  8. Such a beautiful card Pat. I LOVE this image and your colouring is just perfect. Love the softly sponged sky with the highlighted area of yellow that brings focus to your sweet bird on a branch. This would be perfect for the CAS Mix Up challenge if you'd like to join us there. xx

  9. What a lovely stamp Pat, you have made a great card. Your colouring is perfect.
    Janice x

  10. You will know how much I love this fat little Santa robin! The glow around his sweet pretty little self looks so good with the sky & falling snow. Love the way you've done the branches, and of course, stitched mats always make everything better! It's a gorgeous card! TFS & Merry Christmas.

  11. Beautifully colored sweet image Pat. I love your sponged sky and the added yellow that highlights so your pretty bird image. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  12. What a sweet little bird, Pat! This scene is beautiful with the sponged background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  13. Such a sweet little Robin Pat and beautifully coloured! I Love the sponged background too, with the spotlight glow! Have a lovely day my friend! Thank you again for popping by my blog today, hopefully I will be less hectic after the new year! Hazel xx

  14. Beautifully coloured image. Your card is so lovely!

  15. What a beautiful scene, Pat! I love that little robin. Your sponging and colouring is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along in my 12 Days of Christmas Cards challenge xx

  16. Wow Pat you've really showcased this wee Robin so beautifully on this card with all the extra scene building. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  17. What a sweet Santa robin with her little stocking hung on the branch! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix up challenge Pat!! Julia xx

  18. A lovely card Pat and such a pretty image. Barbxx

  19. What a gorgeous little winter vignette; I love your colours.

  20. Absolutely adorable - love it.

  21. I'm playing catch-up with my blog visiting - there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day at this time of year! Gorgeous card, Pat, the little robin pops off the page and the background is beautiful. xx

  22. This is absolutely beautiful Pat - I love the background and that lovely central image - gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  23. Beautiful card Pat, such a gorgeous background for this sweet little bird, Cathy x


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