Thursday, 12 November 2020

It's A Bright Sunshiny Day

Hi there everybody.  I have a birthday card to show today using another pretty bird stamp from Crafty Individuals called Bluebird and Branch with Berries.   This may seem an odd choice of colours but as well as some other challenges I wanted to enter the Colour Hues Challenge and kraft and yellow were the colours for this...not colours I would normally have chosen but it's good to step outside your comfort zone sometimes.

I cut a piece of kraft card into a square and stamped the bird onto it using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and then heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then used my set of Inktense Pencils to colour the bird in browns and the chest of the bird in yellow.  I also added some hills in the background and some yellow on the horizon taking it up a bit to to add more interest.  I also added a very little orange to the horizon and on the bird but it is basically yellow.  I decided to use the pencils without any water as the kraft card isn't the easiest surface to work on and I thought that they worked better used without as I didn't want to dilute the colour too much.  

I added a yellow background mat and the sentiment in the Vintage Sepia Ink and heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenge:

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC297 All About Occasions.
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations Challenge - No. 415 Anything Goes.
We Love to Create Mixed Media Challenge - Wk 11 Anything Mixed Media Goes.
Colour Hues Challenge - No. 5 Yellow and Kraft.


  1. Love that colour combo, so pretty for your bird on a branch. It almost looks like it's been burned into wood.

  2. This is the perfect image for the colour challenge Pat! This bird looks amazing in shades of brown and yellow. Great work on the kraft card stock. The pencils without water turned out to be the perfect medium. Love the hills and sun in the background. Very artistic card! xx

  3. I love seeing images stamped and coloured on kraft card,your bird is beautifully coloured the CAS layout shows it off perfectly,thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

  4. The kraft card has worked well for this bird stamp - as you say an unusual choice but if it works it has to be good.

  5. A beautiful card with such a peaceful scene.

  6. Gorgeous card Pat and I love the colours


  7. This is just a wonderful card Pat!
    I never have a lot of success colouring on Kraft but now will try not diluting the Inktense pencils! x

  8. Yes it is good to go outside our comfort zones and use challenges for inspiration Pat x. Lovely gentle colouring and I love that pretty bird stmaped image and the sentiment stamped in the sepia. A really beautiful tonal card Pat x.

  9. Oooo - just love what you did with the kraft/yellow combo, Pat - gorgeous birdie scene!!

  10. Love the colours and how you managed to create a serene and monochrome look. A beauty, Pat! Sometimes stepping out of our comfortzone brings us surprising results!

  11. So glad we could help inspire you to try a color combo you don't normally reach for. This is a beautiful card Pat!Incorporating the yellow on the horizon makes it appear that it is just about sundown. Such a great idea and wonderfully executed. Thanks for being with us at Color Hues!

  12. A beautiful card, Pat. I love the neutral colours, stepping out of your comfort zone has resulted in a super creation. xx

  13. Oh I like the colours... He's gorgeous! Beautifully done and the white around your art work really makes it pop! Have a lovely day Pat


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