Wednesday 25 November 2020

Winter Robin

Hi everyone.  I have a card today featuring the Winter Robin by Hobby Art Stamps,  which I notice is unfortunately out of stock at the moment, and was intended as one half of my Twofer entry, but sadly the second never materialised.  I'm afraid my mojo is somewhat spasmodic and the spirit is willing but the flesh is a bit weak at  The compensation is that this can now be my entry for the Rudolph Days Challenge run by the lovely Mo, and of course is the last one for this year, and great that I managed to finish on a high note there where I have sadly failed with others.


I stamped it with Versafine Majestic Blue Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I had intended to do it in shades of blue but then I decided after all to use these colours of Distress Inks which I applied with a waterbrush.  I didn't think it made that much difference to the finished look as the blue is very dark in real life, although looks a little more blue in the photo.  I then added the gold stars using a freebie stencil which I have had for a very long time, using Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink, also used for the sentiment which I heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I also added some white gel pen to highlight the snow and holly and berries, and added in a few shadows using coloured pencils.

I layered it on to a piece of gold mirri card before adding it to my 6" square white card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am also entering the following challenges:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 84 Anything Christmas Goes.
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'W' for Winter Wonderland (my choice) and 'X' for Xtra Special.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No.28 November Anything Christmas Goes.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No. 118 Gold or Silver or Glitter.  (used gold for stars and sentiment)
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Festive Things With Wings.
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - November Challenge Family and Friends.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Uniko Challenge - Tis The Season (optional twist Sparkle)
Krafty Chicks Challenge - No. 535 All Occasions.


Heather said...

So very sweet, Pat - love your coloring of this little bird and his festive perch! Just the right amount of gold! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Pat. What a lovely wintery scene, beautifully coloured. The gold stars frame the image perfectly. xx

Mrs A. said...

Lovely card and gorgeous colouring of the stamp. I do believe I have this one or at least one very similar. I must rootle it out as I am short on cards. hugs Mrs A.

Jenny L said...

Hi Pat,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Sorry to hear you are not feeling up to crafting much I have just come out of one of those so you have my sympathy.
Love your Robin card it's gorgeous and that stamped image is so lovely and wonderfully coloured.
That Gold Ink sounds brilliant not heard of that.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Aquarius said...

A super little scene beautifully coloured - not surprised the stamp is sold out it is a really nice one. Lots of us seem to have good days and not so good days where Mojo is concerned, hope yours returns quickly.

Viv said...

Love this cute Robin Pat and a great scene, beautifully coloured as always.
I too am fed up with Mr Mojo's disappearing acts and suspect it will continue for a while yet. To compensate I find I am buying stash at a rate of knots - only problem is when it arrives Mr Mojo goes AWOL! x

Marjan said...

Same here too, although the mojo is getting the upperhand now :)
Great colouring on your beautiful card! Love the little stars too!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, I'm loving your little robin card, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured too, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

beautifully coloured image, love the sweet scene with the little robin :)

papierelle said...

This is a lovely winter scene and I like your coloring!! Not so bright, that goes well with the motif.

Jackie Cornfield said...

This has come together beautifully!
Lovely Christmas project!
So pleased that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TH&TI

Fiona said...

This is gorgeous - my favourite bird on a fabulous image - I love your colouring - thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Mac Mable said...

The star 'frame' draws your eyes into that peaceful and beautiful wintery scene x. Such a pretty card and a fabulous little image x. Great colouring too x.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful winter garden scene Pat.

Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Such a lovely image and fabulous colouring..

Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely... It's given me inspiration as my mojo has been missing too. Beautifully done Pat, have a lovely Sunday

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely festive card, Pat. I love your colouring and the cute robin on the pot. My mojo is AWOL too - I think there is a lot of it about- I bet they are all off gallivanting togetherlol!
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

Dorte said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Thank you for joining the W and X challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

Sarn said...

I really love this picturesque card Pat. Love how beautifully you coloured it too.
I think we're all suffering from spasmodic creativity this year!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Such a delightful little scene and oozing festive cheer. Thanks for joining our Uniko challenge

Hannelie said...

Sweet and simple... just the way I like it... or rather LOVE it!
Thank you so much for playing along at Uniko Pat !