Wednesday 23 August 2023

Feed the Birds

Hi everybody.  I have a masculine card today featuring some RSPB stamps which came with a magazine a few months ago and which had not been used..tut tut!  It features garden birds and some accompanying images and also an EF with a branch on it and four dies including two which cut out two of the different birds.  I was a little disappointed as there was another sheet of stamps with a lovely background scene and waders and ducks which I thought came with it but it came with another version of it...drat!  I also used another one of my crushed flower/foliage backgrounds, a snippet cut from one of the original A4 pieces, and this has a much better leaf pattern to the righthand side.  The first card is here.

I started by adding some foliage on the background using a couple of silhouette stamps from another freebie set which is a couple of years old but these two particular stamps hadn't been inked before, and I stamped these using Distress Inks - Peeled Paint for those at the top and Forest Moss for the fern type leaves at the bottom.  I then added the blue using Tumbled Glass DI and a blending brush, and then used the two greens to add more depth at the edges where there is green.  I then stamped the bird table and flying sparrow from some snippets of white card using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and coloured them with a waterbrush using Brushed Corduroy on the bird table, and then also added Scattered Straw and a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany and Hickory Smoke -  all Distress Inks, on the flying bird.  I accentuated the bird's eye and the lines of the wing feathers using a very fine Black Micron Pen.

I finished by cutting them out and adhered them to the background scene and then added the sentiment to the white card using a stamp from this same set, stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder before adding the finished scene to the card.

Before I go I have a new follower called Donna whose blog you will find here, thank you for becoming a follower Donna, and I'm sure she would love you to pay her a visit. 

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

I am entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - No. 53 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Try it on Tuesday Challenge - Let's Go Outside.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.
Happy Little Stampers August Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers August Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 52 Anything Birthday Goes.
Snippets Playground Challenge - No. 461 Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.


Christine Alexander said...

So many wonderful freebee stamps :) I love the little scene you created, so much depth of colour ♥
Sorry I haven't been by recently we just got back from a 2 week vacation visiting family and friends in Eastern Canada.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Pat. Beautiful card! That's very interesting about Issue 123. I guess they are all like that. I got that bird and a bird embossing folder but no dies. And a tiny birdhouse but not that large table. I cancelled my subscription last week after Issue 125, which is on its way. I've got more than enough issues and stamps for now. Your master board background is lovely. xoxo

Sarn said...

This is such a lovely card Pat. Great background and pretty focal points.
Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. I’ll play hopscotch with you later x

Aquarius said...

A beautiful card using some of the RSPB stamps with your crushed flower background.

Liz said...

Wonderful card Pat, I love the beautiful scene you’ve created. xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

All your work paid off Pat, this is realistic and gorgeous. I Love your scene.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Pat, I love the image of the bird and your lovely background, such lovely colours too. A perfect male card, Kate x

Di said...

Gorgeous work Pat - you truly are so artistic! And, as an aside, our neighbour now has a log fire - cough, cough! It seems to be within legal limits but they do supplement it with 'cowboy' fires in a brazier right next to our fence on Summer evenings. They practically have a prairie to choose from, but nope - right by our fence so we have to rush around closing windows. Some people really were just born as idiots!

Di xxx

Viv said...

This is such a lovely card Pat. Like everything about it.
It's weird how different stores have different freebies on the mags - I remember asking OH to get me a particular one when he went shopping (a friend had got hers and I wanted the stamps) - when he came back it was the same mag but the freebies were different!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card - peaceful scene too. Thanks for joining in at HLS Watercolor

Fiona said...

Love that scene you've created - such serene colours in those lovely images. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Watercolour

Loll said...

AMAZING card Pat. I LOVE the beautiful outdoor scene you've created. xx

Kathyk said...

What a pretty card you've shared today, loving the delicate colouring

Have a great weekend


Meggymay said...

A beautiful card and bird scene. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

My name is Erika. said...

This card is very lovely. Too bad the other set of stamps didn't come with your magazine, but I like this adorable bird and the bird feeder. Thanks for joining us at TIOT pat. hugs-Erika

The Crafty Den said...

What an elegant card Pat. The image is beautiful and I love the neutral colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Birthday challenge. Hugs, Denise, DT x x

sentsue said...

Thank you for sharing your work on the AAA Birthday Challenge.

Marjan said...

Really... free stamps and dies!! Which magazine is that? I'm sorry that you would rather have the other one, but this one is lovely and your card with the background for the birdhouse and incoming bird is wonderful!!