Saturday 27 January 2024

Little Wren on a Branch

Hi everyone.  I have another cloudy sky background using the same colours as on my last card here.  I used an offcut of white card just to test out the three colours of ink before I used it on my card, and as it was a success I thought I would use it with this pretty little bird, branch and leaves which was also part of the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Magazine and kit which I got recently and being used for the first time here.  I also used a new set of Deco Time Twinmarkers which have a brush nib and a felt tip.  I found them at a great price at The Range, and there are 99 colours and a colourless blender, so lots of colours to get good blends.  I am not sure how long they will last as they worked out at approximately 30p per pen but I did not want to spend a lot of money as this is something for me to practice on as alcohol pens are something that I have never used to any great extent, but having seen a couple of people I follow on YouTube using them very successfully I was tempted to give them a try.  

I decided to tear the edges of the piece and ink them before adhering onto a DL card.  I then die cut two of the birds, and four of the branches so I could double them up, and then a few of the leaves to add.  I thought the little bird looked like a wren so did the colours in shades of brown, and brown and three or four greens and a yellow on the branches and leaves.  I was pleased with the results, and added the bird and leafy branches to the cloudy sky background and finished with a sentiment from the same set using Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder.

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

The Group of Seven Cardmakers put a post up once a month using a different technique and this month it is 'Torn Edge' and I am adding this card into their gallery.

I am also entering the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Week 765 Anything but Square/Anything Goes.
Triple B Challenge - January 2024 Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies (using any one or all).
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge - Birthday/Anniversary - Happy 1st Birthday to them.
Simply Clean and Simple Challenge - January 2024 Anything Goes/Winter.
Addicted to CAS Challenge - No. 250 Sky.
NBUS Challenge - No. 58 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.


Liz said...

Another beautiful card, Pat. I love the background for your little wren. Great find with the pens from The Range.
Liz xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Beautiful card and congrats on your markers, enjoy them! xoxo

Loll said...

Your wren on a branch is lovely, Pat. Great colouring with the new markers. And your sky is gorgeous with those colours. I love the torn edge detail which adds something special to your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Group of Seven! xx

Aquarius said...

A lovely card using the torn piece of background as a start. Sounds as if your find of bargain pens was a good one, alcohol pens do tend to be on the expensive side.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Pat love that wonderful little bird the background is perfect thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Pat..lovely background that compliments your little bird very well...the pens sound like they were a great find.


Marjan said...

A lovely background you made with the soft colours, they mak a perfect sky. The branch with bird looks lovely against it, a wonderful card!
Hope you'll have a lot of fun with the markers!

Darlene said...

Oh Pat this is so pretty ... I simply LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Simply Clean & Simple challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Dena J said...

Your sweet little wren is beautiful! I love the torn edges and soft water color panel behind. Great card, Pat. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the look of the torn edges! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Kath said...

A lovely card Pat - the little wren is so sweet against the sky background.
Kath x

Susan said...

Such a beautiful little wren, Pat! A fabulous background using the torn edge technique - happy to have you try it and link up over at Group of Seven!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing over at Simply Clean and Simple this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine DT

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Christine Alexander said...

the wren is so pretty against your torn edge clouds. I'm so glad you tried it out with us this month xx

brenda said...

A super creation, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Diane said...

A beautiful slimline card, looks like a pretty watercolor painting!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B. simply Clean and Simple and Beautiful Blossoms!
Diane TB and SCAS Co-Owner and BB DT
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Nancy said...

I am in love with the sky you created on your mini-slimline. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

When I first saw your card I thought a delightful Wren, with gorgeous clouds again Pat. Love your colouring. x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Me again!
Thanks a bunch for celebrating our first birthday with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
xoxo, Aimeslee DT