Thursday, July 29, 2010
Birds and the Window
There aren't many birds that weather out the Cold Wisconsin Winters. Perhaps their petite little bodies just don't have enough insulation to handle the negative wind chills and piles of snow. Sometimes it does get lonely out there, when all you see is vast areas of white. My heart fills with hope of spring when I happen to notice that first little brave birdie perching upon the bare branches on the tree out my living room window.
I created this window card by first changing the digital bird file to a monotone color, printing him on colored cardstock and then highlighting him with white colored pencils, a white gel pen and then some distress ink. The bird was purposefully printed on the inside of the card so I could create a window, complete with an acetate panel for the TiffanyDoodles Challenge. I used the colors from Color Throwdown, which reminded me a bit of Christmas. I think my grandma will enjoy this as one of her cards this year...Christmas In July, perfect for the new challenge over at Anjillic Creations! Also, the current Wee Memories Challenge is a Stamp Anything, I really love the look of watermark ink and do not do it often enough. Thank you for everyone who puts on a challenge because it really gives me inspiration and makes me think!
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (River Rock) Stampin Up Digital Image: (Warbler) TiffanyDoodles Stamps: (Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions) Wplus9 Ink: (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger (Versamark) Other: (White Gel Pen) Signo (Labels 8 Nestabilities) Spellbinders, (Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon) Stampin Up, (Rustic Twine) PTI, (Green Rhinestone Brad) Oriental Trading Company, Acetate, Handmade Decorative Pin, Silk Flower, Thread