Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Birds

According to this site: "The first step to attracting birds in spring is to be an early bird. The first migrating birds may appear as early as February, long before the snow is gone and flowers are blooming. Birders who act early to attract these initial migrants will establish their yard as a healthy, suitable habitat, and many times the first migrants may stay nearby throughout the spring and summer." Hmm...I must not have a suitable habitat, we've not had too many birds lately.


This week Skipping Stones Design has another versatile sketch for their challenge! There is a ton of inspiration to be found at the blog from samples from the design team and guest designers, as well as prize information and rules of the challenge. Go check it out!

This week the designers are featuring Heartsong by Skipping Stones Design.  The Basic Grey Challenge Blog was calling to create a card featuring spring colors, and since I've been trying to use some more patterned papers on my card I pulled out the lovely spring purple pattern from Basic Grey's Kioshi collection to use as the starting color point for my card. I don't often use purple, but I think the subtle inked edges and the lightly colored bird really softens up the card.

Tomorrow marks the debut of my first stamp design with The Craft's Meow! I can't wait to show you what I created!

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

sigh...I'm so not a purple/lavender girl but this is absolutely beautiful......

Jenny said...

I love that little knowing look on the birds face...I'm sure its a robin!
Such a pretty card Karen :0)
Can't wait to see your new stamps.
Jenny x

Scrapaddict said...

Unlike ~amy~ I love purple/lavender and this is a beautiful representation.

Annette said...

such a beauty...great color combo and great take on the sketch..

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful colors and image - a very delicate looking card!

Lisa said...

Max and I have seen and heard so many birds on our walks this spring...but none as sweet as this one!!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh, that sweet birdie is back in lovely lavendar. Gorgeous.

~Tammy~ said...

Love this Karen! So so pretty! :-))))

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty in purple! lovely card, Karen!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Pretty Purple card Karen!!!...Hugs..xoxo

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous. I actually bought this stamp set purely because of a card you once made with this bird image. :)

Lynn said...

This is beyond gorgeous. Love the colors choices you made Karen! Signature Karen card :)

PS lots of links to my blog today from your blog header page :) Hope you are getting lots of business due to Michele's post on FB!

Katie Gehring said...

This is just lovely- adore the colors and that you selected that sweet birdie as the focal point. Love!