Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Showing Off Your Easter Best

     This was such a perfect image for "showing off your best" that it seemded like a natural for an Easter card.  The image is the Lyre Bird from the "Aussie Critters" set found at Doodle Pantry, a new release this month.  Doesn't she look great, dressed in all her finery and feathers?  (Edited to add:  I was reminded that in Lyre Bird cultures, it's the males who have the fanciest feathers.  I don't care.  For my purposes, he's a she!)

     I chose one of my very favorite color combos, purple and turquoise.  I started with a pre-colored image but used my ProMarkers to add yellow to the bird's body and feet, and some lavender to the tail feathers.  I cut the bird with a hexagon die from Spellbinders, setting it so that the feet would be 'out of the box.'  Then I die cut two mats in two colors using dies from the same set.

     The dp was a left over scrap which came from another Doodle Pantry set and I apologize for not knowing which one.  I used my Linen embossing folder on the card front before layering on all the various pieces.  Despite all the layers, it's still a very CAS card design.

Catch the Bug
Crafting from the Heart
Crafts 4 Eternity
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Boots
Digi Galore
Kitty Bee Designs
Love to Scrap
Melonheadz Friends
Scribble & Scrap

     Don't forget there's a challenge going on at Doodle Pantry until the 4th Sunday of the month so hurry and enter.  The theme is "Candy."  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Aussie Critters


Donna Ellis said...

how darling to have this Easter chick done in peacock colors! LOL So sweet, and beautifully assembled with your brilliantly colored layers, Miss Connie! xo

Donna Hanley said...

He - She whichever it is beautiful and colored so perfectly. Love those two papers in the background. Fun, Easter card, Connie. Enjoy your day.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous design NanaConnie. I love the cute bird and yes with his tail like that he has got his Easter best on :) Thanks for sharing it with us at Scribble and Scrap and good luck xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, I love the fun image and your layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I just love the image and happy to see how YOU used it. It seems all male animals and fouls are more colorful, feathery and hairier. I guess it is to attract the females because what else do they have going for them....haha

Benzi said...

That is Easter finery if ever I have seen it. I had a laugh over the, "he's a she" comment...too funny. Fab card!

jimlynn said...

He/She is darling!!! Cutest ever and a precious card for Easter! Love it!

Linda Simpson said...

Such a cutie, whether it is a he or a she! Love your Easter card.
Linda xxx

Lisette Baker said...

What a super card and I think he is definitely a she! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

ionabunny said...

Fun bird, great colours. Hugz

Alljazzed2create said...

Stunning card. Loving your colors and layering.. Thanks for joining us over at Kitty Bee Design for this weeks challenge..

DT Pam

michele said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Asha said...

Another sunning colour combo. And a cute image too! Love this tail feathers. :)
hugs, Asha

Lillian A said...

Ah, yes, spring finery - hopefully, it's just around the corner! Cute image, colored fine. Thanks for your entry at Love To Scrap.

kReN said...

Cute image! TFS!


oh gosh - what a cute card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good Luck in the draw, and please join us again soon.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Dawn Lancaster said...

He or she look awesome! Great card!

craftybunny said...

The colours set this little bird off a treat.Super,unique Easter card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

BrendaB said...

Love that adorable bird! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Mari Kocjancic said...

Very sweet card & I love the little kitties in your blog header. Thank you for joining the Aloha Friday Challenge.
-Mari K.
Kitty Bee Designs DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a cute card! Love the color scheme!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!