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.

     Challenges:
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

23 comments:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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

    Dionne

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  5. 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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    DT Pam

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

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

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

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  15. Cute image! TFS! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  16. 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
    BUGABOO DT

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  17. He or she look awesome! Great card!

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  18. 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

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

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

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  21. 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

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  22. Such a cute card! Love the color scheme!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

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