Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bird on a Branch

     Last month, I joined the MHK Designs DT and this is the first month I've gotten to celebrate a new release from the shop.  From today through Saturday, you'll see a newly released set each day and they are all so wonderful.  We start with the "Birds n Branches" set which has 3 images and 3 different sentiments.  I also used one of the MHK Designs papers from the "Going Gingham - Rustics" set (pine.)  See below for photos of both the sets.


     I colored the image with my ProMarkers, then die cut it and matted it with another die cut in lime green (Spellbinders.)   I love the yellow on the bird, the green on the tree leaves, and the three different shades of green in the papers.   I thought about a really bright yellow to make him look more like a meadowlark but decided the vintage image called for something a bit more subtle.  :-D

      The octagon is cut with a die from QuicKutz.  The sentiment is printed and hand cut.  I tied a two-color, double bow (left over scrap ribbons from my stash) and used it as the only embellishment.  I really wanted to show off the image and that lovely gingham paper so left it as simple as possible.

     Much as I appreciate shaped cards, I still love the basic A2 card for size and shape; a single fold and a perfect size card for mailing without extra postage.

      Challenges:
Dragon's Lair (bottom row)

     Be sure to come by tomorrow for the next release.  They are already all in the shop if you want to see them before you see the DT inspiration cards made with them.  But fair warning: you'll fall in love and want them all !  :-D  Happy Stamping  NanaConnie

     Edited to add:  I have several posts pre-scheduled and that's a good thing because, due to an injury, I'm currently unable to type or craft or even leave comments.  I can visit your blogs but leaving comments is just not going to happen.  Hopefully, I'll be back to normal in 2 or 3 weeks.

Birds and Branches Digital Stamp Set  Going Gingham in Rustics Digital Paper Pack

27 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

A spectacular coloring job on this one Connie. I like all the different dies you used here. Everything came together nicely to make a beautiful card.

Asha said...

WOW! What a stunner, NC. Hope you're feeling better.
x Asha

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, NanaConnie! Your card is beautiful! I love how you coloured the bird! This is a great set! I bet you like the kitty set too!

Jessica Kaiser said...

I just love what you did! I love the color palette you worked with as well. Fab!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colouring, love the gingham and the bird.

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeously colored, Connie! You've captured this bird perfectly - and the shading in the leaves and branch are equally beautiful! Love your green tones! hugs, de

Mynn Kitchen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the monochrome green you used here, NC! I am SO in love with the gingham paper on this, too! Now, GET WELL SOON, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Creando Riciclando said...

Molto molto bello!!
Francesca

Ileana Carmen said...

Beautiful project.

Carrie Sheridan said...

This is just beautiful! Great die cuts and pretty greens!

cghundley said...

Well first thing,
hope you are feeling
better soon!
Great looking card,
loving this bird.
Carla from Utah

Kren Kurts said...

Congrats on your new DT position with MHK Designs. It will be fun to work with those designs. Sorry yu are not 100% right now. Take care and get lots of rest!

Teresa Arsenault said...

you did a wonderful job coloring this beautiful image. lovely card. I hope your hand is getting better.
hugs,
Teresa

Judy V said...

Love your pretty card NC! The green colors are great!

Melanie Smith said...

Beautiful job with your card. I love the colors. Thank you for participating in our "Lucky Green" Challenge over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ Hope you will come back really soon! Melanie, DT

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is just gorgeous.xxx

Wendy L said...

This is a lovely card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

The Craft Princess said...

Very nice...and with all those shades of green it makes me think of St. Patrick's Day comeing up :) Hugs...Janie

Judith said...

This is so lovely, i love the shade of green - my favourite, thank you for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

Brenda said...

Hi Connie! I honestly thought the bird was a pre-colored digital image, super coloring! Praying you have a speedy recovery! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Beautiful coloring of the image. Perfect layout. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

Dawn Lancaster said...

AMazing colouring NanaC! I love all the greens & your ginham paper too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Bev said...

I love the image you've used! Good luck and thanks for joining in the fun with Lucky Green at Polkadoodles

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous, and I'm with you on the simple folds! Thanks for joining us at AYLI for this challenge. xx

Mojca said...

What a lovely card you have made! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Helen Haines said...

Beautifully coloured and great design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude. Helen DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Striking design - love the colour choices!
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