Monday, September 21, 2009

smARTworks - Birdy Nest

Isn't this birdie cute!! I love him. He comes from the smARTworks set called Swirly Gigs. I stamped him on to watercolor paper and then following a tutorial I saw on Dave's (from Memory Box) blog, I watercolored him with twinkling H2O's and cut him out. Next, I created the nest. I cut small strips of brown cardstock (various shades of brown) and glued them together in the shape of the next. Then, I created the background. I cut squares of light blue cardstock and sponged darker blue around the edges. I added the stamped branch and some punched leaves (from paper painted with more of the yellow twinkling H2O), I adhered the whole thing together and added the sentiment. Supplies: Swirly-Gigs (smARTworks), Take a Bough (Papertrey Ink), sentiment from Of a Feather (Memory Box); Paper - Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Whisper White (SU), scrap light blue and brown, watercolor paper; Other - leaf punch, brown hemp, twinkling H2Os, 1 1/4" square punch, sponge. Thanks for checking in Donelda


marciad said...

Neat card. I must tell you that I've gone back to reread the Design Lessons you posted. They really are so worthwhile. Thanks again for sharing them.

Susan Raihala said...

Wow! Love how you made the "window" behind the bird,and the nest is so cool!

Jessica G. said...

Sweet card! The colorful bird is such a fun touch and the hemp at the bottom is the perfect bird nest texture!!