Monday, August 11, 2008

Chirp Up!


My 3 Little Dreams kits arrived today! Woot! I was so excited to start playing, and thankfully the boys went down for their naps at the same time so I was able to whip out a card this afternoon. Here is my first creation with my September kit, featuring the My Little Chickadee set from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. Click HERE to view the contents of the September kits. Pre-orders are ending in a few days, and they sell out super fast after that (seriously, I'm not just saying that!). And let me tell you... they sell out for good reason! These kits really are a killer deal. The paper, stamps, and embellishments are top quality, and very well coordinated. I really couldn't ask for anything more. I love it! Now, on to the card. What do you think? I stamped the image with my Adirondack Pitch Black ink pad, then colored it in with my copic markers. Then I was going to sponge some of the Tim Holtz Distressed Ink around the edges of the main image, but as I did I started to wonder what it would look like if I sponged the entire white space. So all that tan paper you see behind the bird - that's actually white paper covered with Tim Holtz ink using the sponge dauber. The ink covered so nicely - much better than SU! ink would have using the same application method (I am a *HUGE* SU! fan, but it's totally true). The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory.

I had the hardest time deciding where to put that flower, but I thought having it there at the end of the branch was my best bet. Everything I needed to make this card was included in the September kit, with the exception of the ink I used on the image and sentiment and my copic markers. Even the sponge daubers were in there (from the optional add-on).

And as much as I was looking forward to getting my hands on this set, I thought it was kind of funny that once I stamped the image I couldn't for the life of me remember what the coloring looked like on a chickadee. Go figure. Not bad for "winging" it though, eh?!

Edited to add: I don't know why that ribbon looks so dark?? In person it's a deep chocolate brown that coordinates nicely with the rest of the card. On my screen it looks almost black though. Weird.

Details:
Stamps: My Little Chickadee (Sweet n' Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Close to Cocoa (sentiment)
Paper: All from the September 3 Little Dreams kit
Other: Ribbon, Flower, Brad, all from the September 3 Little Dreams kit

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21 comments:

Holly said...

Great card Sarah! You did a wonderful job coloring the bird. I figuredyou googled chickadee images to get the coloring so perfect! I like the flower addition too!

Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful job! I am so excited with what you did here!!

Courtney said...

Oh, that's the perfect spot for a prima! GREAT job!

I love the layout, too. Just nice!

Dani said...

Wow! Amazing job with the coloring! It looks fantastic!

Jennifer Love said...

Gorgeous card! I have been known to sponge over and entire white space, too. Just too stark sometimes!

Great job!

Sarah Elliott said...

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Sarah Elliott said...

Excellent colouring!

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Korin said...

This is very cute! Great job!

Susan said...

Love the bird! You did a beautiful job! And I can see the brown in the ribbon. Love the background paper! Great card.

Catherine said...

love that you added a flower on the end of the branch. your card is simply gorgeous!

Chrissy D said...

Beautifully done! I love how you used the DP to give it such a soft look! TFS!

Monique H said...

Just beautiful! I love the paper you chose and the sentiment is so cute!

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Ramsey said...

Very cute!
Now I'm wishing I would've got that kit too!

sparkplug17 said...

Your birdie is sooooooo cute! Great card!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Wendy said...

This birdie card is so cute! I just discovered your blog and your cards are great!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

I am working on some stuff with that set! your card is wonderful!

Lorie said...

Absolutely love, Sarah! Just beautiful work!

Elizabeth said...

Great card! I love the sponging around the bird and the little white flower!

Cris A said...

Love it, love it!

Karen from PA said...

This is beautiful! I love how you sponged the background, I am going to give that a try.

 
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