Thursday, 8 November 2018

Tweet Greetings

Hi and welcome!  We have rolled around to another Wednesday (Thursday for me!) which means it's time for another fab challenge from Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the wonderful Linda Callahan.

As soon as I saw Linda's sketch, I saw the circle as negative space and immediately thought "shaker".  But, as has happened in the past, I'm way too lazy to make a shaker, so I came up with something much simpler.

I actually have a video for this card (first video in ages!), so I hope you'll check it out by scrolling down or over on YouTube.

I started with a piece of Watercolor Wash Brights patterned paper and die-cut the Stitched Dot Circles die, which just cuts little dots in a circle.  I adhered that to a white top-fold card base and then added the frame which was popped up on foam tape.

For the central image, I stamped and colored these adorable birds with Copic markers before adding some white gel pen detail to the hats and scarf.  I also added clear sparkle pen to the white parts on the hats.  I popped the birds and the branch up on foam tape and added it to the card base.  The sentiment comes from the same stamp set.

Thanks for visiting.  The DT have some wonderful cards using the sketch, so I hope you'll check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Tweet Holidays (MFT Stamps)
Ink:  Extreme Black (MFT)
Cardstock:  Smooth White, Watercolor Wash (Brights), X-Press It
Dies:  Stitched Dot Circles (MFT), Park Avenue (Mama Elephant)
Accessories:  Copics, Clear Confetti, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



I Card Everyone said...

Karren, I adore these little tweeties... and your circle of dots die is the perfect way to highlight them! Retired?? NOOOOO!
Wonderful card... fabulous video, too! I always love hearing your voice!

Linda Callahan said...

These little tweeties are adorable! I love the circle die cut! This card is off to watch the video! And yep I am too lazy to make shaker cards

Dawn T said...

totally adorable Karren. Great video too

Barb Ghig said...

Super cute take on the sketch, Karren! Beautiful Copic coloring and I love the circle of dots you placed around them! Love your scallop border frame, pretty!
Off to check out your video :)

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You crack me up! Too lazy for a shaker!!! Considering the time you put into coloring, lazy is the last thing I'd call you! And here is another super fun card. And now I'm off to check out this Watercolor Wash Brights paper you speak of...I need all the watercoloring help I can get!

Jen Brum said...

Oh, I LOVE this card! Those birds are so sweet! Love the frame too! Of course I watched the video just to hear your voice and fun accent!!! I'm way too lazy to make shaker cards too!!! Glad it's not just me! Looks like we're heading to your neck of the woods for watercoloring lessons!!!

lichazul said...

super nice card Karren
congrats :)
thanks so much for your comment in my blog
have a great day

Kim S said...

Such a sweet image and I love the soft background and frame.