Saturday, May 09, 2015

New Stamps


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This challenge is being hosted by the very talented and creative Jan (LilyPuss Cards) and she chose this code word ...





Prize:  $20 gift certificate


The timing of this challenge couldn't have been better.  :)  I just received my new Small Birds stamp set from The Bees Knees in the mail - Yay!  This set is designed by the creative Shirley-bee and sold through STAMPLORATIONS.

I love the scribble design of these birds.  So after sponging through a stencil for the branch and leaves, I tried to mimic that design element by adding some black outlining.  Tried is the optimal word here :) ... I definitely need more practice. :)

I sponged onto mixed media paper because I knew I wanted to add a bit of watercolouring to the birds.  Just a little distress inks with some water to give them some brightness.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.  It's open for two weeks, so there's lots of time to play along.

This month we are excited to welcome Monika (Monika's Blog), as our guest designer.  Welcome Monika!  If you haven't visited Monika before, make sure to take some time to check out her amazing creations on her blog - you'll be glad you did!

Click HERE to see Monika's "birds" card and  rest of the fabulous cards from the Design Team.  Come play along with your CAS "bird" cards ... we'd love to see you in the gallery.

Do you love to make CAS cards??  And are you interested in joining our fun Design Team at ATCAS??  There's a DT call happening.  Please add DT after name on your entry this challenge for a chance to be on the team. :)


Just realized that STAMPLORATIONS challenge for May is Leaves.  So I'm entering this fun card.










Stamps:  Small birds (The Bees Knees); Chit Chat, Word Salad (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Branch stencil made with my Silhouette Cameo, sponges, water brush, Corner punch (We R Memory Keepers)


Challenges:
ATCAS #63 - Birds
STAMPLORATIONS - May - leaves


22 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Doncha' just love it when a challenge gives you the opportunity to use brand new goodies? Such a sweet image Loll and a great CAS card as usual from you . . . you never disappoint me! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Anita in France said...

So sweet, Loll ... love how you've ombré coloured those cute birds ... and what great sketching around the branch! Anita :)

Kathyk said...

And just who doesn't love new stamps? FAB make with them too - always good to get new stash inky right away too.

Kathyk

Becky said...

This is adorable! Fabulous card.

nancy littrell said...

So Sweet and Playful Loll. Love your watercolored cute birdies and stenciled branch with the extra lines! TFS my friend.

Maura R said...

Another sweet card, Loll! And I think you did a great job on the outlining!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a cute little card Lol those little birds are so cute and beautifully coloured

Anne

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Loll, perfect for the challenge! Like how you coloured the little birds.

Bonnie said...

I've been seeing lots of these adorable birds and I love them, especially in yellow! You did an amazing job on that branch! I thought it was stamped! Such a fun card!

Kylie said...

great set by Shirley! I love your colouring and the design is so perfectly CAS. Brilliant! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Shirley's birds are so cute and I love how you colored them, Loll! Beautiful CAS design, and I think you did a great job outlining the branch and leaves, too! Such a sweet card!

Suchi said...

CUTE card!!! Love those colors and stamps! <3
Suchi xx

shirley-bee said...

Loll, this is so sweet! The birdies look so happy perched on your hand-sketched branch :)

Monika Skinner said...

Hi Loll. LOVE the birdies, they are just sooo cute. Love how you paired them up on this beautiful branch. Was great having coffee with Shirley. Thanks for having me as GD. Have a lovely day! Hugs xxx

Pat said...

This is a really sweet new bird stamp Loll and the perfect card for this challenge. x

Bobby said...

I think you did a great job with your scribbling around the branches and leaves, Loll. They look perfect with the cute birds.

Deepti said...

Sweet birdies ! Love your awesome coloring :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a sweet pair of fun birds!

Jaydee said...

Loll, what a fabulous image and so beautifully coloured - as always! You know all that wonderful white space makes me happy :-)
hugs
jaydee

cm said...

How darling are your sweet feathered friends! Pure delight!
Hugs~c

Sari / Granne said...

Aww, so cute. You have coloured the birds so well, lovely. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations May challenge. Hope to see you in June's too, :=)