Thursday, January 10, 2019

Twofer Challenge #12

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the 2019 Twofer Challenges.  I'm sure you can guess what the prompt is for this month ...


Please create two cards using the prompt in the badge above,
and following the rules in the badge below.


I used this fun stamp set from Jane's Doodles to create my two cards.  I used a piece of left over sponged leaves for my backdrop, stamped one of the birds in Versafine black ink, watercoloured using zigs and fussy-cut to pop up on top.  I used a sentiment from the same stamp set for a fun and colourful birthday card.

Here's the close-up ...

For my second card, I took four of the fun bird images and stamped them in a soft brown to create my background.  The same bird as card #1 was stamped again in Versafine black ink, watercoloured with zigs in rainbow colours, fussy-cut and popped up on top of the background.  I added a small mask and a little bit of sponging to ground the image.  And used one of the sentiment stamps from the same set to create a friendship card "You are the Best!"

Here's a close-up ...
Come check out the challenge post to see the awesome bird cards from our Designers and Guest Designers, Izzy (Izzy Scrap), and Sonja (Visiting Oldpunks).  Then play along.  The challenge is open for two weeks, closing end of day on January 24th.






Stamps:  Free as a Bird (Jane Doodles)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versafine Black (Tsukineko); Sahara Sand (SU!), Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz); Zig markers
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, leaf stencil (Carabelle Studios), sponges, masking tape

Challenges:
Twofer Challenge #12 - Birds
CAS Stencil January Challenge - Sponging


37 comments:

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Wow, both cards are amazing, really loved these designs. Stopping by from twofer challenge to appreciate your card that caught my eyes.

Jeanne said...

LOVE how bright and cheery your cards are Loll! Jane's Doodles images are so cute and you are showing them off wonderfully. The background on the first looks fantastic. I really like the background stamping on the second, too, with all the different birds. Such a fun twofer!

Sue said...

These are very eye-catching with the gorgeous vivid colours. Beautiful colouring and stencilling, Loll and the little bird is sweet.

Kara Lynne said...

Your backgrounds, Loll, always inspire me! That little bird looks as though he's in a tropical paradise on your Bird-day card. He also looks so happy with his rainbow-self surrounded by a flock of his friends!

Darnell said...

These designs are fantastic, Lolly, and really let that colorful bird take center stage! I am over the moon with that bold green leaf stencil on your bird-day card and how you popped up the panel like a gallery showing! And your handmade DSP is perfect for your second design! Beautiful coloring and grounding! Hugs, Dolly

Leslie Miller said...

Now that is a darling, happy bird! I think the reason he's so happy is because you gave him such beautiful color, and the first is every bird's tropical paradise dream. Love both cards, Loll!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful coloring on this darling bird, Loll! Your stenciled background is so pretty on your birthday card and your stamped birds on the 2nd card is perfect! As always, you have totally inspired me to play along again this month :)

Trina P. said...

Two terrific twofers, Loll. The colours and Zig watercolouring is bright and beautiful. xx

oldpunca said...

Fantastic cards Loll! Your birds are cute and nice colored. The design is great. I like the background on the second card. Wonderful idea! If you allow, I would like to use it on one of my futured projects. :-)

Nancy Stislow said...

Besides your wonderful talent for design I am always drawn to your cards because of your fantastic use of color. These are so darned cute. Love the brilliant background on the first one as well as the creative, rainbow colors on the second one.

Happy Dance said...

Birdiful cards, Loll! Love that image. He's got a great look, and seems to be a fun image to color. That first background is so perfect for your little jungle bird, and I love the neutral-stamped birds for your second card. Two very sweet cards, Loll! Love 'em! Bev

nancy littrell said...

Both your birds are beautifully colored and fussy cut, Loll. Each background is a perfect setting for the colors in your birds. I love the sentiments you chose from the same stamp set as the bird too. Two very happy cards, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Liz said...

Two wonderful cards, Loll, I love the backgrounds you've created for the beautiful bird stamped images. xx

Bobby said...

Whether sitting in a tree or strutting his colorful plumage, those birds are so cute and colorful, Loll.

Marcia HIll said...

Love, LOVE your bird images Loll!! That little leg lifted up just cracks me up...what a FUN set to use! Love how both birds pop on your 2 different backgrounds too...that stenciled leaf background is just perfect for your Zig colored birdie and the more neutral stamped background is perfect too for your rainbow colored bird! Two FABULOUS cards my friend!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

your leaf stenciled background is perfect for that cute little bird, I also love that tropical birdy, amazing colours :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

These twofers are fantastic, Loll! I love the gorgeous green leaf stenciling, the Zig colored happy birds, and the DIY pattern paper (stamped background panel)! These two cards with great and different designs exemplify the Twofer Challenge rules so beautifully and well.
Hideko xx

Patti said...

Loll these cards are so TWEET! sorry I couldn't resist. LOL I love everything about your beautifully colored birds! and the backgrounds you created to highlight them. : )

Patti

Robyn Oliver said...

I had a little chuckle Loll, you little birds are so cute - two fantastic cards, love the stamped birdie background and of course your glorious stenciled one too

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll these are such fabulous cards - love them both, especially the one with the stamped background.
Blessings
Maxine

Izzy Scrap said...

Two sweet cards, Loll ! I especially love your gorgeous and vibrant green background, it beautifully highlights the bird. Love the blue and green colours for your bird. Very eye-catching ! A lovely rainbow colour for your twofer and what a great idea to stamp all the other ones in neutral colours to make the background. As always, very inspirational cards ! Thanks so much for having me Guest Designing along with you. x

Cathy said...

Two fun CAS cards Loll, love the colourful little birds, Cathy x

Linda said...

What a fabulous Twofer ..... love the little bird, he's so colourful. Great backgrounds too xx

Brenda said...

What a fabulous twofer Loll! I love both cards. It amazes me how you can use the same stamp but get a totally different look on the bird just by the way you color him and use him on a card. Love how bright and festive both of these cards are. They just make me feel happy! Hugs, Brenda

Linda said...

Two adorable tweety bird cards, Loll. Love the pretty colors. Hope all is well. Hugs, Lin

Mac Mable said...

Such fun cards with vibrant colours and love the bird images. Both so different with great designs and the stamping on the background on card number two looks fabulous and unique. Stunning inspiration and both wonderful cards, thank you X

TK said...

Beautiful birds, Loll, and your unique backgrounds for both are perfection!

Bonnie said...

These birds are such fun, my friend! I love how you've colored them so brightly! They're just what we need to see on a dreary, cloudy day. I love how different they look by changing their colors and the backgrounds!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, I love this bird. He is adorable against the sponged leaves. The second bird stands out with his brilliant coloring. I think he is adorable because he looks like he is just walking along. So cute.

HilaryJane said...

You are so clever, your cards are always gorgeous. The colours are wonderful and the detail you put in whilst keeping them CAS is brilliant xx

Julia Aston said...

Two great designs using this fun bird stamp Loll! the green stenciling is so luscious on the first and your bird is so beautifully colored and how fun to create a background of the randomly stamped birds for your second design!! xx

BożenA said...

Your cards are very inspirational, Loll. Each of these cards has an amazing, perfect background. I love the exotic appearance of the first card and the beautiful colors of the bird on the second card. Thank you for your efforts in inspiring us.

Anita in France said...

Such a lush, tropical forest for your perky bird to play in on your first card, Loll ... his plumage is fabulous! The rainbow colours on that second bird are delicious ... they pop beautifully against the soft, neutral background! What cuties! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

Both birds are so bright and pretty Loll, and love the leafy stencilled background in those bright green tones on the first, and then the soft brown uncoloured images look lovely but don't detract from that wonderfully coloured bird over the top. x

Karen D. said...

love how you created these using the bird...well done mf.
xx Karen

Lucille K said...

This bird is too cute with his kicked-up leg. I love the bright colors on your cards too :)

Jo Manna said...

Wow both twofers are so TWEET. Such vibrant colours and amazing watercoloring. Zigs are great. "You are the best" xxx