Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A bird

Hero Arts has started a new blog. Each week there is a new challenge, and this week is birds. I realized that I didn't have a bird stamp, but Hero provided a template for a bird, so here is what I came up with.
I wanted to make the bird look textured and like he had feathers. I thought that this circle stamp would work pretty well.
I didn't want the words to show, so I thought that flock would cover the words and provide a soft texture for the bird as well.
I cut out the bird template and adhered it to think chipboard. Then I placed the circles over the bird. (The beak is a party hat from the same set of stamps as the circle.)
Then I trimmed away the circles along the bird outline.
The background was stamped with watermark ink and a flower background. The branch is from Maya Road, and it too was inked. The Twine seemed like a good, natural finishing touch.
thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

If said...

lovely bird :)

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

How creative!! Great card!

Rox-Ann said...

Awesome job! Cute bird way to think outside the box!

SmilynStef said...

What a clever idea ... I really love how the flock softens the words, but you can still see them ... wonderful card.

Debbie Olson said...

VERY creative--fabulous idea, and beautifully carried out as well!

Kim said...

Stunning card...very, very creative!

Tami said...

You're so clever!!! I love that bird!! Beautiful card :D

Pamela said...

Awesome bird...great card! Very creative. :)

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Wow, that is brilliant! Love it!

TanishaRenee said...

beautifully done!