Monday, August 3, 2009

Winter Birdhouses

As I said yesterday, it was a wild and crazy weekend with the grands here. But I DID manage to make one card before all the craziness began!

The stamp I used for this card is Northwoods Tree Trunk Birdhouses rubber stamp. I chose this one because I haven't colored anything in a while and I felt the need. It's so relaxing to me!

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored using Tombow Markers and a damp paint brush.

The designer paper is Basic Grey Wassail and the cardstock is Prismatics Blush Red Dark and Prismatics Herbal Green.

The panels on each side and on the bottom of the inside were cut using my Spellbinders Labels Four Nestabilities. I added two Robin's Nest Dew Drops to each side of the front panel for texture and balance.

The sentiment on the inside is Northwoods Script Merry Christmas . I just love that beautiful font!

I hope you're all having a great Tuesday! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today.


Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE what you did with the Labels Four nestie!..looks great behind the main image and as an accent at the bottom edge. FABULOUSLY colored image too!

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW! Such a beautiful image! Love your amazing coloring and the creative use of the Nesties - fabulous idea!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful Michelle!! Love those birdhouses!! Your coloring is fabulous!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Wow, you really put some serious color to this image! I LOVE it! I love the staggered Nesties layering too!

Anonymous said...

This is nothing short of magnificent!! Fantastic coloring and I love the way you have used the Nesties!
--Hugs Becca