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Sunday, 19 January 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 196

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we've got an easy challenge - all you've got to do is 'use a digi'! Of course, if you use a digi from the Stitchy Bear shop, you've got a better chance of winning as you're eligible for a separate draw.

For this challenge, I chose an image from IKEsART called Finch on Pine. Now, I'm not what you'd call a bird enthusiast. Apart from a few obvious ones, I really don't know one bird from another, but this image looked so like the photograph for January on the calendar in our study, that I decided to colour it that way even though the photo is of a Blue Tit. (Apologies to anyone who can spot differences I couldn't.) Anyway, it gave me a chance to use lots of bright colours, which always makes me happy. And it shows the wonderful versatility of digi stamps; if you see the image differently from the original artist, then that's fine. It's your interpretation, and this is mine!

The image itself is coloured with Promarkers, but the background is shaded with Pan Pastels. I embossed a panel of light blue card using a Cuttlebug folder, and gently shaded the birds and vines, again with Pan Pastels. The background is also embossed, this time using an Embossalicious folder. To finish, I've added a couple of feathers from a pack I bought ages ago, but keep forgetting about. And feathers on a card featuring a bird (of any variety) seems very appropriate!

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Mania where anything goes,
LEJ Designs where anything goes,
Crafting for All Seasons where the theme is 'All Things Bright and Beautiful',
My Heart Pieces where anything goes,
Emerald Faeries where they want 'things with wings',
Cards Galore Encore where anything goes,
Doodle Pantry where any (digi) goes,
Brown Sugar where anything goes,
CMC where they want texture,
My Sheri where they want digis.

22 comments:

Mimi said...

Loving the addition of the real feather on this creation Josephine, can feel the texture on this card from here and I just love textured artwork. Great work :) :) Big hugs Jane xxxx

Anita Blake said...

Josephine what an interesting colour combination...it lovely. great embossing and i love the colour of the bird. Well done. your fellow OSAAT Angel Anita xx

Anita Blake said...

Josephine what an interesting colour combination...it lovely. great embossing and i love the colour of the bird. Well done. your fellow OSAAT Angel Anita xx

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh, Josephine what a lot of thought you have put into creating this very warm and happy card. You are so right about the versatility of digi images ..I never cease to be amazed at the way crafts people interpret and use a creator's images with such individuality ....so exciting. Love Ingrid xx ♥

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Josephine, I just love what you've created ! Such a fun and vibrant card...love the feathers too. Lovely job of colouring as always.

Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

Hazel said...

I did think about using feathers on my card but then couldn't find any that matched. I'm not keen on birds either but I quite like colouring them, weird. A lovely card with super background too. Hazel x

Sue Crease said...

A lovely card to link up with us over at MSC this time. Very nice colouring in of your image and I like the feathers too.

Sue

CraftyGirl said...

Just ordered this image and I can't wait to play with it. Lovely coloring on your image!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
Your Sister OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Avril Ann said...

Josephine, this is gorgeous, what a fantastic image, love the feather, a great touch here, thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this month, best of luck xxx

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

Cute Card.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons.
Hugs ELfie

Denise Goeldner said...

Beautiful embossed card, lovely image and love the added feathers. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

P.G. Lamb said...

Your pretty card reminds me so much of spring! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty card, it looks very like a blue tit to me. love the feathers :)

Deborah Adams said...

So pretty, I like looking at birds but like you I am not good with names and such. :) I like how you colored the image it reminds me that spring is coming soon. yeah!! Love the bright pretty colors and the emboss folder you used perfect background.
Deborah OSAAT DT sister:D

Deborah Adams said...

So pretty, I like looking at birds but like you I am not good with names and such. :) I like how you colored the image it reminds me that spring is coming soon. yeah!! Love the bright pretty colors and the emboss folder you used perfect background.
Deborah OSAAT DT sister:D

Planetsusie said...

Hi Josephine - digis really are versatile and you can colour them however you want to! I love how you have made him into your Bluetit - with his additional feathers. They really are a great addition.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx OSAAT teamie

Milnie said...

Such a pretty card!
Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, good luck and hope to see you again.

Hugs,
Milnie DT

Carol said...

Gorgeous card and image. Thanks for getting "Bright and Beautiful" with us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Marlene Atkinson said...

gorgeous card and image. Thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT

Sarah said...

Wonderful card! I love all the bright colors, too! The feathers are a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Margaret said...

Such a lovely card and I really like the addition of the feathers. Great touch. Maggie - DT Teamie

crafty-stamper said...

great colouring and love the embossing and beautiful feathers-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
Carol DT x(osaat)

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