Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Another challenge twofer: AFSS13 & Hero Arts Hello Birdie challenge

There's just not enough hours in the day, week, month...... well, you get the picture.

There's SO many fun challenges out there and not enough time. So, I'm doing another twofer; one card to submit for two different challenges.

I love Allison's blog, Stampin' When I Can. I have played in a couple of her challenges before, but have been time challenged the last few weeks. This week's challenge, AFSS13, using just scraps looked easy enough. Then I also read the challenge for this week at the new Hero Arts blog. Their challenge this week, Hello Birdie, wants a project with a bird image/theme and 1 Hero Arts stamp.



So here's my project for both challenges.



I went through my paper scraps looking for spring-y, floral images. I found the 5 included here. Only 2 of them are from the same company; the other 3 are just random.








The Hero Arts stamp is the Spring stamp used as the background. I don't currently have any HA bird stamps, but maybe that'll change soon.


I stamped the Spring stamp with Hero Arts shadow ink to give it a softer, more muted feel. Then overstamped the birdie with Colorbox ink. After distressing the edges of the white panel, I inked them with the shadow ink.

This was a really fun card for me to do. Lisa Spangler, the featured blogger at Hero Arts this week, described herself as "The Bird Woman". I, too, just love birds. We have a pet cockatiel, Colonel. I regularly feed peanuts to the birds (and squirrels) at work.


Last night as I was getting my walking/exercise in, I shot this photo of a bird's nest in the neighborhood.
So, enjoy this birdie offering.

Materials: cardstock: unknown source (stash); paper scraps: Anna Griffin, K & Co, Deja Views, one unknown; stamps: (spring) Hero Arts, (birdie) Autumn Leaves; ink: (soft rose shadow ink) Hero Arts, (cranberry) Colorbox; adhesives: Pioneer mounting tape, All Night Media Pop-dots; prima flowers.
Thanks, as always, for looking.

3 comments:

Stamping Gals said...

This is so cute...I have that bird too but he just never gets pulled out enough (esp. when he first came out, I whined that we couldn't get it here in Canada). Nice, bright and fun! Thanks for playing!

Flossie's Follies said...

this is great, wonderful use of scraps, love taht cute little bird, had to chase him down when he first came out.

Angie in AZ said...

Margaret,
The winner of my blog drawing never claimed her prize and left no contact info so I had to do the drawing over and this time, you have won the travel stamp set! Please contact me with shipping information so I can get them in the mail to you!