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.