15 January 2012

Blue bird

Hi there

A wonderful cool Sunday morning in the desert... an occasion to celebrate... as soon the days will get longer and hotter  :'-(

I made this card for the "one layer-birds" challenge at less is moore. I only had this one challenge in mind, but as I took the pictures and started with the post, I realized that in a CAS way this is also a collage of stamps, so I decided to enter it to the just us girls challenge to create a card by using the collage stamping technique.

My cousin sent me this gorgeous gift all the way from South-Africa. I just love the birds... and not only was this the inspiration for this card, but also the template!


The ink, stamps and template used


The technique:


My card:


A close up:


Also entering:

crazy 4 challenges ~ monochromatic in blue
pennys challenges. ~ Birds
craft-roomchallenge~ CAS
addicted-to-stamps-challenge ~ blue

Thanks for visiting!


25 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Hannelie, I love the blues!

Chrissie said...

This is simply stunning, what an innovative approach to our challenge this week!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

L*I*S*A said...

wonderfull
lisa

Kathyk said...

Smashing card and thanks for sharing your technique too

Kathyk

Chrizette said...

Ek is mal oor hierdie voeltjie - regtig baie oulik. Ek het my eerste bestelling by Joanna Sheen geplaas so hopelik sal ek een van die dae ook ink kan gebruik :)
Celestial Things

Sharon said...

I am loving these C&S cards of yours Hannelie. Dit pas jou perfek! Do you emboss the image and sentiment or just leave it plain? We're having HOT weather in CT again today, tomorrow 37degrees, but then I'll be back in an airconned office ;) hugs Sharon x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fabulous idea, lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us again at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Scrapmate said...

Lovely card.

Fiona said...

Excellent idea, what a fab card.

Suze Bain said...

Very clever - a beautiful card. xx

Marlena M. said...

Such a great technique, Hannelie! ;)

Maria said...

This looks fabulous, I love how you've done the bird. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

Amelia said...

Sjoe wat 'n pragtige kaartjie. Die stempelwerk is pragtig gedoen en die blou kleur lyk so elegant. Dis 'n wenner Hannelie!
Amelia x

Esther said...

great idea to use a stencil...and love the composition..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Mandi said...

So clever, what a superb outcome
Brilliant card
Many thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

Andrea M said...

Beautiful card Hannelie! Love the collage stamping! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Romaine said...

I love how the bird turned out! So pretty!

Debi said...

fab card! thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Lynn said...

The texture on the bird is so cool! Love how the pattern makes you feel like it is raised up! Thanks for playing again at Just Us Girls!

Madeleen said...

WOW! Dit is stunning!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, a beautiful effect.

Kathryn B said...

Very pretty card! Your birdie looks so cool! Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week!

Lisa A. said...

What a pretty card...what a creative idea...LOVE it!!

hazel said...

A beautiful CAS card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

craft-roomjulia said...

This is a beautiful card, so elegant and fits our challenge perfectly. Thanks for joining in at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx