Saturday, October 18, 2008

Jail Birds!

Our Michael's just recently did a great overhaul of their stamps section, and I just couldn't resist grabbing these great jail birds! I thought they'd be the perfect image for one of Leigh O'Brien's Freaky Friday challenges. This week the challenge is to create a card using dark orange, purple, and olive with accents of black, white, or grey. You know, cards sometimes can take on a life of their own! Sometimes they're difficult, and other times they just seem to almost jump together all by themselves! THIS was a really FUN card to make. I used SC196 again because it is a great sketch to show off designer papers with a long narrow horizontal image. I am very pleased with how this card turned out. Can you tell that I just LOVE to watercolor?!

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: SU! Old Olive, Whisper White, Really Rust, unknown purple, WalMart patterned paper slab, watercolor paper
Inks: Black Stazon, SU! Basic Gray
Accessories: Markers, aquapainter, sponges, ribbon, Queen and Company brads/photo turn

I need several cards for this week, and although I have a stash I could pull from, sometimes it is just nicer to make a card for a particular person on a special occasion, so it is back to the stamp room for me! Hope you're having a great weekend! Come back soon!


  1. LOVE these colors together!

    Great job!

  2. SO cute! Love those birds and colors! :D

  3. Hi Deb,

    Love your blog. I have come over from the blogger comment thread on SCS to check your blog out. Wonderful idea!!!!

    Wish we had a Micheals shop here!!!!


  4. The colors are just magnificent. Everything just pops right up at you! Your watercoloring is spot on. love the image and the sketch is perfect to showcase those jailbirds. thanks for sharing!

  5. super cute card....lots the color combo!!

  6. This is a great card! Love those little birds. Great layout too, love all the layers!

  7. Yes, I can tell you love to watercolor and do a fabulous job! The birds look terrific, and I love the layout of your card, too! Great use of that leafy SU! paper in the background, and love the hardware!

  8. the color palette and that ribbon!

  9. this is soooo freaking cute, I have this stamp, I am soooo gonna case you!