Sunday 22 February 2015

Watch the birdie...

... or "The tale of the escaped canary"

While rummaging through my scraps, I found the remains of a sheet of green/blue wavy lined paper, that made me think of a bird swooping up and down in the sky, so it put me in mind of a very sweet little set of clear stamps that was in the wonderful goody bag I won in the January Charity Kit raffle at Hope and Chances. And if I could work them together, it would fit the "Wings" theme which is this week's challenge at Less is More.

I suddenly realised this morning that Santa had brought me three sets of "Create a scene" dies that I hadn't even opened. One of them is a village scene, and I chose the curviest die and used it to cut away the upper part of the front of a square card. Then I covered the inside of the card with my patterned paper and stamped a bird on it, stamping the word "Smile" roughly along the wavy lines of the paper across the width of the card.

I wanted to make the bird stand out more by paper-piecing it in in another colour. And I had in mind a yellow bird, but it's a cold, wet miserable February day in England and a Little Brown Job seemed to be more suitable. So I stamped one and cut it out, but it was no use, I couldn't stick it down, I wanted a yellow bird and I was going to jolly well HAVE a yellow bird. So another dive into my snippets to find a nice sunny scrap of yellow. There, I'm much happier now, but how did a yellow bird happen to be flying over the village? Well, it's an escaped canary of course!

I'm joining in with
Less is More - Wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Use a Die
and of course, the Snippets Playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
 PS - no, I don't know what the little line just above the bird's beak is for - I thought it was a fault in the manufacture of the stamp, but there's another bird in the set and it has ne too!


Liz said...

Great card - I love the village scene die! I like how you've created the front of the card with the die. Isn't the little line above the beak the eyelash of the eye on the other side of his head? xx

Jane Willis said...

I think you are right Liz, looking at the other stamp it is in the same relative position so that explains it!

Di said...

Liz beat me to it Jane! I peeked at this card earlier and was sure it was the eyelash of the opposite eye (so cute!). Wonderful scen you made there - very stylish! Isn't it funny, I'd not come across the Create a Scene dies until Viv sent me the ones on offer in the Playground this week - where have I been?!

You admired the die set that's the prize but didn't say definitely if you want to be in the draw BTW. Just add a comment to the snippets post if you're interested and I'll add you to the Yes list :)


Di xx

Lynn said...

I great card, and the story is as cute as the card. Lynn x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous fun card.

Kath x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Totally stunning Jane.
Love your little scene and sentiment.
Super CAS and a great take on the challenge
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Hope and Chances said...

Lovely card - such a great design xx

Cricutjunkie said...

Love the scene card, really nice and colorful. I am visiting you from Less is More challenge. I am now your newest follower. Please stop by my blog and say HI. Traci

Sarn said...

Brilliant scenic card! I agree with the others about the eye lash! xxx

Chrissie said...

That's a really cute little bird and a super card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Carol said...

Such a fun card. Carol x

Anne said...

What a cutie and love that paper Jane!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More