Saturday, 23 May 2015

Love birds

The inspiration for this card came from the current photo inspiration at Addicted to Stamps and More

It reminded me of a set of Polkadoodles stamps I have - I've always used the pretty spring pastels that go with the papers on the accompanying CD when using the stamps, but by using it separately from the CD and taking this colour scheme as a guide, it's taken on a completely different look.

I've used just two shades of purple Promarkers for the colouring, plus a white gel pen for the flower petals. Leaving everything else uncoloured has given it a dramatic monochrome effect.

I stamped two birds, heading towards their love nest, to make is suitable for a wedding card to fit the Purple and Love/Wedding theme at Inkspirational.

Having left the CD firmly out of things, there is no patterned paper on this card, it's all stamping, so it fits in with the current No Patterned Paper challenge at Fan-Tastic Tuesday.

I'm popping back to Make my Monday for a second flutter into the Things with Wings challenge

And last but not least, I'm also joining in with Birds and/or Bees at Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog (and I hope to be back with a bee themed card later in the week, time permitting).


  1. Glad you popped back to Make My Monday with such a pretty card!!!

  2. Glad you popped back to Make My Monday with such a pretty card!!!

  3. Definitely would be a lovely wedding card, Jane! Sweet design! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  4. Oh how cool with one card you were able to enter two challenges sponsored by Deedee's Digis. I think this is perfect for a wedding card. I knew right away where your inspiration came from for this card. Nicely done.
    Kathy D.
    Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  5. This is so pretty and I love how the gel pen has highlighted the blossom. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges and Make My Monday. Come back next time! Marina

  6. Your card is gorgeous and I love the cute birds:) Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM xx

  7. SO beautiful, gorgeous card using the inspiration, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  8. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week. We loved seeing what you did with our 'Birds & Bees' theme. Gorgeous CAS design. Hugs, Wends x

  9. Gorgeous card!! Love your take on the photo!! Thanks for playing with at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  10. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your adorable card. Debbiex

  11. Absolutely gorgeous and sweet wedding card.
    Thank you so much - I truly appreciate it.
    Thanks for playing with us at INK for our Purple/wedding challenge 'cause of my wedding.
    Pia xx


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